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Girl Talk

Girl Talk

Girl Talk

8 Photos in This Gallery

These were captured during September and October of 2009.   Some of these were taken at the docks in venues that have moved.  “Girl Talk” was photographed in the basement of Houston’s Contemporary Art Museum.   As I look at these it reminds me that the gallery scene was somewhat more freewheeling then than now.  Most of these have not been previously published.


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Edgy Beauty and Tattoos

Girl, Tee Shirt Rollled Up

Girl, Tee Shirt Rollled Up

10 Photos in This Gallery

These photos are from Houston Gay Pride 2009.  Why they were in my archives and not on the blog is a mystery to me.  Five of these are being published for the first time.


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Saturday Afternoon Art Events

Burlesque Performer Kiki Maroon

Burlesque Performer Kiki Maroon

8 Photos in This Gallery

As it was close to Christmas many of the Houston art galleries had an open house on Saturday afternoon instead of in the evening as they usually do.  April Murphy is shown in front of her whimsical pet paintings.  Please like her page “AEM Gallery” on facebook.  April says her work is all about happiness.  Later there was a performance art show at Lawndale Art Center. Kiki Maroon produces and performs in burlesque shows.  One of her recent productions is Kiki’s Sordid Sideshow.  She is usually in character.  You can find many images of her in costume on flickr.  A mermaid was cooling off in a tub of water because it was 80F on this warm December afternoon in the South.  The lovely kissing booth girl was fun to chat with, but I did not take her up on the kiss, which would be scored.


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A Saturday in December

Cecilia Shoots

Cecilia Shoots

8 Photos in This Gallery

I wandered up to the Houston Heights and saw the sights on 19th Street.  It looks like Main Street in a small town despite being surrounded by sprawling Houston.

That evening there were more art gallery openings than one could attend in an evening.  Most of these were true openings with new works, not just art store open houses like the ones seen on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.  Photographs in the background in “3 Blonds” are by John Runnels at Redbud Gallery.  “Cecilia” is at Archway Gallery.

 


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Rice Village

Girl in a Knit Dress

Girl in a Knit Dress

 

10 Photos in This Gallery

More from Rice Village, an upscale shopping area packed with trendy restaurants and equally trendy people.  Perfect for street photography in traditional black and white. There are also a few shots from Discovery Green, downtown.


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View From the Top

Trio

Trio

4 Photos in This Gallery

These photos were taken from the Petroleum Club.  It is on the top floor of a building formerly occupied by Exxon Mobile.  The club will move to a new location in 2015.  I used a Samsung Galaxy S3 in the low light mode for the captures.


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Downtown Early November

Redhead

Redhead

8 Photos in This Gallery

Mostly onlookers, but one artist at Houston Via Colori 2014. “Wrench” was photographed in the warehouse district.  Colors in the gutter were from pastel works that got washed out by a heavy rain.


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