Think of all a child learns between birth and the age of 5 — interpreting a new world, becoming aware of its body and its senses, crawling, walking, developing language to relate to others. Now imagine that same small child with a pair of thick glasses, some wondrous guitar licks, a mammoth beard [...]
It’s over. Well, it’s been done for nearly a week, but I finally feel like I’ve recovered from Hopscotch. Going into this year’s festival I made what preparations I could based off last year’s experiences. Good running shoes, [...]
Hours before leaving for the World Horseshoe Pitching Tournament in Monroe, Louisiana, Clifton Jones washed his classic Pontiac Executive and loaded up his best horseshoes in a custom wood box made by his work mates in the masonry department at UNC. “It takes focus,” said Jones. [...]
Zhane Perkins, left, and Shannon Burns, share a bench with Civil War re-enactor Bobby Allen, from Asheboro, NC, on the grounds of the Old State Capitol in Raleigh, Saturday, May 21, 2011 — 150 years after North Carolina officially seceded from the Union.
For the Independent Weekly’s annual summer issue we [...]
Anytime I can convince myself to turn the car around for a picture I feel more complete as a photographer. The decision usually happens fast, though I have turned around after many miles of internal dialog about the scene I just blew [...]
Mr. Joshua Percy Flowers is second only to Ava Gardner in notoriety anywhere near Johnston County, North Carolina. The Saturday Evening Post declared Flowers “King of the Moonshiners” in 1958, when it was estimated he was earning one million dollars annually in untaxed revenue from the sale of white liquor up and down the [...]