The New Orleans Advocate ” Holidays Nola Style “Cover Shot

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Heaux Heaux Heaux !
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.

Holidays Nola Style Gift Guide
Holidays Nola Style Gift Guide

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 

 

New Still Photography site AlfonsoBresciani.com

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Alfonso Pompo Bresciani is an IATSE Local 600 Unit Still Photographer based in New Orleans

My new website specifically designed for unit still photography work (related to feature films and tv productions only) is finally done and online at www.AlfonsoBresciani.com ! All the unit still photography work related to feature films and television work will only be published there from now on.

Check it out and let me know what you think, you can comment on my blog there as well!

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
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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!

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!

 

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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.

St Louis Cathedral Photography

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St Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter
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I think I can honestly say I have closed the chapter on shooting the St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter of  New Orleans…LOL,  Just kidding of course!  But these are a few of my best, all taken in a very  cold day before sunrise. They are available as color or black and white fine art prints; by clicking each image you will be taken to my other site nolaPIC.com where you can order prints. Thanks!

 

If you would like to see  all of my available New Orleans Fine Art Photography online, please go to www.nolaPIC.com where you can order photo prints (even framed), and canvas gallery wraps online.

 

St. Louis Cathedral art
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St Louis cathedral photo for sale
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What the Fog!

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Pirates Alley Photo
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Just about when I was getting worried and bored with that everyday’s bright light that we have 90% of the time down here in New Orleans, (this year we didn’t have much fog, cold or rain)…Here comes a killer week, full of thick fog followed by a very cold short rainy spell with that mist that’s just perfect for shooting around the French Quarter. Yay! I kept on going and got some killer photographs in New Orleans and in the swamps! I will post the images taken in the swamps on my next post…

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Pirates Halley New Orleans Fine Art Photography
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Pirates Alley
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