I enjoy photographing people, events and festivals. Street festivals are always jumping and vibrant – showcasing the local culture that provides travelers with a deeper sense of place. Local food stands, crafts, musicians and more are on display and you never know what and who you will capture on your camera. Kenosha is located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the Southeast part of Wisconsin in the middle of the Chicago / Milwaukee corridor along Interstate 94.
People, lovely people. Summer Saturday’s by the lake in Kenosha are plentiful with food, crafts, music, kids, laughs and the spirit of fun. I’m all smiles talking with those who cross my path.
I walk over to Mr. Willie Brooks and strike up a conversation. He was cooking burgers for the street fest from a local restaurant. I must say, Willie grilled a tasty cheeseburger for me.
As I was walking through the crowd, I saw this duo performing. I ask the guy playing harmonica (using non-verbal communication) if I could photograph them in the middle of their performance. He looks at me and gives me a wink signifying a “yes.”
I love locally grown food. It is in abundance and the farmers take such pride in their creation.
I couldn’t take my eyes off the simplicity of this beautiful moment. She was standing quiet with a soft smile on her face. She was peaceful and a joy to photograph.
“Last night was crazy for the July 4th celebration, the ride operator says. The line was long and lasted for hours.” After I hear this, I decide to capture the calm after the storm.
I love how the locals haul out all their gear for a 5 hour event. Plugging in for electricity, setting up tables and providing as much love and attention to their food at a street market as they do for their restaurant or home.
The Downtown Trolley rides through the Harbor Market transporting passengers through the retail district, The Civic Center, Harborpark Neighborhood, Southport Marina and Celebration Park. The route is a 1.7 mile single track loop.
Receiving a non-verbal cue allowing me to photograph their performance, I jump in and capture their energy that was captivating the audience.
I hear laughter and my peripheral vision catches the movement of these two young gents playing on this fountain located outside the Kenosha Public Museum. I guess they were taking a break from the crowd. Summertime is fun time with water in any and all forms.
Talking with the family who owns this dog, I ask if I could take some photos. I capture a nice action shot of him going to town on the spoon and licking every last drop of ice cream off of it. Can you get more summertime than this?
With the Harbor Market coming to a close for this Saturday, it is time to take a stroll along the lake and look at the boats in the pier.