Will The Circle Be Unbroken?


W ill it? I don’t know. It seems like all of my circles have cracks in them. It’s a fight these days to keep them from breaking apart. I’m resilient — a word that all New Orleanians hate — but sometimes enough is enough. I mourn for all the victims of mass shootings. I mournContinue reading “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?”

Junk, Not Junk


I’m always amazed at what I see if I just look. Since I’ve moved into a new series of things, I see stuff everywhere. Not only for the junk (not junk) series, but for images in general. I suppose by letting my sort of photographic malaise roll around in my head I was able toContinue reading “Junk, Not Junk”

It’s a Funny Thing


It’s a funny thing. The minute I stopped trying to make a picture and explaining myself the drought went away. If it was a drought. I think I was just bored. Here’s why. For the last few months I’ve been making pictures of my version of nature. Notice that. My version of nature. I’m notContinue reading “It’s a Funny Thing”

Cherries and Stuff


I have no idea. It appears somebody finished their overly sweet drink and dumped the remains. I saw it and thought that it might make a picture. I cannot tell you how much this bothers me. No matter what you may think of us, good or bad, New Orleans and outlying regions are trashy. ThereContinue reading “Cherries and Stuff”

A Little Urban


A little change. Something a little more grungy. A little more urban. A little more made by hand. Some people think graffiti is some kind of blemish. A kind of destruction. An attack on civilized society. Others think it is a kind of street art. I fall into the latter category. Sometimes. Some of thisContinue reading “A Little Urban”

You Just Never Know


One Sunday morning. After the second line. Walking back to my car. You just never know what you are going to find along the way. In this neighborhood, many of the houses have been repaired. But, just. They are functional houses that were brought back after the storm. Some are still boarded up. Waiting forContinue reading “You Just Never Know”

On the Other Side of the World


I found this. On the other side of the world. Or, some place along Bayou. St. John. Whichever comes first. If you live in New Orleans you might know where this place is located. If you don’t live in the city, it doesn’t matter. In any case, I’m not being very precise about its location. It’sContinue reading “On the Other Side of the World”

Faces


I’d rather photograph people. I’d rather make pictures of people by discovery. On the scene. Whatever the scene happens to be. I’d make their portrait without showing the event. This transports them — and me — to another place. As it happens, these three casual portraits were made at various parades. The top two were takenContinue reading “Faces”

Never


Never. No little boxes. Don’t left anybody put you in them. Don’t put yourself in one. If your experiment fails, it fails. That’s how you learn. How you grow. Anybody who knows me knows I am a baseball fan. Think about this. The very best hitters have a batting average of around .300. That meansContinue reading “Never”