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Showing at the The Multimedia Art Museum – Moscow House of Photography !

Phil Harris Jazz funeral
Phil Harris Jazz funeral/ Click image to purchase an unsigned open edition print

 

April 10, 2014
I’m very excited to have this photo 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 photograph:
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.

 


My Photos Published in National Geographic Traveler

Jennifer Jones, Selma Heraldo, and Yoshio Toyama

 

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

 

Sallie Ann Glassman Vodoo Priestess

 

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 annualHeadwashing 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!

 

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

 

Voodoo Altar on the Magnolia Bridge in New Orleans

 

 

New Orleans Voodoo Ceremony

 

 

 

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 handheldand shaky, I know, I know I should have brought my tripod..lol, however it gives you a feel of the ceremony, doesn’t it?


2013 New Orleans Mardi Gras Photos

Zulu float on Mardi Gras day rolling on Canal St. in New Orleans
Zulu on Mardi Gras day rolling on Canal St. (click on image to purchase a print )

 

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)
Maison LeMonnier in the French Quarter (click image to purchase a print)

 

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
Maison LeMonnier in the French Quarter (click image to purchase fine art prints)

 

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
Kelly Clarkson on Endymion (click image to see more and/or to purchase a print)

 

 

Mr. Pete Fountain
Mr. Pete Fountain (click image to purchase print)

 

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.


New Orleans Photography Now Available as Collages!

As seen above, collages now available at http://www.nolaPIC.com  ! Choose between 5″ x 7″,  8″ X 8″ or 16″ X 20″ size and different layouts! You pick the images to add to the layout chosen! (click on one image, click “BUY” scroll down to the product list until you see at the bottom the collages, choose you collage size, pick the images and drag them into the layout and order the print!) You can add to the same collage pictures from ANY of my online galleries. http://www.nolaPIC.com

 

 

 


Louisiana Swamp Photography

 Swamp in the fog at sunrise

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…

 

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.

 

moss hanging off cypress trees in the swamp

 

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.

 swamp at sunrise after the rain

 

 

 

 

 

 


St Louis Cathedral Photography

St Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter
This image is available also in color. Click it to see more.

 

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
This image is available also in color. Click it to see more.

 

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 photo for sale
This image is available also in color. Click it to see more.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 


What the fog!

Pirates Alley Photo
Pirates Alley - Click image to see a larger version available for purchase

 

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…

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.

Pirates Alley - Click image to see a larger version available for purchase

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.

 

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.

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French Quarter Prints available at the French Quarter

Click image to purchase on nolaPIC.com (my other site)

 

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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I have been trying to get this 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 ended up getting what I wanted I have to say it LOUD:).

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

 Click image to purchase it on my other site nolaPIC.com

 


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

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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…

To order fine art prints of the images below please click each one and you will be taken to my other Fine Art Photography site www.nolaPIC.com This blog dos not allow you to order any prints. For licensing feel free to contact me at Canon[at]pompo.com

Click image to purchase on nolaPIC.com (my other site)

To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com
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Click image to see a larger version available for purchase on nolaPIC.com (my other site)

To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

Click image to see a larger version available for purchase on nolaPIC.com (my other site)

To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

Click image to see a larger version available for purchase on nolaPIC.com (my other site)

To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

Click image to see a larger version available for purchase on nolaPIC.com (my other site)

French Quarter Photography at Forever New Orleans on Royal Street

(This picture is old, since I have quite a few more canvases there now, they moved them to the right wall next to the one you see here, right where the green dress is) Canvas Gallery Wraps by Pompo Bresciani at Forever New Orleans in the French Quarter of New Orleans

 Click image to see Google map of store location

I have recently started displaying my work at Forever New Orleans in the heart of the French Quarter! If you are a local, you already know where the place is located at, but if you are visiting, the address is: 700 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA 70116 . It is very close to Jackson Square and Preservation Hall (corner of St. Peter and Royal St.). If you are shopping  for some of the best photos of the French Quarter in New Orleans for yourself or as a gift, you must see these Canvas Gallery Wraps! Sizes range from 20″x 20″ to 10″x 15″ they are stretched on wooden frame and  ready to hang. (Signed of course).

To see  all of my available New Orleans Fine Art Photography and purchase them online, please go to www.nolaPIC.com .

 

 

 

 

 


Fine Art Photography at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency

Fine art photography by Pompo Bresciani at the New Orleans' Hyatt Regency Hotel

Five large prints of mine were commissioned by the New Orleans Hyatt Regency Hotel for display in the exibit hall by the lower ballroom, towards the back of the hotel. If you happen to visit New Orleans and/or  stay at the newly remodeled (recently re-opened after almost 6 years after Katrina) Hyatt Regency, which is not too far from the Mercedes Benz Superdome my photographs are displayed on either side of the lower ballroom entrance. To get there you will need to go to the third floor of the hotel, walk towards the back, passing the first restaurant to the right and the second to the left ,then take the stairs down to the lower ballroom, the prints are on either side of the entrance to the ballroom. Please have a look and feel free to comment in here anytime to let me know what you think. Your feedback will be very welcome.

Below is another shot taken at the Hyatt Regency , if you’ll click on each (above and below this text), you will be taken on my New Orleans Fine Art Photography fullfillment site ( nolaPIC.com ) where you will be able to order these same pictures or choose among many others I have taken in the past years in New Orleans and in the French Quarter.

The five photos purchased from the Hyatt  Regency Hotel are also shown below. Please scroll down and click on each image to see them larger on my site nolaPIC.com where you will be able to order high quality fine art prints of these shots, amone many others.

More photographs by Alfonso "Pompo" Bresciani at the New Orleans' Hyatt Regency Hotel

 

Rev. Zombie VoodoShop (this image is different then the Hyatts, it's the same subject but it was taken earlier on. The one shot for the Hyatt Rengency Hotel has a different aspect ratio and cannot be ordered online, this is what originated the interest in the shot tho :) Click the image to order a fine art print on my other site nolaPIC.com

New Orleans Second Line. Click the image to order a fine art print on my other site nolaPIC.com

Black Men of Labor Second Line New Orleans. Click the image to order a fine art print on my other site nolaPIC.com

Black Men of Labor second Line New Orleans. Click the image to order a fine art print on my other site nolaPIC.com

 

Click the image to order a fine art print on my other site nolaPIC.com

 

On my way out of the New Orleans' Hyatt Regency Hotel I had to take this photo, the hotel is no doubts, very modern and awesome :)

2011 Satchmo Summerfest

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This is the second time that I have attended and shot the Satchmo Jazz Mass at the St. Augustine Church in Treme. The event is part of the annual Satchmo Summerfest which is held every year at the old US Mint on Esplanade Ave. in New Orleans. To be perfectly clear last year I didn’t actually attend “all the way”, since I wasn’t expecting the church to be so crowded so early, I ended up getting there a bit too late to get in, so I was stuck outside waiting for the function to end  so I could shoot the second line!  As many of you  know, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong was a native New Orleanian, and that is the reason why we celebrate his birthday with a Jazz Mass, second lines and music, (lots of it) . To see more pictures from the 2011 Satchmo Summerfest are here.

 

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Getting up “very” early allowed me to position myself close the brass band, on the exact side of the church where I had planned to be on…Actually when I got there, St. Augustine Church was still closed :). I’m pretty satisfied with the photos, hard work always pays off!

 More pictures from the 2011 Satchmo Summerfest are here

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 More pictures from the 2011 Satchmo Summerfest are here

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St Louis Cathedral and Lucky Dogs Photographs

Photography by Alfonso  Pompo Bresciani © 2011
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This image of St Louis Cathedral makes me VERY happy since I waited for quite a long time yesterday to capture this photo. I have seen many shots of St Lous Cathedral, but the light, weather and angle in this photo, makes it very unique,  moody and romantic. It was very well worth it to deal with rain and super high humidity yay! It is available as a 10″x 10″ or 20″x 20″ fine art print or as a 20″x20″ giclees (canvas gallery wrap).

On Decatur Street in New Orleans
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To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com
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Click image to see more photography on nolaPIC.com where you can order fine art prints online.

If you have read the famous book a “A Confederacy of Dunces” you should already know about these Lucky Dogs carts that are all over the French Quarter selling “gourmet hot dogs”. I tried to eat one once, but since I wasn’t drunk ( I don’t ever drink) it tasted pretty nasty to me. Maybe I forgot the relish , who knows, maybe it is true that people just eat them to soak up some the handgranades  they have had :). Anyway, getting back to business, this image is available as a fine art print here.

To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com


Photos of rainy Royal Street & a mix of sun and fog for a change…

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I have been so busy lately  that I haven’t been able to update this blog of mine as I should have… Among the updates that I  like to share :

  1. I have re-organized www.nolaPIC.com very recently;  all the pictures are categorized by subject and theme  and they will be easy to find (as they should have been in the first place!).
  2. “Forever New Orleans” will be showing  and selling my best gicless (canvas gallery wraps) size 10″x15″ and 15″x15″  starting on Tuesday July 12, 2011. The charming boutique is located on Royal Street at St. Peters right on the corner across Rouses in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Forever New Orleans PH: 504-586-3536

Finally here are just a few shots that I just did which I really like that needs your attention! Please do keep on checking my site www.nolaPIC.com since that is the place to find the newer images and that’s where you can order prints and giclees from. As I said before I don’t have too  much time available to update this blog with the most recent New Orleans Photography as I would like to, and to tell you the truth, I’d rather be shooting ! :)

PS. Do not forget to scroll all the way down on the bottom of this post or you might miss that killer photo  of Pirate’s Alley wrapped in that French Quarter fog and Forever New Orleans right below!

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To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

Click image to see a larger version available for purchase

To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

Pirate's Alley - Click image to see a larger version available for purchase

To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

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Dr John at Tipitina’s

One April 20th, 2011, on the one year memorial of the worst man-made enviromental disaster in our nation’s history, coastal residents are coming together to honor the 11 men that died & those that fought to protect our coast. After town hall meetings and debates the musics had to roll at Tipitina’s in the French Quarter. Here below are few of the best shots of Dr. John performing (click on each image to see them larger or to purchase prints on my other  site nolaPIC.com).

Dr John at Tipitina's

 

Dr. John at Tipitina's

 

Dr John at Tipitina's

 

Dr John at Tipitina's

Maison LeMonnier in the French Quarter of New Orleans

Maison LeMonnier in the French Quarter of New Orleans ( also available as a 30"x30" Canvas Gallery Wrap, please email me for details. Canon[at]pompo.com ) since I will need to take care of the order myself

Dr. LeMonnier’s home, on Royal St. in the French Quarter in New Orleans, referred to as “New Orleans’ first skyscraper” which towers three stories high. In the foreground are the elaborate cast-iron gallery railings of LaBranche House. It is one of the most photographed residences in New Orleans. To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

Maison LeMonnier in the French Quarter of New Orleans

To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

Maison LeMonnier in the French Quarter of New Orleans

To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com


Even More New Orleans Streetcars Photography !

Streetcar on Canal St. - New Orleans

The more pictures of streetcars I take, the more challenging it gets to come up with something unique and killer, however I don’t think I will ever grow tired of shooting them, in particular the line on Canal Street whose vehicles are red, and runs through all kind of  interesting backgrounds, traffic lights and bright traffi is my favorite. Chances are  that if and when I will somehow get a little bored with the current Canal St. line or the one on St. Charles Avenue (green ones), the new streetcars lines will be up and running on Rampart Street as it was recently announced!  Will they be a bright orange, turquoise maybe? Will the new streetcars be completely brand new with air conditioning and HD monitors in them? Plain air conditionion will be just fine …?

Streetcar on Canal St. - New Orleans

To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

Streetcar on Canal St. - New Orleans

To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

Streetcar on Canal St. - New Orleans

To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

Streetcar on St. Charles Avenue - New Orleans

To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

Streetcar on St. Charles Avenue - New Orleans

To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com


Never let a good rainy day go 2 waste…(part2)

A title for this Bourbon Street shot came easy: The Hangover (!)

I finally had the time to post on this blog some of my newest images taken in 2011 in New Orleans (mostly in the French Quarter) and they are all available  on my gallery site www.nolaPIC.com . Sadly winter is almost over and the moody and gloomy ligh,t the rain and the deserted streets that I love are becoming a lot more alive and colorful. Please Bob Breck let me have another major cold front (or two!) I have another post  lined up with new pictures after this with some really killer streetcars shots taken on Cana Street and after that I’m afraid it will be time for Mardi Gras pictures…I’ll do my best to capture the celebrations I promise!All fine art prints are also available framed and with non glare glass with or without a mat. To see some more of my photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

Bourbon St. - New Orleans, LA

These pictures below of the Preservation Hall are so far my favorites, best I have ever taken, the light was just perfect and  it was rainy and the framing was just right!  Yay!

Preservation Hall in the French Quarter of New Orleans

To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

Preservation Hall. This photo is also available as a canvas gallery wrap.

To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

The Mississippi River in fron of the French Quarter in New Orleans

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New Orleans Canal Street and the CBD at twilight

Canal St. New Orleans (please click image to view larger and/or purchase prints)

I have been drooling for a quite awhile now for these types of images and have been wanting to take them facing downward to Canal St. in New Orleans at twilight. Canal Street is very unique, so long and wide, but it is also very hard to shoot unless your are up high, and I mean way up there. These shots here were taken from the top of the World Trade Center building at the foot of Canal Street where the view is just incredible and beyond description; you  will be surprised also how strong the northerly winds blows when it gets funneled between the rows of buildings on Canal St.!  The images are available in square or rectangular format. Please click each of them to the to my other site where you can view them larger and/or purchase them.

Canal Street in New Orleans (Click Image to view larger and/or purchase)

Never let a good rainy day go to waste…

Oh wow it was so worth it, yet again I got some killer shots in the French Quarter  during this last winter storm brushing up southeast Louisiana! Although it didn’t bring any of the white powdery stuff that we get to see down here so rarely, it brought once again the magic lights and moods of desolated streets and alleys… all of these photos below are available as fine art prints at www.nolaPIC.com Click any image below to get to the fine art print, where you can view them larger and/or purchase them.

Exchange Alley in the French Quarter of New Orleans


St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter on New Orleans

The Pontalba Building in the French Quarter

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop on Bourbon St.

Hotel Monteleone New Orleans

Pirate's Alley (next to St. Louis Cathedral) New Orleans

Canal Street - New Orleans

Walter Payton Jr. Celebration and Second Line

 

 

On Thursday, October 28, 2010, the city of New Orleans lost a great man and a wonderful musician. The world will not be the same without Walter Payton Jr.
Born and raised in New Orleans’ Uptown neighborhoods, Walter’s first brushes with Preservation Hall came in the early sixties when Allan Jaffe would lend him his sousaphone for gigs with the Eureka, Apollo, and Olympia Brass Bands. After receiving advanced instruction from Robert Rohe at Xavier College, Walter went on to perform on several hit records, including Lee Dorsey’s “Working in a Coal Mine” and Aaron Neville’s “Tell It Like It Is.”
Walter Payton also served as a teacher in the New Orleans public school system for twenty-five years, where he had the opportunity to instruct a young Ben Jaffe in the ways of the bass.

Panorama of New Orleans Skyline on Canal Street

New Orleans...the magic city at twilight. Click to see larger and/or purchase print.

Ladies and Gentlemen I’m very glad to announce my latest fine art photography work shot on Canal Street in New Orleans!

Since I have been waiting quite a while (weeks!) to get this photo done I’m very pleased with the results! Not only the magic twilight and angle makes the photo quite unique, but the never seen subject itself is a newer  one  that I have never seen done here! I got a little soaked and had to be a contortionist to get to shoot this image, but as always, hard work always pays off and as matter of facts I can’t stop staring at it! It is available as an open edition print at nolaPIC.com (my online fullfillment website). This killer New Orleans skyline image features Canal Street with the bright red streetcar we all know or at least have heard of, in the foreground,  and the central business district in the background. To see another KILLER panorama (taken from the west bank instead) please click here!!!


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