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.

 

 

 

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.

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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 appreciate it 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.

Louisiana Swamp Photography

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Swamp in the fog at sunrise
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The depth and richness of photographic subjects found in Louisiana are well beyond what you might just encounter on a day to day basis in the French Quarter. I have to admit it, lately I have been shooting mostly urban scenery myself, but  shooting in the swamps and bayous is something that one must absolutely experience! Here are just a few shots I have taken, thanks to Scott, a Friend photographer . These pictures of course do not do justice, you can’t hear how quite and peaceful this place is, or see the wildlife all around you, in the sky or in the water.  It is simply beautiful and breathtaking to witness nature at its best…

 

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moss hanging off cypress trees in the swamp
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swamp at sunrise after the rain
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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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French Quarter Prints Available at the French Quarter

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If you are shopping  for some of the best photos of the French Quarter in New Orleans, you must see these photos!  It sounds like  paid advertisement I know, but trust me, you are going to love them as well! These are some of my  best photos of  the French Quarter taken in the past 2 years and they are available at  Royal Gallery in New Orleans.

The photographs are signed by Alfonso “Pompo” Bresciani and printed on 12″x18″ paper with a white border, for handling and matting. Since I just brought them there they may not even be framed and/or shown at all yet,  so you gonna have to ask for them if you go right away

The Gallery  is located in the French Quarter of New Orleans, on Toulouse next to Royal Street.

Royal Gallery
621 Toulouse  St.,
New Orleans LA 70130
Phone: 504-524-2463

Click the link for a Google map to see the gallery location: http://tinyurl.com/bomyumf

Other canvas Gallery Wraps of my photo works  (Giclees) are available at Royal Gallery  as well.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

A Beautiful, Yet Scary Oak Alley …

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fog  scary street prints for sale louisiana live oaks foggy
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I have been trying to get this mystical shot for quite some time, I don’t just drop by and snap…I have a shot in my mind’s eye and try to conquer it. I have been waking up at 5 am and drove to the spot 4 times, but as always, you cannot plan what nature will do…Besides, humans are always in the way to screw things up too. I met the infamous Murphy there a couple of times. That son of a gun is no good and always in the way! I still ended up getting exactly what I wanted I can now finally say it LOUD & CLEAR:).

I was so happy when I finally got these two shots of this beautiful, yet scary alley of oak trees !

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St Louis Cathedral in a gumbo of fog, sunshine and clouds…

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St Louis Cathedral Fog photography
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I  don’t ever get tired of shooting the French Quarter in New Orleans, maybe because it’s so European and I feel at home, maybe just because it’s so unique! In the middle of  it all, first  to catch the sunrise and the fog poured in by the River is the St. Louis Cathedral. I particularly love these new photos I took since the fog is patchy  and not  “layered” evenly everywhere. The St. Louis Cathedral is lit by the sun, everything else is  in the fog, yet Decatur Street is still in the shade, and the sky is blue with clouds in it too! There is a “whole lot of light going on”, in other words…A gumbo of light :). Please do not forget to scroll down on this post, there are also a couple of other shots that I LOVE, one of Decatur St. at sunrise and one of the New Orleans Skyline , yep, French Quarter again…

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St Louis Cathedral fine art photo print
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Foggy St Louis Cathedral prints for sale
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St Louis Cathedral prints for sale
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aerial view of french quarter new orleans
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