On August 29


August 29, 2005. That was a day most of us who live in New Orleans will never forget. Hurricane Katrina blew in, and made landfall at Buras, Louisiana. The levees broke and 80 percent of the city was under water. August 29, 2017. Hurricane Harvey, now Tropical Storm Harvey, finally makes a turn away fromContinue reading “On August 29”

I’ll Fly Away


The quoted paragraphs are what I wrote shortly after I read of Deborah Cotton’s passing. I scheduled about a gazillion second line pictures. Then, the second line happened. Word was passed around. Slowly at first. There would be a second line in memory of Deb at 5pm, at Esplanade and Claiborne. Under I-10. Then it moved toContinue reading “I’ll Fly Away”

Dream in Blue


I love waking up to read of another mass shooting in the United States. This time in Fort Meyers, Florida. Since only two young people were killed — and 17 shot — it’s not huge news. Even though most of the wounded are very young. It has already fallen to fourth place on my newsContinue reading “Dream in Blue”

Don’t Think Twice


It’s alright. I stumbled upon this little scene as I was heading to my friend’s gallery in The Bywater. Considering the memorial stretched across the street, I thought it was a pretty good idea to document it. Nobody paid any attention to me except for one guy driving by. He asked me what I wasContinue reading “Don’t Think Twice”

Southern Knight


I think everybody is still in shock. I’m pretty sure that I am. You know the story. Allen Toussaint passed in Spain after playing what would be his final concert. By all accounts, he was healthy, happy and enjoying himself while he played his songs for his fans. I wrote most of this on theContinue reading “Southern Knight”

Ten Years Gone


I did the right thing. With all of the Hurricane Katrina memorial events taking place all over New Orleans on Saturday, I decided to photograph one. Just one. And, to do the very best job that I could. After talking to a few of my friends and seeing others’ posts on various social media, I’m convincedContinue reading “Ten Years Gone”

Shell Beach


Shell Beach. Lake Borgne. MRGO. Of all the places I’ve visited and revisited on this journey through the past, this place is the most poignant. 163 people are memorialized here. This place is truly sacred ground. Do I really need to say more? St. Bernard Parish was nearly wiped off the map. The storm surge was 25Continue reading “Shell Beach”

Seeking You


“The thing you seek is seeking you.” – Rumi We needed a walk. We decided to do what I call my photography loop in the French Quarter and eventually have dinner. The walk is about three miles through crowds and over bad, broken streets and sidewalks. I think that’s a great workout. In the backContinue reading “Seeking You”

A Simple Thing


It’s a simple thing. Really. Love. These signs are all over New Orleans. I happen to stumble upon this one in Central City. Nobody knew who or what was tacking them up in hard to reach places. It turns out that they are an installation art piece. There has been a lot of conversation aboutContinue reading “A Simple Thing”

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