PICTURE/SHOW: Traces of Faces in West Virginia Places

“Stormy Bike Ride.” | Charleston WV, 2022 | WestVirginiaVille.com photo

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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“From Here to There”
Charleston WV | 2022

BLACK-AND-WHITE GALLERY No. 2 (Click to enlarge photos)

“Coolest Pipe in the Place”
“Coolest Pipe in the Place,” Charleston WV | 2022

BLACK-AND-WHITE GALLERY No. 3 (click to enlarge)


P.S.: One more …
“Bubble Double,” Huntington WV | 2022

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