Thursday, January 28, 2010


French Quarter Mime, New Orleans LA 2010
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The all controlling National Football League (NFL) is again flexing it’s muscles, claiming copyright to the chant “Who Dat”. A number of retailers and T-shirt shops in Baton Rouge and New Orleans have received cease and desist letters from the league, claiming copyright infringement.

The only problem is that the phrase may actually originate in the lyrics of a turn of the century Jazz tune. The phrase was also used in a 1980’s music video which featured one of the Neville brothers.

So what does all this mean? We may not know who owns the copyright because there is confusion as to when and where it was first used and for what purpose.

Who Dat say you can't Who Dat? I guess the NFL!

The Story:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


LIES TOLD HERE, Gold Hill NC 2008
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At best, in an incredible sign of poor judgment, ACORN 'gotcha' man James O’Keefe has been arrested in New Orleans attempting to tamper with La. Senator Mary Landrieu's office phones!

If it was a joke or an effort to embarrass the senator, it was a bad one! The crime, if he is convicted, could bring him 10 years in prison and a $250,000. fine.

The whole story:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

PICTURING PEOPLE - Arthur Pulitzer

Arthur Pulitzer, New Orleans LA 2010
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Arthur Pulitzer - Businessman, Civic Leader and friend.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Burgundy Street Steps, New Orleans La 2010
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It’s just a game!

I have said it before,but when a sport, and a team, like this can lift the collective spirit of an entire city it becomes much more.

“There's a lady who's sure

All that glitters is gold

And she's buying a stairway to heaven”*

*Lyrics from Led Zeppelin : Stairway To Heaven Lyrics (1971)

Friday, January 22, 2010

NEW ORLEANS photo shoot for a day!! Ebay auction

Will Build to Suit, New Orleans LA 2004 from the series Homefront
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100% of proceeds from this auction will be donated to Clinton Bush Haiti Fund relief of Haitian Earthquake victims.

I will spend one full day in New Orleans, escorting the winning bidder on a photo shoot throughout the city. The outing will include lunch in the French Quarter at the famous Napoleon House. We will visit locations ( Bywater, Marigny, French Quarter, Irish Channel, Lower Ninth Ward, Lakeview) where I have made many of my images which have appeared in books and museum exhibitions. Please email with any questions before bidding! The outing will occur within one year of the winning bid, on a day mutually agreed upon by both parties.

To learn more about me

To bid:

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"The American Dream"

Child on World Map - Jazzfest, 2006 from the series 8 Days in Spring
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Fifty States, Fifty Photographers, Twelve Months , Six Assignments.*

The 50 State Project * was conceived by British Photographer/curator Stuart Pilkington (

Over a period of twelve months one photographer in each state was given a one word assignment: People, Habitat, Landscape, Industry and Entertainment.

However, the last one proved to be a bit more challenging, “The American Dream”.

Many of the participants are friends and the assignments are completed. Take a look:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Rubber Co., New Orleans La 2002 from the series Fallen Paradise
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Small is good! A study by of small business vitality in the 100 largest U.S. cities found Baton Rouge at #2! Last year the city came in at #47. New Orleans , in 2009, was at #38 but slipping to #73 this year.

In last place is , recession-ravaged, Detroit!

See the full report here.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King (1929-1968)

RC Body Shop, New Orleans LA 1992 from the series GBNF
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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


The Reposed monograph book. (LSU PRESS 1999)
11" x 14" Fuji Crystal Archive exhibition proof print.

I am auctioning a signed exhibition print and book, with 100% proceeds going to The American Red Cross in relief of Haitian earthquake victims!

Bidding starts at a low $100., for $540. value!!

Monday, January 11, 2010


"WHITE POWER" , Metairie LA 2000
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It is more than a little disheartening that in 2010, with a domestic political landscape which now includes an African-American President, that New Orleans is still so focused on whether the next Mayor will be black or white.

I think it would be great if we concerned ourselves with who is the most qualified, who will have the best interest of all New Orleanians at heart and who will govern with integrity!

That is the only thing that should be black & white!

Friday, January 08, 2010


Mark in Baton Rouge, LA 2010
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Mark Steinmetz - Photographer , tennis player
and friend.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010


Rain Storm on Bluebonnet, Baton Rouge LA 2007
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An arctic air mass , not seen since 1996, is expected to blast Southern Louisiana with freezing temperatures. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for southeast Louisiana from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Sunday. By early Thursday, a chance of rain could change to sleet and then snow!

Temperatures could drop as low as 13 degrees.

Monday, January 04, 2010


Dog Print - Post-Katrina, Metairie LA 2005
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Louisiana artist, George Rodrigue who is well known for his “Blue Dog” paintings, has been commissioned by a local businessman to create a 28-foot Blue Dog statue. The statue will be constructed from chrome, steel and aluminum. The finished work, part of a beautification effort, will be located at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Severn Avenue in Metairie (Jefferson Parish).