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At the Galleries, 2010

Ron Scubadiver:

Some “Humans of Houston”…10 Photos in This Gallery.

Originally posted on Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life:

Girl and Iguana

Girl and Iguana

This is a selection of informal portraits taken at art events in Houston during 2010, mostly during the first 9 months of the year.  The portrait of Alexandra Nechita is on the Wikipedia and is the only Creative Commons licensed item on this site.  Everything else is copyright by default.  Claire Richards now has black hair.  The Mother in “Mother and Child” has added to her tattoos.

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Art Houston Weekend

 

Door in a Green Wall

Door in a Green Wall

Art Houston is a coordinated series of gallery openings in the hottest part of the year.  These photos were taken at, outside of, or near the galleries.


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Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other

Rust and a Window

Rust and a Window

This post takes its title from a show at Diverse Works, a Houston non-profit that supports visual arts.  Diverse Works specializes in installations, and this multiple artist show was no exception.


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Edgy Beauty and Tattoos 2014 II

Girl Blowing Bubbles

Girl Blowing Bubbles

More photographs from Houston Gay Pride 2014.  This is the third and final set.  Click on the “Home” button in the header to see the others.


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Edgy Beauty and Tattoos 2014

Redhead

Redhead

Yesterday I photographed these people at Houston Gay Pride 2014.  Five of them I have photographed previously, including the idiot preachers who were saying things so explicitly sexual and disgusting that I can’t repeat any of it here.  “Petite Tattooed Girl” acquired most of her ink in the last 12 months.  This year instead of the usual insufferable heat, it rained on and off.  Look for more photos tomorrow morning.


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Jazz Night On 19th

Street Violinist

Street Violinist

5 Photos in this Gallery

The Houston Heights is a neighborhood with its own commercial district located on 19th street.  The merchants there stage several events each year to generate traffic.  Last night they had Jazz bands and a few offered free wine at their businesses.  Food trucks were parked nearby.  After about 6:30 PM our wickedly hot summer weather becomes tolerably hot, but it doesn’t matter because everyone is used to it.

 

 

 


Comicpalooza Houston 2014

Cute Ninja

Cute Psylocke

Comicpalooza is a science fiction and fantasy expo. It offers participants an escape from reality. Most of those in costume were young women, although a few guys came dressed up along with their girlfriends.

Link to Comicpalooza 2013: http://ronscubadiver.wordpress.com/2013/05/26/comicpalooza/


Late April

Wilson Tunnel

Wilson Tunnel

A few photos from Houston as spring melts away into summer.


In A Japanese Garden

Two Turtles

Two Turtles

Photographed at the Japanese garden in Houston’s Hermann park.


Japan-America Festival and Others

 

Anime Girl

Anime Girl

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.


Around Town

Roachmobile

Roachmobile

Photos of people, places and things in my home town.


Hermann Park Kite Festival

Giant Fish Kite

Giant Fish Kite

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.


Hermann Park Abstracts

Hermann Abstract 2

Hermann Abstract 2

Photographed at the reflecting pool in Houston’s Hermann park.  The water is less  than two feet deep.


March Gallery Visits

Barbecue Chef

Barbecue Chef

 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

Patrick Dougherty 1

Patrick Dougherty 1

Art in the Park is series of large scale outdoor installations in Houston’s beautiful Hermann Park.


Haunted

Airstream Estate

Airstream Estate

These were photographed on lower Westheimer and along Dowling Street in the Third Ward.


March Color

No Drinking on Premisis

No Drinking on Premisis

These were photographed at various Houston locations, but mostly along Dowling Street in the Third Ward.

 


Braes Bayou

Double Helix

Double Helix

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.


People, Late Winter

Four Stylish Women

Four Stylish Women

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.


Houston 0214

Photographer in a Dress

Photographer in a Dress

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.


Artists in Their Studios

Janavi Folmsbee

Janavi Folmsbee

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.


Rail Assets

UP 9473

UP 9473

Houston is covered with railroad tracks and is a major rail freight hub.


Urban Geometry

Body Shop

Body Shop

These were shot on Harrisburg Street in the East End, on Elysian, North of downtown Houston and EaDo (East Downtown).


2013’s Final Photos

Under a Steel Table

Under a Steel Table

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.


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