8 Photos in This Gallery
These photos were captured during July of 2012 which was designated as Art Houston weekend. This are part of a long term project to document the artists, art collectors, gallery owners, gallery associates and those of us who hang around for a free glass of wine in the vibrant Houston visual arts scene. The entire collection is available under the “Art Lovers” menu button in the Header.
Photographed at the Japanese garden in Houston’s Hermann park.
Some of these were captured at festival sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Houston and held in Hermann Park. Much of the entertainment was paid for by the Japanese Consulate here in Houston. The remaining photos are from a small art festival held at Houston’s beautiful Elizabeth Baldwin Park.
Photos of people, places and things in my home town.
This inaugural kite festival was held in conjunction with Hermann Park’s centennial. The giant fish kite does not fly well on its own, so it was assisted by the more efficient rainbow colored kite behind it.
Start with a big parking lot, add a bunch of award winning food trucks, craft beer, Texas skies and you have Haute Wheels. This year’s festival added a small Via Colori to the mix. It was 86F and humid on this first weekend of Spring.
Photographed at the reflecting pool in Houston’s Hermann park. The water is less than two feet deep.
Afterglow was exhibited at Sicardi Gallery. Gilbert Hsaio’s show was at Gallery Sonja Roesch. I bought a venison sausage sandwich from the chef outside of Hardy and Nance Street Studios and went inside to find a girl taking pictures with her mobile phone held high.
Art in the Park is series of large scale outdoor installations in Houston’s beautiful Hermann Park.
These were photographed on lower Westheimer and along Dowling Street in the Third Ward.
These were photographed at various Houston locations, but mostly along Dowling Street in the Third Ward.
Houston artist Ivete Lucas is pictured wearing colorful hose. She and her husband constructed the tree sculpture which stands behind her, at Lawndale Center for the Arts. Her friend Zahira is to her right and the other two girls were the most interestingly dressed ones I could round up for the shot. Claudia is a friend and the shot is a set up.
Just a few photos I grabbed downtown and in Montrose while stuck here in Houston. I asked a couple if I could take their picture and they immediately started kissing. It was the day after Valentine’s day. “Photographer in a Dress” won Picture of the Week at the highly competitive Nikon Gear photo forum.
I had the pleasure of speaking with Janavi in her studio. She is also a scuba diver and we had an acquaintance in common in India. Of this group, April Murphy is the only one that I have known for a while. She appears with a work in progress. Vincent Fink’s work is all about fantasy. Paige does abstract floral paintings. All of these artists were photographed at the Winter and Spring Street Studios Second Saturday open house.
Houston is covered with railroad tracks and is a major rail freight hub.
These were shot on Harrisburg Street in the East End, on Elysian, North of downtown Houston and EaDo (East Downtown).
The final days of 2013 brought opportunities to photograph volunteer models encountered in and near downtown Houston, along with a few candid street shots. I couldn’t go to Mexico for the holidays, so I made do at home.
I went to a big New Year’s eve party at a local hotel. They had a nice buffet, a Salsa band, and the deal included a room. At midnight all of the electronic keys stopped working. Apparently, they knew this was going to happen because they had new keys waiting at the desk for hundreds of guests. Those keys did not work and someone had to let everyone in with a hard master key. The hotel gave us a $75 credit, and will remain nameless. I am still there…
Yesterday it rained right up until sunset when the sun appeared, blessing the land with perfect golden light. There were fresh puddles at the curb and leaves were turning colorful.
Except for the pipes these photos are from the Baldwin Park area. The pipes carry raw sewage while the original underground sewers are being repaired.
The Woodland Heights Historic District is just a stone’s throw North of downtown Houston. It is beginning to show signs of gentrification. The final two photos were taken in the nearby Houston Heights.
Here is the third set of photos from this past weekend’s Lone Star Rally where tens of thousands of motorcyclists and their howling machines swarmed Galveston Island. There is a search box on the “About” page if you want to look for last year’s photos from this great event.
It has been raining a lot in Houston. I have been playing in the puddles.
This major art fair was held over the weekend in Houston at the George R Brown Convention Center, downtown. They had a lot of interesting contemporary art on display.