Thursday, April 30, 2009


HOPE MAUSOLEUM, New Orleans LA 2004  from the series FALLEN PARADISE (New Orleans 1995-2005) All reproduction rights reserved Wm. Greiner

Fallen Paradise
(New Orleans - 1995-2005)

The photographs comprising this series were made in or around New Orleans,
between 1995 and 2005. The patina which veiled New Orleans prior to
Hurricane Katrina , but lifted by this event, revealed a paradise which had
already fallen. These photographs are a testament to that notion.

Exhibition has been extended to end of May , 2009:

Grand Contemporary 

402 S. Buchanan Street
Lafayette, LA  70501  

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Half Carpeted Stairway, New Orleans LA 2008
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The Six Flags amusement park located in New Orleans East has been shuttered since Katrina. It had performed badly before the storm and damaged badly by it. Company officials had made it clear to the city administration that the park would not reopen. They offered $14 million to walk away, which the city (and mayor C. ray Nagin) rejected two years ago. Now, the Mayor and his administration has decided to accept this offer , the only problem is that Six Flags Inc. is on the verge of bankruptcy. The offer is now off the table, so what is the City of New Orleans doing, suing!

This seems like a step in the wrong direction?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Man's Arm , New Orleans LA 2005
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Bob Bea, a civil engineer with the University of California at Berkeley has spent 10,000 hours , at his own expense, studying the levee failures during Katrina in New Orleans. 

He has determined that "MARGO" or the "Mister Go" shipping channel dug in the 1960's , served as a "hurricane highway" for Katrina storm surge. 

A disaster that it turns out was man-made or hand made!

Monday, April 27, 2009


Tara in Sunglass, Baton Rouge LA 2009
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Tara Shaw - Homemaker , Renovator and friend.

Friday, April 24, 2009



By William Greiner


Hardbound, dust jacket , Forward by the photographer , 8 7/8” x 11 3/8”, 18 pages , 34 color plates. 



plus shipping


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Man with Camera in Straw Hat , New Orleans 2005
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The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 
begins today!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Bullseye on Deck of Ship, 2005 from the series CRUISE
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Thank you Fiona Hayes for including my work in your latest book/exhibition project:


Monday, April 20, 2009


Instant Photos, LONDON UK 2006 from UKOK .
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I have been making photographs in the UK for about tens years , as part of the series UKOK. It now appears that due to heightened terrorist alert, continuing the project may be a problem?

Innocent photographer or terrorist?

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Which Way The Winds

Wind Sock in Field, Baton Rouge LA 2008
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Hurricane experts now predict average season

Hurricane experts at Colorado State University have scaled back their prediction for the Atlantic and now say this will be an average season with 12 named storms, including six hurricanes. They say two of them could be major. Researchers William Gray and Phil Klotzbach earlier predicted an above-average season with 14 named storms—seven of them hurricanes and three major. Gray said today the forecast was dialed down because of improved chances of El Nino conditions that suppress hurricane formation. This is Gray's 26th year of forecasting hurricanes.

Baton Rouge Business Report 4/7/2009

Monday, April 06, 2009


Unhappy Swimmer, Miami Beach FL 2005
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Louisiana ranks as fifth happiest state

A new survey of economic well-being ranks Louisiana as the fifth happiest state in the nation because of its low unemployment and foreclosure rate., a financial media Web site, introduced the "happiness index" today as a counterbalance to the "misery index" that became popular in the 1970s. Nebraska topped the initial survey, followed by Iowa. Oregon finished last, behind Florida and California.

Baton Rouge Business Report 4-6-09

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


Tree Trunk, Baton Rouge LA 2007
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Louisiana arts: Death by 2.5 million cuts?

Statewide arts councils last week discovered Gov. Bobby Jindal’s executive budget calls for an 83% reduction to decentralized arts funding and a 31% cut to statewide arts grants, the two primary means through which the state funds local arts programs and artists. Arts groups began an urgent e-mail campaign the next day to convince legislators they represent a viable industry. The DAF’s approximately $3 million budget would be reduced by $2.5 million, which will likely have the biggest impact on smaller, rural programs, says Laura Larkin, grants and community development officer for the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, adding that DAF funding is based on population to ensure equitable distribution across 64 parishes.

Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, who preaches the value of the state’s cultural economy, is expected to address the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday. “Louisiana is facing an economic challenge—we understand that, but we want to be part of the solution," says Assistant Secretary of Culture, Recreation and Tourism Scott Hutchenson. "This is a $350 million industry with a $7 return on every dollar invested.” Meanwhile, a jazz funeral for the arts is planned for 11:30 a.m. today in Lafayette Park in Baton Rouge. Those taking part are encouraged to bring hankies, umbrellas, musical instruments and protest signs.—Maggie Heyn Richardson

Baton Rouge Business Report 4/1/09