Category Archives: Candid Portraits

Enjoying the Holidays

John enjoying family time

John enjoying family time

We returned to home on Saturday evening after enjoying time with family over the Thanksgiving holiday. We had great weather in Phoenix and of course great food. What was most wonderful was all the laughter and conversations. 🙂

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Love Her Smile

Love Her Smile

Love Her Smile

I had the privilege to share a conversation with this young lady at one of the local coffeehouses this past week. At times I felt like I was talking with someone much older than she was. There was a confidence in her voice about who she is and no need to try and play some role to impress others. There was enough comfort in our short time together to ask for a portrait. How about that smile!

 “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
Thích Nhat Hanh

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Being Present

Shadows of students waiting at the bus stop

Shadows of students waiting at the bus stop

Being present is about living where I’m at in my own shoes. I cannot live in the past or future. Being present is being awake. Acceptance. I’ve heard it said,  “Reality is only experienced when we live life in the present.” May I live today in the present!

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I think it’s a problem

CSU Transit Center

CSU Transit Center

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The Confused Look

The Confused Look

The Confused Look

This is an image from 2008 during an overnight in New York City. I’m not sure where they are from but something in their faces tells me they are not from the city. 

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Intense Eyes

Intense Eyes

Intense Eyes

… in case you didn’t notice! 🙂 Happy Friday! 

Nothing binds you except your thoughts. Nothing limits you except your fear. Nothing controls you except your beliefs.
Marianne Williamson

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A Little Jazz Music

The music is in His Soul

Jazz musician near Bourbon Street in New Orleans

“More photographs of beautiful moments have been lost by looking at our cameras than will ever be lost to missed focus or poor exposure.” David duChemin

I took this image of the musician near Bourbon Street in New Orleans back in 2008 while I was still flying (working). There were perks with that job and one was the photographic opportunities offered on the longer overnights. 

Through those long overnights my interest in street and documentary photography was discovered. My camera equipment changed as the smaller mirror-less gear was more to my liking and much easier to travel with. The “decisive moment” began to take on more importance, knowing I could not come back and retake an image if I missed it.

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