Places in Austin vanish with frequency, but when a classic artwork by a legendary Texas artist does, it seems like an even greater loss. Can you identify the artist of […]
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there.” —Yogi Berra Being prompted by a WordPress Daily Prompt, State of Your Year, is a great way to start a […]
A lot of Austin has gone missing since I began my Vanishing Austin photo series in the spring of 2004.
Wine seems to be a favorite of many artists and photographers (whether using it for subject matter, or using it to inspire subject matter). So I’ll do a followup to […]
Painters and photographers alike have long been smitten with wine as subject and muse.
I’ve traveled far from home, and farther back in time than I’ve ever traveled in miles covered. I’ve seen the Dust Bowl in the Texas Panhandle in the 1930s; been to […]
Time travel right from your own iPad, your desktop or your car. Just get there when you can.
The story of a lifetime is told in a split-second, with the help of the camera that practically invented demand for it: the Polaroid SX-70.
Artists have painted flags for as long as artists have painted, from Claude Monet to Norman Rockwell to Jasper Johns . . . and photographers have made countless memorable images […]
Allens Boots is a place I steer all of my Austin visitors to, direct from the airport, so they can stride confidently around town in some real boots. Then they can learn […]
Give me an old trainyard filled with abandoned cars anyday, and give me an hour to shoot it.
An Austin ghost sign that has long served as an iconic landmark, and dates from the time a pack of Wrigley’s gum cost you a nickel, is now forever hidden from view by a new Marriott.
“It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by […]
Sandy’s Frozen Custard may very well be the best frozen custard in Texas. And Sandy’s still serves its frozen treats the old-fashioned way—from its walkup window, just the way they did […]