By Douglas John Imbrogno | Editor, WestVirginiaVille.com | July 2, 2022
Faithful readers of WestVirginiaVille are familiar with my landscape, roadtrip, and nature photography. But I also do a lot of snapshooting of people on the street, walking in alleys, or sitting nearby me at the cigar lounge. I call all of it ‘iPhoneography.’ I love the freedom of carrying a pretty powerful, yet low-profile camera in my pocket, which I can whip out in one moment and pocket the next. I have either given away or have for sale a bunch of high-end cameras (‘Call me!’ he says, fingers-shaped-like-a-phone beside his ear). They just befuddle me.
Since de-befuddlement is my mission in life these days, my easily-understood pocket camera is a trusty steed. Here, then, are shots of West Virginia folk who passed within range of my phone in the last six months, when I wasn’t using it to order a pizza. P.S.: Whenever possible, I leave money with street people I photograph. Always ask them their name and listen to whatever version of their story they care to share.
BLACK-AND-WHITE GALLERY No. 1 (click to enlarge)
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