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Photo of Mardi Gras Day in the French Quarter of New Orleans
To take this image on Mardi Gras day I had to sit in a very unique spot to get this particular angle that I was after. Let’s just say that sidewalks are pretty “sticky” any day, on Mardi Gras Day that would be an understatement…but hey i got what I wanted!

As promised in  my previous post, here are some of my “newest” photos finally available for purchase at www.nolaPIC.com as fine art prints or canvas gallery wraps. They are a a selection of my best images taken from 2015 to 2016 in New Orleans and surrounding areas. Please click on each individual image to be taken on my other site to order.

New Orleans Black and white photo
this black and white photo is not too shabby either, actually I love it, and I think I may even like it better than the color one.

 

black and white photo of fog in new orleans

 

As promised in  my previous post, here are some of my “newest” photos finally available for purchase at www.nolaPIC.com as fine art prints or canvas gallery wraps. Click on each individual image to be taken on my other site to order.

 

photo ofMardi Gras on Royal street in New Orleans
Mardi Gras day on Royal Street in New Orleans

 

 

As promised in my previous post, here are some of my “newest” photos finally available for purchase at www.nolaPIC.com as fine art prints or canvas gallery wraps. Click on each individual image to be taken on my other site to order.

 

Photo of Morning Call at City park in New Orleans

 

Black and white photo of Irma Thomas in New Orleans
Irma Thomas the Soul Queen of New Orleans

Panavision and Light Iron Unveil Joint Facility in New Orleans

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New Orleans Grand Opening - Panavision & Light Iron
Photos: Alfonso Bresciani – Click image above to see the complete Panavision / Light Iron Grand Opening gallery on Flickr.

I had a lot fun shooting at the grand opening of the expanded Panavision New Orleans location. Yeah I know you aren’t supposed to have fun while you work, but that happens whenever you do something you love for/with the great people! Needless to say they got me Panavised! Thank you very much! The new 30,500-square-foot space also houses Light Iron’s first brick-and-mortar facility in Louisiana. The state-of-the-art facility represents the first location occupied by the two companies since Panavision acquired Light Iron, a leader in digital workflow solutions, earlier this year. If you are in the film industry I strongly suggest you to visit them, it is a great facility, great people and location, from pre-pro to post!

Cover on ESPN Magazine’s “After The Storm”

ESPN Alfonso Bresciani

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 

 

Golden Star Hunters Big Chief Larry Bannock

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.

 

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 To view more images of the Golden Star Hunters Big Chief Larry Bannock funeral,
please click on each image or go directly on my other site www.nolaPIC.com

 

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   To view more images of the Golden Star Hunters Big Chief Larry Bannock funeral,

please click on each image or go directly on my other site www.nolaPIC.com

 

 

At the The Multimedia Art Museum – Moscow House of Photography

Phil Harris Jazz funeral

 

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.

 

Sallie Ann Glassman Voodoo Priestesess

 

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.

Voodoo Ceremony with Vodou Priestess Sallie Ann Glassman. Original post here: http://www.pompo.com/2013/07/14/head-washing-ceremony-with-voodoo-priestess-sallie-ann-glassman/

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.

 

 

 

2014 Krewe of Zulu Pictures !

April 1st 2014

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.

 

 Krewe of  Zulu New Orleans
Krew of Zulu ! Click image to purchase a print on nolaPIC.com

 

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 Zulu Mardi Gras New Orleans
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 Zulu New Orleans
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 Krew of zulu New Orleans Mardi Gras 2014

 

New Orleans Black and White Photography of Zulu
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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!

Tarantino, Hugh Laurie, Ian Somerhalder & Norman Reedus

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

 

 Quentin Tarantino Orpheus parade New Orleans

 

 Quentin Tarantino Orpheus parade New Orleans

 Quentin Tarantino Orpheus parade New Orleans

 Quentin Tarantino Orpheus parade New Orleans

 Quentin Tarantino Orpheus parade New Orleans

 Quentin Tarantino Orpheus parade New Orleans

 Quentin Tarantino Orpheus parade New Orleans

 Quentin Tarantino Orpheus parade New Orleans

 Quentin Tarantino Orpheus parade New Orleans

 Quentin Tarantino Orpheus parade New Orleans

 Quentin Tarantino Orpheus parade New Orleans

Hugh Laurie King of Bacchus - New Orleans

Hugh Laurie King of Bacchus - New Orleans

Hugh Laurie King of Bacchus - New Orleans

Hugh Laurie King of Bacchus - New Orleans

Hugh Laurie King of Bacchus - New Orleans

Hugh Laurie King of Bacchus - New Orleans

Hugh Laurie King of Bacchus - New Orleans

Hugh Laurie King of Bacchus - New Orleans

Hugh Laurie King of Bacchus - New Orleans

Ian Somerhalder on Endymion

Ian Somerhalder on Endymion

Norman Reedus on Endymion

Norman Reedus on Endymion

 Norman Reedus on Endymion

Norman Reedus on Endymion

Ian Somerhalder and Chet Overall on Endymion

Ian Somerhalder on Endymion

Ian Somerhalder on Endymion

Ian Somerhalder with Lagniappe Brass Band on Endymion

Ian Somerhalder on Endymion with Lagniappe Brass Band

Ian Somerhalder on Endymion

My Photos Published in National Geographic Traveler

 

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

Head Washing Ceremony with Voodoo Priestess Sallie Ann Glassman

This image is one of the two to be shown at the Multimedia Art Museum of Moscow – House of Photography 

 

I have been meaning to go to the head washing ceremony of Voodoo priestess Sallie Ann Glassman for a few years now, but for a reason or another I always seemed to miss it and then, of course, regret it. The ceremony is held every year at sunset on the rusted Magnolia bridge, across Bayou St. John, which is most likely the oldest existing bridge in New Orleans. I don’t know much about Voodoo at all, but when I read the invitation for the ceremony, knowing where it’s held at and its time, I have no doubts all the needed “ingredients” are there for some preeeeetty interesting photography…For those of you reading that aren’t from around here, Sallie Ann Glassman has been practicing Vodou in New Orleans since 1977 and in 1995 became one of few White Americans to have been ordained via the traditional Haitian initiation.

 

Sallie Ann Glassman and La Source Ancienne Ounfo celebrate St. John’s Eve with their annual Headwashing Ceremony (form of Vodou baptism) dedicated to Marie Laveau. Wear all white and bring a white scarf or rag for your head (It will get dirty.) Bring an offering for Marie Laveau.

She likes flowers, blue and white candles, Creole foods,hair ribbons and hair dressing supplies (She was a hairdresser.), Vodou-esque items (Voodoo dolls, potions, gris-gris bags, etc.), or images of Marie Laveau.

 

Thank you for allowing me to shoot the ceremony Sallie Ann and everyone else. I appreciated the warm welcome!

 

Too see more images and/or puchase prints of the ceremony or for any other New Orleans Fine Art Photography, please click each image directly or head on to my other website http://www.nolaPIC.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Too see more images and/or puchase prints of the ceremony or for any other New Orleans Fine Art Photography, please click each image directly or head on to my other website http://www.nolaPIC.com

The video above I took is handheld and shaky, I know, I know I should have brought my tripod…lol, however it gives you a feel of the ceremony…

2013 New Orleans Mardi Gras Photos

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Zulu float on Mardi Gras day rolling on Canal St. in New Orleans
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Here is a quick sample of some of my best shots taken during the super-mega-crowded 2013 Carnival season! More can be found on my other site http://www.nolaPIC.com where prints can be purchased…’Til next year: Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!!!

 

Maison LeMonnier in the French Quarter (click image to purchase a print)
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For some strange reasons I keep on getting attracted by the Maison LeMonnier. It’s really my European (Italian!) descent that I think drags me here. When shooting in the French Quarter I somehow end up shoot this corner house!  Something about the paint job, its balconies and shutters that really, and I mean, REALLY, remind me my early life growing up in Italy…I truly love this building which they still call the skyscraper since it was the very first three stories high building in the French Quarter.

 

Maison LeMonnier  in the French Quarter New Orleans Lousiana
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I actually have a couple more of Maison LeMonnier (!) taken during Mardi Gras but I won’t post them here on this blog, due to time  and bandwidth constraints. Please check my site http://www.nolaPIC.com to see more and/or to purchase fine art prints.

 

Kelly Clarkson on Endymion
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Mr. Pete Fountain
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The one and only… Jazz Legend Mr. Pete Fountain!
While walking in the French Quarter very bright and early,  heard some music and I practically bumped into Pete Fountain with his marching band and float! He was ready to be getting interviewed by a local News Station WWLT and was nice enough to strike a pose for me.

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