Month: January 2013

There’s few places who have experienced the economic downturn in America like the city of Detroit. I discovered a website today that is trying “To raise awareness of the social and economic challenges the city of Detroit faces through photography.”

I don’t know what the answer is, but there are many beautiful buildings falling down on themselves because the city cannot support them any more.

I have started upping the ante on my interview style videos by mixing b-roll footage into the interviews. Here is my latest. This time with Louisiana Tech head basketball coach Mike White on Tech’s 18-3 record and 9-0 record in the Western Athletic Conference.

I put this on Facebook earlier on another video and started watching more videos of him so here it is again.

When I was in junior high I went to a jazz camp in New Orleans (I played saxophone) and this little kid was there that the musicians teaching us called “Shorty”. He couldn’t read music but was probably the most talented kid at the camp. Wynton Marsalis came in one day as well and of course is one of the best known modern day jazz musicians. Little did we know Shorty would become very famous himself. He is now known as Trombone Shorty and he and his band were on the Billboard Jazz Charts for their latest album for a long time last year.

Here is my friend Shorty performing with his band:


Vacant Chicago Warehouse Burns, Becomes Frozen in Ice

Want to see more photos from the icy warehouse? Search the #bridgeport hashtag, and visit the location page for the nearby Advertising Flag Company.

On Tuesday evening, a vacant warehouse in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood caught fire. It took more than 200 firefighters the entire night to bring the blaze under control.

With Chicago facing some of the coldest temperatures of the season, the water used to battle the flames froze to the exterior of the building. The warehouse-turned-ice cube has attracted visitors from across the area, who have been documenting the uncommon sight through Instagram.

The five-alarm fire—the largest in Chicago since 2004—thankfully resulted in no injuries.