Posts in Category: documentary


Locker rooms, Bishop Lynch High School, Dallas, Texas

Former Braniff Airline Headquarters, Love Field, Dallas, Texas

The former Braniff Airlines headquarters

I have been passing this for years. I shot photos inside when Braniff was in business, covered the Caulder plane, the first Braniff Concord flight and flown on Braniff regularly to Mexico.

The former Braniff International Airways headquarters at Love Field in Dallas, Texas. It spent some time as Dalfort Aerospace, but has been empty since 2003. It has a 6-bay hangar, covering 13,000 sq. m. (140,000 sq. ft.) can accommodate 6 narrow-body aircraft. Its shops, warehouses and administrative offices occupy an area of 33,445 sq. m. (360,000 sq. ft). Tom Braniff’s airline opened up air travel to Latin America and commissioned Alexander Caulder paint one of their planes in the 1973. (A model of that plane now sits in the Frontiers of Flight Museum also located at Love Field.)

Chapel in Lewisville, Texas

Maya Poulter and her adoptive family.(Homage to Walker Evans)

image link


Calvin_DSC8021 (1)New construction over Loop 12, Irving, Texas

New Work



I am continuing to look at the flat, open spaces around North Texas, particularly vacant lots and what is adjacent to them. These near the intersection of the LBJ Freeway and I35.


Looking at the Landscape Over Time

Cincinnati 1969I am preparing an image maker presentation for the Society for Photographic Education South Central Regional Conference in October titled “Don’t Lose Your Way”. The black and white image above will be the first in the Keynote slide show, one that I made as an undergraduate at Ohio University.  I had hitchhiked to Cincinnati where I saw this expanse of asphalt and the row of older Ohio industrial city style homes at the top of the frame. The thing is, I am still looking at these things today. I have returned to look at the landscape in much the same way I did then, I have found my way back.  The image below was made last year in downtown Dallas, a parking lot with the W Hotel, high rise condos and four story apartments that surround the American Airlines Center.

The Fourth of July in Texas

Fireworks Stand, I30, East TexasSomething for the Fourth of July: a fireworks stand on I30 between Dallas and Commerce, Texas.

The Style Station

The Styling Station, a gasoline station along Interstate 35 between Waco and Dallas repurposed as a vintage clothing store.One of the most neglected photographic accessories is the brake pedal on your car. I have been passing the Style Station on Interstate 35 south of Dallas for a couple of years and finally stopped to make a photograph. They sell vintage clothing and seem to collect Toyota minivans from the 80’s.

DART Light Rail

DART Rail Construction along the Trinity River levee
As a continuation of my exploration of the built environment, I have been photographing the DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) light rail construction and thinking about the possible changes in the landscape around it. The image here runs parallel to the existing highways, bypassing businesses and dividing the landscape it runs through. Businesses will close, others will open and how society interacts with the landscape will be altered.
There is a history of transportation changes altering communities. A a string of towns runs between Shreveport, LA. and Dallas, Texas that were railroad town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  The  automobile and US Highway 80 changed that, and eventually many of these towns were bypassed all together by the interstate highway a few miles from the town centers. In Dallas, the demise of the trolly system closed businesses and even churches, who depended on public transit and had no parking facilities.  link to images

Signs of the Economy

Site for future construction, 42 acres at the corner of North Central Expressway42 acres at the corner of Walnut Hill and US 75, Central Expressway in Dallas, Texas.  A large apartment complex was demolished to make room for an ambitious mixed-use, high end development. The land has been taken back by the lenders and they are trying to sell it to recover the more than $40 million they have invested in it.  link to image