Chris Jordan, photographer and artist, at dinner on the opening night of “Running the Numbers” show at the International Museum of Art & Science in McAllen, TX. Captured September 2, 2011.
You can find just about anything at a Pulga; but whether you actually want it or not is another question. A lot of the things at a Pulga are illegal, pirated, or otherwise shouldn’t be sold. Precisely why “security” at the Alton, TX flea market asked me to stop taking photographs. Captured May 7, 2011.
McAllen’s slogan is “City of Palms.” This is a palm tree growing in a sidewalk crack on Second Street. There are a ton of varieties of palm that will grow in the region, but only two varieties are native to this area: Sabal mexicana and Sabal minor. The Sabal mexicana can grow to 40 feet, while the Sabal minor grows to only a few feet tall. I believe this one is a Minor Sabal minor.
These are peppers at the flea market (Pulga) in Alton, TX. Captured May 7, 2011.
Pop artist and videographer Ron English (http://www.popaganda.com) shooting video of an art talk with a DSLR at David Freeman’s studio in McAllen, TX. Captured on April 1, 2011.
At the Flea Market in Alton, TX.
Ron English at the International Museum of Art and Science in McAllen, TX. His show, “You Are Not Here,” opened on March 31, 2011.