A funny thing happened. One of my agencies asked me to photograph some of the top ten tourist locations in New Orleans. So, I Googled around. In general, most of the top ten lists of places to go in New Orleans are located in The French Quarter. Maybe eight out of the top ten.  I know […]


It is the light. It’s always the light. I took this picture in The French Quarter, at about the same time I made pictures for the last couple of posts. In any other light I’d have likely just walked right by this scene. But, in golden light the reds just popped and the shadows got […]


It goes like this. I stop to take a picture in a touristy place — like on Royal Street in The French Quarter — and people either say to each other, “What is he taking a picture of?” Or, they turn on their smartphones and take a picture of whatever think that I did because […]


Yes. I know. The French Quarter is a major tourist attraction. So major, in fact, that many people who visit think they’ve seen all of New Orleans when they’ve only walked around the Quarter. Except on rare occasion, or when the weather is way too hot and humid like the months of August and September, the Quarter […]


It seems like a long time ago. But, Super Sunday 2016 is less than a week old. Time seems to moving so fast these days. Generally, when I start looking for pictures on big days like the yearly gathering of Uptown Indians I start looking at “little” pictures. A picture that is somewhat symbolic, but not […]


I often return to the scene. Of the crime. Remember the dusky, blue hour picture of Lafayette Cemetery No. 2 that I posted two days ago? I took this picture the next day on Super Sunday as I was leaving. I saw the bikes all lined up in a row. I took a couple of steps […]


Photography. Painting with light. That’s what the Greek words means. Sort of. That’s what I was taught about a billion years ago. That’s what most photographers say. But, literally, it means writing with light. By photographers I mean the kind who actually studied something about their art. Their craft. Not the ten minute kind. Oh, let’s […]


I need a break from Mardi Gras Indians. You do too. This isn’t a complete break because I made the picture on St. Joseph’s Night while I was looking for the Indians. But, it looks like a break. That’s what we need. Here’s what happened. When I work around A.L. Davis Park in Central City, I […]