I came across this photo, while scanning my 360 Spinner negatives for my New Orleans book. I took this photo while driving through New Mexico, after being stranded for a week. My car had broken down on my way home from New Orleans in April 2012, causing me to miss a 5 day camp trip and Coachella, with my husband.
I was quite surprised at how early the cemeteries in New Orleans close their gates. My favorite time to photograph is just before sunset, sadly you can only stand at the gates and peer in at that time. Their cemeteries are so lovely, feel I need to make it a point to hit just about ever one of them in New Orleans. This will definitely be a chapter in my next book.
All photos taken with 35mm slide film, cross processed. Some of them with my Lomo LCA and some of them with my Nikon F100.
I believe this is the last set of photos from Cade’s and my 8 year anniversary trip to New Orleans. One of the days we were there, we went to an amazing music festival called VooDoo Fest. We got to see the Raconteurs, TV on the Radio, Cheap Trick, and Portugal the Man. The event is held in City Park each year on the weekend of Halloween. If you ever get the chance, you should definitely go, and if not, you should at least make your way to City Park. The only thing I remember from my childhood about the park is going on walks and the Snowball stand. If you have never had a snowball, HAVE TEN!!! It is the New Orleans version of the snow cone, but with shaved ice instead of crushed, and on top of the many flavors to choose from, they top it with condensed milk, YUM!
I remember exactly where I was when I heard that Hurricane Katrina had destroyed many parts of New Orleans, I was devastated. Having grown up in there until I was 10 years old, it has always been home to me.
If you know my art at all, you know I love photographing broken, rusty and dilapidated things. One of the days of our trip, we rented a car so we could go explore, and visit my old neighborhood. While driving around, we came across the old Dixie Brewery and found a quick easy way inside. I wish we had a bit more time and I had a bit more of a variety of film with me, but here are some of the photos I took with my Lomo LCA and had cross-processed.
Enjoy and stay tuned the rest of the week to see many many more shots from my trip to NOLA.
Hello all. The day is finally here, my Kickstarter for my book launches today. We worked long and hard to come up with great gifts for backers, and to get me through talking on camera. So go check it out…