Vanishing Austin—the ongoing photography series that tries to stay ahead of the wrecking ball—is looking pretty festive this month, at its first appearance at Austin’s annual anti-mall, shop small, holiday […]
— Found: An oft-painted warehouse wall, pitted, cracking, alive with color. Lost: The desire for perfection. “Perfectionism means that you try not to leave so much mess to clean up. But […]
For photographers, the grungier, the rustier, the more lonely a subject is—the better. We crave texture, pattern, a story. A lonely place has a story, and photographers have many stories […]
A broken-down bus that long lived at Austin’s famous honky-tonk shows some respect for the Man in Black. The missing 1948 Flxible Clipper bus that once lent its retro funk to Austin’s […]
It takes a whole lotta cranes to hoist up a new Marriott in downtown Austin, where change is changing faster than you can say change. The upcoming architecture at 2nd […]
It was still spring in Austin, in May 2004, when a scuttled trip to the Grand Canyon led me to The Live Music Capital of the World instead. While there […]
When Austin’s Americana Theatre held its gala opening in 1965 with a premiere of The Rounders, starring Glenn Ford and Henry Fonda as aging cowboys, its builder pitched his single-screen theater […]
. . . There’s a complex explanation in physics for reflection. Reflection is defined as “the change in direction of a wavefront at an interface between two different media so that the wavefront returns […]
Antone’s, the club whose name is perhaps most synonymous with The Live Music Capital of the World moniker that Austin carries, is up for sale. Though its soul left the club […]
Oh, the stories we can tell, when we have a connection with our art.
We’d honestly like to see more of the Tiniest Bar in Texas. It’s just that these days, cranes and other towering structures are rapidly closing in on it. Makes it kinda […]
Walk or Don’t Walk, it’s up to you at Wiggy’s I have long been fascinated by juxtapositions. In fact I’ve tried to build my entire Vanishing Austin photography series around […]
A woman you meet at a gallery opening has loved a real cowboy, and had a varied career as a founding designer for Texas Monthly, as an LA Times art […]
“People don’t live in Austin to work, they work to live there.” —Robert Rodriguez In the vein of working to live in Austin, I offer a Vanishing Austin photograph revealing the […]
Yes, there’s reason to worry that Austin is no longer weird. But if you look around—weird is everywhere.