Today was the winter solstice.  The shortest day of the year, followed by the longest night.  That is the astronomical meaning.  The symbolic one is at the root of the greatest story ever told, a story with many languages and many faces. To get all sciency again for a second, the actual solstice lasts only […]

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”             —Ansel Adams I have a darkroom in my house.  Uttering that phrase in the company of another photographer always elicits some measure of interest, surprise or envy.   I thought I would take a little time on the post today to […]

Here’s the skinny: I work the late shift on Thursday, meaning I get off around 5am and I have to be back to open in less than 12 hours, making Friday a short day for me. There’s just enough time to sleep, eat, shower…and make a daily post in this blog.  So I thought it would […]

Today my friend Derek Nehrbass came over to the house so we could make prints of one of his drawings.  We were both contributing artists in a group show at a local bar/gallery recently, and one of his drawings, which he calls “BP Lovecraft” drew so much attention that he had to start promising everyone […]

I keep a little “Book of Quotes.”  It’s a thin hardbound journal with a psychedelic calico design and pages made from recycled pulp.  It was a gift from a dear friend back in 1993.  Obviously, I’m not very good about making entries.  I mean, it’s not like you hear or read a great line or […]

The spirit of this project is to kind of trace my steps as I walk through the everyday of my every day, for the course of a month, elaborating on the things and ideas, the faces and events and places I frequent, and introduce you, in my own way, to this protracted kind of day-in-the-creative-life […]

Today I have an audition. It’s for a television series called Salem. I auditioned for the same show awhile back, but didn’t get it. The truth is, since I acquired an agent here in New Orleans, which was several years ago, I haven’t got much. The last thing I booked was an episode of the […]

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” —William Butler Yeats Today I’m taking a little field trip and doing a bit of experimenting with the golden hour.  This is a time of day that occurs just after sunrise and just before sunset each day, when the sun […]

I’ve shot several weddings, portraits and promotional posters;  head shots, events, second lines and red-carpet openings;  today, though, was the first time anybody ever asked me to shoot a funeral. Pam Folse and Sandra Bohne, along with their brother Mark Folse, decided they wanted some nice portraits of the entire extended family when everyone was […]

Had a Friday night off so I went to check out a friend’s band, the Luke Allen Trio,  playing at one of the nearby live music venues, the AllWays Lounge.   Due to the late start time, I’m getting this post in well after the calendar has ticked off another number, but I really wanted […]