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  1. Love the colours in this photo Ray and will have to check out that song. I like your theory of thinking in data vs likes – we are all just data to the internet in the end so why not use it – the more likes the more the machines will be willing to share your image so the more it will get seen and possibly snapped up. Regardless – it’s a lovely story and a great photo.

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    1. Thank you. I made most of the color from what the light lead me to… likes don’t tell me anything. I’ve built a group of followers who generally like most of what I produce. I’m grateful, but That doesn’t tell me enough. I do the same thing for the other side of my life as well.

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  2. Hello Mr. Ray,
    I would be very keen to see more of your “events” work. Not to be flattering, but you portray them in ways I have not seen before. It’s obvious you are not doing “pretend” street photography or using gimmicks. You are there with the people, within the centre of action (although that must be a daunting task on many levels) and if I may say so, you seem to have genuine interaction with your subjects. I also think it’s great that you always offer to give them the photo data whenever possible.

    Best wishes,
    Takami

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    1. Thank you. I suppose that I do have a real interaction with the folks on the street. After so many years of photographing these things, even if we don’t know each other, we know each other’s faces. The problem, for me, with doing these events is that they all start looking the same to me. As I look back over 8 years of work, unless I’ve embedded a copyright with date, I can no longer tell one year from another. For me, that’s time to move on, or to figure out a way of photographing these things that is unique.

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  3. New Orleans is such an exceptional location that any and all you share from the street scenes is always fascinating. But i’m particularly drawn to your artistic expressions. To me they often look like water colors or glass or something unexpected. I guess I didn’t give you a very definitive response, but it’s probably because in essence I enjoy it all.

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    1. Thank you. Sorry for the lateness of this reply. I installed Mac’s new OS and everything has been hellish. Combine that with Google no longer supporting software that allow me to use their browser and I’ve been really hung up. If it were up to me, I’d photograph the city, but if you read today’s Storyteller, you’ll understand why I might make the change. You’ll also understand why I can’t. 🙂 As Neil Young once sang, adn was our marching song around here when we were in the middle of a big project… Don’t be denied.

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