Pops of red — a hat band, a skinny tie, an embroidered bag and a pair of Nikes — along with a tiered gold skirt.
I met Star last week, on a brilliantly cold night when he and his fellow Occupiers were huddled together in front of City Hall’s cul-de-sac. He confided to me that his plan for changing the world involves vilifying the rich to the point that their wives withhold sex.
Black sweaters, tights and boots paired with bright, knee-length skirts.
Getting around Haywood Street in style.
Biker styling seen on Lexington Ave.
On him, a striped fedora and corduroy vest. On her, an asymetrical top with a spiraling seam.
My windows are rolled up due to the cold, but when her scream comes echoing out over the buildings, it’s still alarmingly loud. She clutches her head and rocks back and forth. I’m afraid she’s going to jump.
In the former Square D plant in Emma, vacant since the electrical-components manufacturer moved operations to Mexico in 2005, Jennifer Lapidus perches on a 1-ton “tote” of grain. Behind her stand dozens more just like it; in front of her looms a towering wooden mill. There’s enough grain here to make 37,000 loaves of bread. […]
With the “Argus” on the cover of the Xpress recently, I wanted to take a moment to talk about how all this intrepid journalism comes together. There are four qualities a good street photographer needs …
Dozens of protesters lined the sidewalks on the bridge over the Swannanoa River in Biltmore Village on Thursday evening, Nov. 17, to demand that politicians in Washington focus on jobs and making “Wall Street pay its fair share.” (photos and report by Max Cooper)
Touting the success of Harrah’s Casino and such improvements as a state-of-the-art school and a rural broadband network undertaken by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian, panelists at Advantage West’s annual Economic Summit — including Vice Chief Larry Blythe, pictured — said that Western North Carolina has the ingredients to thrive. (photos by Max Cooper)
I park my car in front of the Masonic Temple, and between there and the bistro I encounter two young boys doing their best to kick pigeons on the sidewalk, a half-dozen street performers, and a man screaming violently at passersby. In spite of all of this, it’s the enormous falcon that draws a crowd.
Walk out in the street and ask anybody — ask the beggars or the tourists, the hippies or the Bible thumpers, the artists or the accountants — and they’ll tell you the world is going to hell. As a photographer, this means good things for me. I've been shooting pictures in Asheville for a decade […]
More than 100 entrepreneurs and investors gathered Thursday, Oct. 27, for Venture Local, a business conference dedicated to the growing local-business movement. Hosted by the Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council, the forum brought business people from across the region and speakers from across the nation to the Asheville Renaissance Hotel.
On Thursday, Oct. 27, the Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council will host Venture Local, a forum that convenes investors and business owners for a discussion of the growing local-business movement. And the night before, Asheville Green Drinks will host Slow Money NC’s co-founder, Carol Peppe Hewitt, for a discussion about the importance of investing in local “food sheds.”
Report from a Saturday evening in Asheville’s public space.
Portraits collected downtown in late summer.
A protest, a wedding and the first of October.
Forbidden photos from the Rankin Avenue parking garage.
Two storms visit the city. An early twilight drenches the city. No brief summer storm, this one is settling in.
Disenchanted Asheville artist Max Cooper points his camera at the street: “Everybody lies, but some people lie more than others. Some people claim not to lie at all. We call those people journalists.”