I’m getting close to wrapping up this series on Oklahoma color featuring my best photos of 2012. A large majority of the images reflect the popular genre of street photography. For this post, I’ve combined the yellows with the browns and creams.
The browns and creams for the most part are not happy photos except the one of my friend Louisa and her family. It was one of my top 10 favorites of 2012. I love the way all her men are looking at her. This was taken at the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Overholser Mansion.
A story about the Black lady with the trash bag. (It doesn’t appear in the collage, but it’s in the slideshow below.) I saw her digging through the trash at a convenient store on NW 122nd and Pennsylvania. Three months later, I saw her at a bus stop at NW 23rd and Classen. She was wearing the same coat and carrying a white trash bag. I didn’t have my camera with me, but it was such a stunning realization. Do the destitute ride the bus from dumpster to dumpster diving for food or recyclables?
I wish the photo had better clarity and composition. It’s so terrible, I’m embarrassed to post it, but it’s a story I want to remember. Some of my street photographs are offensive. But, I am not offensive. I did not create these scenes. I just was there with my camera. If you were looking you saw everything I saw.
I shot the picture of the Oklahoma City water tower on an air quality alert day. This low visibility is extremely rare here, but we do have our issues.
Regarding my yellows, it’s hard to capture the color looking sad. There’s one picture in this set that features lady bugs having sex. I was driving down Britton Road in the urban hamlet of Britton, Oklahoma. I passed a conspicuous field of yellow flowers. I pulled my jeep into an empty lot and got out and shot that picture. Of course, I screamed when I saw the lady bugs doing it. Why did this make me want to puke? I’ve thought about that more than once.
My final posts in this series will feature my favorite street photographs in blacks, teals and greens. Thanks, as always, for following along.
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Below is a slideshow of all the images. If you’re viewing this on a mobile device, click here to see all the images on Flickr.