Happy Sunday! It’s been a big week for me! First, I want to share a blog post by Leanne Cole in which she featured me in her weekly introduction series. I have been following Leanne for years, and find her to be a true inspiration. With that being said, I am very honored to be featured by her. Leanne’s blog post about me can be viewed HERE.
This photograph was taken in front of the New York City Public Library during the afternoon Leanne and I spent together in New York this fall.
The other piece of news that I would like to share with you is that I was contacted by Nelson Education/Cengage Learning, a Canadian publishing company, last Monday. The company asked to purchase one of my images to be used for the cover of a textbook for colleges and universities. The print run will be 13,240. Needless to say, I said yes, and am more than excited about this opportunity. “Love Intertwined”, the image purchased by Nelson Education/Cengage Learning, can be found in a pervious blog post HERE.
Between the Philadelphia Convention Center and the Reading Market Terminal an escalator resides next to a wall with a mural painted on it. At first glance it appears as though the escalator is taking people away from, or dropping people off at, the train station. The mural is an amazing work of art with great detail pronouncing the history of the building. The escalator is busy with the hustle and bustle of today’s travelers and locals alike.
Thinking they’re soulless because they’re homeless.
copyright Robyn Graham
A couple of street entertainers in Portland, Oregon.
The inhale, literally a second after I asked if I could photograph him.
Performing with his wife and fellow musician.
The wife creating music on a make-shift violin – a saw.
Feeling the music.
The day’s wages.
Upon writing this post I do not know that the couple in the images is homeless. However, while in Portland in August we did see a large number of homeless people, some of who were street performers. The acrostic poem is dedicated to all those who, for whatever reason; choice, recklessness, drugs, alcohol, mental illness, etc. are homeless and trying to get by with the little money they make putting a smile on the face of a tourist or a local by using whatever hope and talent they have left.