Flickr user Tadael Tadael “caught these two gentlemen reminiscing in Dupont Circle.” They seem like old friends, he suggested. I think he’s right. I am drawn to images of nostalgia—they make me feel warm and comforted. Here, that same warmth and comfort are reflected by the quality of light cast on the two men. The tone of the image suggests an older generation of photography, in which film was the only way to capture an image.
A perfect combination of colors, straight and diagonal lines, and the all-important thirds in this pretty, wintry scene off Dupont Circle by Jenn W.
If you’ve ever wandered north along Connecticut Avenue NW from Dupont Circle, you may have noticed a little shop selling framed travel photographs. The storefront is painted TARDIS-blue, which is the perfect choice of color because there’s a lot more on the inside than you would think possible. Claude Taylor has been selling his work there since 1998. We asked him to shed some light on his business:
Were you selling your photographs anywhere else before you opened the store?
I began selling my photographs at art shows and street festivals in 1997.