Street photography of downtown Dallas at midday captures the people and scenes around the city that exist between two chaotic rush hours.
Downtown Dallas is an interesting place. During the morning and evening rush hours the city comes alive. It’s full of people walking and driving to and from work. Outside of those hours, the city center is generally pretty quiet. Dallas’s downtown isn’t known for being a fun walkable downtown full of places to shop, eat, and hang out like many other cities. It is mostly all business there with a handful of things to do. The most popular things to do downtown is to visit the assassination site of JFK and the 8th-floor museum. This is the building where Lee Harvey Oswald supposedly shot the president from. Even during the quiet hours, you will see tourists wandering around and taking selfies at the site of that tragic event.
I was downtown today for jury duty. The lawyers involved in the trial picked me to be on the jury of a civil trial. A woman was suing a man for injuries who had rear-ended her in McDonald’s drive-thru. On the surface, the scenario sounds a little funny. But it turns out the man injured the woman pretty badly with the hit. Also, sadly, the man who had hit her had committed suicide sometime between the accident and the trial. It was a weird trial in many ways. It lasted for three days. We ended up awarding the woman enough to pay for her past and future medical costs.
The third day of the trial started later in the day than it had the previous two days. I took advantage of this time and went for a walk. During my walk I did some street photography of downtown Dallas. I focused on capturing the unique moments that happen around the city during midday. Moments like a guy taking a cigarette break, a lady cleaning graffiti, and tourists taking selfies where JFK was assassinated. I also took photos of interesting perspectives of the city I hadn’t seen before such as The Eye sculpture from the back and entrances to parking garages.