Everyday America

Equestrian Dream

witnessing cowboys

leading horses to pasture

equestrian dream

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America, Black & White Street Photography, Everyday America, Photography

Marijuana Haiku

Denver

A sign of the times

demonized and criticized

illegal no more

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Everyday America, Life, USA

Gazing 


A woman in a blue blazer with her jet-black hair fashioned in a bob, walks through the parking lot to join her friends at the tavern for happy hour. The power steering from a Toyota RAV4 whines. The crowd gurgles off in the distance from the unseen outdoor patio. A man walks out of his car, head buried in phone, clueless to his surroundings. 

A couple of guys walk by, the man on the left is big, muscular with thick thighs and bulging biceps. His company is the opposite. Skinny legs and arms that pale in comparison. A bald man and his brunette companion put take out dinners on the roof of their sedan, a Super High Output Ford Taurus, white. The smell of steak on the grill permeates the air, the sound of traffic forever in the background, never resting. 

Motorcycles scream, big trucks let out their guttural sounds from tricked out mufflers, and I write. Only it isn’t writing as much as it is tapping on a piece of glass. A black bird flies through the frame of the vanagon windshield just as a surly face behind the wheel of a gold Toyota truck comes barreling around the corner. He’s lucky no kids are wandering around as he would smash whatever unlucky soul stepped out in front of him, the kind of guy who runs over squirrels and bunnies on purpose, your basic asshole. 

A man with fancy sunglasses perched on his head rifles through the dumpster looking for boxes. He is wearing a grey golf shirt. The asphalt lot is surrounded by chain restaurants and other strip mall fare. Lil’ Ricci’s Pizza, Cuba Cuba Sandwiches, Floyd’s Barber Shop, Espresso Americano, Bam Bu, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, Scotttrade, Half Hour Power and Lyons Den Liquors.

This is the Denver Tech Center, the belly of the corporate beast and these people are the employees who work for it. 

A couple sit in a car behind me laughing into their phones. A girl in baby blue shorts strides through the lot, her pony tail bouncing behind her, scantily clad in a tank top.

I wonder if she’s freezing because it’s cool and windy and I’m sitting here in a hoodie. Watching the world go by, waiting impatiently to get on the road. Waiting for the eighth of May, the day when this family leaves the Mile High City. 

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Everyday America, Photojournalism

Watching you be free

city park rangers

black-clad private police force

watching you be free

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Everyday America, Photography

Mar Pacifico

Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA, Calif.-March 15, 2014-Beachgoers play in the waves at Santa Monica State Beach. The beach is located along the Pacific Coast Highway and is home to the original “Muscle Beach.”

mar pacifico

the largest ocean on earth

California

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Everyday America, Urban Landscape

The Urban Landscape of Denver, Colorado

DENVER,Colo.-July 20, 2014-A pair of Taiwan-style dragon boats rest on the shore of Sloan's Lake. 2014 was the 14th year for the festival. More than 100,000 people attended. "The mission of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is to build bridges of awareness, knowledge and understanding between the diverse Asian Pacific American (APA) communities and the general public through cultural education, leadership development, and athletic competition"

DENVER,Colo.-July 20, 2014-A pair of Taiwan-style dragon boats rest on the shore of Sloan’s Lake. This was the 14th year for the festival and more than 100,000 people attended. “The mission of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is to build bridges of awareness, knowledge and understanding between the diverse Asian Pacific American (APA) communities and the general public through cultural education, leadership development, and athletic competition”

ancient Chinese sport

awakening the dragon

2,000 years strong

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Black & White Street Photography, Everyday America, Photography, Photojournalism, USA

Heading to St.Joe

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Heading to St. Joe
Where the Pony Express starts
And Jesse James died

It’s also the home of $2 night at B&J Skate Center. The rink has been open since 1984. The town where the mother of my child spent her own childhood and the place I’ve visited more than any other over the past 5 years.

Time to hit the road.

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