Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pow Wow Portrait

The annual Taos Pow Wow happened a couple of weeks back.  It's a splashy affair with beating drums, frenzied dances and exotic regalia.  I don't know this young brave's tribe but the Zia symbol on his forehead indicates he's from one of northern New Mexico's nineteen pueblos.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Picture Perfect

Here the complete ensemble poses on the mantle of a fireplace in an old adobe in Bernalillo.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Short Subjects

I'm road whipped. Too many miles in too few hours. Amber's lovely legs will have to do tonight.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

On the Waterfront

I’m pleased to be included in the exhibition Color at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in, well, Brooklyn, NY.  BWAC says that Conservatoire des Ocres #1 is one of 118 pieces of art to be selected out of 1,224 submissions in all mediums.  The image is 14"x21" on 24"x30" paper.

The show opens July 28 and runs through August 23 at BWAC’s gallery in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn so if you’re in New York (and I wish I could be) take a gander.  
Red Hook, a gritty neighborhood of South Brooklyn, was the setting for 1954's On the Waterfront, is where the Queen Mary II now docks and has been dubbed "resindustrial" for its robust mix of lofts, galleries and industry.  That'll be on the quiz.

Sunday, July 01, 2012


Early last week Jordi Baizan, a musician based in Houston, called about using a couple of my images for the jacket of his band's upcoming CD entitled “285.”  When I asked how he found the photographs he said that he had Googled "US 285" and found my work.  Above is one of them. 

Then a design firm in Vancouver emailed about an image called "Wagon Rut."  The agency's owner said she had Googled for images of, well, Wagon Ruts and after drilling very deep came up with the one below which, get this, was taken on US 285.  You can't make this stuff up.
Turns out that I have a substantial portfolio of photographs taken along 285’s diagonal path from Texas to Colorado.  Could this be the theme of a show or book?
Next week more postcards from 285 or not.