Day: October 4, 2018

Childhood Delight


I don’t always photograph an event for its own sake. I love to look around before and after the event. Sometimes what I find is more interesting than the event itself. That might be especially true with second lines. They are unique to New Orleans. They have very special individual characteristics. After photographing them for seven years, I’ve come to know a lot about each of them. I’m still learning. But. If I were to review my collection of images in one long session, and step away from the tiny details of each second line, the pictures start blending into something that looks all the same. I can only imagine how it must be for you, my readers and friends. So. I think it’s time to stop sharing them. You know I can make some reasonable images from the middle of what amounts to a rugby scrum. I know I can too. But, what if I turned that energy to something else? I really haven’t roamed the streets of New Orleans in a long while. …