“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 […]
There’s a tiny speck of a town in Texas along the Mexico border that ensnares most visitors to nearby Big Bend National Park for at least an afternoon. Its curious […]
Ideas in my blog’s Drafts folder are growing mold, since the shiny newest thing is always most appealing. But on Mondays, who feels inspired to start something new? Here are […]
Yes, there’s reason to worry that Austin is no longer weird. But if you look around—weird is everywhere.
As a self-defined seeker of the wacky, I’ve cultivated a number sources I follow online to get my Weekly Wacky Fix. These are some of the more creative bits I’ve […]
“I want to make beautiful things, even if nobody cares.” —SAUL BASS, graphic design icon
Austin Power: “You can’t turn me on.” Austin Powers: “Au contraire baby, you can’t resist me.” Austin Power’s getting turned back on, after two-plus dormant decades, as its transformation from […]
— There is nothing as inviting as a languid, limpid pool of cool blue water on a hot summer day. — ORDER A PRINT of Blue Pool by Jann Alexander […]
How did a burger and shake shop on I-35 get the name Health Camp? We can only speculate. But we sure can enjoy.
Blue is the color of summer in Austin. Blue skies. Blue pools. Blue lakes. Blue neon. Blue tattoos. Blue is happy. Blue is what I see every time I go out […]
How social media encourages us to flirt, date, avoid, dump, repeat.
Sunny and 102°?! How to Beat the Heat? How else—with frog legs, fried pies and air conditioning. Indulge in some cocktails, then splurge on some Texas beef, after breakfast. Throw […]
You can’t escape your roots. In my paintings, photographs and calligraphy, the artful elements of my Catholic upbringing have made their mark on me.
Wine seems to be a favorite of many artists and photographers (whether using it for subject matter, or using it to inspire subject matter). If you read my July 16 […]
Yes, it does. As noted in What’s Vanished Since 2004, some of Austin’s best treasures have gone missing since I began my Vanishing Austin photo series that spring. It was Las Manitas on […]