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Urban Portraits – Behind-the-Scenes Video

Note: If you’re a photographer, I invite you to take a look at a two part guide I wrote on capturing urban portraits. Watch the “Least of These” Companion Video This 7-minute behind-the-scenes...

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Urban Portrait Street Photography with Darwin

Darwin is the kind of guy that is always talking about something, but doesn’t really say much. Do you know what I mean? I made my way into Seattle early one spring morning. My friend and I planned to...

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Urban Portrait Street Photography with Cowboy

I made my way into Seattle early one spring morning. My friend and I were intent on contacting some of the homeless men and women in the city as part of the urban portrait street photography project called the...

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Street Photography Urban Portrait with Arthur

I set out to make contact with some of the homeless in Seattle (and for general street photography) just after dawn on Thanksgiving Day. I began making contact with homeless men and women about a block from the...

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Street Photography Urban Portrait with Debra

My friend and I spotted Debra in a wheelchair near Pioneer Square. Seattle Police officers were just clearing from a disturbance at a nearby bar. After the police finished handling their call, we followed Debra...

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Street Photography Urban Portrait with Randy

Whatever your position on homelessness, this is the kind of situation that breaks your heart. I discovered Randy on a busy street corner in downtown Indianapolis. He was sitting alone panhandling. I bent...

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Street Photography Urban Portrait with Vash

I stood on a nearby street corner watching “Vash” from a distance. His body language was extremely jumpy yet commanding (despite his young age). Two other young homeless kids grouped around him as if he...

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Street Photography Urban Portrait with Rick

I followed Rick for nearly three blocks before finally contacting him near a busy intersection. I initiated a conversation by asking him how he was doing. This doesn’t always work. Imagine walking up to a...

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Street Photography Urban Portrait with Larry

I met Larry while traveling through Springfield, Illinois in 2007 after a very long day of traveling through the state. My wife and I pulled off the Interstate to find a restroom and inadvertently drove into a very...

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