It came and went again but this year it was graced with blustery winds, beautiful snow and freezing temps. The side streets around the 252 year old parade are packed with staged parade participants waiting, sometimes hours, for their turn … Continue reading →
“I would see more black people with mohawks than I’d ever seen my entire life. You see people who you thought you were the only one of.” -P.O.S., musician The Afropunk fest, (“The other black experience””) an incredible, progressive event … Continue reading →
Last April, I was in Detroit for some varied work. During one assignment profiling a huge city park there (possibly designed by Frederick Olmstead) for HOUR magazine, I met Kathy Makino, a woman who is single-handily helping to bring about … Continue reading →
I just made this epic tome of my images from Peru. I built it as a book dummy and portfolio piece. Its about 160 pages and is being printed on high quality, Ilford Pearl Lustre paper with archival end pages, an oatmeal colored linen cover with this cool, wrap around cover sheet. You can view it here and even order one though its damn expensive. My concept for the book was to show different vignettes and photo stories from my 9 months of travel in Peru in 2009 and have fun, colorful chapter breaks with grids of various cultural items. Some examples below.
Neo-Druids, the contemporary followers of the ancient order of Druids, gather four times a year at Stonehenge on the Salisbury Plain of South-Central England. During the Winter and Summer Solstice and Equinox, the 3000 year old site is opened fully to spiritual revelry. … Continue reading →
Every year I am taken aback by the flocks of devoted Catholics walking the streets, eating lunch, riding the subway and smoking cigarettes with giant charcoal crosses on their foreheads. It usually makes me feel like I am surrounded by nutty zealots but after further … Continue reading →
Henry Gipson of Gip’s Place. (Watch a video of him playing guitar below)
I ventured to the deep south a little while back in search of rural juke joints. Project was a failure as I couldn’t locate what I was looking for but did spend some time with this amazing man in North East Alabama. A gravedigger who went on to own his own cemetery and still works everyday, he has also been a blues guitarist for the better part of 70 years and his musical history includes playing with John Lee Hooker in Detroit in the 1940′s. Here is an article about him.