Celebrating Labor Day

From the Best of Mark Toal with Joe Farace

Thanks for visiting on our little home on the Web on this Labor Day. Today there is some images to maybe inspire you to photograph people, as the sing says “all kinds of people.”  Photograph your kids; make portraits of your mom, dad, or grandparents while they are still with us so these images can be shared with future generations. But on this Labor Day think about the many workers who daily help make our life better.

Since not all of our readers are located in the USA, a few words of explanation are necessary—According to Wikipedia, In the United States, Labor Day is a holiday on the first Monday in September and is generally though of as the last throes of summer and is celebrated with hot dogs and cookouts on the grille. Swimming pools are closing that day and If kids aren’t already in school, they’re getting ready to attend.

While all that is true, Labor Day is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers who have added to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country. Here are a few portraits that celebrate the hard working tradition of the American worker.



700 guy in front bw

light.bookBarry Staver and Joe Farace co-authors of Better Available Light Digital Photography that’s out-of-print with new copies available from Amazon for $19.95 (non-Prime) or used copies for giveaway prices, only $7 as I write this.