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Be Kind – Street photography in Miami

During last week’s Coconut Grove Arts Festival, the Kind company was distributing their healthy grain bars. I was pleased to see the Kind representative hand out their bars to a local homeless man (without him asking) and not just the art patrons attending the show.  He was just finishing a bowl of instant ramen noodles […]

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El Viejito – Street Photography in Little Havana

Little Havana is hot! Every time I visit, I notice a new gallery or business opening and a bigger influx of tour buses. This Viejito (little old man) is an example of just how popular Calle Ocho (the main thoroughfare in Little Havana) has become.  He often sides outside the Cigar Factory (one of many […]

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Oliver! – Street Photography in Miami

Oliver! The other day during the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, I spotted a team of kids selling water and gatorade.  Strategically, the youngest (one of them was just 8 years old — I asked him)  ”foot soldiers” were positioned on each of the four busiest corners by the Festival.  I then watched as an older […]

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Freedom Tower – Miami Street Photography

I’ve been wanting to photograph Miami’s most historic building for a few years — The Freedom Tower (also known as the Ellis Island of the South) but in a “street photography” kind of way. It’s a very difficult building to photograph.  Every angle and every side has many “obstacles” or things that show up in […]

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Dogs Rule! – Street photography in Miami

Dogs rule! A good street photograph should grab the viewer’s attention. A great street photograph should puzzle them.  When I saw this I knew I had to make a photograph of it.  There’s just so much going on.  The dog sign.  The dog being distracted by the people leaving.  And what is the dog doing, […]

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Hot Pants! – Street photography in Miami

Hot pants! This scene just jumped out at me….the flames on the grill of the truck; the hot pants; the tattoo flames on the husband’s arms; the “Marge Simpson” hair; and yes, it turns out the owner of the truck is a firefighter.  It all just “flamed” together to create a view that stopped me […]

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Muslim Girls – Street photography in Miami

I spotted these two Muslim girls chatting and laughing with each other and comparing their shoes and leggings with each other.  They were both clad in full burquas and hijabs (veils) but their one outlet of clothing expression was there shoes and leggings which were a colorful contrast to their traditional garb.  I could tell […]

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Is this street photography?

Is this street photography? It’s a question many street photographers will debate.  The answer depends on who you are talking with.  Sometimes I really like a multiple-exposure photo.  They can be really interesting. But there are some “traditionalist” street photographers who would argue that the image shouldn’t be altered.  The photo shown above I made […]

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Jamaican Paul – Street Photography in Miami

Jamaican Paul?  Yes.  That’s his name.  I’ve run into him many times over the years.  First, when he was a fixture at Jimbo’s bar on Virginia Key.  And then here in the Grove after Jimbo’s was closed. Paul is a true character and for decades has used his looks to earn money.  People will literally […]

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Zen Village is evicted – Street Photography in Miami

Saturday was one of those “mixed-emotions” kind of days.  On one hand I did some fantastic street photography at the Coconut Grove Arts Festivals.  But then I rode my bicycle by Zen Village (a popular local non-profit which offers classes in yoga, meditation, Buddhism, tea ceremonies, etc.) and saw a U-Haul truck in the front. […]

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Street Photography in Miami – My neighbor on a pink chair

While riding my bicycle yesterday to the Coconut Grove Arts Festival (one of the largest in the U.S.), I noticed my neighbor was hosting an estate sale. But what really caught my eye, was that he was using his daughter’s pink furniture to sit on throughout the day.  And his cat paraded around during the […]

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Clyde Butcher – “The Ansel Adams of the Everglades”

Clyde Butcher! Yesterday was a real treat for me!  I have followed Clyde’s work for awhile as he is famous for being “The Ansel Adams of the Everglades” (if you haven’t seen his work, check it out.  His images are stunning.) Recently, Clyde opened a studio in the heart of Coconut Grove.  I had learned […]

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“Warren’s Place” – Miami Street Photography

Another scene that becomes familiar around the West Grove is seeing a street-side “smoker” — a local resident who sets up shop on the side of the road or in a front yard and smokes chicken and ribs.  There are a few of them scattered throughout the neighborhood. Yesterday I rode my bicycle by Warren’s […]

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