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I took up the thought this morning:  “What if I tried to put together in one place a collection of people I’ve snapped over many years?” I thought about what I had seen in an old external drive I was perusing yesterday. So, I’ll try to do something here.

In spite of my somewhat retiring nature, I have managed to ask some strangers if I might take their pictures. Here I will also include some people close to me as well. They may be people from the long past, but they were at least close to me.

Some are street candids, some are street informal where subject is aware of the photo being taken, some are “studio,” some are taken at events and many different film formats as well as digital are used.

I think that although I consider myself more of a nature/landscape photographer, the human landscape it much more varied and interesting. There are limitless possibilities of expression in a single visage.

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Young woman at school where I taught, an assistant. Shot with Pentax 6×7 and studio lighting.

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Another teacher at same school. Taken with window backlighting and some shadow side bounce light with Hasselblad.

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Young man I saw in New Mexico.


There’s a used bookstore in downtown Denton, Texas, called Recycled. This is one of the owners. Shot with Canon AE-1 Program.


His name was Arleigh. Hasselblad 500 CM was the camera.


Tom, a geography prof. Shot with a 4 x 5 camera using Polaroid’s type 55 Positive/Negative film.


One of my students by window light using Hasselblad.


Beatriz, overcast day, 35mm film camera.


Twins. Shot with Hasselblad.

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I met this couple at a park as they were training for a hike along the Appalachian Trail, going into the part that traverses the Maritime Provinces. I hope they made it OK.

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Self portrait, playing with a soft box. Nikon D700.

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I hope you can sense she was a flaming redhead. Digital, Canon 5D Mark III, at an event in Denton, Texas.

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Polly, a city councilperson in Silver City, New Mexico. She owns the  Javalina Coffee Shop there, quite a unique place!

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Mrs. Grimes, my second grade teacher. Shot with a Pentax 6 x 7.Mary Grimes_9647672887_o.jpg

Mrs. Grimes shot with a 4 x 5 camera.

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I thought it might be worth more than one capture of them. Canon 5D Mark III.


Young man I found at Dallas Whiterock Lake with his guitar, composing a song. Canon AE-1 Program.

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Jimmy Porter, mentioned in earlier post about platinum/palladium print of this image. Nikon FE on Kodak Technical Pan film, 25 ISO (ASA in those days).


Young man sitting outside of a cafe in Denton, Texas. Canon 5D Mark III.

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Young woman in Silver City, New Mexico. She goes to China to “rescue” traditional clothing and bring it back. Canon 5D Mark III.

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Russ owns an equestrian supply store in San Lorenzo, New Mexico.

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Rudy lives in San Lorenzo.

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This is a psychologist in Silver City. I saw her in an art store and followed along to ask if I might take this photo. Of course she wondered, “Now, why…..?”

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Frank, in Silver City. He is a Vietnam War veteran. Canon 5D Mark III.

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Same couple shot with Canon 5D Mark III through a lens designed for smaller sensor.

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In Silver City.


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Former elementary school principal in Dallas.


I met this young woman as she man….womanned a booth at an event in Denton, Texas. When I suggested she might consider modeling she told me she already IS a model!

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I met this nice group near downtown Dallas one summer day. Canon AE-1 Program.


My college roommate. Taken in Big Bend with a Wisner Convertible Classic 8 x 10 view camera.

Apparently I’ve reached my photo limit on this post. To be continued on next…and maybe next!