Category: Travel

Hotels Views 2016

You know the drill, every hotel that I stay in I take one photo out of the window. That’s the challenge….the things I do for fun! So as not to overwhelm, here’s but a few from 2016.

Blake Hotel #1111 New Orleans

 

Hampton Inn #324 Cedar Rapids

 

Hyatt #1214 New Orleans

 

Blake Hotel #876 New Orleans

 

Riverwalk Hotel & Suite #312 Global San Antonio

 

Best Western #38 Waseau, OH

 

La Quinta Inn #423 Memphis

 

Grand Oasis #2226 Tulum Mexico

 

Marriott Downtown #569 Kansas City

 

Marriott Downtown #1269 Kansas City

 

Sundance Resort Cabin Mandan Sundance UT

 

Hilton #503 Memphis

Epicurean Hotel #261 Tampa

 

Sheraton Airport #532 Tampa

#followyournola folks!

People, places & things…nola rich vibe~ola! Some bts from New Orleans. I’ve been wanting to share these pics since way-back-when in April. I thought that some of the peripheral content derived from the project was pretty interesting. There’s a quality of natural day light in The Big Easy that is so beautiful….earthy, rich & warm and makes shooting there so special. We encountered multi-faceted greatness, thanks to all involved!

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16-02 4/14 New Orleans Eastman

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Murder Capitals

In case you’re curious, here are the top 5  places in the U.S where you’re most likely to be murdered, mostly by firearms…but that’s another topic.

Within the last year I have visited for one reason or another 4 out of the top 5 counties, parishes or geographic regions on the murder list. They are wonderful places, seriously, but like most big, medium & small cities, rural areas and well just about everywhere else on earth, they have their dark side. I’m not sure what my point is other than that people smile & love everywhere and these places are great, especially compared to the headlines that lead us to believe otherwise. Here are a few images from those scary places and I can’t wait to get back to each & everyone of them.

#1 Saint Louis, MO, yay my hometown!

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16-08 United Way Day 3 Darius in Ferguson

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15-07 Bloomberg Ferguson

#2 Orleans Parish, LA

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16-02 4/14 New Orleans Eastman

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#3 Baltimore, MD15-08 FM Global McCormick 16-02 4/19 Murder Capital Pics

15-07 Bloomberg Ferguson 16-02 4/19 Murder Capital Pics

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15-11 FM Global Parsippany, NJ 16-02 4/19 Murder Capital Pics

 

#5 Hinds County, MS (#4 Halifax County, NC I haven’t been there lately)

15-16 UMMC via Ramey

15-16 UMMC via Ramey

15-16 UMMC via Ramey

 

15-16 UMMC via Ramey

15-16 UMMC via Ramey

This Is Art

This is Art

‪#‎Art‬ is in the eye of its beholder.

The National Blues Museum

I am thrilled, humbled & honored to share the news that the new The National Blues Museum has recently acquired the 3 images below for their permanent collection. All three will be printed at 5 feet across. The Museum is scheduled to open April 2nd, 2016.

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                    Mr. Johnnie Billington

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LC Ulmer

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Leo “Bud” Welch