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Street photography in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District

  Wynwood! One of the aspects that I truly appreciate about Miami is the number and diversity of all the different neighborhoods.  And another of my favorite is the Wynwood Arts District or Wynwood and simply “The Wood.” If you’re in Miami and want some “color”, this is the place.  And I also love the […]

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Ball & Chain – photographing Little Havana

  Ball & Chain in Little Havana Most street photographers have their “favorite” locations and one of mine (not the only one) is Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood.  And one of my favorite stops on Calle Ocho is the historic night club, Ball & Chain.  Technically this is not street photography but I often take some […]

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Man don’t work, woman don’t eat – street photography in West Coconut Grove

Man don’t work, woman don’t eat? Riding my bicycle through West Coconut Grove, I occasionally see this van and have been dying to know the story behind it. It turns out the owner has been catering since ’79 and simply wanted a name for his business that people would remember.  I’d say he succeeded. What […]

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Photographing Ybor City’s night life

  Photographing Ybor City’s night life. If you visit Tampa, invariably everyone will tell you to visit Ybor City — a historic neighborhood in the central city which used to be the cigar rolling capital of the world.  Seriously.  At one point more cigars were rolled in Tampa versus any city in the world including […]

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Street photography in Tampa’s Ybor City

  Street photography in Tampa’s Ybor City When I told my neighbor I was going to spend the weekend in Tampa for a street photography workshop and wanted advice on where to visit, she quickly said I had to see Ybor City.  She went on to describe Ybor as a “cross between Miami’s Little Havana […]

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A great street photography workshop in Tampa!

A great street photography workshop in Tampa! Yesterday I attended a great street photography workshop at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa.  I had been following the Museum’s programming for some time and when I saw this seminar I decided to make a whole weekend of it in Tampa & St. Pete.  The workshop was taught by […]

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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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