Stephen W Starling
Writer and Photographer

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Celebrating B. B. King's Birthday - Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Two Memphis police cars block entry to Beale Street. They’re not cordoning off a crime scene: they’re getting ready for a riot-- a riotous street party. . .

Blues & Breakfast – Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA

Retracing the roots of popular music along Highway 61 to the birthplace of modern blues music…

Searching for the Real America - Pacific Coast Highway, California, USA

As he sets out on an epic motorcycle ride across America, Stephen Starling considers what lays ahead – once he negotiates Los Angeles' notorious freeways...

The Gun Store - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

I never understood the emotion around of the gun ownership debate until I picked up an M16 . . .

Hearst Castle - San Simeon, California, USA

The monuments and the myths of Hearst Castle are a fitting legacy for one of the most outstanding and controversial characters of the twentieth century, William Randolph Hearst.

Escaping Los Angeles - California, USA

The street crossing East Los Angeles to the freeway is ugly. Car yards, burger joints, and pawnshops line the roadside. All three lanes are bumper-to-bumper, inching forward in fits and starts. It is hot — hot from the California sun and hot from the Harley-Davidson rumbling and shaking below me. . .


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