I’ve been going to Nashville for photography-related projects since I was in college. The first time was for a photojournalism seminar in 1984 and since then I’ve worked there at least twice a year, every year.
My feelings about the city are decidedly neutral except for the traffic which seems engineered to mimic Purgatory.
But once you arrive at your destination, the city can be a great place for creative work. There’s no shortage of places for a compelling street portrait.
Not far from Union Station my subject and I found a place that was devoid of cars. I guess they were all on the freeways. Being uninterrupted by passers-by made the experience even better.
I’m not sure where I’ll shoot the next time I’m there, which will be in just a few weeks. It’s a pretty good bet that once I get to my destination it’ll be smooth sailing.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.