Magic & Luck


M agic and luck. I was listening to a podcast yesterday. The host was chatting with Mike Campbell. In case you don’t know his name, he plays guitar very well. So well, in fact, that he is a founder of the Heartbreakers with the late Tom Petty. He played in the proto-Heartbreakers band called Mudcrunch.Continue reading “Magic & Luck”

You Want It Brighter


L et’s talk about street photography. These days most new photographers claim the genre of street photography. Most of them don’t know what they are doing. They don’t work close enough. They work from behind. They work from across the street. They often shoot from the hip so that their subjects don’t see them. IContinue reading “You Want It Brighter”

All On A Tuesday


A ll on a Tuesday. It’s Mardi Gras. Everywhere else it’s just another Tuesday. People go about their workday, not even knowing the hell that’s raised in New Orleans. I don’t know if that’s a good or bad thing. Anyway. Here are a bunch of pictures to help you celebrate. Happy Mardi Gras, y’all.

Time


L earning. That was a koan one year. Just like simple is this year’s koan. I was doing a deep review to find pictures for this and two other projects. After glazing my brain and frosting my eyes, I came to understand why I am not working much and not caring if I do. We’veContinue reading “Time”

The Day Before, The Day before


T he tools of the trade. I suppose that’s what you could call them. Brass tools. Trumpets, French horns, tubas, trombones. They all make their way onto the streets during the Mardi Gras parade season. The students that play them come local and regional high schools and universities. The schools that teach the them oftenContinue reading “The Day Before, The Day before”

It Gets In Your Head


W e are coming to that time. Mardi Gras Day. The new people in New Orleans are trying to coin a new phrase. Deep Gras. It’s actually been around for awhile, but it meant something different. To me it means Mardi Gras all day every day, seeing friends you haven’t seen in years, meeting newContinue reading “It Gets In Your Head”

Something That I Forgot


L ike a bolt from the blue. It hit me. I’ve been struggling to figure out how to organize my curating. Without blowing my own horn, I’ve made so many Mardi Gras pictures over the years that I get overwhelmed looking at them. That bolt though. What is Mardi Gras really about? People. No matterContinue reading “Something That I Forgot”

Week Two


A fter a short break, I am back at it. Mardi Gras parade season week two. It’s at this point that I start needing a break. It’s likely that I’ve worked for six days in a row, day and night. The break came yesterday when there are no parades. Now work would normally run straightContinue reading “Week Two”

Song of the Seasons


I’ ve been feeling out of sorts for the past couple of days. I know where I should be. I know where I’m not. I have a kind of fear. I know that CoVid-19 is not going away any time soon. Most medical professionals who study this stuff are saying that it’s time to liveContinue reading “Song of the Seasons”