Original Four


You know me. On most Sundays, you can find me at a second line. This one was important to me. Because, the work is the prayer. The whole world seems to need a whole lot of prayer right now. You know what I wrote yesterday. That’s what this work was for. Second lines are joyous.Continue reading “Original Four”

I Have A Question


I have questions. A question. Black people hunted and killed, pipe bombs sent to liberal people, a murderous mass shooting of Jewish people in their house of God. Last week was just horrible. In a year of terrible things. A good friend of mine suggested that I not publish anything overtly political because he thinks thatContinue reading “I Have A Question”

The Return


The return. To the scene. If you read yesterday’s Storyteller you might have an idea of what I mean. Those first pictures of Mardi Gras Indians were made right here, at this place. In a very different time. I made this picture yesterday. I had some business in Treme and other errands around downtown. TheContinue reading “The Return”

New Orleans – First Things First


It seems that y’all are getting to see my firsts. First picture in New Orleans. First Mardi Gras. And, now first pictures of Mardi Gras Indians. Even though I was living in New Orleans for about 5 years, I wasn’t out on the streets. In July 2005 that changed. Looking back, it seemed like everythingContinue reading “New Orleans – First Things First”

New Orleans – A Few Weeks Later


Like a moth to a flame. I kept going back. At first, every week or so. I had to know what would become of a once vibrant neighborhood of blue-collar people. While it is true that many people lost their lives out here, many more didn’t. It is still sacred ground. It always will be.Continue reading “New Orleans – A Few Weeks Later”

New Orleans — What Once Was


What was once.  What isn’t is a distant memory. These are things that I found during the early days of recovery following Hurricane Katrina’s destructive path. Or more precisely, the Federal Flood, given that the levees broke because of catastrophic failure. I saw things. Terrible things. I’ll show you some of the more publishable things overContinue reading “New Orleans — What Once Was”

Back To It


A lot of firsts. As I work through my archives and share newly “found” images with you, I realized that you are seeing a lot of firsts. A few days ago, you saw my first New Orleans picture. Today you are seeing my first Mardi Gras picture. I made this picture in 1999. On film.Continue reading “Back To It”

Good Fellas Part Two


It’s the energy. In hot or cool weather, it’s the energy that drives second lines. It’s the energy that creates minor miracles for me. If you hear the music, smell the cooking, get pulled into the din, there is no way that you won’t come alive.  You’ll sway to the music.  You’ll dance. You willContinue reading “Good Fellas Part Two”

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