Behind-the-Camera of Photojournalist Nic Coury in Monterey County, California.

July 2, 2014

My Ten Favorite Recent Portraits.

Larry Hosford has been playing blues and rock in Monterey County for decades, He is pictured here at his home in Salinas, California.
Portraits are always a mainstay in my photography and I'm constantly trying to up my people shooting game. Here are 10 images I really like and I've even been shooting more film.

More to come as the summer provides a lot of people to photograph and I just finally got some new Alien Bee lights.

Jimmy Welch in a former California state prisoner for drug crimes and now does prison ministry at Salinas Valley State Prison.
Monterey City Councilman Alan Haffa sits on the steps of the city's history Colton Hall.
Jose Robles was a day laborer in Seaside, Calif. and was doing one more job on March 20 when he was shot once in the back in a mistaken identity gang shooting. Due to nerve damage, he is in a wheelchair and may not walk again.

James Scott, 50, was released from a long stint in Monterey County Jail for drug crimes.
 
Wyatt Miller owns Hellam's Tobacco in Monterey, Calif., the oldest tobacco shop in the state. Shot on Tri-X 400.

Puppeteer Ricki Vincent makes all his own puppets and changed careers from owning a tattoo and piercing shop to pursue puppetry.

Aerialist Jillian Coombs teaches silks at Sanctuary Rock Gym in Sand City, Calif.

Brian Andrews owns Carmel Hat Shop in Carmel, Calif.

Brianne Spiersch is the California director for the Little Bellas, a non-profit program to get young women into cycling,

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