brothers in arms: jonny and joah

Supporting the local music scene anywhere means a lot of things; sometimes you see the bands who are about to blow up in tiny venues before anyone knows who they are, sometimes you find a band to love that you would never have heard of if you lived anywhere other than where you do. You…

road trip to new orleans

road trip to new orleans, originally uploaded by minervacat. In February 2004 — just about this time exactly, in fact — my BFF from college, Sid, and I drove all the way down I-55 from its start in Chicago to its end near New Orleans, for five days of wandering and photo taking and partying…

one from the archives

one from the archives, originally uploaded by minervacat. This photo I did not take. I did not take this photo because that’s my mom, small, riding in the little red wagon (her older brother Jack is her chauffeur). I stole this photo from my mom’s Facebook page. Today is my Mama’s birthday. I get my…

holden beach, north carolina

holden beach, north carolina, originally uploaded by minervacat. Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it, and peace and love to the rest of you.

american aquarium @ the pour house

american aquarium @ the pour house, originally uploaded by minervacat. This is for Martha, who picked out the photo, and for Chris. Two years ago tomorrow, I went out to the 506 with t. We were there to see the Prayers and Tears of Arthur Digby Sellers (Perry, cough up that new album now!), who…

uncle jack’s 60th birthday party

uncle jack’s 60th birthday party, originally uploaded by minervacat. Sometimes you are presented the opportunity to take inexplicable photos of family members wearing umbrella hats, and so: you do.

magic mike @ local 506

magic mike @ local 506, originally uploaded by minervacat. It’s rare that I get to watch Michael Casey work his (literal) magic in a place that’s well-lit; mostly we’re in bars and outdoors at night, but on Monday he thoughtfully stood directly under a streetlight and I got to shoot him blowing the minds of…

jonny’s birthday party

jonny’s birthday party, originally uploaded by minervacat. An unexpectedly nice thing about Jonny’s birthday party last weekend was being in a casual social setting with people who are comfortable enough with my camera — from having it pointed at them on stage regularly, or seeing me point it at a stage — that they mostly…