ChrisMaverick dotcom

Tag: streetphoto


Day 994 of 365 Again. I’ve been wrestling Friday shows the last several months. This means I have to get off work, rush to pick up Steph (and this time Jameel, since he decided to come with us) anf fight rush-hour traffic to get into West Virginia before bell time. That said, it was worth…


Day 413 of 365 More. Thank God it’s Friday. Got through the day at work and went to happy hour. I think my favorite thing about this job is that my favorite happy hour bar is right across the street. That’s certainly one big advantage. After Happy Hour, we went to dinner for Steph’s friend’s…

7-11-07 alternate

7-11-07 alternate

Was taking photos for my photo project earlier today and it started raining really hard. Even though I already had a 365 shot for today, I really wanted to get this shot as I had been trying to get a good standing in the storm shot all year.

Craig Street Bum

Craig Street Bum

For the Class with Dave group.

Assignment: "The Street" in B&W – Your portrayal of life on the street. Photos must be black & white.

This is the Craig Street Bum. He is what I can best term, a professional homeless man. In one month, I will have lived in Pittsburgh for 15 years. For this entire time, this man has been stationed on Craig Street between Forbes and Fifth Avenue. He sometimes moves from one side of the street to the other. He is never there at night. But every day, rain or shine, whenever I am on Craig Street he is there, perched on his milk crate, with a cup in front of him begging for change. I have often wondered if he is really homeless or not. Not to be callous, but you’d think after 15 years he’d either be back on his feet or would have died. I don’t very often see people giving him change (I think most passers by are aware that he is simply there every day) but he clearly changes his clothes from time to time, despite having "the homeless look." If you pay close attention you’ll even notice that his Nikes are newer than mine.

Maybe I should give the panhandling thing a try.

pittsburgh pedestrian

pittsburgh pedestrian

Homo Sapiens Alleghenius from the Pittsburgh region of Pennsylvania, USA. Indigenous Pittsburghers are among the most pedestrian peoples on the planet. While they certainly possess the physical capability to operate motor vehicles, many go their entire lives without ever receiving instructions to do so. While several will use communal transportation, it is not uncommon for them to travel through walking.

Homo Sapien Alleghenius is a mostly omnivorous creature, though like this specimen they prefer gathering to hunting. Both genders are capable of mating at any point throughout the year and females give live birth. The population typically dwells in structures of their own creation in either the mountains or by their environment’s numerous rivers.

For the Class with Dave group. Assignment: National Geographic style picture of somebody in their natural habitat.