Construction Photography

Construction Photography: Third Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Today is the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Although much attention had been paid to what happened to New Orleans, Katrina’s devastation covered several states.  And the reconstruction work still goes on. It will continue for several years. I took this photo in Moss Point, Mississippi, last month… The owners of this house are living…

Construction Photography: Yard Makeover

This past Saturday, the Watershed Management Group helped me get my yard into better shape. Permit me to explain… After I moved in here, I set about the task of planting a xeriscape so I wouldn’t spend a fortune on water bills. In addition to planting low-water use plants, I tried to contour the property…

Construction Photography: Katrina Plus Three

Just returned from another week of post-Katrina reconstruction in Mississippi. Although much appears to be back to normal, there’s still quite a bit of work to be done. Take, for example, this house. Almost three years after the storm (local people rarely call it Katrina), the owners are still living in a trailer. Since drywalling…

Construction Photography: Rebuilding After Katrina

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina came ashore along the Gulf Coast of the United States. It proved to be one of the most destructive storms in U.S. history. Although cleanup and rebuilding efforts are well underway, much work remains. San Diego-based International Relief Teams (IRT) is helping to rebuild Katrina-damaged homes in southern Mississippi….

Graphic Design: Gulf Coast Rising

Note: The following post refers to content that I have removed from my website. Reason: Flash is not supported by mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. This Flash slideshow uses photographs that I took on trips to the Mississippi Gulf Coast during November 2006 and July 2007. While in Mississippi, I worked with International Relief Teams,…

Construction Photography: Women Building with Habitat for Humanity

This past Saturday, Habitat for Humanity Tucson started construction of its eighth Women Build home. The event drew approximately 100 women volunteers to the Habitat build site at Corazon del Pueblo. Once there, they got down to work with hammers… and saws… Then they put all the pieces together and raised the walls… Tip: I…

Construction Photography: Makeover’s Done!

Last month, I wrote about a Watershed Management Group project that’s transforming a steep slope on a private property west of Downtown Tucson. I’m pleased to report that this project is now done. A small, but mighty band of WMG volunteers applied the finishing touches this past Sunday. Tip: I am available for construction photography…

Construction Photography: Creating a Greenlot

This past Saturday, the Watershed Management Group ran a workshop to install earthworks on an undeveloped urban lot in central Tucson. Participants working with an excavator (shown above) to create large broad basins, raised pathways, and swales. The goal is to transform this lot into a green space where wildlife can thrive and people can…

Construction Photography: Hillside Makeover

Spring is in the air, and that means that Tucson’s Watershed Management Group volunteers are back in action. Here, two shovel-wielding volunteers are helping a local family solve a steep problem… Seems that the west side of their property has a steep slope that does a convincing imitation of a waterfall when there’s a heavy…

Bike-tography 105: Signs Along the Way

Was pedaling over to a Saturday afternoon class, and what should I encounter but the massive Interstate 10 widening project. This construction project is causing all sorts of headaches for the motoring public, and it’s supposed to continue until 2010. I-10’s Downtown Tucson worksite was chock-full of barricades, mud, heavy equipment, and other obstacles that…

Bike-tography 101

I get around by bicycle. Most of my riding is utilitarian, ’round town stuff, but when I was younger, I biked all over the United States. While I was out on the road, my carrying space was limited. So was my strength. Which meant that I was forced to take a minimalist approach to photography….

Mark Your Calendars: Water Harvesting Open House

On Saturday, December 1, Tucson’s Watershed Management Group (WMG) will have an open house at the Ward 3 City Council office. The open house will showcase WMG’s latest water harvesting demonstration site. Here are the specifics: Water Harvesting Open House Saturday, December 1 4:30-6:30 p.m. Ward 3 City Council office 1510 East Grant Road, Tucson…

Event Photography: Make a Difference Day

Event photography can be as predictable as the schedule that the opening ceremony will follow, and as unpredictable as how people will react to your camera. I prefer to do candid shots, but there are times when people simply insist on posing. In these cases, I just let ’em pose and take the photo. Or,…

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