Left Over Life


Two feet in, one foot out. That’s not quite true. I’m all in on our move, but I have a lot of my past to think about as I work through old archives. I lived in New Orleans for a long time. I made a lot of photographs there. There’s a lot to re-archive andContinue reading “Left Over Life”

More Tests & Second Lines


Second Lines and Experiments I’m reminding myself that many pictures could use a crop or two. I typically try to fill the frame with the subject that I want within the borders of the picture. That’s not always easy. If you photograph sports the subject is moving, and the photographer is stationary. If you photographContinue reading “More Tests & Second Lines”

Second Line Squared


Once upon a time I made pictures like this one every Sunday. I retired from the streets a few years ago mostly for health reasons, but after seven years I felt like the project ran its course. You work and you work and you work and one day you just know. You might still goContinue reading “Second Line Squared”

Singing


I made this picture a few years back at a county fair. Originally, this was a horizontal photograph, but I realized that his hand was doing something, but you can’t tell what. So, I decided to do what I had been taught in photojournalism school, crop to the heart of the image in order toContinue reading “Singing”

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”

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”

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”

Out on the Street


M usic. You know me and music. You know me and brass bands. Here’s a little portfolio about just that. In all the years that I photographed second lines I cannot tell you how many times I made pictures of brass bands. I think it’s the passion that I like. The music matters because itContinue reading “Out on the Street”

A Good Friend


I t’s coming on Christmas. Joni Mitchell wrote that in a song called “The River.” It’s maybe one of my favorite two Christmas songs. The other is a new song called, “I Dream of Christmas.” Musical Miss wrote it. Even with my physical pain, which I finally bombed into submission with some heavy narcotics, IContinue reading “A Good Friend”