JUST LISTEN: St. Thomas Overlook

The signs for the banana daiquiri started at least ten clicks out, at first just small blue and yellow hints, suggestions that there was perhaps a beverage on our immediate horizon. With each passing K the signs enlarged to mythic … Read More

JUST LISTEN: St. Maarten

This is what you think the Caribbean sounds like. Rightly so. Walking. Sandy and hot. Murals and more sand. I’m a black and white guy but sometimes the color is nice.Caribbean art work is explosive.

Just Listen: Jeff Frost on Art

The Wildman stopped by the house. I caught him in a reflective moment then ambushed him with the eternal question,”What is art?” He was game and gave a very interesting response.

Just Listen: Chimayo´Rain Melt

We need it. Snow. Water of any kind will do actually. Ten years we have been behind as the “main world,” or “mainstream culture,” pretends not to notice, or perhaps just doesn’t care. Around here it’s the real sangre that … Read More

Just Listen: Chimayo´ Flute

The flute. In the car, on the table, in the studio. The drop of a hat. It begins. Of course I spring it on him within seconds of entering the house. “I haven’t practiced.” No matter. Everyone caves to the … Read More

Just Listen: Structure, Cockatoo Island

Looks can be deceiving. They always are. A jingle of sound and metal and history and space. I’m here right now, right this second. I might be the ONLY one hearing what’s here. It’s nice to be an insider on … Read More

Just Listen: Trinh, Cockatoo Island

Garry is a legend. Understated. Quiet. Funny. He’s a real witness. Not like the rest of us. He watches and I mean really watches. He has to because when you see his work you realize he’s seeing a different reality. … Read More

Just Listen: Cicada, Blue Mountains

I’ve been finding these since I was a child. I do the same thing every time. Put it on my hand and look at it. Just a shell. Go to the Korean spa and get a scrub. Same thing will … Read More

Just Listen: Couple, Blue Mountains

The falloff is grand. The scale translated by the whiteness of wing all those K’s down. There isn’t anyone out there people. It’s the way it’s supposed to be. Just drink it in and seal it in and remember what … Read More

Just Listen: Shadows, Cockatoo Island

Get in a line. Do it for me now. Please. Out of film but soon a small pile of metal, plastic and paper liters the ground. Don’t worry, I picked it up. Just about form here. An exercise for my … Read More

Just Listen: Opera House, Sydney

The Opera House is what people think of when they think of Sydney. It’s easy. I happened to attend an event inside the Opera House, and I can say it’s worth the effort. Sydney is beautiful, and bathed in that … Read More

Just Listen: Chloe, Cockatoo Island

This girl smolders. Like the soot on the walls of this place. You’ll see. The future is her roadmap but she’s driving now. Already out there making things, and with a foundation I found commendable and honest. (Yes, there’s an … Read More

Just Listen: Fountain, Sydney

This is an image I told myself not to take. And here we are. It happens. The camera is unfolded. I’m itching to make something, and the way I see it this building and fountain got in the way. Oh … Read More

Just Listen: Harbor, Sydney

There is something about a good harbor that gets my juices flowing. Cruise ships get my juices flowing but in a different way. They are strange beasts filled with strange people heading to strange lands to that they can eat … Read More

Just Listen: Carving, Blue Mountains

You have to really want to do this. No short timers here. This is in our DNA, storytelling via stone. Been there from the beginning. Today the reasons might be under suspicion but the story is the same. Look, remember, … Read More

Just Listen: Zombie, Bondi

My first real portrait with the SX-70. She is nice, like everyone here. Halloween, but it doesn’t feel like it to me. I’ve got to work, and besides, I’m not at home. Far from it. The other side of the … Read More

Just Listen: Wake, Sydney

Ferry wake from up high. Like an abstract art piece. Fumbling with the viewfinder I barely manage to get this one off. No matter. There will be another ferry. How nice it must be to make one’s way to work … Read More

Just Listen: Lanterns, Sydney

A Chinese celebration I miss by a day, but the decoration is still there. And behind it, the needle, tower or whatever they call it downtown. “It’s worth a look,” they say. I stay nearby but never manage to make … Read More