Street wise

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

A quick word about the artwork for this week’s feature story: Most of these photos were shot by freelance photographer Eric Marks for his Reno Street Photography project. If you live in the Reno area, there’s a good chance that you’ve met Eric or at least seen him around. He’s that fearless, enthusiastic, talkative bald guy with a camera. He shoots stuff for us just about every week, but he also maintains the Reno Street Photography Facebook page, where he uploads amazing photos of various people out and about in Reno.

Sometimes the photos are sad and poignant, and sometimes they’re hilarious—like our cover image this week. He presents a great no-holds-barred, warts-and-all perspective on our community, and it’s light years better than most of the photography on social media. And it’s all the better when a candid shot of someone you know pops up.

Anyway, while I was working on this week’s feature story, I asked him if he had any good shots of the Knitting Factory, and he said he had a lot of great images of the exterior that he shot for Reno Street Photography—a nice chance for us to show off that aspect of Eric’s work, even if the photos don’t connect all that directly to the story.

And I’d encourage you to check out more of his stuff at

Also, don’t forget to suggest your favorite local bands and musicians for our 21st birthday party Rollin’ on the River concert series this summer. There are going to be multiple components at multiple venues, so it’s really open to all genres. We want to know what readers want to hear. Send an email with your recommendations to with “Party Music” in the subject line.