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Greensboro photography, Greensboro NC photography studios, Tate St coffee artwork

Greensboro photography, Greensboro NC photography studios, Tate St coffee artwork

Tate Street Coffee in Greensboro, NC is one of my favorite coffee shops in the country. Located adjacent to UNCG, it not only features great coffee but interesting artwork which often includes great photography. I ran into someone recently who I have known for many years, Richard Krol. As often is the case with me, I learned something about Richard I was not aware of. Not only is he a friend of a family member, but he is also an accomplished photographer. And not only is he an accomplished photographer, but he has captured on film some of my favorite images, memories from Tate St. Coffee.

Here is some information about Richard Krol.

Richard does portraits, snapshots, head shots, as well as pet photos. Richard’s photography covers many areas including art projects, time period photography (historical), model portfolio starters, and product/merchandise photography.  Richard also offers engagement and small wedding photography.

Richard Krol’s bio:

Richard was first exposed to photography over thirty years ago when he tagged along with his father who was taking a photography course in Virginia Beach, VA.  He was given an old 35mm and wandered around that summer snapping pictures of ducks, fish, and assorted lake life.  During this period he learned about black and white film developing and printing. In high school he received his first 35 mm that was his own and used it to document organizations in which he was involved.  That camera was the PENTAX K1000 (which he still has among his cameras).

With the advent of the digital age of photography Richard experimented with point and shoot digital cameras.  These cameras did not give the freedom of creativity that a SLR provided.  With the release of the PENTAX *ist D family he finally had his Digital SLR.  When the PENTAX K10D came out Richard was able to incorporate his older lenses and continues his use of PENTAX products.

        Richard has participated in several group showings in Greensboro, most recently at New York Pizza on Tate Street.  He also assists NYP by taking photos when requested.  Locally he has provided photography for print ads, for display in restaurants, and for local bands. Richard has also sold images in several countries via the Internet.

Visit Richard Krol’s website and view some of the incredible photos on display.

Richard Krol Self Portrait


Downtown Greensboro NC, Downtown Greensboro homes, Historic homes, Preservation Greensboro, Greensboro neighborhoods, College Hill, Bellemeade, Fisher Park, Aycock

From Preservation Greensboro:

“Treasured Places
Greensboro’s Most Treasured Places”

“There are few places that evoke such a diverse sense of Southern
American history as Greensboro. The cultural center of the Society
of Friends in the South gave birth to such notable personalities
as plucky First Lady Dolley Madison, the enigmatic writer O. Henry,
and pioneering broadcaster Edward R. Murrow. However, Greensboro’s
historical legacy is not limited solely to personalities. The city
has long been home to a large and vibrant African American
population, Southern Industrialists, and numerous institutions of
higher learning.”
“Economic and social upheaval of the Civil War capped growth in the
region until industrialists tapped the area’s low-wage labor pool,
efficient transportation system, and abundant cotton and tobacco
resources. With growth of the textile and cigarette industry in the
late nineteenth century, Greensboro’s population surged. This growth
resulted in the development of one of Greensboro’s hallmarks:
charming and well-defined neighborhoods such as College Hill,
Bellemeade, Fisher Park, and Aycock. A low-income housing crisis was
averted through establishment of self-contained mill villages
throughout the city that served burgeoning textile mills. The era
also saw growth of service sector jobs along South Elm Street,
illustrated by ambitious projects such as the Jefferson Standard
Life Insurance Headquarters, celebrated as the city’s first
“As Greensboro’s nineteenth century rail system facilitated the
city’s twentieth century manufacturing renaissance, industrial wealth
has endowed the city’s foundations and educational institutions to
great success. The city contains an inordinate number of generous
foundations that sponsor the development of parks, athletic
facilities, academic programs, and community arts initiatives. With
fewer headquarters and more back-office operations, Greensboro’s
future lies increasingly with its colleges and universities. The year
2008 will be Greensboro’s bicentennial, and though the city struggles
to assimilate its current identity with its future potential, its
soul is indelibly written in the facades and history of its treasured

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