Austin Is a Town of Continual Juxtaposition

Tacos v Condos by Jann Alexander © 2013

There’s no shortage of colorful contrast in Austin, and there hasn’t been in a long long time. Juxtaposition is Austin’s middle name these days, and figures prominently in my Vanishing Austin series as the most striking way to show our … Continue reading

Walk Back to Weird at Wiggy’s


I have long been fascinated by juxtapositions. In fact I’ve tried to build my entire Vanishing Austin photography series around them, and this one always grabs me as I look towards downtown in the early evening. Despite the other towers … Continue reading

Austin: Truly in Hues of Blue


Blue is the color of summer in Austin. Blue skies. Blue pools. Blue lakes. Blue neon. Blue tattoos. Blue is happy. Blue is what I see every time I go out with my camera in Austin. If you love blue and … Continue reading

What’s Vanished Since 2004?

Heartbroken Music by Jann Alexander ©2013

A lot of Austin has gone missing since I began my Vanishing Austin photography series in the summer of 2004. For one reason or another—losing their leases, making way for condos, hotels, chains and new buildings, relocating for cheaper rents, … Continue reading

Time Traveling


Road trips have an appeal that goes way back in America’s history (in fact, you could take it back to the pioneers, if you wanted to), but traveling by automobile created an entire subculture in the early 1900s that’s still … Continue reading

So Long, SoCo Trailers.


Sign of the Thaimes? Neon green picnic tables and a fallen Coat & Thai sign are all that remains of a once bustling food trailer court in the heart of the South Congress action. Next up: a new hotel. ORDER … Continue reading