Photo Essay #5: Lady Bird Lake, an Urban Oasis
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Photo Essay #5: Lady Bird Lake, an Urban Oasis

Along with my friend Adrienne and my dog Freida, I hoofed several hundred miles this past year around Lady Bird Lake (formerly Town Lake), in Austin, TX. The name’s a bit deceiving; it really doesn’t look like a lake. It looks more like a river that cuts from east to west and separates south Austin … Continue reading

Photo Essay #4: My Romantic Neighborhood
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Photo Essay #4: My Romantic Neighborhood

This is my street. Like all of the streets in this subdivision, the roads are wide but the homes are small. Even though there’s wide cultural diversity in this working class subdivision, the houses are quite homogenous. The name of this 1980′s subdivision is Buckingham Estates. Sounds pretty high brow, doesn’t it? Sounds like we … Continue reading

Not Your Mama’s Jack-O-Lantern: Pumpkin Sculpting
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Not Your Mama’s Jack-O-Lantern: Pumpkin Sculpting

What do marble, metal, wood, wire, clay, and pumpkins have in common? They’re perfect for sculpting something. Sure, we usually think of pumpkins as something to be carved–not sculpted. But let me turn you on to Ray Villafane. He is to pumpkins what Michelangelo was to marble. And he is my inspiration for this little … Continue reading