More Street Music


A little brass band music. On the streets. On a second line. Everybody whoopin’ and hollerin’. Singing and dancing. Another neighborhood. Another Sunday. In New Orleans. I’ve sort of taken a break from photographing these things every Sunday. There are 47 of them. Sometimes, other stuff gets in the way. Family things. Too many errands.Continue reading “More Street Music”

Industrial Light & Color


I saw the light. I saw the color. Sometimes shadows are bluish. Especially to digital sensors. They like shadows. They like cooler colors. They don’t always like warm colors. Especially yellow. I play to that when I’m just looking around. Sometimes, people think I add to color when I don’t. I just look for it whenContinue reading “Industrial Light & Color”

Shapes of Things to Come


This is what comes of walking. Little pictures. Hidden pictures. A weird kind of art. What I saw is very different from the finished picture. That happens sometimes. It usually happens in post production. This time, all I did was darken the picture and the whole thing came together into some strange photographic statement. For which, IContinue reading “Shapes of Things to Come”

Everything. Or not.


Yes. New Orleans fall colors. Look at that rust. Look at all that green growth. Obviously, the colors are changing. I write this very tongue in cheek. This is another of the pictures I saw on the way to the second line that I didn’t photograph. It has everything. Rust. Trees. Ivy. Green Colors. Chicken Wire. Diamonds.Continue reading “Everything. Or not.”

Circles


Sometimes you see it. Sometimes you can’t miss it. I was on my way to someplace else when this wall just reached out and hit me in the head. Right between the eyes. Sheesh. How could I miss this? I intentionally left out anything that could add scale, but the biggest circle is at leastContinue reading “Circles”

The Ladies.


Somebody in this house said something like, “Didn’t we see The Lady Rollers on Sunday?” Yes. “Why did you only publish a picture of a band member?” Uh. Doooooooh! So. Here are a few portraits of the ladies in question. They are from various social aid & pleasure clubs, marching groups and krewes. The Pussyfooters. The PartylineContinue reading “The Ladies.”

Reflections


Another Sunday, another second line. This one was The Lady Rollers. Hot 8 Brass Band played the songs. Big loud band. They are fairly big time. You can tell the difference. They are a touring band. They record. They’ve been nominated for a Grammy. That’s pretty cool. The parade was made up of The LadyContinue reading “Reflections”

Green


No doubt about it. New Orleans is a colorful place. The color of this day was green. Almost very bright shade of green. Apparently, I did get the memo. I wore a green shirt even though I really didn’t know the color of the day. My shirt was a lot less colorful than what these peopleContinue reading “Green”

Hear that Music…


I’m not even sure what to write about this picture. This is what I saw. I focused, pressed the button… It’s the Prince of Wales second line parade. Fourth parade of the season. There are a couple of philosophical things to discuss. I suppose. No matter how much talent you are blessed with, or thinkContinue reading “Hear that Music…”