When it’s golden time, the choice may come down to nature v. man. Give me a ghost sign, a shiny neon sign and an old diner, and I’ll visit the lake next time.
When you’re in a creative drought, just hit the road. Literally or virtually, you can juice your creative flow and find new ways of looking at old things.
In Yucatán, there’s a tiny Mexican town whose contemporary roots are never far from its Mayan past.
In Austin, Texas, we take our local landmarks seriously, and our city ordinances decree that new high-rise condos must not exceed the height of our beloved homegrown businesses.
Is the Frost Bank Tower stalking you? It follows you all around downtown Austin and appears magically in this series of photos of downtown Austin.
Some of Austin’s towers are getting pretty overtowering, but locally-owned Halcyon is holding its own against Austin’s first real tower, the Frost Bank Tower. Downtown Coffee Shop, Bar & Lounge, […]
Juxtaposition is Austin’s middle name these days, and figures prominently in my Vanishing Austin series as the most striking way to show our recent urban history.
It’s time for end-of-year portfolio assessments. First up: the giant wrecking ball that’s been tormenting Austin.
What a city of contradictions is Austin. Old butts up against the new, old is lamented when exchanged for new. But the juxtapositions are a photographer’s dream.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A lot of Austin has gone missing since I began my Vanishing Austin photo series in the spring of 2004.
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.
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 […]