There’s a ghostly story they like to tell about Speakeasy, in Austin’s Warehouse District. Ghosts have haunted its historic home in the Kreisel building since July 1916, when a fire trapped a fireman […]
Take it from Wikipedia: “Façadism (or Façadomy) is the practice of demolishing a building but leaving its facade intact for the purposes of building new structures in it or around it.” “While there are aesthetic and […]
It takes a certain knack to make the Vanishing Austin list and actually do the unthinkable—Vanish. That’s what Little City did on May 13, 2011, after 18 years on Congress […]
Since 1931, Jaime’s Spanish Village served up plain Mexican and a healthy dose of local community spirit. Until it closed its doors in 2010.
The question that emerged from the Vanishing Austin interview on KOOP 91.7 FM today was, what kind of city will Austin be? Will we become another Dallas (as some fear); will […]
KOOP Radio Host David Kobierowski has generously scheduled an hour this Wednesday, February 10 from noon-1 pm on 91.7 FM KOOP Radio’s “A Neighborly Conversation” for an interview with me […]
We’re still reeling from the news that the Cactus Cafe is closing, and now this: Preservation Texas announces that Austin’s entire downtown is endangered. Fans of Vanishing Austin have long […]
The Austin-American Statesman’s Michael Barnes is out and about Austin alot (as implied by his column’s name) and has been for a long while–a point he makes eloquently in a […]
On avclub.com, Scott Von Doviak writes about 12 beloved Austin haunts that didn’t survive the decade. Some of them appear in my Vanishing Austin photography series and a few (sadly) […]
KXAN’s Josh Hinkle focused on Capitol Saddlery’s oversize boot to showcase my new poster debut, Endangered Species of Austin, drawn from my Vanishing Austin series, in his on-air piece, and an online story that aired […]
Featured in the Art issue of Rare this month, my work (including my Vanishing Austin photo series) is in good company with many notable Austin visual and performing artists: Rare Magazine :: […]
I have long been fascinated by juxtapositions, and this one always grabs me as I approach downtown in the early evening on West 6th Street. Despite all of the other […]
More than a year before a corporate giant’s expansion plans doomed Las Manitas, I enjoyed my first breakfast there amid the late Saturday morning hub-bub and was greeted as warmly […]
How do you move a neon sign? Especially one that’s achieved icon status in Austin? As it turns out, very carefully. When the Night Hawk Frisco Shop moved from its […]
Progress overtook a humble little bar on Austin’s West 5th Street, but the bar is still intact.