Not Enough Masks


A little clean up time. Sometimes pictures don’t make the final cut. They are close enough. I thought I’d show you a few from two second lines that missed the first cut… a little bit. Single Ladies. And the jazz funeral for Chef Leah Chase. I thought I’d stack them up all in one bigContinue reading “Not Enough Masks”

Saying Goodbye


We all came out. Zulus. Chefs in their whites. Indians. Voodoo priestesses. Priests and ministers. Political leaders. And all the rest of us. We walked. We talked to each other. There was a lot of kindness in the crowd. We came to celebrate a humble woman who believed the food could bring us all together.Continue reading “Saying Goodbye”

Chef Leah Chase


Leah Chase. The heart and soul of New Orleans changed last night. We were made a lesser place. Chef Leah Chase passed last night. She was 96 years old. She lived a life of service and good works. She believed that food could bring us together. Although Ms. Leah was the grande dame of CreoleContinue reading “Chef Leah Chase”

A NOLA Portrait


A portrait. To be more specific, a street portrait. It’s hung around in my portfolio for a few years now. Depending on who is looking at my work, I often start with this picture. If this doesn’t catch your eye, I don’t know what will. If it’s printed, a 20 inch deep version of thisContinue reading “A NOLA Portrait”

New Orleans… A Story


New Orleans stories. Some I have to dredge up from deep in my memory. Others not so much. This is one of the others. I was walking down the street in Treme. I was headed to a second line. I didn’t know there was a second line that started earlier. A jazz funeral. As IContinue reading “New Orleans… A Story”

New Orleans


Time for a change. I reckon that yesterday’s post about spring was a fairly good one. That’s a good way to go out. No. I’m not leaving. I’m just a little tired of photographing nature when I’m not even a nature photographer. I suppose it shows. Real nature photographers go places. Even if they stayedContinue reading “New Orleans”

What Do You Know?


This is a fine example. An example of not letting pictures marinate long enough to see the good ones. The subtle ones. The slightly hidden ones. As you know, I photographed the Dumaine Street Gang second line a week ago in Treme. I showed you a few pictures, moved into my comings and goings andContinue reading “What Do You Know?”

Into the Crowd


A hard picture to make. And, a very lucky one. Sometimes I like to shoot into the crowd. Wait, wait. That’s not what I meant. I’m not that guy. The crazy guy. With too many guns. Let’s try this. Sometimes I like to photograph into the crowd. There. That’s better. I like to do thatContinue reading “Into the Crowd”

We Are All Photographers Now


See what I mean? Look at all those people taking pictures. There are six smartphones that I can count and I think a see a seventh hiding behind the blue umbrella. That’s a lot of pictures made in just a few minutes. That’s a lot of uploads to these folks’ favorite social media. That explainsContinue reading “We Are All Photographers Now”

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