This photo reminds me of when I used to work downtown a few years ago. I have so many images like this. It's also decidedly Portland. The thing that caused me to turn around was the overflowing downspout pipe, adn then I looked up to see this gentleman stepping right in the results.
I don't end up with a lot of these photos where the subject is clearly aware that I'm taking their picture because
a. I've asked permission
b. I was less obnoxious
In this case, being the only other person crossing the street and carrying a camera while wearing a suit probably drew his attention.
I met Mercy and her awesome dog Remus this week after having lunch with my good friend Shaun at Grand Central Bakery near his place on Fremont. While we were eating lunch, Mercy came in and let Remus hang out near the door. A dog this big attracts a lot of attention, and it was great to watch as he handled all the attention like a champ. He did turn away from a guy who was trying to take his picture, almost as if to say "Hey man, I don't even know you and you're trying to take my picture?"
We caught up with them a couple blocks away and learned that this big guy is just 1 year old!
I'm not sure this qualifies as street photography.
I saw this group, all standing outside this empty building doing their own thing and I couldn't help but imagine they were actually part of a posse, just waiting for something to go down.
Give me a Word... I'll Give You a Poem
I met Jeremy on SE Hawthorne last week under an overhang outside of a local gift shop. I could hear the clickity clack of the keys and the rhythmic carriage return from a few doors down. Cold was the word and here is the poem.
Yeah, we have a Hollywood Theater in the Hollywood District of Portland Oregon. And they showed Straight Outta Compton. Weird.