LIBERTY, KENTUCKY. Jerry, the grill cook at Sandy’s Pool Hall, knows a thing or two about serving up comfort too. The lunch counter and pool hall are located in a town whose main attraction is its prison – the Casey County Detention Center. There is only a tenth-grade kind of irony in building a prison […]
Even the drive-thru at McDonalds is a show place for teenagers with fly rides. “Ay man! How come you didn’t take a picture of mine?” It was quite a different reaction from the day before. The owner of the second car, pictured on the left of the top shot, was dismayed that I hadn’t shot […]
I spent a lot of time photographing cars in the three weeks. This one was in Key West, in the ‘hood. “May I ask you why you’re taking pictures of that car,” a woman asked. She held the hand of a toddler who looked on blankly. I explained that the red color of the canopy […]
Over the past few weeks I’ve spent no a small amount of time traversing small country roads. On them, I’ve crossed mountains, and visited the ocean. I’ve flown in planes too. I spent a couple of nights at the Ritz Carlton in Key Biscayne, a few nights on a friend’s couch, and passed one evening […]
It took some doing on the internets to find a suitable dive bar in the ‘nati. Most of the other bar descriptions I found said things like, “make sure you dress sharp: be sure to wear khakis and tuck in your shirt.” The Comet, on the other hand, served cold bottles of high life, a […]
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE — The stuff heart attacks are made of is prepared in perfect batches here, and on weekends the city fills with epicureans searching out barbecue and Blues music. Several downtown hotels were filled to capacity late Friday evening. The desk clerk at the downtown Holiday Inn smiled as a stream of visitors approached. […]
My first full day in Nashville was met with intermittent heavy downpours. After seeing Miami Vice though — and having just been in Miami — perhaps it was fitting that the rain brought out another Tennessee classic: the run and shoot offense. Here’s some action starring my host Ben as we dash from one covered […]
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A change of venue, and the nighttime views are of Mr. Moon himself.
A Citgo by the sea.
Sure there is the white sand and the threat of falling coconuts. There are even pillow-shaped clouds and enough Germans and Cubans speaking their languages to their children to feel as if the United States is some distant place. But when the Southernmost point in the continental United States is within walking distance, and Hemingway’s […]
Last night The Green Parrot resembled the words “southern bar” exactly. There was a blues band from Mississippi laying down the licks deep into the night, and the bartenders poured cold Bud Light into go-cups upon request.
“Save some of that for the keys,” he said after he saw the cameraphone. A bright sun smile, and a Carribean lilt to go along with it.
There were discussions about “the best hangover juice,” and watermelon was placed highly on that list. The house had six bedrooms, and over the long weekend was occupied by thirteen. In the evenings the gents played poker and the ladies sipped mojitos. No less than six thirty-packs were consumed over the three days as if […]
The sun even shines on Baltimore sometimes. A technical note about progressive scan imaging: When the camera is moving at the time of capture, there will be a noticeable shift from the top of the photograph to the bottom relative to the speed and direction that the camera is moving. In this case, 65mph has […]