I’ve always thought of myself as an observer. As such photography became the means by which I could communicate what I saw.

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Life Observed

I am a seeker and keeper of stories using visual poetry to observe the ordinary in hopes of seeing the humanity that points toward our oneness.


A constant in my photographic work is observing life and communicating those observations with images.  I am excited to participate in the current competition being sponsored by Lens Culture.  The theme is Street Photography.   Here are the five images I’ve submitted.

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In the heart of midtown Manhattan NYC, among the hard surfaces of concrete, glass and steel, a moment of childlike wonderment. A bubble one of the most delicate things there is catches the attention of preoccupied New Yorkers and gives them a moment of joyful engagement.

 

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I spontaneously gave this image the title “interchange 5th Avenue.”
Then I thought, “maybe I should check the exact meaning of interchange.
The Oxford dictionary gives this definition:
“1 (of two people) exchange (things) with each other: 2 put each of (two things) in the other’s place; alternate, exchange between two people etc: 2 alternation.”
This meaning is pertinent to my image: “road junction where traffic streams do not cross.”

 

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Observed from 15 stories up, people walking in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Broad Street in New York City, NY.

 

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Gentleman in the white suite is a member of Santeria an Afro-Caribbean religious tradition of the Yoruba people of Nigeria.

 

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View from Hotel Raquel, Old Havana, Cuba

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entry: Lens Culture / Street Photography Awards 2017

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