Sunday Follies


Broken in the 9th ward.
Broken in the 9th ward.

Once upon a time, Storyteller had some structure to it. Sundays posts used to be for experimental pictures. Monday, and a day or two afterward, used to be for second line parades and so on. And, on, and, on.

I moved away from that.

Because. I’m supposed to be an artist. I’m supposed to be random and spontaneous. Mostly, I just got lazy. Mostly, I had a hard time filling each day.  And… now that I’m pretty much done chasing every Sunday’s second line parades, I don’t have the new work to fill the days in any sort of order. So, I post whatever is new.

But, I think I need a little structure. Not to be entirely predictable, but to give my own brain a little sense of order on these pages.

So.

Let’s start with Sunday experiments. I used to do that every Sunday. I’d just tinker with pictures — as I still do today — whenever the mood struck me. But, I’d only publish them on Sunday. So, that’s what you are seeing today. Experiments.

The picture. One of those 9th Ward buildings that never returned for the storm with a little help from OnOne and my own mind. It’s probably a good idea to post this today as an homage to those folks who are recovering from their own “storm” in Haiti, Cuba, on Caribbean Islands and along the United States Mid-Atlantic Coast.

This house has been abandoned for 11 years. Don’t let this happen to you if you are shaking your heads and looking at nature’s fresh destruction. The best way to recover and heal from this destruction is to repair it immediately. As in, now.  For a while it is your life. Live it. It will get better. I promise.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at Ray@Laskowitzpicturess.com or Pictures34@me.com. For a quick look at my work please go to www.laskowitzpictures.com.

10 thoughts on “Sunday Follies

    1. There were some 60,000 structure like this in New Orleans as of a few years ago. Unfortunately too much of the internal of these structures are way too damaged from water. Many just fell in upon on themselves. Others were finally just torn down. There is about 30,000 of them still around.

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  1. I drove through the 9th ward while visiting NOLA back in 2013. I was surprised by all of the houses that were left dormant after Katrina–many of them looked just like the one you posted here.
    For me it was very sobering.
    Thanks for sharing.

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