Sunday, December 27, 2009

what we really really want

My mom and I were on our way to the Guild Shop the other day and I noticed a couple of multi colored signs posted just before the Fiesta on Dunlavy. The first one says “WHY CAN’T YOU LOVE ME” the next one “LIKE l LOVE YOU?” I thought this was curious, my mom didn’t notice and we kept driving. We get to the Guild and it was closed for Christmas so we turned right on Welch and headed to the Blue Bird (our second choice in Resale shops.) I then see two more signs. The first one says “I WANT A ROCK HARD” next one “SIX PACK” Now I am getting really interested, I try to explain it to my mom she still doesn’t get it and we turn right on Commonwealth. There at the corner of Commonwealth and Fairview I see 3 more signs. 1. “I REALLY REALLY WANT” 2. “a 15 inch” 3.” MAC Book Pro” I tell my mom this is a feminine art statement worthy of being carried out by the likes of our very own Laura Lark or maybe an imposter like that Lana Lank out of San Antonio… SO- on Christmas day I had Dimirti drive me around the area to photograph the signs and hunt for more, but these listed and pictured here are all we could find.
I sure can appreciate the effort on the signs and I couldn’t agree more on what she really really wants. I want the same things, but the tragic part is even if we post signs right in front of your house you men still don’t get it. Women have many talents- one is we can read your mind. Men on the other hand can’t even read the signs we put right in front of them. How do we get the man to get the message? Or should we just stop trying? Click on my blog title to see a google map view to see for yourself and Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 4, 2009

No TrespassNig...

Here we have photos of several signs posted at the intersection of Shepherd and Allen Parkway- all say the same thing (almost) Thanks to the keen observations of our good friend Clay Robinson we have noted a slight mishap in the group of signs posted that say “No Trespassing No Camping” There are at least half a dozen signs posted all over this area but there is one that says “No TrespassNIG” instead of “No Trespassing “ like all the others. “No TespassNIG?”  Somebody was up to something and I say this one needs to come down.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Halloween 09

We saw lots of great costumes this year but I have to hand it to our good friend Clay Williams for coming up with the H1N1 virus costume. I love the pig nose and the wings, plus he actually looked pretty good in the white jumpsuit. Quite genius.

Second place has to go to Amanda and Pierre’s beautiful twins Patrick and Amelia- It only took us half an hour to get their outfits for the 3 minutes we made them keep them on for the pictures. They didn’t look too happy about the feel of ‘um but I must say they were the cutest pumpkins I ever saw.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

West Ave

As much as I like snooping and photographing old Wilshire Village I must move forward and recognize all these fabuolus new luxury apartments being built out there. I shot this for Apartment guide not too long ago and was really impressed especially with the rooftop pool and common kitchen/lounge area.

Plus Dimitri and I finally figured out why they call it West Ave- They didn't just make it up because the name sounded good- The apartments were built on a street called West Ave which no longer exists now. West Ave has totally transformed Kirby and word is this is just the begining as far as construction on Upper Kirby goes. We used to hang out there in High school at a neat old burger place called Ziggies and play Ms Packman all day- Who would think 20 years later there would be luxury apartments with IPod stations in every room. Times sure have changed.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Wilshire Village Resident

I dropped by Wishire Village last week and met Mr. Lenoir Josey who says he remembers living at Wilshire Village as a very young child. Lenoir spoke very fondly of Wilshire Village and came to salvage something from the building as a momento. So with his hard hat on he snuck behind the fence to see what he could find that looked familiar. He broke off a piece of sheetrock painted powder blue which he believed was the original paint job color of his bedroom. He also claimed a piece of white brick from the outside. He said his parents had photographs of the grounds when all the trees and landscaping were young. He remebered a lot about Wilshire Village and was happy to bring his family to see the place before it was totally demolished. It would be really something to see the grounds so long ago when the trees were young.

Monday, August 17, 2009


I had fun Shooting group shots of Jones McClure Publishing for their Facebook profile. I had even more fun creating a fan page for It's All About You here in Houston. Facebook offers great opportunities for businesses to promote their product. Here I can set up your account and provide you with photos videos and more. Who needs an expensive static website when all you need is a Vibrant Fan Page on Facebook full of robust ever changing content! Click on the Facebook Title to this blog to see and example of a fan page I made for Shauna at It's All About You Houston. Call or e-mail to get you started!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Daily Demolition Report: Building

Daily Demolition Report: Building Offset

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I found a refrence to Tangley's tear down here on Swamplot which is a fun real estate blog that covers lots of cool topics.

People at Tangley

This is one of my parents in front of the house on Tangley back in the early 80's. Its kinda spookey at first but they were jet lagged and tired. They had just returned from a vacation in Hawaii the night before but I had a portrait assignmnet at school and they were the easiest models for me to use so they let me.Click on the title "People at Tangley to see some more pictures of people at Tangley.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Marie McGuire

I recently got word that Marie McGuire passed away this summer. There are lots of people who are just finding out so I am reposting to let others know who might not be aware of this sad news. Marie will be sorely missed.

"MARIE ALESSANDRA McGUIRE, 88, passed away on 5-29-09. Marie was born on March 4, 1921 in Waco Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband Ben G. McGuire. She was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church. She is survived by her son Michael McGuire, grandson George Langston-McGuire, sister Benedetta Alessandra, brother Sammy Alessandra and wife Jean, stepson Ben T. McGuire and family, and stepdaughter Marcia Kurtz and family. Funeral mass at 2pm on Monday June 1st at St. Anne's Catholic Church, 2140 Westheimer. In lieu of flowers family requests donations to St Jude Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis Tn., 38101 or charity of your choice."

click on the title to this blog (marie mcguire) to sign a guest book for marie.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Wilshire Village

I stumbled across these photos with my aunt a few days ago. This is what Wilshire Village used to look like in it's hey day. Pictured from left to right are three lovley lady friends of my sweet Aunt Johnna Lee- Gerrie Robinson, Mildred Duty and Mildred Reddick. They didn't have internet in those days but they got to smoke, read magazines and look at globes.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Idas House

This is a photo doc I did of my Aunt Idas house for the family before they sold it. I drove by the other day and the new owners have done the most amazing things to this house- I'd love to see it again now but from the outside, it looks like they enhanced all the best features of the house.

Papa B Day

This one was for my dads 70th- I just love putting music to imagery, especially sappy tearjerker ones like these ones.