Wednesday, December 31, 2008

rodeo cowboy

this is jimmy pataway, rodeo cowboy.
by far, one of the most interesting characters i have met in philadelphia. 

I met him at a bar i worked in the late 90's. we had saloon doors where he would "bust in" several times until someone noticed his entrance. he would also demonstrate his calf roping expertise on a barstool if we introduced him properly. (ie we have jimmy pataway, calf roper number 129...etc) an amazing sight to see!

he is a retired calf roper from cowtown rodeo. you can often see him around town sporting his old numbers & chaps. If not he's always geared up in something interesting. my favorite choice for him are his silver platform boots.

i recently ran into him at the ing coffee shop on my way to work, where he bought me a coffee and i gratefully accepted.

Monday, December 29, 2008


Goals before the new year:
finish edits
post some work stuff
organize photo files

....actually getting there....
here are some more of D'arcy DeVille

Saturday, December 27, 2008


My grandfather is 93 years old. He lives on his own. he is an amazing man.

Last month he fell and fractured his spine. He's already up and running again. amazing.

while he was in rehab and in the hospital i was there everyday. when he returned home, i was there everyday until he told me not to be.

i started to see these things in his home, things that i saw everyday                                                                                                               when i grew up there and the new    things he's acquired since my grandmom has passed. 

i realized a couple things; i remember these things differently, even after seeing them the same day. and that these things will not be there forever.

my grandpop is my strongest artistic influence.  and now i want to try to start to capture the art that is in his home. the art that IS his home.

here are some of my first test shots.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

locust bar

some snapshot portraits I've been collecting of my customers...
come get yours taken.
mon & fri nights at 235 south 10th st.
cheap and weird always