Some “Humans of Houston”…10 Photos in This Gallery.
Originally posted on Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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/
A few photos from Houston as spring melts away into summer.
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.