I probably should call this ‘The Tourist Series’. People see the gear and ask where we are from, all the time. Bumped into our ex-governor and state senator the other day…same question. Oh yeah, it’s a trick question from locals.
Charleston area is home of the ‘transplant’. The ‘from’ answer could be where did you last live, currently live, or even place you were born.
Around here everybody has lived a bunch of places. Just means we can have fun with the answer and be completely truthful.
Being a photographer we look at everything as if it’s in that little box called the ‘view finder’. A walk about town, especially around Charleston, is never the same twice.
Above is a good example. Typical alley windows, old building. Just old, colorful, history. Unless you look at the buildings front. It is a custom bridal gown store. There are works of art in the front window of a historical building. Better, the scene above shot head on. The windows allow a view of either gowns in progress, racks of white on white, on white. We shoot this every time we walk by. It’s always different.
This is a side street in February, sub-tropical winter. Old homes, and in the far back ground, older home used during our revolution of 1776.
Walking down an old alley finds this home. A renovated out building or carriage house. One of the few with a modern twist…and a classic scooter. An image I have several of, the scooter is always strategically place for people like me.
Charleston is called the ‘holy city’. Old churches and steeples fill the entire skyline. So far the struggle to keep tall buildings away is working. Growth and greed is rampant so I’ll take these while I can.
Taken at the end of an old cobble stone street. A normal Charleston street, mid week February gives a chance of no people in the way.
Last, somebody either famous or notorious. Shot at the back alley of the old Charleston Market and Provost Dungeon. A good place to extract a little cash from the ‘real tourist’. And yes, they got me once too.
This article took on a life of it’s own, but this is pretty much what I see on a typical ‘Walk Around Town’.