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Here is a killer cover picture of mine of the Pontalba building in the French Quarter of New Orleans used for the print and online edition of “The New Orleans Advocate” Gift Guide “Holidays Nola Style”. Spend some money locally and up port the local economy! Click the image to purchase an original print.
If you live in New Orleans you have probably seen or heard about ESPN’s special insert published inside the Times-Picayune Sunday’s edition on August 30, 2015 commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. One of my shots of the New Orleans Saints pep rally/second line in the French Quarter the day before they won the Super Bowl has been featured on its cover… Who Dat! (The same shot has been published as well on the regular ESPN magazine, issue of Sept 14!) To purchase a print click this link
April 10, 2014
I’m very excited to have these photos of mine selected to be shown at the The Multimedia Museum – Moscow House of Photography as part of a show sponsored by the U.S Embassy in Moscow to highlight America’s diversity for Russian audiences. The Multimedia Museum is the leading institution exhibiting photography in Moscow with recent exhibitions of Elliot Erwitt, Sebastiano Salgado, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martin Parr, Alec Soth, Steve McCurry, August Sander, Berenice Abbott and upcoming 2014 exhibitions of Garry Winogrand. The New Orleans Culture Exhibition runs from May to July 2014.
About the photographs:
On June 9th, 2010, Discovery channel filmed a funeral parade to honor the life of Captain Phil Harris from TV’s Deadliest Catch. Crew from Deadliest Catch and the music of The Soul Rebels Brass band attended-in the Marigny District Jazz funeral event in New Orleans.
What an incredible Mardi Gras it was, my love/obsession for shooting with the rain came through this 2014 Mardi Gras day and on top of that I really got up and close to my all time favorite Krewe of Zulu for some unreal pictures! It was VERY cold and miserable, ( at least for New Orleans standards) but nothing great comes easy in life, does it…I suffered more than you can imagine, trust me on dat, but some of the Zulu photographs are in my opinion simply amazing! I’ll let you decide! ok?
These are just a few samples of the many photographs available for ordering online at www.nolapic.com or click on each individual image to be taken to the ordering site.
As always click on each picture above to purchase a fine art print from my other site http://www.nolaPIC.com or to see many more in a larger size; The smaller size in here doesn’t do justice to the images!
March 1 through March 4, 2014.
Best New Orleans Mardi Gras ever with lots of celebrities throwing all kind of beads and doubloons! People (and photographers included!) absolutely loved it! To see more shots on my other site nolaPIC.com please click here: http://www.nolapic.com/celebritiesgras2014
January 13, 2014
These two pictures taken at the 2011 Satchmo Summerfest second line have been published on the December 2013/January 2014 of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER print issue (above), and iPad article, full spread (shot below). Not only the National Geographic publication included on their article “Best of the world 2014” the City of New Orleans, but they placed it first on its list! Pictured above from left to right are Jennifer Jones, Selma Heraldo, Louis Armstrong’s beloved neighbor and friend, and Yoshio Toyama followed by the Treme Brass Band in front of the St. Augustine Church in Treme. I was indeed very happy to hear from Yoshio that he particularly loved the image with Selma very much, since he knew her very well and wasn’t expecting her to briefly join the second line with him that day. Selma Heraldo, the main living link to Louis Armstrong, sadly passed a few months later that year.
To purchase open edition fine art prints of these photographs please click on each image or go directly on my other website www.nolaPIC.com
I ‘am excited to announce that this (killer) shot of mine is being used on the cover of the novel “The Cutting Season” by Attica Locke! Above is my picture which is available as a fine art photo or canvas by clicking on it you will be taken to my other website http://www.nolaPIC.com (scroll down to see the other book cover of the second book published by HarperCollins “The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow”.
To purchase the book “The Cutting season” by Attica Locke, please click on the thumbnail to the left and you will be taken on Amazon. The novel is available as a hardcover book or in kindle format (digital).
“Release Date: September 18, 2012 – HarperCollins
In Black Water Rising, Attica Locke delivered one of the most stunning and sure-handed fiction debuts in recent memory, garnering effusive critical praise, several award nominations, and passionate reader response. Now Locke returns with The Cutting Season, a riveting thriller that intertwines two murders separated across more than a century.
Caren Gray manages Belle Vie, a sprawling antebellum plantation that sits between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, where the past and the present coexist uneasily. The estate’s owners have turned the place into an eerie tourist attraction, complete with full-dress re-enactments and carefully restored slave quarters. Outside the gates, a corporation with ambitious plans has been busy snapping up land from struggling families who have been growing sugar cane for generations, and now replacing local employees with illegal laborers. Tensions mount when the body of a female migrant worker is found in a shallow grave on the edge of the property, her throat cut clean.
As the investigation gets under way, the list of suspects grows. But when fresh evidence comes to light and the sheriff’s department zeros in on a person of interest, Caren has a bad feeling that the police are chasing the wrong leads. Putting herself at risk, she ventures into dangerous territory as she unearths startling new facts about a very old mystery—the long-ago disappearance of a former slave—that has unsettling ties to the current murder. In pursuit of the truth about Belle Vie’s history and her own, Caren discovers secrets about both cases—ones that an increasingly desperate killer will stop at nothing to keep buried.
Taut, hauntingly resonant, and beautifully written, The Cutting Season is at once a thoughtful meditation on how America reckons its past with its future, and a high-octane page-turner that unfolds with tremendous skill and vision. With her rare gift for depicting human nature in all its complexities, Attica Locke demonstrates once again that she is “destined for literary stardom” (Dallas Morning News).“
This above is another image of mine ( taken on Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans ) which I have recently licensed to HarperCollins Publishers for the book cover of the novel by Rita Leganski ” The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow” – A lyrical debut novel set in historic New Orleans that follows a mute boy whose special gift reveals family secrets and forgotten voodoo lore. Available on Amazon as a Paperback or kindle edition on February 26, 2013. The novel is available for Pre-orders now. To purchase the photo as a fine art print, please click it and you will be taken to my other website http://www/nolaPIC.com
A magical debut novel from Rita Leganski, “The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow” is the tale of a mute boy whose gift of wondrous hearing reveals family secrets and forgotten voodoo lore, and exposes a murder that threatens the souls of those who love him.
Bonaventure Arrow didn’t make a peep when he was born, and the doctor nearly took him for dead. But he was listening, placing sound inside quiet and gaining his bearings. By the time he turns five, he can hear flowers grow, a thousand shades of blue, and the miniature tempests that rage inside raindrops. He also hears the voice of his dead father, William Arrow, mysteriously murdered by a man known only as the Wanderer.
Exploring family relics, he opens doors to the past and finds the key to a web of secrets that both hold his family together, and threaten to tear them apart.
Set against the backdrop of 1950s New Orleans, The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow is a magical story about the lost art of listening and a wondrous little boy who brings healing to the souls of all who love him.
Some images I shot recently with saxophonist Donald Harrison for the cover story of Berklee Today, (a magazine of the Berklee College of Music) : “Donald Harrison, ’81, A Sense of History”. The shot above was chosen for the cover of the magazine. some of the best shots and the one used for the center spread are below.