Beautiful South

Published November 13th, 2012

This story is all about light. By definition, photography is painting with light. So, this is about the light in Southeast Louisiana. Many people think the light around New Orleans is very white and sort of flat. But, it isn't. Sure. During the heat and humidity of July and August, the light isn't very pretty. But, if you look around the edges and at the ends of the day, you can find some very pretty light.

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Second Line Parades

Published November 6th, 2012

Second line parades are a tradition in New Orleans. People walk, play music and dance for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes, they mourn. Sometimes, they celebrate. Sometimes, they just want to get out among friends and family. No matter what the occasion, the parades are living moving things. Anyone can participate. Sometimes, as I photograph them, I get swept up in them and walk with them as I make pictures. For me, that's the best way. I call that working from the inside out. Here is a tiny selection of some of my second line parade pictures.

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Mardi Gras

Published January 9th, 2012

The Carnival Season is upon us. It started with two very small parades on the Twelfth Night which is also called The Epiphany and concludes on Fat Tuesday which, this year is February 21. My intent is to publish a small portfolio of pictures as the holiday rolls closer. Please have a look at my first two images. They are a little older, but have always been part of my signature series.

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New Orleans Christmas

Published December 19th, 2011

I've been working pretty hard on a project whose working title is called simply, "New Orleans Christmas." I thought that I would share a few images with you, the reader. I've also reorganized a portion of my portfolio into a section called, "New Orleans... Home." Please have a look.

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My Usual Work

Published December 11th, 2011

A lot of my work could be called travel/location. My art is a lot of fun to do. But, I support myself traveling and making my kind of pictures on location. So... time to get back to that on 500px.

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A New Series

Published December 4th, 2011

This is the beginnings of a new series of images that gives you -- well me, anyway -- the sense of what it feels like to take a road trip on America's most open spaces on roads that could be best described as lonely.

Please have a look. I hope that you enjoy them.

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Another Nighthawks

Published November 4th, 2011

I was chatting with a friend of mine via email about music and stuff. He happened to mention Tom Waits' Nighthawks At The Dinner. I suppose that he mentioned this because I was talking about Waits' latest CD and his interview on NPR. Actually, what he really mentioned was Tom Scott's work in the 1970s. But, that's for another day.


I said that Nighthawks influenced my work.

I guess that it did. I made this picture in The French Quarter on Halloween. 2011. It's subtle and it's not about pumpkins.

Angelorleans, Indeed.

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A New Direction

Published November 2nd, 2011

I found an app that really helped me achieve something I've been experimenting with for a long time. Called Snapseed, it's a multi-toil collection of corrections and improvement tools developed by Nik.

This image and my new collection of pictures are the result of my "playing."

For the record, this image was made in New Mexico on Highway 14 which is also known as The Turquoise Trail. You can catch it just east of Albuquerque on I-40 and follow it to Santa Fe. It's far more scenic and interesting then taking the much faster I-25.

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Yes. It's Been a While.

Published October 9th, 2011

I admit that sometimes I can be very forgetful. While I've working on my other social networking projects, I have not been very attentive to this blog. In my own defense I've been a little busy. For one thing, I've moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico to New Orleans, Louisiana. This isn't the first time. I was based in New Orleans prior to Katrina, which locals just call "the storm." It's been a while, but now I'm back.

That said, any day is a good day for a celebration in New Orleans. Parties. The Saints. Mardi Gras. Jazz Fest. Funerals. Whatever. New Orleans celebrates. So... I decided to post a picture that I found on a walkabout through The French Quarter. This is the very first Halloween decoration I saw. So I photographed it... in mid-August.

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Published July 3rd, 2011

Many years ago, the late Grateful Dead guitarist, singer and songwriter Jerry Garcia described his very favorite music as being called high lonely. That's what I was seeking when I made these pictures. You see, I am leaving the Southwest for my home -- New Orleans. While I am very excited to be returning five and half years after Katrina pushed me westward, There is a bit of sadness as I prepare to leave. Even though, I'd been travelling to New Mexico for many years, living in the high desert wasn't quite what I'd hoped for. But, the first year and a half in the desert brought me much needed peace after the nastiness of Hurricane Katrina. For that, I am grateful. At any rate, I was packing and start feeling a little blue so I thought that I'd better go make a few pictures. That always clears my head and makes me smile. These are the results.

You can also find them on my home page and website.

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From the Beginning

Published June 16th, 2011

They say that all art is about the artist. I'm not so sure about that. But, I'm pretty sure that what we photograph says more about us then our words do. So this post is about my early history.

Even though I'm mostly thought of as shooting bright, energetic and colorful pictures, my early work was produced in black and white. It started by experimenting, then shooting university assignments, doing newspaper wrok and finally moving into the freelance world of commercial, editorial and advertising work.

Please have a look.

For the technically-minded. All of these images, with the exception of Desiree Goyette, were shot with various Nikons on Tri-X film, developed accordingly and printed and Agfa paper. Ms. Goyette was photographed with a Calumet 4x5 camera on Plus-X film and printed on Kodak paper.

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