It’s been a rough week around here. Aside from the horrible murders in Charleston, we lost three people who made a difference in New Orleans.
Harold Baquet. Harold Battiste. Daryle Holloway.
A photographer. A musician. A police officer.
Cancer on Friday. Lengthy illness following a stroke on Friday. Killed in the line of duty on Saturday.
I’m not going to write too much more. Please go to NOLA.com and look around. I’ll just add that I ramble around a lot. I cross paths with a lot of people. I knew these three men. Just a little. But, that’s enough. My world was a better place.
So. These pictures are about them. They contributed to the city. This is my contribution. They did what they did best. This is what I do best.
Later today, I’ll photograph a second line. I’ll see what I can do. It’s the first one since I’ve been repaired. I’m a little achy. And, I’m not very fast. I do have more mobility than I did when I made the “blue” picture. But, you know what I always say. The work is the prayer.