Seven to Save Series

Monday, the third in a series on properties listed on this year’s list of Arkansas’ Most Endangered Places will be published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Style section. It is about Tuggle Elementary in Malvern. One of only 15 remaining Rosenwald School Buildings out almost 400 built in Arkansas. of Check out previous stories in the series here:


The Cutting Room Floor


Sometimes when I take pictures for feature stories in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, not everything I submit gets used. Usually, its because I take way more pictures than necessary or one photo might be more suitable for the page lay-out then another. Here are some photos I like that didn’t make the cut from two recent Hot Springs stories. One story was a story about  Low Key Arts Executive Director Sonny Kay and the other about the Solar Powered Radio Station KUHS.



So Much Good Music

Sure there was the Irish whiskey, Clydesdales, celebrities and of course the parade, but there was also a lot of great music before and after the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade  including Arkansas blues musicians

Akeem Kamp Band, then Arkansas’ Singer Songwriter of the Year, Adam Faucett, Grand Funk Railroad   and Morris Day and Time.

Pine Bluff

As much as I like taking photos of abandoned buildings, it looks like at some point, there will be less in Pine Bluff as more are being rehabilitated — and that’s a good thing. Looking forward to seeing the changes ahead for Pine Bluff.

Back to the River

Writer Denise Parkinson was kind enough to let me tag along and take photos as she continues to research the history of river towns, their people and culture. We met with several residents of Clarendon who were very generous with their time as they shared their knowledge and history of the area.

Rainy Day Road Trip

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
— Elliott Erwitt

Just because it’s cold, cloudy, windy, rainy and what not, doesn’t mean you can’t take a road trip. Last weekend I made a loop through the Grand Prairie down some back roads and through some small towns. There’s always something to see, a bit of history, a charming old building or an interesting little store.




Clarendon, Ark., and its historic bridge over the White River

Clarendon is small river town in Monroe County which has an amazing bridge that the city, county and preservationists are trying to save. Learn more here: Democrat-Gazette Article, White River Bridge,  Historic Bridges- White River.

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East Side High School c.1904

I’ve been in touch with some folks with the same love of old buildings that I have and after exchanging stories of buildings we have documented, I had to go back and look at some of my old photos. These are of an old high school after it had been cleaned out and was being prepared to turn into lofts. You can read about the history of the building here: School history.


Camark Pottery, Camden, Ark.

Back in 2010 I was part of a group that went to visit the factory, before the rest of its contents were sold. A story about the visit and a couple of these photographs were published in the May 10, 2010 Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Cornbread Festival

The 6th annual Cornbread Festival happened yesterday in the SOMA district in Little Rock and the rain held off until the very end. Lots of good cornbread, food, people watching and some really good music. Never been? Find more info here: