Somehow in August 2016 I ended up in St. Petersburg Florida for a few days before heading south to Miami.
I've driven down from Ontario as a kid a few times with family, but I was intrigued to revisit Florida. I've read some strange headlines coming out of Florida like "Face Eating Man" "Man Tosses Gator into Wendy's".
St. Petersburg was named "The Saddest City in America" by Men's Health in 2011. My unexpected visit turned into a bit of an investigation.
Street Photography is about exploration and patience. My main interest is in candid, unposed photographs, but sometimes the streets are so quiet that I end up talking to people and shooting their portraits. I've met a lot of interesting people this way and have shared many interesting stories by doing this. It's a different genre than traditional street photography, but I never had much interest in labels anyways.