Friday, October 30, 2009


Elderly Couple at Bus Stop, Miami Beach FL 2005 from South Beach Sampler
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“Thank God they were greedy”, Lynda Benglis.

In the 1960’s , a librarian and her husband , a postal worker began collecting art on a very modest budget.

I wish there were many more of them, but their story has been told in a movie – “Herb & Dorothy”.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009


Large Cactus, L.A. CA 2009 from CALI DAYS
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The New York Times today featured an article about the upcoming New Orleans mayoral election , which describes a field of few strong (declared) candidates.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Wires and Clouds, New Orleans LA 2004 from Wired Sky
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The world is a shrinking and everyone is on speed dial or one click away!

Yesterday , in the newspaper, appeared an Afghanistan war photograph by AP photographer David Guttenfelder. It was an amazing picture of two American soldiers firing a mortar from what looked like a courtyard at dusk. The photograph struck me in so many ways, and it was strangely beautiful, poetic. I felt bad for looking at this picture and having these thoughts? It’s a war! American soldiers are risking their lives, dying for a cause.

I did a quick search and found an email address for David. I sent off a short note and in less than six hours, he had replied thanking me for some kind words.

The world is shrinking and I wish we could all get along.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


APPLE TAG on Tree, New Orleans LA 1994 from Terra Flora
25" x 30" Lightjet photograph in an edition of 10 examples.
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Economy of Scale

Nov. 7 – Dec. 23, 2009


Wednesday, November 11, from 6:30–8:30pm

1515 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005


including works by:

David Byrne & Danielle Spencer, William Christenberry,

Robert Frank, William Greiner, Max Hirshfeld,

Sebastião Salgado, Ruth Thorne-Thomsen

A Lack of Character

Plastic Pig, Birmingham AL 2005
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The (Mayor) “Ray Nagin Coloring Book” is now available! It’s no surprise that the Mayor of “chocolate city” has now been turned into a cartoon character in this new coloring book, produced by illustrator Karen Ocker.

By using humor, Ocker hopes to get people to think about the last 8 years C. Ray Nagin governed the city of New Orleans and what the future might hold for us without Mayor Nagin.


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Monday, October 26, 2009

10 Years and counting

The Reposed book cover
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This month marks the 10th anniversary of the LSU Press publication,

The Reposed.

Inspired by the great New Orleans surrealist photographer, Clarence John Laughlin, I set out to make compelling , relevant pictures of a well worn and clichéd subject – Southern Louisiana cemeteries.

The monograph comprises 62 color plates , with a foreword by the brilliant short story writer Thomas Lynch and an essay by Steven Maklansky.

A limited number of signed copies available.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Wood Fence, Baton Rouge LA 2009 from Lands' End
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Using data complied by the Brookings Institute, has ranked the nation’s 40 strongest economies.

At no. 6, experiencing a relative boom compared to most other U.S. cities is Baton Rouge!

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Thursday, October 22, 2009


George Dureau's Camera, New Orleans LA 2007
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Affectionately being called Frankencamera , a Stanford University scientist and his assistant are developing an open-source digital camera that will revolutionize photography!

The camera will give programmers the possibility of making the camera do almost anything “in camera” !

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Monday, October 19, 2009


White Bird Mobile on Porch, New Orleans LA 1994 from HOMEFRONT series.
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Mayor C. Ray Nagin, his wife and four New Orleans officials , in June, took a trip to China and Australia at a cost of $28,770. At the time, C. Ray stated that the trip would be sponsored by an unnamed benefactor. Demands that the sponsor be made public forced the Mayor to change direction , saying the city would pick up the tab!

On Friday, C. Ray left New Orleans on another trip, this time to Cuba!
With no sponsor, the city and it's tax payers will also pick up this tab!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Vacated Movie Theatre, Baton Rouge LA 2009
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According to Travel and Leisure magazine, if you are looking for a wild weekend offering live music, art, great food, fun bars with intelligent , stylish and friendly locals , then head to New Orleans!

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Friday, October 09, 2009


Elderly Couple at Dock, New York NY, 2007 from the series CRUISE
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A small selection of images from my CRUISE series are on display at the LSU Art School Gallery.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

New Orleans Reflection

Warehouse District, New Orleans LA 2009
City Park, New Orleans LA 2009
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We had been together for a long time, I took her familiar for granted.

Things would always be as they ever were.

Interrupted by Katrina , displaced by her and not to return would be a shock.

Visiting now, going back to what was so familiar is no more.

Who are these people? Where did they come from and do they realize what

happened? To not know or not have experienced “it” must be a help?

For me , like an ex-wife or lover, she looks familiar but time has changed her and me.

And neither of us will ever be the same.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

PICTURING PEOPLE - Brian Hightower

Brian before a match, Baton Rouge LA 2009
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Brian Hightower - Attorney, Educator , Teammate and friend.


Sale Catalog

New York

The American Landscape

Wednesday 7 October 2009

2 PM

Lot 92

William Greiner (B. 1957)

Floral Blanket, Metairie, LA, 1994, from Homefront Series

Chromogenic print

Signed, titled, dated, numbered ‘1/25’ in ink and copyright

Credit reproduction limitation stamp (in the margin)

18 ¼ x 22 1/4in. (46.4 x 56.2cm.)


* As a child I remember the auctioneer on our local PBS station say repeatedly,

"Bid high, bid often"!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009


Power Washer, Baton Rouge LA 2009
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The deadline has passed for the state to apply for $300 million of Federal stimulus money to build a high speed rail line between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

The rail has had wide support in both communities , among business people and politicians.

An application would seem to have been a no brainer. However, the governor has repeatedly stated that even if the rail were built, Louisiana cannot afford the $18 million annual maintenance and upkeep.

Monday, October 05, 2009


Cinema Speak Hole, Baton Rouge LA 2009
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Baton Rouge was ranked 3rd in the nation as a best job market, according to Baton Rouge was the only non-Texas city ranked in the top five! Detroit was ranked as having the worst job market.

The New Orleans Saints, now 4-0 , after defeating the New York Jets on Sunday, is one of only 5 NFL teams still undefeated in the league!

LSU moved to 5-0 , after beating the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens last Saturday. The Tigers are still ranked 4th in the nation.

Friday, October 02, 2009


Light Leak, Baton Rouge La 2009
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Some accidents can be beautiful but most are not!

My old friend Billy Schell , drummer for the NOLA band Boondoggles , just posted a very sad story about his mailman of over twenty years.

"As you may or may not know, Roy Rondeno was in a terrible accident on Saturday. While sorting the mail from the back of his van Roy was hit by another car. His legs were crushed. I am so thankful that he survived this terrible accident but after hearing Roy's story you will understand why he and his family are going to need a lot of help in the upcoming months and years. Roy was my neighborhood mailman. He is also a friend.I met Roy about 20 years ago when he was delivering the mail to my home. He is a fantastic person. We always talked sports...the status of our New Orlean's Saints, in particular! We discussed the upcoming year and whether or not it could be "THE SEASON" to reach the Super Bowl, both of us consistently filled with high hopes! About 5 years ago, I moved to a home just outside of Roy’s route. I would see him occasionally and would honk and wave. He would always flash that big smile that would brighten my day! I'm so grateful that Roy is alive and I have decided to start a small contribution fund for him and his recovery. My family and I want to see Roy's smile again very soon. Please click on this link to read Roy's story. This is the perfect opportunity for all of us to give back to a great person. (A person that has given so much to me as well as everyone that he crosses paths with on a daily basis.)I have decided to donate $10 for every Nola Shirt and $5 for every Nola Hat sold through the end of the year to Roy!"

If you are interested in supporting Roy Rondeno's cause...

any Billy at..504-494-3313

The full story:
WWLTV New Orleans, Louisiana News - New Orleans area news.