Something simple. I’ve been reading a lot about the future by studying the past up to now. I’ve said repeatedly that I don’t want things to return to normal. I want them to be better. I like the idea of NCY closing a lot of streets to traffic so people can walk about freely, but […]
Lessons learned. Learned well. They come to mind without really coming to mind. They are just there. They are a kind of koan. You see something. You react. You stop thinking about your approach. To paraphrase and old Nike tagline, “You just do it.” Back in 1974 when I was in photojournalism school at SJSU, […]
Street portraits made easy. When you have help. My buddy, Pableaux Johnson was working with a new video light on a still camera. It is flat panelled and a continuous light source. He thought it would help illuminate the Mardi Gras Indians as they walked while they showed off their suits. After all, on St. […]
First and foremost. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the people who live along the Gulf Coast in Texas. Twelve years ago, they came for us. Now, it’s our turn. Whatever they need. Whenever they need it. You’d have to have been here and gone through a major storm to really feel it deep […]
So. I was very late yesterday and I’m very early today. That’s what happens when I can’t sleep. This is one of those pictures I made on my walk through The French Quarter. The bikes are typical for the rough streets located there. For me, the added touch was the faded Mardi Gras beads which […]
Time to move. At least on this blog. Today’s picture is from The Bywater area of New Orleans. The Bywater is an old blue collar area of the city. It once was home to a lot of coffee importers and roasting plants. There were also a lot a fruit importers located there, too. But, that’s […]
I was on my way to someplace else when I decided that I needed a little coffee. One Double Macchiato later… I made two very unexpected pictures.