Priorhouse is taking a break from blogging while I travel to see family in Florida. I will be back to blogosphere on March 6th.
For a post that is going to sit here at the home page for a while, I thought I would share this video I made for Vass (his old blog is
On my trip to see family – one of my goals is to take some photos of people I meet – I am hoping to take 50 street portraits!
I look forward to sharing some of them when I return.
And finally, I thought I would leave you with 33 priorhouse portrait shots that I have not shared yet.
I have taken about 250 “people” shots since 2013 – very informal – but they are dear to me.
I am curious to know if you have a favorite.
Please let me know if you do….
The duality feel and the pops of yellow enrich this shot. The guy in the center (black t-shirt) adds a triangular shape and then the palm trees seem to flow with the hair. This is a photo I barely recall snapping – but later I found it to be a treasure.
one word: doggie!
This sweet hostess is poised. Her body seems to match the flow/shape of the number on the brick wall.
The photo of this friendly couple has good energy to me – and a culture feel – the drinks and shopping items. I also like the lines. The verticals in the columns on the right and vertical in their beings seem to work with the horizontals of the rail and boxes.
A mom and her babe = sweetness! I also like the #2 on the building – and the #23 on her shirt (Air Jordan still has a presence) and the stripes of the baby jacket seem to flow into the name Jordan and maybe up to the sign on the building. The gritty grain brings focus on to the cute baby a bit more…
Cake is serious business – as Lexi pinches a small piece to share…
love the contrast – and joy…. and the details in this shot are a fav… the rings, the trim of the shirt, the leis, and the softness of mom’s hair.
This couple had informal balance with their body placement, noses and posture. I also really liked their demeanor. I took 4 photos – and in this shot, I like the relaxed feel of young love – with his arm draped on the chair and their locked eyes.
Colorful cultural feel with my nephew’s daughter and my niece’s daughter in Western New York.
This fun couple was cycling along the ocean in Florida – and we chatted it up. I suggested they go to St Augustine. They went and then later emailed me some amazing pictures of the lighthouse there.
I like how the pathway on the right is open vs. the busy feel of the art (and reflection) in the window to the left. I feel a bit of harmony with the two flamingos in the main window – the two right above the blonde lady and the octopus above them. then the pink in the left window slightly coordinates with the door and awning…
360 pic at art show
“dude.” I like the lines in the snow that anchors the truck and the driver. The balance with lights on the truck and posts to the back right also add to the vibe.
April is Alive!
This artist told me all about alabaster vases. I really liked her hat, scarf, and smooth demeanor.
Running Man Mike!
joy is…. laughter
my niece Y and her precious boy
Lady on Left shared a free ticket….
This is a Master Scuba Diver I interviewed for a video project.
peace (note the peace sign on teen with striped shirt)
I feel mixed about this photo – but share it anyway. I did put a couple of bucks into this man’s bag as we left.
layovers…. and smart phones….
I love the green, the shadow, and also the gradation of verticals: far trees, two boys, and then large tree to the front right.
Elvis is alive – and here he is with his mum.
My step-daughter – I like the pink of her lips with the pink shirt. The one glass up and her expression gives a glimpse into her fun side. I also like the rich details of the store in the background (ceiling too) and with her in the center and some tripod directly in back- I like the vibe.
Have a great rest of February and be back to catch up in March…
If you have time, check out RG’s blog
here – he has a unique take on street portraits.