Monday, May 9, 2011

musical immersion

is what any time in new orleans is about, but even more so when you go there for the jazz and heritage festival. the people, the food, the music, oh my. the city is consumed by celebration as much as it is still consumed with the aftermath of katrina (with much justification, sadly). we were there with friends, and made more (of the local type), who kept us focused on what was most important - who to listen to, and when, and what to eat, and where. nice. the last morning, we wandered the french quarter, making a point of staying at least 2 streets away from the notorious "bourbon" when i came across this music store. reflections such as these are always a challenge, but when you get it right, they can be rich with layers of images which blend the real and the reflected realities in ways that help to show "not simply what something is, but also what else it is". my favorite quote is from miles davis: "do not fear mistakes. there are none."

1 comment:

ilachina said...

John, this is just a short note to say - in a word - "Wow!", as in: if ever there was a kindred aesthetic soul...! I must berate myself for somehow, inexplicably, having missed stumbling across your magnificent blog and extraordinary work in your web gallery! I followed a link from your alumni feature on the Lenswork site, and my proverbial jaw dropped. Simply an exquisite - and an exquisitely soulful - body of work. I have bookmarked your page and look forward to returning as soon as I clear a chunk of time to just wander, meditate, and marvel on your Zen-like eye. Superb work!