So, this past weekend, I had the privilege of photographing a number of people from the neighborhood and beyond. I renewed past friendships and made new ones with neighbors old and new as well as some unexpected surprises along the way. I met people who liked my art and agreed to stand in front of a white background for me so I could snap a photograph or two (and sometimes five!). As much as I love portraits, I've never been good at making the time to collaborate with people. Sunday Off Central 2015 was my excuse to make it happen and my first real foray into photo-boothing. For a first outing, I feel pretty successful. I have to thank a few people, though, who helped make it a success. My lovely wife, Susan, for always supporting my ideas and art-makings and loving me even though I'm a pain in the butt! Thanks, Baby! To my neighbor, Tim. You're the man! You are always supportive and you were there with the tent/canopy early in the morning helping me put things together and encouraging me along the way when you could've been sleeping or enjoying the morning. To my friends and neighbors on Vernon: You're the best! Thank you for standing and letting me take pictures of you. For indulging my oddity and for making our move to Midtown successful and amazing. And to the readers taking a few minutes to peruse this blog--I really appreciate it. You never know when life's gonna change or go the other way. The fact you take time to read someone's words you don't know well or at all says you're alright in my book. Thank you, kindly!
Until next time...
Block party portrait gallery.
Creating, teaching, drinking coffee.