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Maximo Gomez Domino Park – Street photography in Miami

Here’s a 2nd photo I took of Maximo Gomez Domino Park on Calle Ocho in Little Havana.    I spent about 40 minutes photographing two different tables.  I’ve learned that when you photograph people, if you stay long enough, they eventually ignore you and this is when you get the best candid “street photography” images. […]

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Domino Park – Street photography in Little Havana

Maximo Gomez Domino Park One of the most ubiquitous, iconic Miami scenes are old men “viejitos” in Domino Park.  For 5 years I’ve been wanting to spend time photographing them.  I just knew they’d make great subjects and I wasn’t disappointed.  My favorite is the man who stood up, with the Hawaiian shirt stealing a […]

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¡Little Havana is hot! – Street photography in Miami

Little Havana is hot! In just the 5 years I’ve been in Miami, this has become a common scene: open air, double-decker bus tours rolling down Calle Ocho dispensing tourists for an hour or so.  The bus stop is always near the corner of 8th street and 15th Avenue so they can see “domino park”, […]

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Eloosive Skateboards – Street photography in Miami

Eloosive Skateboards? Doing street photography in downtown Miami yesterday I spotted these two guys doing incredible jumps off a granite staircase.    The scene reminded me of Evil Knievel jumping 13 (13?) buses but this time it was one of their bicycles.  It made great photographs. Talking with Yamil after, he explained that they are […]

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Can you do “street photography” on the beach?

Street photography on the beach? Yes, I struggled with this also.  But I take a pretty loose interpretation of the term “street photography.”  And living in a city with such an emphasis on the beach and all that it offers, it seems perfectly appropriate to do street photography here. The scene above caught my attention […]

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Michael Masley plays the Kalimba – Street photography in Berkeley

Do you stop and listen to buskers? Walking up and down Shattuck Avenue in the heart of Berkeley, CA I captured some great street photography.  After about an hour I heard the strangest music coming from a local busker – street musician.  It turns out Michael Masley plays a specially modified Kalimba (I never heard […]

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Conjunto Progreso at Ball & Chain in Little Havana

Considered one of Miami’s best latin bands, Grammy-nominated Conjunto Progreso first caught my attention 5 years ago.  I used to go to the Van Dyke on Lincoln Road frequently for their excellent lineup of live music and Conjunto Progreso was a favorite. Shown here the band performs their opening title song on Ball & Chain’s […]

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Ultra Music Festival – Street photography in Miami

What’s going on here? The randomness at Ultra Music Festival is what makes me want to photograph the attendees.  Walking down the block, this guy passed me in a fleeting blur.  Thank God I had the presence of mind to press the shutter on my camera.  If I had taken a half second to figure […]

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Ultra Music Festival – Street Photography in Miami

What do you think of Ultra? Miami is a wonderful city for street photography because there’s always something happening.  This last weekend it was the Ultra Music Festival (in addition to the Miami Open Tennis, Miami-Dade County Fair and many other events) which is a great time to hit the streets — you just never […]

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Myra Wexler – The arts diva of Miami

  Lauren Bacall or Myra Wexler? Last Saturday the arts diva of Miami, Myra Wexler, received an award at Pablo Cano’s  Cricket Theater and I photographed her after the performance.  Pablo dedicated his Little Havana theater’s one year anniversary to Myra.  You see, Myra has brought more guests to attend the theater than any other […]

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A dog’s perspective – Street photography in Berkeley, CA

Another “first” on last week’s West coast trip was a long-overdue visit to The People’s Republic of Berkeley.  And the first thing I did was find this perfect corner coffee shop and watch the scene walk by.  Dogs always make great subjects.  Everyone I’ve shown this photo to has burst out laughing. What do you […]

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Fishing at Donner Lake – Truckee, CA

Last week my brother, sister-in-law and I spent the weekend in Truckee, CA – presumably to go skiing.  But that area has undergone a horrible drought and there is no snow whatsoever.  We made do: hiking, sitting in the hottub and staring at a real wood burning fireplace. Saturday morning I took this photo of […]

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The Wild West – Street photography in Truckee, CA

Does the “Wild West” still exist? Truckee, California sits at 5,800 elevation in the Lake Tahoe region of the Sierra Mountain Range.  When you walk down the street you feel taken back in time to the “Wild West” we only see in vintage photos or Hollywood movies.  But that feeling is still there. Last week […]

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Portsmouth Square – Street photography in San Francisco

  How did he not fall off this bench? One of my favorite neighborhoods to visit in San Francisco (and to photograph) is Chinatown.  I still remember my first trip nearly 25 years ago — I couldn’t stop wandering the streets.  Last week I spent an afternoon circling Portsmouth Square, a one block park in […]

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