Home, Not Home
Y es. I was taking you through my travels, but soon New Orleans will fade into my rambles. I’d like to say I have mixed emotions about leaving, but I don’t. The city is very broken. We are on pace to have the highest number of murders per capita. That means we’ll have around 350…
A lot of people who talk about the redevelopment of Central City point to the Freret Street corridor as a good model. One that the developers of Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard should follow. I’m not sure about that A dozen or so semi-upscale restaurants does not a community make. But, as a walk up to…
More Rain… On My Car’s Windshield
I just like this picture. It’s an artifact of technology. How? One day, when rain started pouring in buckets, I thought I would sit for a minute in my car until, the downpour lightened just a bit. I started getting bored so I began making pictures with one of my little Sonys. The focusing module…
Sometimes It Rains… Hard
The thing about living in New Orleans in the summer is that you never know when it is going to rain. You can start out with a bright, sunny day. Then. BAM. You can’t run to your car or open your umbrella quick enough. Umbrellas become yet another sort of accoutrement in the summer. Even in…
On Ferret Street
My interest in Central City is partially driven by what happened on Ferret Street, which is now called “The New Ferret Street.” When I attended Loyola University, which is next door to Tulane, Ferret Street was sort of a no go zone. It was run down, crime ridden and pretty much abandoned. It was that…
And, On The Fourth of July
I’m not really a big fireworks kind of guy. So, while I was thinking about what to post today, I came up with the idea of a collection of Americana pictures. So here we go.
A Little Street Music
Testing. Testing. Testing. A new camera. A very little new camera. A camera without a mirror. When a camera doesn’t use a mirror it doesn’t need a pentaprism, which allows it to be about the size of a deck of playing cards. But, it has the sensor of a DSLR, which means I can use…
Sometimes, I feel like just darkening things up a bit things up a bit. This is another kind of experiment. It’s not very pretty and I’m not sure why I did it and, more to the point, kept it. I guess I’m attempting to do something more movie like. I’ve always been drawn to end…
Bourbon Street Rain
They rainy season is approaching fast in the gulf coast. But, that never stops the folks who go to Bourbon Street in New Orleans’ French Quarter. For the folks in the photograph, it looks to me that sometimes having fun is just hard work.