Monthly Archives: January 2011

How I Got Into Photography

Professional photographers always get asked: “So, how did you get into photography?”  When I answer that I started in high school with the local newspaper in 1973, the next question is often “How old are you, anyway?”  As I look … Continue reading

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A Ride On A Mardi Gras Float

A couple of years ago our band, Creole String Beans,  was asked to provide live music for one of the floats in the Krewe of Endymion (which is one of the biggest Mardi Gras parades, fyi if you’re not a … Continue reading

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A Magazine Named Desire

Tom Varisco is the only design genius I’ve ever known. He’s also a great lunch partner. I’m not just saying this because he designed my “big O” logo/identity way before Oprah had hers, or because we seem to share a … Continue reading

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New Orleans’ Amazing Music Culture

This week I tuned up the vocal cords and played at being a co-host of the It’s New Orleans podcast with my ole buddy, Grant Morris, formerly of The Zephyr radio, and the event really brought home to me the … Continue reading

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Conscientious Zydeco

A while back I had the honor of having my Zydeco photographs featured in the Archive section of one of the most prestigious contemporary photography blogs, “Conscientious”, written and published by Jorg M. Colberg. I was only too happy to … Continue reading

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Saints Fans Are The Craziest

With Mardi Gras right around the corner it fits that Saints fans would costume at every opportunity and Sunday’s Superdome game against the Bucs was no exception. My daughter’s soccer team got free admission to the game in exchange for … Continue reading

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Lighting The Bonfire

Forty-foot flames and four miles of bonfires, there’s nothing quite like the annual “Papa Noel” bonfires they burn along the levee near Grammercy, LA. Legend has it the old Cajun Santa used them as d.i.y. navigationals back in the day. … Continue reading

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