25 mars 2018

Chasing the Lit Mag Photo Essay, 19

By Oronte. Back on the frontage road for I-10, Maseratis wrapped like Faberge eggs were being offloaded from a clamshell transporter at the dealership. More...

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Chasing the Lit Mag Photo Essay, 18

By Oronte. Unmarked offshoots from Camp Bullis Road head into the hills north of the trailer park. We took one that twisted up through dry vegetation and reminded me of Napa. (In fact, Hill Country, the “Texas Napa,” begins just a few miles away.) I made turns at random, intent only on gaining elevation, and was surprised when we were suddenly running along another Dominion wall. More...

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Chasing the Lit Mag Photo Essay, 17

By Oronte. In a small stoneyard, at the entrance to the other trailer park abutting The Dominion, men were shaping wallstone for the exteriors of expensive homes, and cutting and polishing granite countertops for luxury kitchens. More...

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Chasing the Lit Mag Photo Essay, 16

By Oronte. On our last full day we had an appointment with Rudy and Dave, who flip houses for their real estate company. More...

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Chasing the Lit Mag Photo Essay, 15

By Oronte. The rest of that afternoon we drove through copycat subdivisions around The Dominion. More...

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Chasing the Lit Mag Photo Essay, 14

By Oronte. Listen, I’d want to keep us out too. Three thugs loosely associated with a regional state uni in southwest Louisiana, one of them calling himself a perfesser, and some guy from NYC with a bag full of expensive cameras? Forget about it. More...

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Chasing the Lit Mag Photo Essay, 13

By Oronte. Heading north on I-10 we passed an empty lot the size of God, marking the scale of change. The lot is between the Forest Park Medical Center, which sold in bankruptcy in 2016 after a massive felony-fraud scandal, and the Landmark One Office Building. A hotel and conference center are planned for the site. More...

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Chasing the Lit Mag Photo Essay, 12

By Oronte. The four of us walked down a little one-way road through a neighborhood under the three highways. The houses were mostly big Victorians falling apart with neglect. More...

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Chasing the Lit Mag Photo Essay, 11

By Oronte. A friend had told Matt that if we really wanted to see disparity we should go see Dignowity, a downtown neighborhood still patchily gentrified. We ended up near the convergence of I-10, I-35, and US Route 87. There we found this woman, a figure of lonely desolation, under the rectilinear forms of the highways looming overhead. More...

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Chasing the Lit Mag Photo Essay. 10

By Oronte. Danny calls himself a Crusty. Crusties are (often) young people in a subculture that has a look and lifestyle. They move around out of restlessness and a desire for experience, and often have no permanent home. Danny has been on the street 12 years but doesn’t consider himself homeless. More...

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