Archive for September, 2012

Guess What Starts Today? The State Fair, that’s what!

My favorite building at the fair grounds has to be the Hall of State.
I am posting some of my images from last year of the beautiful
decor and workmanship in everything down to the water fountain!
Texas Art Deco, through and through this monument of stone, come check it
out even down to the basement, check out the historic flags displayed there.

Vincent THE master of Display hit’s the BIG TIME!

My friend Vincent who owns Good Look up in Princeton, Tx
was invited to be a contributor on a website called
Second Shout Out. What an honor for a really talented guy!
and how lucky that I already know him… Vincent has a way
with junk, industrial and re-purposing unusual items and a real
way with display! Maybe someday he will end up with a show
on HGTV… I hope so! I shot the images for his banner on SSO.com
and hope he finds ton’s of success on this fun site!
good look
second shout out

Hurricane Ike… September 13, 2008 Total Devastation

I’ll never forget receiving the phone call from my friend
Helene, who lived right on the bay of Kemah just north of Houston…
She called to say they were evacuating, that the water was up about
2 feet already in the yard. Taking the dogs and a few clothes, computer
and that was about it they were headed up to stay with family on drier
ground. Hurricane Ike was one of the most costly hurricanes to ever
hit the Texas coast yet it seems to not have garnered the talk
that New Orleans had a few years before. Yet, to witness
it myself, just one month after, it was apparent the devastation
to lives, homes and businesses was one that would take years to
recover from, with many leaving and never coming back…


Most of these images were shot a month after the hurricane when we
attended a family members wedding that was able to find a place
open to have the reception at. I stayed on a few days after the
wedding and wondered around a deserted Strand and Galveston,
shooting behind yellow tape, as I witnessed people trying to make
sense of what had happened and attempting to salvage what they could
to put their lives back in order. It was reminiscent of a ghost town,
as there were really not many people out working, but the few I
encountered were determined not to let Ike have the best of them…


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