More Southern Heart


So. I told you yesterday that I accidentally became a Southerner. I’m not sure how it happened. But, it did. Today, I thought that I would share with you some of the places I saw yesterday. There are a lot more pictures. I’ll show them to you over the course of the next week orContinue reading “More Southern Heart”

Your Southern Heart


The South. It means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. It means something to me. I’m trying to figure out how it happened. I was born in Brooklyn, NY. I was raised in Southern California. I lived for a long time in Asia. But, a huge part of my professionalContinue reading “Your Southern Heart”

Almost…


The door was locked. I walked around to the side of the abandoned house. The wall was missing. So I just boosted myself up towards the floor… until it broke and gave way. I jumped backwards and down. Back on the ground where I belong. I decided that I really didn’t need to be inside.Continue reading “Almost…”

A Feather’s Not A Bird…


I went to Hollygrove today. That’s one of the funkiest and worst neighborhoods in the city, Not because it always was, but because the storm swamped it. I went there to work. The work is the prayer I always say. This one was for Maya Angelou. She meant something to me. But, I didn’t reallyContinue reading “A Feather’s Not A Bird…”

Drive By…


Drive by. No. Not that kind. This is about pictures. Not guns. Not bullets. But, we did have 17 or 18 shootings over the long Memorial Day weekend. “Only” four people died. “Only.” It wasn’t as horrible as the shootings were in Santa Barbara, California. But, still… Anyway, we’ve had some really bad light. NotContinue reading “Drive By…”

Seeing


Wow! Who took that picture? That’s what I was thinking as I did what I call the final clean up edit of my Bayou Boogaloo take. The picture is an illustration of something that I preach constantly. Look around. Don’t fall into the trap of tunnel vision. My best example is photographing an amazing sunset. Take thoseContinue reading “Seeing”

And, In The End…


The Jack O’ Lantern Effect. You pass through a neighborhood and you think that after almost nine years things are finally starting to come together. Then, you turn the corner. The houses are abandoned. The grass, plants and weeds are overgrown. The streets are so potholed that they have reverted to dirt. There are stillContinue reading “And, In The End…”

Musical Portrait


This is it from The Bayou Boogaloo. The last picture. This is classic me. Making a picture on the way to some place else. We were walking back from the area where I made the pictures of Big Chief Juan Pardo dancing, singing and chanting. If you are wondering where that was, look at thatContinue reading “Musical Portrait”

Big Chief


Mardi Gras Indians. They aren’t always on parading on the streets. Sometimes they sing, dance and chant from stage. When they do, they usually draw the largest crowd at whatever festival they happen to be playing. This is Big Chief Juan Pardo. When we were talking on Uptown Super Sunday, he was showing me hisContinue reading “Big Chief”

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