Posted on September 23, 2018
I think it’s the simple background, the cigarette, and the black clothes that makes this a “keeper”. (Not to mention the fact that this guy looks like a model.)
Posted on September 19, 2018
A nice Daddy taking his son for a stroll. A sweet moment.
Posted on August 25, 2018
I was on my way to get lunch today when I came across this guy sitting under an overpass asking for money. I stopped, gave him some, and had a nice chat. He was being treated at the nearby Massachusetts Hospital and had only nice thing to say about his doctors.
I gathered his cancer was very serious but his attitude was accepting of his condition. Looking at one’s death close up is hard. There is a Buddhist meditation theory that meditating on our death clarifies the mind and helps us to see things more clearly.
The gentle demeanor of this man was very powerful.
Posted on August 15, 2018
This guy’s extraordinary. He’s been selling these papers on the street for 30 years. Today he told me he had attended a “goin home” celebration last night. What? A “goin home” celebration is when a born again member of his church dies and goes home to God.
It’s a lovely thought.
Posted on August 9, 2018
Taking street photographs the way I do, sometimes provides me the opportunity to peer a little bit into people’s lives. For instance this man was sitting next to a guy who sells a paper called Spare Change News. Money raised from selling this publication helps raise money for the homeless.
On face value one might guess my subject is just a street bum. But looking closer at his tie, his tee shirt and the gentle look in his eyes makes me think that he has a back story listening too.
Posted on July 18, 2018
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.
Posted on July 16, 2018
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!