Among the Ruins


What’s behind. These pictures make my old urbex roaming look pretty good. I always felt safe. It was like playing soldier, always remembering two things. Slow is smooth and smooth fast. And, if you can see the enemy, the enemy can see you. I hate to think of the citizens of New Orleans as theContinue reading “Among the Ruins”

Photography’s End


Oh my. The photographers among you aren’t going to like this. I made these pictures by typing words into some AI software and it generated these four pictures. No camera, no lenses, no post production. Well, just a little to resize the image which caused a small loss in sharpness. Trust me. It’s tack sharp.Continue reading “Photography’s End”

Long Time Gone


There are three stories to tell. The first is about the news. I made this picture in the old abandoned power plant that is near the river. It was abandoned in the 1970s. There have development plans over the years. None of them have come to fruition. Last week, I think, a young urbex photographerContinue reading “Long Time Gone”

Creativity


I want sushi right now. It costs more than a house. Instead, we bought a new espresso maker. It’s the bomb. It’s really for touring, but we just had to test it before we hit the road. So, we bought five pounds of Lavazza beans. Five pounds ought to be enough to test it, right?Continue reading “Creativity”

The Push and Pull


N ew projects are always exciting. This is one that I’ve photographed on and off over the last billion decades or so. It’s about the end of things. Buildings, cars, places. Just about everything We talk about recycling. We talk about limiting plastics. That whole thing is a ridiculous notion. Have you ever driven acrossContinue reading “The Push and Pull”

Two By Two


T his seems like I’m carrying yesterday’s post a little bit too far. I’m really not although it could be said that I really just documenting another kind of disaster. At least this one was natural. This is the Lower 9th Ward a few summers after Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the levees justContinue reading “Two By Two”

Run The Voodoo Down


L ast night it came to me in a fever dream just how much work there is to do. Not just me but for all of us. We know the most pressing items. The pandemic, climate change, inflation, crime, Ukraine, China. There are smaller issues that don’t seem so pressing. But, they are. The infrastructureContinue reading “Run The Voodoo Down”

Everything is Broken


A few of my friends have asked why we are heading to Virginia and farm life. These pictures might speak to that. But, they are a little romantic, a little nostalgic. New Orleans is truly the city that care forgot. The truth is that we’ve gotten as violent as I’ve ever known New Orleans toContinue reading “Everything is Broken”

Ever South


A nother day. Another block. Another time. Another house. This is a place that I know for certain was damaged by Hurricane Katrina. I’ve watched it over the years. It follows the laws of nature with the overgrowth. In the winter, such as it is in the Gulf Coast, you can see more of theContinue reading “Ever South”