Street Performer outside the West Side Market. Another photograph of Samad Samad taken this past summer: http://smu.gs/uceuzV
The prosthetic is being used to collect the money. The bucket is for his music to sit on.
11/16 Will Hoge 11/15/11 @ the Kent Stage Over the past week I've come to love shooting shows. Last night was my third since Saturday. Capturing emotion and other people practicing their passions is very fun.
11/14/11 - Mike Doughty @ Beachland Ballroom 11/13/11
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Very lucky day yesterday. Volunteered to photograph Mike Doughty ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSNuqX3EY70 ) at a small private radio station show in the morning.
I asked his tour manager if I could have a photo pass for his big evening show at Beachland Ballroom. He said yes and I got what I expected, very difficult shooting conditions. Definitely improved on my manual mode skills.
Photographing Will Hoge ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0EIxUWO_0M&ob=av2e ) and Red Wanting Blue ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oKYlAV3hbc ) Tuesday.
9/19/11 - Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Public Square, Cleveland - 1894
The Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is a monument to Civil War soldiers and sailors from Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Located in the southeast quadrant of Public Square in downtown Cleveland, it was designed by architect Levi Scofield (1842–1917), who also created the monument's sculptures and opened July 4, 1894.
The monument consists of a 125-foot black Quincy granite shaft erected on a square base constructed of rough-hewn granite blocks trimmed in sandstone and housing a memorial building. The shaft divided by six carved bands which list the names of battles in which Cuyahoga soldiers fought and is topped with a bronze statue of the "Goddess of Liberty" signifying loyalty to United States. Four bronze groupings at its base depict the four branches of the Union Army— the Navy, Cavalry, Infantry, and Artillery. Inside the memorial building are a series of marble tablets listing 9,000 Civil War veterans that served with Cuyahoga County regiments or were from Cuyahoga County. Also inside the base are four bronze relief sculptures depicting the Soldiers' Aid Society, Emancipation of the Slaves, Beginning of the War in Ohio and the End of the War, as well as busts of Col. James Barnett, Scofield, and several Ohio officers who were killed in action during the war.
8/22/11 - Mr Cooper
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace."
- Milan Kundera
More Dogs: http://gregmurray.smugmug.com/Photography/Animals/Dogs
**in my possession glass framed (16x24 print) and canvas (18x27x1.5). In canvas at Room Service in Ohio City (20x30x1.5)and The Nest in Tremont.
West Side Market, taken 8/6/11 for a Cleveland related photo challenge. Turned out to be the grand prize winner.
Framed pieces will be up at the Plain Dealer headquarters and Old Stone Church Gallery
Thanks for all the nice comments on yesterday's daily
One of Cleveland's food trucks, Dim and Den Sum. X3Large for the menu.
A view from the other side, in color: http://gregmurray.smugmug.com/Photography/Cleveland-Ohio/ArtWalk-61011/17499477_gVmjjg#1331920685_hRCj4g4
C-Town Chow Down at Lincoln Park in Tremont, a gathering of Cleveland Food Trucks
The always busy Dim and den sum food truck in the foreground
Plain Dealer story: http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2011/03/food_trucks_deliver_good_eats.html