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City Lights Bookstore – Street photography in San Francisco

City Lights Bookstore – I finally made it! I’ve been wanting to visit this legendary bookstore for probably 15 years since I started reading some of the Beatnik (The Beats) authors who spent time here.  City Lights and it’s poet owner/founder Lawrence Ferlinghetti are mentioned in most of the biographies I’ve read of the Beat […]

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Twins? – Street photography at the Calle Ocho Festival in Miami

Twins?  What do you think? Doing street photography at the Calle Ocho Festival is a very random experience – you just never know what or who you’ll run into.  Just when I was about to leave I saw these two…twins?  Sisters?  Or just friends?  They had coordinated their entire outfit, obviously, but even their mannerisms […]

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Calle Ocho Festival – Street Photography in Miami

For the last 38 years the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana has hosted the Calle Ocho Festival as a celebration of Latin Culture here in Miami.  It’s a HUGE event with multiple stages and stretches for nearly two miles. As a street photographer, this is a fantastic one-day event to get some great photographs. Shown […]

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Prince at Mac’s Club Deuce – Street Photography in Miami

We are blessed to have one of the best dive bars in America right here in South Beach (according to many local and national surveys) which is frequented by both locals and celebrities.  Mac’s Club Deuce is always a great location for street photography (although many people would argue this isn’t street photography).  Some of […]

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Spring break in South Beach 2015 – Street Photography

Spring Break in South Beach (Miami Beach) is a great time to do street photography.  I lived on the beach for two years and quickly learned that it’s one of the best times of the year as a street photographer.  And this year was no different. Many people think that rain will put a stop […]

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Did he know? – Street photography in Miami

Another popular subject for street photographers is photographing people who have a close resemblance to their surroundings.  Shown above, this viejito’s (little old man) blue-striped shirt perfectly matched the city bench he was on in Little Havana.   If you move slowly through your day, with awareness, it’s surprising how many of these “coincidences” you’ll […]

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Homeless in Miami – Street photography

I’ve seen this homeless man around downtown Miami often.  He stands out because he is often talking to God, pointing to the sky and quoting the Bible.  This time I asked his name and he told me he is called Edward Charles Williams who is originally from South Carolina.  I was waiting for the light […]

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Spiderman! – Street photography in Miami

  Spidey! Last Sunday while doing street photography on Calle Ocho in Little Havana, I spotted Spiderman climbing a unique wall at the Presidente Supermarket.  His sister (Spiderwoman? Spidersister?) was a much better climber and their Mom (Spidermom?) had to keep pulling them off the wall when they reached the ceiling.  This scene repeated itself […]

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The Jahzel Dotel Trio at Ball and Chain in Little Havana

  I first heard Jahzel sing when she collaborated with Pablo Cano at his theater in Little Havana.  She really is a one-of-a-kind performer with a beautiful voice that is perfect for the jazz, blues and old standards that she specializes in. And when I heard she was going to perform with her trio at […]

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Versailles Cuban Restaurant – Street photography in Miami

  As a street photographer sometimes there is a person that just catches my eye.  This man was standing around the parking lot of Versailles “The World’s Most Famous Cuban Restaurant” on Calle Ocho in Little Havana and I knew I had to make a photograph of him.  I ended up doing hip shooting from […]

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Just bizarre – Street photography in Miami

Doing street photography in Miami I occasionally come across what I label as …. simply bizarre.  Riding my bicycle down the sidewalk on Calle Ocho in Little Havana this week I nearly passed this sidewalk flower vendor without a second glance.  But then I saw the dolls. Obviously, Mercedes was closed for the day but […]

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Bill Baggs State Park – Street Photography in Miami

Street photography can be defined very loosely and this is an example.  Some street photographers would never call this image true street photography. On Monday I was doing a photo shoot with two clients on the beach at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on Key Biscayne.  At the very end of the park is […]

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Homeless at Freedom Tower – Street Photography in Miami

Last week I spent an afternoon figuring out the best angle to photograph Freedom Tower “The Ellis Island of the South.”   On the eastern side are the railroad tracks and quite a few homeless people.  One of them was this gentleman who was writing poetry on the back of discarded cardboard boxes.  We spoke […]

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Oscar Fuentes “The Biscayne Poet” – Street photography in Miami

Last night I attended a truly unique and excellent collaboration between Oscar Fuentes a.k.a. The Biscayne Poet and Cuban artist Pablo Cano at Pablo’s Cricket Theater in Little Havana.  Oscar and Pablo took turns: first Oscar would recite one of his excellent poems and then Pablo would perform his Musical Marionettes and sometimes both occurred […]

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Shotgun Shacks – Street Photography in Miami

These houses, commonly referred to as “shotgun shacks”,  are fairly common in West Coconut Grove but I had never seen four in a row like this until last week.    I never knew the history of this term so I Googled it and learned its origin. According to Wikipedia: A “shotgun house” is a narrow […]

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