Amazing people

   I ran into Gloria again, faithfully sweeping her assigned location, as her colleague Roberto does everyday.  I have a great deal of affection for street sweepers, garbage collectors, and others who do the hard, good work of keeping the city clean. I think we should thank them every single chance we get, and I try…

Coffee Love And What it Can Teach Us About Photography (And Life!)

1. In coffee, and photography, magic happens when the right elements come together. It is a magical moment when the right bean, roast, grind, and extraction method combine. The result is a perfect cup of coffee, subjective as that may be. Coffee- like photography- is what you make of it, after all. 2. Coffee is…

Friendly Neighbors 

Walking down the Jasa highway again this morning, I came across one of my first subjects.  I asked her how she was doing, and she launched into a full scale update. She later introduced me to her neighbors who invited me in. They graciously allowed me to take some photographs: Erika and Daniela:   Rodel…

More monochrome moments 

The two kids above looked poised for a prank. The fellow above looked like he really loved his snack. That’s Mountain Dew in the plastic bag. Good choice, sir. The way the man stood in the photo above felt very dramatic to me. Feel his powerful stillness. In the final photo, the emotion seems to emanate…

Monochrome Moments

I took some time away from posting and photo-walks to focus on the family, and welcome Rafael (our awesome son) into the world. I’ll make sure I post shots related to that at some point. Meanwhile… The week after the birth, with my wife on full baby duty, I saw to our daughter’s schooling needs….

From above 

I imagine his mother / wife would ask him where his helmet went.  

beautiful children

  I fed you, but forgot to ask your name. I was so shaken by your destitute reality. We tried to clean you but ran out of the meager napkins I had in my pocket midway. Your brother told us your mother would return l, and  I pray that she does.  Though dirt and…

Roberto, Reprise

He made sure to remind me that he was once a strong weightlifter. I handed him prints of yesterday’s portraits. He said thank you.

Grateful For

People like Roberto. I often see you cleaning our streets at 530am, faithful even with nobody watching. My respect only grew after you told me about your limp and the motoring accident that caused it. Stay strong out there, and God bless you!

Why Streetograph?

Why streetograph? Because it suggests a connection to street photography, and it reminds me of what attracts me to the camera- the opportunity to collide with human realities…

Recent Work

Same streets, new sights.