Category: Steve Spehar

Several years ago my mother gave me this big manilla envelope stuffed fat with a bunch of photos from all through my childhood, along with report cards, birth announcements and all manner of other mementos. There’s stuff from the day I was born all the way up through my late 30’s, when I was living […]

1:15 pm I have lived in New Orleans for nearly 8 years now, and I still haven’t gone to see the Celebration in the Oaks thing up in City Park.  Tonight, I’m going to give it a shot, even though the forecast calls for anywhere from a 90-100% chance of rain.  Sure does sound like […]

Today I spent some time at the workshop of my friend Will Andrews, a cabinetmaker who does custom work for a private contractor in Broadmoor.  I know Will from being a regular during happy hour shifts at the bar, and I thought it would be interesting to learn more about what he does.  I did, […]

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 […]