Thursday, June 13, 2019

Brick Street Anthology.

Selections from the 87 images in Brick Street Anthology, an exhibition commissioned by the Tyler Museum of Art.

  "The Brick Street Anthology" was commissioned by the Tyler Museum of Art in 2015.  The project was delivered in 2016.  It consisted of 87 portraits of Tylerites in and around Tyler, Texas.  The museum hung 50 prints for a very successful exhibition.  Opening night maxed out the parking with 320 attendees.  This work was done with film and darkroom.

Phillip Pruitt, cashier and whistler at Brookshires Grocery.

Michael McClendon, Vintner, Kiepersol Estates Winery.

Master Gardners Chelly Warren and Patty McHam.

Linda Blackstock, owner, Cox's Grill.

Humorist and writer Rusty Mitchum.

Band Leader Doc Witt playing the trumpet at Historic Witt Home.

Restauranteers Gilbert and Gus Ramierez at Gus's.

Vintner Michael McClendon at Kiepersol Estates Winery.

City Councilman Don Warren boarding Tyler Transit Red Line at Bergfeld terminal.

Highway Construction Supervisor Dennis Smith on his project, Loop 49.

Veteran and flag, Bergfeld Park during Veteran's Day Ceremonies.

Librarian Mary Jane McNamera at her home.

Owners Grand-daughter, Village Bakery.

Nathan Langham and son Xander Lee Langham.

Canoeist, Tyler State Park

Auto Dealer Jack King at site of historic King Chevrolet building on West Irwin.

Tyler Rose Queen.

Brandon Driscol and Buddy, Bergfeld Park.

ETMC Hospital administrator Betsy Ellis and dogs.

Senator Kevin Eltife, Rick Eltife, Nancy Eltife.

Andrews family, Plumblers and Restaurant owners.

Ben at birthday party, Azalea District.

Cecilia Land and children during church function, Bergfeld Park.

Sisters with canoes, Tyler State Park.

Mr & Dr. Mario Charles.

Avery Laird being baptized.

Federal Magistrate Judith Guthrie with tree she planted at Federal Courthouse.

Watercolorist and Texas Artist of the Year, 1972 A.C. Gentry working crossword.

Jabo, street preacher and musician at Church-Under-the-Bridge, Tyler.

Fredrico Garza on swing, Bergfeld Park.

Sister Margo on phone, Mother Frances Hospital Chapel.

Dan teaching at Tyler Fire Academy.

Kornpop at Tyler Rose Parade.

Tyler Junior College President Mike Metke tree-hugging on campus.

Quantum physics researcher Dr. Jack Pitts.

97 year old Vinnie Jackson at site of her old church, Houston Street.

Teenage couple.

Brick Billion climbing vines.

Robert Davis running, Azalea District.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Proofing old negs. 1976.

REALLY early 8X10s.  Trying to get negatives organized.  

Round bales were kind of a new thing in the mid-70s.

These sawdust burners are obsolete.  Used to see them all over lumbering sites in East Texas.

The wash in Canyon de Chelly has cut itself a gorge as the Russian Olive plugged up the canyon.  Doesn't spread out like this any more.

Working Haphazardly.

  A little break to go West just before Christmas.  Crazy time to go but it turned out to be nice weather and light.  Took the Fuji 6X9 SW and the Deardorff.  Santa Rosa for day one, Breakfast with Kirk Gittings in Albuquerque and then out to tour Acoma.  I hadn't been at Acoma this century.  They let you take iPhone cameras, (with a sticker on them), these days.  For another 25 bucks I could have taken the Fuji.

  Acoma full of stuff to photograph and paint.  I imagine a digital guy could load up.  The tour is full of reverse history and hearsay, but that's not my concern.  Let them tell it however they care to.  No photos in the deserted church or the cemetery.  I expect that will come down later.  iPhones have changed the rules.

Ravens on the visitor center.

Back of the church.

Church is about the oldest building.  Spanish plopped it down in the old plaza and made everyone bend the knee and kiss the ring.  They burned it out in the 1680 revolt.  Rebuilt it around 1700.

The tour is basically from vendor to vendor, but what the heck.  I stocked up on 10 buck Christmas gifts.

Windows and doorways and ladders.  Lots of them.

No water or electricity on top.  About 50 folks still live there.

We got to climb off using the old trail that the Spanish forced their way up back in the early 1600s or so.  After winning that battle, the Spanish cut the left foot off all the surviving men.  Left an impression.

Trail is much improved over early days.  Worth coming down through, just for the history.

Cindy walking back to visitors center.

So far I hadn't shot a thing except a cotton bale in the Texas Panhandle.  Nice viewing though, and as I mentioned, a good digital cam could get some nice images up there of details.