Uncertainty

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I’m drawn towards taking photographs of older people. They have more striking faces than the plump, unlined ones of youth. Their eyes especially speak to the journey they’ve been on.

He’s Reading…What?!

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It seems that getting information from something made of paper is pretty unusual these days. Here’s a rare photo of a man, beating the heat, obviously enjoying something that doesn’t take batteries….Wow!

Mr. “Experimental Carousel”

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This guy has been around our neighborhood before. Besides being totally confused about his sign, consider this, the temperature when I took this was 90 degrees and he’s dressed in layers of blankets!

Bottom line, I have no idea.

 

The Volunteer Model

 

“Take my picture man! Art is everything”

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He had a good point. So I did.

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Poet For Hire (It was worth it)

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Let’s start with a formal portrait of a young man who calls himself Odz Nens. He has set up his typewriter and chair near Boston’s Frog Pond.

He creates poems for passersby on any subject of their choosing. Currently his entire income comes from this endeavor.

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He studied bioengineering at the University of Illinois campus in Urbana

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He’s a gentle, pensive guy. He told me many cities have street poets. Boston has a few. New Orleans has the most.

I asked him for a poem about street photography.

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Here It Is:

Roving Eye

Eye wants

what eye wants. I’d like to say the story’s on the street,

                                                                       though I’ve turned down

                                                                        many a blind alley.

Industry anoints the street with oil.

Glancing light

anoints the street with

                                                                         a halo unseen.

When the puddles froze over

                                                                         in New Orleans

passersby took pictures

                                                                         as if they were the moon.

 

 

Street Guy

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He may be the nicest man in the world but I’m not sure I’d bet on it.

Your Order’s Ready

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Bakery Shop Dude

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