How to Art – The Photographer

“Everyday at a quarter past three I open up a can of tuna and set it on the table. I cut two thick slices of bread that has already begun to stale and put them on a white china plate already set out on the table, and slide it next to the can of tuna.…

Days of Art 2017-17: Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Jane Fitzgerald was born 100 years ago today, 25 April 1917, in Newport News, Virginia, in the Tidewater area. She had a difficult childhood, born to a mother who was a laundress and shipyard worker. Ella’s father, William Fitzgerald, eventually left, leaving the two to fend for themselves. Ella’s mom found a new beau,…

Days of Art 2017-09: Dat Street Jazz

There’s something pure about mainstream jazz in combination with street photography. Back before I began going on shoots with my wife, I used to wait until I was in a dark shitty mood, load up with a couple of Nikons, plug jazz into my ears, and go on a shooting spree. My favorite shooting opus…

Days of Art – Joey Alexander

CBS network did a piece on Joey Alexander, a 12-year-old jazz piano prodigy from Bali, Indonesia. If you are a fan of jazz, of music, or of kids, you should check it out. At the very least, take a listen to Joey’s rendition of “Giant Steps.” Still don’t think he’s legit? Well, he recorded his…

100 Days of Art – Day 28: The Roberts McFerrin

Many of you have probably heard of Bobby McFerrin, below, noted singer, musician, and one-man voicechestra/multi-octave singer, beat-boxer, and, conductor. However, did you know that he’s actually Robert McFerrin, Jr. and his father was noted baritone Robert McFerrin (1921-2006)? No, well sit back and take a listen to both men’s work. Robert McFerrin was a…