1. From a location scouting trip - preparation for a recent World Wildlife Fund shoot.

     

  2. Deep Ellum, TX.

     

  3. 'No sweat - I've got this.' A sweaty ode to the joys of shooting in Austin, TX in mid-summer.

    Thanks to everyone at Pentagram (Austin), and to the models and crew, for a successful World Wildlife Fund shoot.

    Behind the scenes pic: Marty Robbins

     

  4. Contigo - Austin, TX

    Austin has a reputation for a certain kind of cool, for its own funky, laid-back vibe. You read about it in media outlets all the time, which is to say, there’s a hype that sometimes outstrips the reality.

    Whenever I visit Contigo though, I find that it exemplifies the kind of hip, yet informal atmosphere that media articles about Austin invariably describe. There’s good food, local brews, creative (but not improbable) cocktails, and always a welcoming hospitality.

    For me then, it represents an ideal of the quintessential Austin - not the media hyped one, but the real one.

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    Thanks to Contigo chef/owner Andrew Wiseheart, who graciously made time for these portraits and allowed me to roam around his restaurant. Also. thanks to his talented staff, who assisted in various ways.

     

  5. Valentine, TX.

     

  6. What I’ve Been Reading: The Waitress Was New by Dominique Fabre

    'It surprised me to think of them in love that way, and then I realized he must be having one hell of a mid-life crisis to walk out on a love like that. And then after their daughter Sophie they never had another kid. She would have liked at least another son, but all he could think of was work, that and the races, where he lost lots of money. “You know how he is.” He was always wanting to move on, some guys are like that, they just know life would be better or more beautiful if they could only go somewhere else.'

     

  7. What I’m Listening To: Someday World - Eno/Hyde

    (Source: Spotify)

     

  8. New Work:

    My photograph accompanies a story on Texas-based carbon capture company Skyonic Corporation, in today’s Bloomberg News

     

  9. New Work: 

    Sonny, Space Rehearsal and Recording Studio.

    Austin, Texas.

     

  10. New Work:

    Jerry Reid - wine guru and restaurateur - at the recently opened A-OK Chinese, in South Austin, Texas.