Do That and You’ll Lose It

A side from Spotify buying AEG which owns Jazzfest, other strange things happened. First, neither of my musicians won Grammys. When I realized Musical Miss was competing against Lady Gaga with 95 year old and end stage demented singer Tony Bennett I knew she had no chance. Just as well. Spotify buying Jazzfest means noContinue reading “Do That and You’ll Lose It”


M ystical, magical and very blue. This was really a test. What happens if I turn a white statue blue and add leaves? Now we know. It looks like this. Sort of mysterious. Sort of like the garden of good and evil. This is another picture that took some time to make. I think aboutContinue reading “Midnight”

Naked To The Eye

The weather turned a little cold and very bright. So, I started chasing my project. I found an old house with a statue in front. The Virgin Mary protects the house. The house protects the occupants. I don’t know much about this place. There were no cars in the street or in the short drivewayContinue reading “Naked To The Eye”


“Sometimes the hardest part of taking a picture is getting there.” For the abandoned railroad project, sometimes the hardest part of taking picture is finding the picture. Four hours looking in two likely places yielded nothing. For the project. I did find a picture or two. For myself. This is one of them. I wentContinue reading “Searching”

Beefed Up Security

I saw this little guy while I was meeting friends for lunch. This little carving may be the best possible security in New Orleans.  Better than the NOPD. Better than the guys in jeeps and drink coffee in my neighborhood. Would you try to break into this house with this guy sitting there? Lord knowsContinue reading “Beefed Up Security”

On Sunday

I had big plans today. Hahahahahaha! You know the old joke about that. I was going to photograph a second line. I haven’t done that in a while. But, my back and legs hurt a little too much for that. So I took some pain meds which didn’t really work. I thought that I postContinue reading “On Sunday”

Plaster Angels

Some days you eat the bear. Some days the bear eats you. Yesterday was one of those days when the bear won. After four years of battling colon cancer, an old friend of mine passed. We went to college together. We worked in newspapers for many years. I left them. He did too. Everybody does.Continue reading “Plaster Angels”

Little Angel

This little statue is scary. This does not bring the word “angelic” to mind. It looks a little twisted. Maybe I should go back there one of these days and see if I still see it in the same way. If it is still there. This cemetery is sort of what used to be calledContinue reading “Little Angel”

It Fell Outta The Sky

Joanie on the Pony. That’s what locals call this statue. Really. It’s Joan of Arc. The statue was given to the city by France. For a long time nobody knew what to do with it. So, Joanie lived in a warehouse. Then she was located to one place and finally relocated to the foot of TheContinue reading “It Fell Outta The Sky”