Light quality is perhaps the most underrated aspect of photography. Here I definitely found it. Also underrated is our own Beale Street. I know a lot of locals like me write off Beale as an annoying tourist destination. It might be that sure but you can't beat the people watching. Good people watching = great photos.
It's rare that I ever go down to Beale Street. But with Elvis week wrapping up I wanted to go down and shoot some photos. Also I did a little video for my Slow Memphis YouTube channel. With all the people watching and a protest downtown here are some of my favorites from yesterday.
In my never-ending quest for the perfect film camera I recently came across the Ricoh GR II. Since it has the same focal length (28mm) as one of my Fuji prime lenses I decided to sell that lens and bought a used Ricoh GR II. I've been very impressed with this camera and its size & weight (it fits in your pocket) fill the need of a camera I can take with me everywhere. Here are a few shots I took while walking around downtown Memphis. So far so good!
Had the privilege to photograph the annual Blues Music Awards this year. Of all the photos I took these of Cedric Burnside are easily my favorite.
Regardless of how you feel about the Memphis vs. Nashville debate you can agree that they both look great from the air. Speaking of that debate, I'm over it. I love Memphis of course but always have fun exploring and doing new things in Nashville.