We Live Here


I wasn’t sure what to say about these pictures because many of them are commercial but a portrait is a portrait and as a photographer I’ve never been “slick.” I generally make pictures “my way.” That is not to say that I don’t listen to clients, creatives and editors. I reckon that you hire meContinue reading “We Live Here”

Tell Me Why


T hey say it’s all in the eyes. That the eyes are the windows to the soul. Who am I to disagree? I haven’t been on the street for a long time. Y’all know why. It’s driving me crazy. I don’t like being cooped up. I’m not sure I’ll ever return to the street inContinue reading “Tell Me Why”

The Stories…


We do it for the stories we could tell. That’s what Jimmy Buffett said. He’s right. I’ve come out of retirement from the street. Saturday’s events convinced me that there could be no other way. I came out for the Single Ladies Second Line. It was hot. So hot. It didn’t look like anybody wasContinue reading “The Stories…”

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs…


Krewe of Barkus. The dogs. The people. The pictures. And, a few stories. I had it all planned out. In my head. I even tried to photograph what I was thinking about. My lead picture was going to be the dog sniffing into the lens. Then, this picture. Then that picture. But, you know whatContinue reading “Dogs, Dogs, Dogs…”

Krewe du Vieux


And, so. It begins.  With Krewe du Vieux. The adults parade. Every Mardi Gras parade has a theme. This one is no different. Bienville’s 300th Wet Dream. They attacked everybody this year,  from the mayor — an obvious choice — to John Besh, who was the first of the big name chefs that was takenContinue reading “Krewe du Vieux”

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”

Faces


Smiles. I reckon about now a lot of people could use one today. Or, a lot of them. It’s Inauguration Day in The United States. It’s pretty fair to say that the entire world is nervous. No worries. I’m not going to go all political on you now. Storyteller is supposed to be a refuge fromContinue reading “Faces”

2016


  2016. What could I write that hasn’t been already written? It’s been a rough year. It doesn’t seem to want to let go. There’s also been some wonderful moments. Especially when you look at them at a more granular level. Dig in.  Forget all the noise. Just listen to the signal. In my case allContinue reading “2016”

Season’s End


Holiday season. These are my last two pictures of the 2016 holiday season. I didn’t make a lot of “big” Christmas pictures this year. I didn’t feel like it. As we all know, the passing year was a rough one.  2016 was hard on everybody. I guess it shows. Especially, since I believe all artContinue reading “Season’s End”