Gates opened around 5:30 a.m.
Long Beach is one of my favorite places to practice my portraiture and street photography skills.
I almost always ask to shoot, the great majority of people smile and assent.
Obviously, most like to strut and be seen.
You encounter a wide panoply of the American condition.
Those are my favorite people to shoot.
You can have the normals.
I love a nice smile.
I'll take the quirky and alienated and those souls that are comfortable in their own foliage and plumage. Even Dodger fans.
Gay, straight, right, left, retro, futurist, skinny, fat, whatever color of the rainbow.
An endless parade of infinite hues and individual style.
The last time I sold at Long Beach I never took a single shot, wasn't feeling it. I enjoyed myself yesterday!
Individuals who like to have fun and express. By the way, the giant contraption behind the lady in red is a jellybean dispenser. Can you imagine filling that thing and having it in your house? The last sight would be me slipping into the diabetic coma.