We can't exactly break out in song with "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades," but it's not all fire and brimstone for Houston, either. High schoolers across the region turned their cameras on the Bayou City this past year, documenting the roller coaster ride that we called 2017, and...
Barbarella, one of our favorite dance clubs in the Bayou City, celebrated its anny with Barbs Planetaryintergalactic 4th Anniversary Space Jam. The party people were all decked out in the spaciest costumes and outfits while DJ Fredster brought the jams all night long. It was a packed house with props and merch for best costume, a balloon drop and plenty of good vibes. Photos By Doogie Roux.
All the cool kids came out to Insomnia Gallery in Houston's East End to view more than 80 images in the August 11 exhibit, "Through The Viewfinder Vol. 3 - Photography Exhibition." Eureka Heights Brewing Company provided craft beer and guests enjoyed a visit from The Crêpe Machine food truck and a cotton candy cart. All photos by Doogie Roux.
Participating photographers included Alan Castelan, Alexandra White, Alicia Craven, Brandown Brown, Dan Joyce, Daniel "Panic" Hernandez, Daniel Jackson, Daniel Tamez, Edoardo Villanueva, Eli Medellin, Elvis Alvarez, Francisco Montes, Francis Panes, Jafet Soto, Jason Bundage, Jason Ixcamparij, Jesse Greene, John Mader, Jordan Asinas, Jorge Luna, Leo Sosa, Nadine Berns, Quite Frankly, Raymond Harkness, Scott Holleman, Talha Khawaja, Vash and Zach Schmidt.
Astrophotographers are holding their breath until the mid-September announcement of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 winners at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Take a look at these breathtaking images from those shortlisted for this year's competition, narrowed down from a pool of 3800 entries from 91 countries. The Milky Way, the Northern Lights, Uranus and the Jellyfish Nebula all make appearances in these out of this world photos.
Winning images will be displayed in an exhibition that opens September 16 at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
Sean Blake, creator of The Untitled Chair Project, began his mission to build awareness for bone marrow registration when he learned of a young girl in Abu Dhabi who was looking for a match. Of the more than 15.5 million registrants in the database, only 45 were from the Arab world, so her chances of finding a donor were almost nonexistent.
Coupled with the loss of his best friend Doug to Leukemia in 2013, Blake set out with a mid-century Diana F+ camera, a purpose, and a creative way to draw attention to the cause. He asks people — sometimes famous, sometimes not — to pose with the red chair. In return, they receive a mounted print of one of the images.
Blake tells us that, with the advances made in medicine, donating bone marrow is no longer the arduous, painful process that it once was. For information about registering as a Houston-based bone marrow donor, visit sharemarrow.com.
Today Blake lives in Houston and works a day job, but he hopes to take the chair and the Diana on the road again, this time on a motorcycle with a sidecar. While he's still here, though, he's looking for a few more souls to pose with that red chair. For information about The Untitled Chair Project, visit him at facebook.com/TheUntitledChairProject.
The pre-Fourth of July weekend at Minute Maid Park was full of fireworks, home runs, wins and losses as the Astros took two out of three games against division rivals, the New York Yankees. The series started out horrendously Friday night as the Astros took a beating, losing 13-4, but the Astros fared better on Saturday and Sunday winning both games and taking the series. We have fan shots and game action from June 30 and July 2. (Photos by Eric Sauseda / Houston Press)