Last Stop Texaco


T his hell scape was once a busy roadside stop. They sold fuel, worked on broken down cars and had a little store. That was years ago when the road that ran right in front of it was a busy Route 66. Along came a new Interstate 40. The road in the background is basicallyContinue reading “Last Stop Texaco”

Can’t Let Go


I started this day thinking about the things I really like. Some are obvious. Some less so. There’s photography. Art. Design. Color. There’s baseball. The New York Yankees. F1 Motorsports. Music of all genres. Live music. Recorded music. There is travel. Other countries. Southeast Asia. Hong Kong. China. The American Southwest. Virginia. Even New Orleans.Continue reading “Can’t Let Go”

The Push and Pull


N ew projects are always exciting. This is one that I’ve photographed on and off over the last billion decades or so. It’s about the end of things. Buildings, cars, places. Just about everything We talk about recycling. We talk about limiting plastics. That whole thing is a ridiculous notion. Have you ever driven acrossContinue reading “The Push and Pull”

Ever South


A nother day. Another block. Another time. Another house. This is a place that I know for certain was damaged by Hurricane Katrina. I’ve watched it over the years. It follows the laws of nature with the overgrowth. In the winter, such as it is in the Gulf Coast, you can see more of theContinue reading “Ever South”

Ain’t Done Yet


T his was once good business. Along came Hurricane Katrina who changed everything with her floodwaters the poured through broken federal levees. A lot of businesses were destroyed or closed. Smith Tire seemed to linger. Whenever I passed by, it seemed to be closed. Or, was it ever open? I have no idea. I’ve heard,Continue reading “Ain’t Done Yet”

Someone and Someone


I talk a lot about nature just wanting stasis. This is a great example of that. The house was damaged during Katrina. The doors and windows are boarded up. That didn’t stop nature from retaking that little piece of land. Maybe one day the owner will return or there will be a new owner. They’llContinue reading “Someone and Someone”

New World Arisn’


N ormally, you would see Our Lady of Guadalupe paintings in some Southwestern State, usually in New Mexico. I was surprised to see this one in the Seventh Ward. This location was heavily flooded during the storm. When I made the picture there was mud, and gravel and leftover bits and pieces covering the streets.Continue reading “New World Arisn’”

The Edge of Town


U rbex deluxe. I wrote that in the picture’s caption and I liked it so well that I made it the lead line. I’m thinking it could be a good name for a band. Anyway. My past is coming back to haunt me. I used to photograph a lot of urbex, or urban exploration forContinue reading “The Edge of Town”

Journey Through The Past


Thinking about what I saw. I saw a lot. When I returned to New Orleans after my time in New Mexico, I wanted to see what remained of the storm. After all, I’d been gone for almost five years. It turns out that there were some 60,000 buildings decaying. The new mayor managed to cutContinue reading “Journey Through The Past”