Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Grand Isle, Louisiana

I will able to get down to Louisiana and make some new landscape work. These are from Grand Isle, and yes, there is still oil on the beaches there.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ruben Israel, street preacher

1994 Canal Street

1999 Canal Street

1998 Canal Street


1996 Canal Street

1995 Canal Street

I started photographing Mardi Gras in 1990, and in 1994 I made a portrait of a man carrying a banner and street preaching. We talked a bit, and I asked if I might make his portrait, he agreed and I sent him a copy. His name is Ruben Israel, from Southern California and he is a self proclaimed Street Preacher. Since 1994 I have made his portrait at Mardi Gras. This month finds me scanning old negative files before the film faded too seriously to allow good scans, and I cam across some of Rubens portraits.