In My Life


N ot business as usual. Not this week, not any week. We’ve all been through something, the worst of which might be over, but it is not over yet. People are still getting sick. We had to cancel two shows. A crew member was sick. America seems to have declared, “pandemic over.” It isn’t. ItContinue reading “In My Life”

Cold, Cold, Cold


W hen I talk about photographing on assignment many people think it’s all glamour and excitement. Now, that I work in the background of making music I know that glamour is the last thing on anybody’s minds. It’s hard work and most of it sucks. Getting back to strictly photography, I once wrote that IContinue reading “Cold, Cold, Cold”

Troubles


I started thinking about our world. Normally, I’d like to think I’m positive in general, but not right these days. Our world is a terrible place. There is the elephant in the room, CoVid19 which became political when it was scientific. Even though the numbers are rising at the rate of five times faster thanContinue reading “Troubles”

Questions


A rant. A slight rant. Mardi Gras parade season began last night with Krewe du Vieux walking through the French Quarter. In all the pictures that I saw I counted one mask, no social distancing. Many of the pictures were made by friends of mine who also didn’t wear masks. I think that in aboutContinue reading “Questions”

Rolling


A nother experiment and another morning nap. There’s a reason for both. It’s my nature to experiment even when the picture gets a little bleak. The other is something that makes me nervous. You know about my back and hip problems. I’ve been feeling good for a while. Yesterday I seemed to collapse. Everything wentContinue reading “Rolling”

The Sky Is Crying


W hat a weird, but peaceful day. We did a lot of cold weather cooking. But, mostly I slept. And slept. Here’s how it went in the afternoon. I thought I would rest my computer eyes and read something on real paper at around 4pm. I awoke at 8:45pm. By the time my head clearedContinue reading “The Sky Is Crying”

The Blue Distance


You’d think this is one of my layered pictures. It’s not. I just happened to line myself up with multiple bare trees. I did make a bunch of exposures because I didn’t believe it myself. A painter followed me here in WordPressland. I followed her back. Her work is good as it is, but sheContinue reading “The Blue Distance”

In The 504


Everyone knows that it’s the high school bands that I like best when they roll during a Mardi Gras parade. The floats are fine. The Rolling Elvi are fun. The motorcycle riders are fun. But, the marching bands. That’s the thing for me. They combine three wonderful elements. Music. Energy, And, color. If there wasContinue reading “In The 504”

The Krewe of Madness


The picture is the thing. That’s what I say. No matter what happens make your picture. A wise old professor used to say that sometimes the hardest part of making a picture is getting there. He’s right. Even if you are working in your own city that is still true. When I photograph a MardiContinue reading “The Krewe of Madness”