THIS is how a lecture should start: Tomorrow Never Knows
Kevin Rej/bass; Dino Ionniello/drums | HOW Design Conference | Atlanta | June 2007
More a memory, than a photo. I was on the far side of the town, and thought I heard a drum beat, which I then followed through the afternoon rain.
I eventually stumbled upon the drum and xylophone band. Resonating beats and ethereal chimes echoes from the jungle-covered volcanoes.
A Spanish-era colonial mission in ruins in the background. I sat and listened, watched.
Antigua | Guatemala | July 1999
1988 soft tail springer, in front of studio, 2130 Goodrich Avenue.
Picked this up after riding on the back of Hda's Honda90 across the Moroccan desert. Felt inspired.
Austin, Texas | spring 2002
My, what a lovely bunch of coconuts: Mathew Siegal, DJ Stout, Marc English, David Kampa.
Anteros Drive | Austin, Texas | 1996
Behind my desk.
Many years ago, walked into a gallery in Austin. Saw a worn fence. Walked closer. Saw ceramic devils hanging from it. Closer inspection showed letterforms (!) on their bellies. They happened to spell out one of my favorite expressions: The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions. Art by Edmo which I traded for some cash (not much) and a copy of my book (which he wanted). The discolored candy bracelet? That's another story.
Austin | 1998
Hda Marouche | within minutes of him bringing me to his village, Hda was proudly showing the village's canal, with its many family gardens. A mechanic in Rissani, hours to the west, he returns to the village on weekends help wife, children, and parents. His parents were nomads that settled at this oasis in 1966, coming in from the dunes.
Assi el Abiad [Well of he White Waters] | 15 or so miles west of Algeria, Moroc | January 2000
Dr. Jean Andrews, Marc at the University of Texas Physics Department annual reception at the Texas Memorial Museum.
Jean is otherwise known as "the pepper lady" (look her up) and I'm fortunate enough to have escorted her to many a function.
Author of 14 books, she's visited more than 120 countries and at 81, when this photo was taken, could run circles around folks half,
or quarter her age. She calls me a "boy," and considering the salt that's getting in my pepper, I'll take it.
University of Texas | Austin | 4 November 2005
Marc, Rip Torn, Texas Film Hall of Fame. Photo taken by Rip's niece.
She came over and asked if she could take our pictures together.
We had been chatting about the first film I saw him in, "The Man Who Fell to Earth," with David Bowie.
Austin | March 2002
Marc English, illustrator extraordinaire Marc Burckhardt and his charming wife Janice, and Anne Telford, editor of Communication Arts.
The Mean Eyed Cat | Austin, Texas | December 2004
Los pendejos de Mexicali, Marc, y April Greiman de Los Angeles.
Esquina Norte Congresso | Tijuana, Baja California | Mexico | September 2003
Newspaper Rock. Petroglyphs spanning thousands of years include historic ones (horse with rider
using a bow; wagon wheel), as well as the more contemporary bullet hole and graffitti. The majority are
of Fremont style (horned shaman), along with Archaic marks (curvilinear "abstract" patterns).
Canyonlands National Park | Utah | May 1985
NIru and Vishal's wedding, on a paddlewheel boat on the Colorado River. Rev. M. English, presiding.
Austin | March 2005
Waiting for me. Edge of the Sahara | North of Assi el Abiad,
Morocco, 15 clicks from Algeria. | January 2000.
Marc & Don Julian, Guatemalan shaman in charge of fog.
Don Julian was born in this home. | July 1999.
Rebecka English likes mohawks and nerds. Says her dad is not a nerd, therefore cut his hair into a mohawk.
Of course it was only 2/3s of a 'hawk, as one has to factor in the bald spot. Photo by Nils Juul-Hansen. Contact sheet from the New Year '97 shots by Bill Albrecht, part of the Out with the Old, In With the New series.
Austin | August 2004, December 1996
Bookplate I made for Rebecka's 18th birthday: old enough to start really building her own library. Letterpress courtesy of Michael Osborne and One Heart Press, San Francisco. I cut the linoleum at about 8"x8" and reduced the art for a final 3"x3" plate.
13,153' up on the Continental Divide | halfway between here and there
Taylor Peak | Colorado | 24 May 1992 | 2:15pm
Have had the Claes Oldenbeg poster hanging since 1985: Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America. Got the Joe Hill poster in Seattle, at the Left Bank Bookshop.
The Clash, OK soda, Brigette Bardot in 'Contempt', and a head from the pinata head collection.
Studio | Austin | July 2005
The English boys: King Joe, John, Charlie, Tom (my dad, age 17). Oldest brother Philip was in Phoenix at the time, where the main streets were still dirt.
Medford, Massachusetts | 1952
The Horton clan: Lois, A.K. Morley, Mae, Maureen (mom, age 7), Ken.
45 Hastings Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | 1942
No matter where I go, no matter what the language, the word is always spelled the same way: L O V E. In English.
Fes | Moroc | December 1999