4:25 PM, August 25, 2018

If you’ve followed Storyteller for any length of time, you know what I think. Senator John McCain embodied the words, honor, integrity and service. While I didn’t always agree with his positions,  I always respected him. I always thought that he cared about my country. Now, he’s gone. Last night I spent a long timeContinue reading “4:25 PM, August 25, 2018”

It Continues

I’m going to tell you a story. This story, in so many ways, is about all of us in The United States. My grandfather was a Russian immigrant. He came to this country in 1905. He was a sailor in the Royal Russian Navy during the time of the first Russian Revolution. He was aContinue reading “It Continues”

Some Americans

  Americans. There has been a lot of talk about people over the election season. Americans. Who are they? Who should be included? Who should be excluded? What does the new President Elect mean for some of us? For those who thought the debate would get better after the election, well, you were wrong. ItContinue reading “Some Americans”

Out on the Road… Trips.

Road Trips. America. Coast to coast. City to city. That’s what these pictures are about. I was having a hard time thinking about what more to show you from my assignments collections. Then it hit me. I mentioned working for a lot of travel publications. Guide books. Trade books. Corporate travel companies. Brochures. Magazines. And,Continue reading “Out on the Road… Trips.”


A holiday. A national holiday. The 4th of July. Independence Day. These pictures were made in a lot of places. Las Vegas, New Orleans, Virginia City. Somewhere that I can’t remember. I don’t think that matters. It’s just a collection of what I saw on my rambles. For those of you in other countries, notContinue reading “Flags”


It’s a holiday. Independence Day. 4th of July. It is the day The Declaration of Independence was signed. The birthday of my country. Bottom line. It’s sort of a big deal. In The United States we celebrate in many ways. Fireworks. Parades. Baseball Games. Carnivals. Barbecues. Fairs. Picnics. Concerts. Hot dogs. And… We display our flag.Continue reading “Flags”

One More Indian

Big Chief. A portrait of a Mardi Gras Indian made on Super Sunday. I like this portrait because there is a certain kind of dignity to the man. It was easy to make. All I did was ask him first, he nodded yes. I pressed the button a couple of times and I was done.Continue reading “One More Indian”

Where Do Mardi Gras Beads Come From?

While I was out and about chasing Mardi Gras Indians and rolling food trucks, I came to lower St. Charles Avenue and saw trees drenched in beads. While I was making pictures, a little girl walked by with her mom. I told them these are Mardi Gras Bead Trees and the beads were being grownContinue reading “Where Do Mardi Gras Beads Come From?”

Child’s Eyes

What a look. Wow. I’m not sure what else I can say. She’s either focused on me or getting mentally prepared for the walk ahead of her. I know it was okay for me to photograph her, because I asked her.  And, I asked her dad for his permission. I introduced myself to both ofContinue reading “Child’s Eyes”