When All of the Stars Align

Playing Favorites by Jann Alexander © 2014

Playing Favorites by Jann Alexander © 2014


One of the biggest thrills for a photographer of cityscapes like mine (in Austin, Texas) is framing an image where the most powerful sight lines converge to highlight the story behind the picture. My shorthand lingo for this phenomenon is when all of the stars align. (The trifecta version of this is when the moon, sun and stars align—admittedly, that’s a rarity. But you get the idea.)

Since the intent behind my Vanishing Austin series is to contrast the old with the new, finding that shot where all of the stars align is mission one. Here are a few of the images from the 100+ in the Austin collection that show off just what I mean.

Defending the Pub by Jann Alexander ©2013

Defending the Pub by Jann Alexander ©2013


The End for the Bitter End by Jann Alexander © 2014

The End for the Bitter End by Jann Alexander © 2014


Vanishing Austin_Home Cooking by Jann Alexander © 2014

Home Cooking by Jann Alexander © 2014


Those Halcyon Days by Jann Alexander © 2014

Those Halcyon Days by Jann Alexander © 2014


Vanishing Austin_Tiny Bar, Tall Tower by Jann Alexander © 2013

Tiny Bar, Tall Tower by Jann Alexander © 2013


Endangered Species of Austin, poster by Jann Alexander © 2009

Endangered Species of Austin poster

About my Vanishing Austin series: While many Austin landmarks are lost, many are survivors still. Admire them all in a slideshow, HERE. Prints start at $35.

You can marvel at what’s lost and what’s survived in my Endangered Species of Austin poster, featuring 16 Austin icons, and sized at a handsomely large 24 x 36,” available for $25, HERE.


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