This set was shot in Vancouver, BC during July of 2011. The city is full of beautiful women, so that is what I took pictures of. I am famous, or notorious for this style of street photography. It is meant to portray women in real life and has also been referred to shorthand as the Chicas series. They are pleasant looking but not extraordinarily good looking. They are taken the way they are, doing whatever they are doing at the moment. This is pure candid street photography, although some street photographers don’t want to believe that. I guess they are too busy taking pictures of the homeless from a safe distance. Anyone who thinks I should only be shooting amazing looking women should send some my way. These are not shot in a studio. Anyone who thinks they should be as clean as studio shots does not get it. They should stay in a studio and shoot the usual commercial model images on sterile white backgrounds with loads of sterile flash. Some people don’t like what I am doing. They need to get a life. (I did shoot some landscapes and architecture, but did not like the way they came out.)
With the exception of Nikon Girl and the two Seascapes all of these were captured in the harbor area of Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island. There was a busker festival that week which brought a lot of people to town. Included here are a few of my signature candid street shots of girls.
These photos were captured around Mount Rainier and the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State during July, 2011. Included are the Pacific coast, Hoh Rain Forrest, and the Wodden Boat Foundation in Port Townsend.
These were captured at various locations in Seattle, Wshington during July of 2011. It is mostly a mix of informal “ask a stranger” street portraits and candid street shots of girls that I found to be interesting. These are not intended to be the most beautiful women in Seattle although some are quite good looking. It is no more than women as they are, captured as they go about their daily business, whatever that may be. Someday it may be a record of the styles of the time. The first six girls were shot in or right outside of the famous Pike Street Market. The two young duck riders were sitting on an amphibious tour vehicle, so they must have been tourists like myself. Phoenix Tattoo and Strangeness in Seattle were captured in the bohemian Pioneer Square area of Seattle. Canon Girl was captured in Mt Rainier National Park. You may note that as usual, famous landmarks like the Space Needle are absent from my collection.
Except for the Aerials, these images were captured over the 2011 fourth of July weekend in and around Pioneer Square in Portland, Oregon. Portland is a strange town. It has a young population. Unemployment is high because their dedication to sustainability results in slow growth. It might rain all winter, but the summer is nice. This is a collection of candid street shots. As usual, I tend to shoot more women than men. It is pretty simple. Look in almost any publication and you will see more pictures of women than men. The hoop dancer in with her odd bra, bare midriff and white miniskirt, is a bit of an odd one. She was selling hoops and hair ornaments, and this was part of her advertising.