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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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.

Fine Art Photography at the New Orleans Hyatt Regency

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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, among many others.

 

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second line print for sale
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second line print for sale new orleans
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second line prints new orleans
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new orleans musicians photo for sale
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Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday 2011

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Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday (March 20th 2011 uptown New Orleans)
Every year on the closest Sunday to St. Joseph day, the Mardi Gras Indians parades uptown New Orleans where visitors and locals can admire their amazing costumes, and follow the parade with them. The Super Sunday parade, was greater than ever with some of the best Mardi Gras suits ever seen, “polite cops” and even lots of kids parading as well!  Don’t miss this very unique New Orleans tradition next year! This is of course just a small sample of the great artwork by the New Orleans Indians gangs; I will hopefully upload more whenever I’ll find the time to get to it.

Never Let a Good Rainy Day Go to Waste…

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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.

Prints of Exchange Alley for sale
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Prints of St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter on New Orleans
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Prints of The Pontalba Building in the French Quarter
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Prints of Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop on Bourbon St.
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Prints of Hotel Monteleone New Orleans
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Pirates Alley (next to St. Louis Cathedral) New Orleans
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Photos of Black Men of Labor Second Line

Some of the best photos from the 2010 Black Men of Labor Second Line are online at nolaPIC.com ( Second Lines & Parades > Misc Second Lines )

 

2010 Black Men of Labor Second Line
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2010 Black Men of Labor @ Sweet Lorraine Jazz Club on St. Claude Avenue
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Benny Jones Sr. Treme Brass Band Leader
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2010 Black Men of Labor Second Line
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Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday 2010

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Mardi Gras Indians Super Sunday (March 21th 2010 uptown New Orleans)
Every year on the closest Sunday to St. Joseph day, the Mardi Gras Indians parades uptown New Orleans where visitors and locals can admire their amazing costumes, and follow the parade with them. The Super Sunday parade, after being postponed from prevous Sunday, ended at Taylor park with more music and food…don’t miss this very unique New Orleans tradition next year! You can view them all at my Fine Art gallery site online : nolaPIC.com

Pictures of Holt Cemetery in New Orleans

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I just added three new pictures of the Holt cemetery in New Orleans to the Gallery named “New Orleans Cemeteries” on my e-commerce site www.nolaPIC.com! To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

The same gallery contains other images taken at Lake Lawn cemetery and Cypress Grove cemetery in New Orleans. High quality edition prints can be ordered online, framed, matted and with non-glare glass at very affordable prices. Many other different Louisiana subjects are available online as well, including Fine Art pictures of the French Quarter, City Park and Second Lines in New Orleans.

Now…About Holt Cemetery: It’s basically a potter’s field– the final resting place for some of New Orleans poor and indigent peoples for over a century. Because it’s a cemetery for the poor, people are buried in the ground rather than housed in the mausoleums you see throughout the city’s scenic cemeteries. More prosperous dead people rot in fancy tombs, but most of the graves here are personally decorated with bed frames, brightly-painted piles of earthly possessions, wooden headstones, and planter boxes, among other touching displays.

Click here to see the whole gallery on my other site: http://www.nolapic.com/cemeteries

Canon EOS 7D update & new Fine Art Print

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I just added this image on my other site nolaPIC.com I took at Lafreniere Park in Metarie, LA at sunset (once I uploaded the shot on Flickr my photostream was on fire with comments!). I love the soft tones, narrow dof and the bokeh  of the Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM ! The fine art photo is available as a 10″x 10″ or 20″x 20″. To purchase this or other high quality open edition prints please visit: www.nolaPIC.com.

Photo taken with (my favorite lens!)  Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM @ f1.4 and a Canon EOS 5D Mark IIwhich is by far my favorite lens.

Canon EOS 7D Available!

October 24, 2009: Finally Amazon is delivering the new Canon EOS 7D! The body only is now available as well as the Canon EOS 7D Kit with the 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens

Get yours while you can and enjoy its killer new features, I could use a better autofocus myself and the 8 fps speed!

Photos at City Park in New Orleans

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Click ImageI took two great (!) pictures last week at City Park in New Orleans. I love the spanish moss which is always great to shoot backlit!

Did you know that the Spanish moss that hangs on trees of tropical America and the Southern states, (also called Florida, southern, or long moss), it’s not a true moss but a member of the pineapple family, and it’s used for stuffing furniture and as a packing material?

These 2  photographs (square format) have been added in the gallery named “In and Around New Orleans” at my e-commerce site www.nolaPIC.com.

Click ImageAvailable as a 10″x 10″ or 20″x 20″ for the US.  To purchase this or other high quality open edition prints please visit: www.nolaPIC.com

Photos taken with  Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM and a Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

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

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