Street Studio: Dallas

When I lived in Dallas in the 80’s it was at the tail end of a pretty serious economic downturn. The net result for me was that even as a lowly photo assistant I was able to afford to live in a really nice neighborhood.

My place was just across Northwest Highway from University Park, which is not exactly known for being the stomping grounds of shaggy photographers or other similar non-millionaires.

Still, I loved taking my evening runs down the pristine streets filled with lovely homes and very friendly people. My disguise as the young adult with “failure to launch” issues was never seen through.

Recently I was back in the old neighborhood for a self-generated photography session. The place is still filled with very nice people but the tear-downs have taken far too many of the “modest” sized homes and also took my charming apartment building.

On the flip side, there’s a lot more choice in dining and there’s still plenty of free parking.

One thing that hasn’t changed. Texas still serves up marvelous autumn light for outdoor photography.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer specializing in creating environmental on-location portraits and corporate photo libraries for blue chip companies. 

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