Photographed at the Japanese garden in Houston’s Hermann park.
Some of these were captured at festival sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Houston and held in Hermann Park. Much of the entertainment was paid for by the Japanese Consulate here in Houston. The remaining photos are from a small art festival held at Houston’s beautiful Elizabeth Baldwin Park.
Photos of people, places and things in my home town.
This inaugural kite festival was held in conjunction with Hermann Park’s centennial. The giant fish kite does not fly well on its own, so it was assisted by the more efficient rainbow colored kite behind it.
Photographed at the reflecting pool in Houston’s Hermann park. The water is less than two feet deep.
Afterglow was exhibited at Sicardi Gallery. Gilbert Hsaio’s show was at Gallery Sonja Roesch. I bought a venison sausage sandwich from the chef outside of Hardy and Nance Street Studios and went inside to find a girl taking pictures with her mobile phone held high.
Art in the Park is series of large scale outdoor installations in Houston’s beautiful Hermann Park.
These were photographed on lower Westheimer and along Dowling Street in the Third Ward.
These were photographed at various Houston locations, but mostly along Dowling Street in the Third Ward.
In Houston a bayou is a glorified drainage ditch. I live close to Braes Bayou and often use its hike and bike trail. Sometimes I take my camera along and shoot while walking or bike riding.
Houston artist Ivete Lucas is pictured wearing colorful hose. She and her husband constructed the tree sculpture which stands behind her, at Lawndale Center for the Arts. Her friend Zahira is to her right and the other two girls were the most interestingly dressed ones I could round up for the shot. Claudia is a friend and the shot is a set up.
Just a few photos I grabbed downtown and in Montrose while stuck here in Houston. I asked a couple if I could take their picture and they immediately started kissing. It was the day after Valentine’s day. “Photographer in a Dress” won Picture of the Week at the highly competitive Nikon Gear photo forum.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Janavi in her studio. She is also a scuba diver and we had an acquaintance in common in India. Of this group, April Murphy is the only one that I have known for a while. She appears with a work in progress. Vincent Fink’s work is all about fantasy. Paige does abstract floral paintings. All of these artists were photographed at the Winter and Spring Street Studios Second Saturday open house.
Houston is covered with railroad tracks and is a major rail freight hub.
These were shot on Harrisburg Street in the East End, on Elysian, North of downtown Houston and EaDo (East Downtown).
The final days of 2013 brought opportunities to photograph volunteer models encountered in and near downtown Houston, along with a few candid street shots. I couldn’t go to Mexico for the holidays, so I made do at home.
Except for the pipes these photos are from the Baldwin Park area. The pipes carry raw sewage while the original underground sewers are being repaired.
The Woodland Heights Historic District is just a stone’s throw North of downtown Houston. It is beginning to show signs of gentrification. The final two photos were taken in the nearby Houston Heights.
East of downtown Houston the scene is made up of industrial sites alternating with Hispanic neighborhoods.
These photos were taken at last Saturday’s Via Colori next to city hall in downtown Houston and the Artcrawl at the Nance Street warehouse district North of downtown Houston. The weather that day, and since, has been more like Seattle than Texas, cold, wet and overcast. Some of the artists made use of the rain water to rub their pastels into the pavement. Others said they were cold, but relieved to have a reduced level of dust.
The Winter and Spring Street Studios had their fall open house with over 100 studios participating. Farrah Braniff just published her new book, “Moments That Matter”. Her studio is on Spring Street. She is featured in the Houston Chronicle today. Christina is an artist in residence at the Houston Contemporary Craft Center.
During August the art gallery scene in Houston is very quiet owing to our extremely hot and humid weather. Fall is still a month away, but the galleries were open in mass last night and there will be more this evening. Last night I visited Diverse Works, Isabella Court and 4411 Montrose. In the Eye is a close up of a small sculpture by Katja Loher showing at Anya Tish Gallery. The Butterflies are by Michael Crowder showing at Wade Wilson Art.
Jay Rusovich is a houston photographer. He is next to the model who appears in “Mother and Child”. It’s easy to find on Jay’s site.
The last three photos are from the August 29th opening for Lisa Harris at Fresh Arts located in the Winter Street Studios.
White linen night is a merchant sponsored street festival held on the first weekend in August in the Houston heights. All are encouraged to wear white linen, but the ladies always do a better job. The choice of clothing is very practical as the heat index is around 104 F/40 C in our torrid midsummer evenings. Messy old Ron does not wear white in any event. Please enjoy this collection of street portraits and candids while I take a day off from posting photos from my recent baltic trip. Yes, I am home for a change.
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This weekend the art galleries in Houston went all out. The first four photos are from the Big Show at Lawndale, a juried multi artist exhibit. Remaining images were at the Colquitt Art Walk. The final two were at Laura Rathe Fine Art where Photographer George Krause was shooting portraits using his famous light box technique.