I’m not sure how I feel about these. Looks like something a n00b like me can do.
Michael Phelps of the US Olympic Swimming team
Brendan Hansen of the US Swimming Olympic team
Cassidy Krug of the US Diving Olympic team
Nastia Liukin of the US Olympic Gymnastics team
Gaby Douglas of the US Olympic Gymnastics team
Rebecca Bross of the US Olympic Gymnastics team
Jonathan Horton of the US Olympic Gymnastics team
Siblings Diana Lopez and Steven Lopez of the US Taekwondo Olympic team
Sarah Robles of the US Olympic Weightlifting
Tony Gunawan of the US Badminton Olympic team
Shot putter Jillian Camarena-Williams of the US Track and Field Olympic team
Lashinda Demus of the US Track and Field Olympic team
Leshawn Merritt of the US Track and Field Olympic team
Debbie Capozzi of the US Women’s Olympic Sailing team
Lindsey Berg of the US Olympic Volleyball team
Kayla Harrison of the US Judo Olympic team
Photographer: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyImages
Not sure why I was at F2.8 when I can’t focus correctly or quickly on the street. Ugh. Not the best picture, but I like his bow tie (and the bike).
Officer Mark Pineda, California Highway Patrol on Market.
“Love your neighbor as yourself. (Reference)”
Am I inadvertently starting a trend of self-portraits around my birthday/Christmas? See #1 here. This one includes my photo friend Brad.
Image info: Forgot to take down this guy’s name. We just chatted a bit while he lit a smoke. Taken somewhere in the Mission. Man, I gotta work on nailing focus. But yay for more orange.
Can you tell this girl loves her new iphone 4?
Happy hour at El Sotano.
Not the greatest picture, but I loved the moment. David duChemin actually just published a blog post today saying if you want better portraits, wait for the soul. Perhaps I should have waited for their eyes to open.
Photo taken in 2009 at a school in Shanghai with my medical team. You might recall other pictures from the same school.
Just gots my internet up and running again after about a week. I haven’t posted in a long old time, so here are 2 pictures to make up for it.
E is for…
EJ, which he said stands for Everlasting Joy. I was out shooting one day and saw him around early on, but didn’t get a chance to chat with him until the end of the day. I took this one sometime last month (still recent enough to include in this project). If I remember correctly, he said he moved here from Florida to die here. I thought people usually do the opposite.
Early, but his name is actually Eric. It was pretty funny how we met today. As I walked by, he said “you can take my picture.” I took one where he didn’t smile, but I liked this one better. :)
Both gentlemen were real friendly and fun to talk to. Good times.
Random chubby kid wearing an emperor’s hat. The lady was really nice and allowed me to take a couple pictures. I think I mis-focused a little.
Seen at the Forbidden City, Beijing, China.
Have you ever ridden in a car or bus and wondered about the other people in the other cars or on the bus with you? Where are they going? Where did they come from? What is their life like? Well, after some brainstorming and beers this weekend, I was challenged to go beyond “observing” people, but actually engaging them. I’ve engaged people on the street in the past, but the new challenge has a different venue–the bus. While the bus is seamlessly weaved into the banality of city life, I’m sure each person riding it has a unique and special story to share. Whether they share it with me or not–we’ll find out! Anyhoo, here’s the one right after we talked about the challenge. I’m actually not too happy with this picture. It’s just “blah” to me, but oh well. Now I have to focus on getting the image AND the interaction.
This is Shirley. Her bag caught my eye on the bus ride home on Saturday. Not only is the bag be-jeweled, it’s be-clocked! There’s a working clock INSIDE the bag! So I approached her once she got off the bus. She was very friendly and said she’s helped a lot of students with their projects since she works at a stationery store across from the Academy of Art downtown. She’s actually been working at that store for 31 years and she STILL works there. Her friend gave her the bag in June as a present for her 83rd birthday.
I’ve posted a picture of Enzo before. Here’s one I took with his dad’s new D700. I was actually playing around with the camera and taking pictures of Enzo when he bust out this face on me. Apparently, his dad liked it so much he used it on the evite for Enzo’s 1st birthday party.
Abby, 7 months.
Taken at the Ferry Building.
I was walking The Embarcadero, camera in hand, when this guy walked by, lifted up his tennis racket to hide his face and said, “No more, paparazzi. No more pictures.” I smiled and said, “That’s a good one” and couldn’t help but continue with “Can I take your picture?”
He told me he’d been living in San Francisco for 20 years. He said his name was Chris, but goes by the name “Baby Jesus.”