Autographs in Strange Places
Whiskey River
Salty Rooster

The devil is in the details. They say. So. No matter what project I happen to be photographing, I always try very hard to see the details. Sometimes, they really amount to very little. Sometimes, they become an icon for the entire project. Sometimes, if the picture is part of a long story, it adds just the right amount of spice to the stew. These pictures were made in bars, clubs and restaurants all over Beale Street in Memphis. With the exception of the rooster, most of the pictures are pretty much self-explanatory. The rooster is really part of a salt and pepper set. Oh, the light. For some unknown reason the probably has something to do with alcohol, people autograph the light fixtures at The Beale Street Cafe. I dunno.

The pictures. Point and shoot. Mostly with a 16mm f2.8 lens. The rooster was made with an 18-200mm set to about 180mm. That’s it.

I like the boots. Maybe I should buy a pair.

Oh. A little housekeeping. Even though I have some 5,200 pictures that I made in Memphis, it’s time to shift gears a little. So. We go back to New Orleans. We celebrate Mardi Gras.