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That Little Cat

Getting Ready

Getting Ready.

The little cat.

You liked him. I really liked him. So, I made a bunch of pictures. These are some of them. They are about getting ready before the second line. And, the first few minutes after the club hits the streets.

Here’s how it goes.

The clubs and supporting krews meet somewhere to finish getting ready. Sometimes, it’s their own clubhouse. Often, it’s a business or home along the route. This time, it was located in a barbershop called the Hot Spot. Everything is painted dramatically. In warm colors. Black. And, in flames. The barbers kept cutting. The men, women and kids put the final touches on their Sunday best.

The pictures. Make friends. Get inside. Take pictures. Go back another day with a small packet of pictures. Give them away. Make more friends.

Oh. You’d do well to open the little pictures. Especially, “Surrounded and Protected,” and, “Oh Really?’ The little girl in the purple coat has a great expression on her face.

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I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at or For a quick look at my work please go to


  1. I like your comment about giving photos to the folks you photograph – a great way to keep the friendship fires and photo-opportunities alive! Love the photos!


    • You know, I was thinking about this. I’ve been making small prints for subjects for years. Even on the film days — which are coming back — making one more print in the darkroom was no big deal. 📷⚜

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