Walking the #Streets: The best of #StreetsofCLE

Since 2021, FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski has been capturing and sharing the images he shoots of people in Cleveland going about their everyday tasks in our #StreetsofCLE section.

Sometimes they are walking someplace, other times they are selling their wares on the streets, or sometimes they are just waiting for the bus. And sometimes, even Bernie Sanders in his mittens pops in the frame.

As we near the end of 2023, we thought we’d share some of Perkoski’s favorite #StreetsofCLE in the series.

Bob Perkoski
Bob Perkoski

About the Author: Bob Perkoski

Bob is managing photographer with FreshWater as well as a Cleveland freelance photographer. His photographic approach is rooted in the art of storytelling. Whether freezing the energy of an event, encapsulating the magic of a performance, or astutely anticipating the decisive moments, his work displays an innate ability to distill the essence of any scene or subject into a single frame or series of work. In addition, Bob is the official photographer for LAND studio and Holden Forest and Gardens and has worked with various Cleveland organizations. In 2019 he published a book of his photos Rust Belt Burlesque. He's had work published in other books like LGBTQ Cleveland by Ken Schneck, Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology, Rust Belt Chic: The Pittsburgh Anthology and Moon Cleveland by Douglas Trattner. Previously he was co-founder/art director for Balanced Living Magazine. You can view his versatile portfolio of work, which includes news coverage, portraiture, architectural and fine art at Perkoski Photography. Originally from Conneaut, Ohio, Perkoski now lives close to the city in Parma. He has been Fresh Water's managing photographer since the publication's September 2010 inception.