I drove to Okemah in early December to see folk singer and songwriter Tim Easton. Easton was on the first leg of a multi-city recording session for his new album Exposition. After we had lunch at the Hen House Café I took some pictures of him working in his makeshift
As most Woodyfest supporters know, festival favorite Audrey Auld Mezera died of complications from cancer three years ago. The Tasmanian native was known for her flaming red hair, her wry humor, and her kind and boisterous personality.
Last Tuesday evening, the Faculty Heights neighborhood joined thousands of others across the U.S. to celebrate National Night Out. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Neighborhood residents gathered at host Miranda Arana’s homeMs. Arana has been welcoming us to her home for our twice annual neighborhood gatherings for decades. For this we are so very grateful. Thank you, Miranda! to share food and fellowship.
Last Sunday I drove out to the Lawton area with custom leatherworker and hiking enthusiast Michael Parham. Our goal was to photograph the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, and especially the rock formation called Crab Eyes, with a large format camera. […]
Returning to the scene of their very first show, former Okies Skating Polly played to a sold-out house at OPOLIS on Saturday. The show was the first stop in a 15-city tour promoting the release of their fifth full-length album The Make It All Show. Vice Magazine calls it “rip-roaring,” […]
On 26 May, central Oklahoma felt an earthquake. The vibrations were from the needle dropping on Godfather of Alt-Rock Tyson Meade’s new long player, Robbing the Nuclear Family. The 55-year-old rocker played piano and sang the entire album to an attentive audience at historic music venue VZD’s Restaurant and […]
Through a series of unfortunate circumstances, my friend Mark Campbell lost custody of his therapy dog, a cairn terrier named Okra. He later adopted a new therapy dog, Walter, a rescue Pekingese. Walter sat for me last year after Mark asked me to take his portrait. I had […]
This past Independence Day, my best friend and photographic conspirator Joe Crumley and I drove to see the abandoned Gandini Circus camp in Edmond. It was a great dissapointment — most of the structures are gone, and overgrown greenery obscured the rest, making it unsuitable to photograph. We decided to go south to a ghost town in Pottawatamie County. We didn’t find
On the same weekend that Joe and I traveled to Roosevelt, we stopped to photograph several other small towns. Our
is a small, all-but-abandoned town in western Oklahoma. According to the latest census, the population numbers 248. Today it’s known as a massive automobile morgue: several auto salvage companies have set up shop there, and today the corpses of cars and trucks outnumber the living. The town once boasted a beautiful Art Deco high school, and across the street,… Read More …