Month: July 2013

Dirty Coast WLN

July 31, 2013

Come by D Coast on Julia Street (329 Julia) this Saturday 6 to 9 for the Krewe du Optics opening party and see some prints still from my voodoo fest portrait series 

Summer Move - NOAFA, music, and portraits and new studio...

July 26, 2013


This summer has been so blazing hot with work and new opportunities i haven’t realized it was hot! Yeah right – it’s friggin hot here. But i do notice a light breeze at my back since i bought a house in Chalmette a few weeks ago w/ Helen. The house is great, and the kicker is the shed for my studio, lounge, and darkroom. I recently went to the northshore to meet up with an old friend and fellow Academy instructor, Sam Urrate – one of the most creative minds i’ve known. Sam taught me how to Bromoil in around 2003, and i left Covington on that visit with his old darkroom set to get back into it. I’m stoked…

Quarter Sounds and Rebirth:

I can’t wait to get back. I have a series i am going to explore that i have been shooting for years now – stay tuned…

10 years at the Academy

I just finished up a great Intermediate Digital SLR class at The New Orleans Academy of Fine Art and had to sit and reflect on 10 years of teaching there and 13 years of working there – i started as a darkroom tech filling up chemicals, cleaning and repairing enlargers in 2000 – the first year i got to New Orleans. I was given a job by Victoria Ryan whom i had met earlier that summer, at RMSP in Missoula, Montana. It is a joy to see people learn their camera and “get it” while learning the technical side as it works w/ the creative side. I have seen over the years some great work that has come out of NOAFA – on the 2D and 3D levels. Just an FYI – we will have our annual Faculty Show in September, come on by, it’s always some great work.

OK! some new work for you…..

Honey Island Swamp Band shot at ALMA Plantation, Cindy Scott (amazing singer!), Gwen Thompkins (Music Inside Out radio host)some Tales from the Cocktail Events, and City Greens.

AND that last shot is of me w/ Alexis Marceaux and Sam Craft of Sweet Crude, Alexis and the Samurai and other bands…at my Preservation Hall opening last October. I just got these from my friend Erika Goldring

Behind the scenes: light setup for portrait of radio host, Gwen Tompkins...

July 20, 2013

I had the honor of getting to photograph the smiling face of the infectious voice of “Music Inside Out” radio host, Gwen Tompkins. We shot at Marigny Recording Studio and the shoot was handled by Adam Newman. I’ve been working with Adam since 2004, when his old firm, Zande+Newman hired me to photograph the large branding and web project for The Murphy Institute at Tulane, a massive project for me for ’04 standards. I remember walking Tulane’s campus with my Hasselblad doing portraits, architecture, and classrooms of Tilton Hall and Richardson. Yes, I shot film! Those were the days… It’s always a pleasure to do portraits with Adam Newman Studio and meet even more interesting folks. Adam also introduced me to Wayne Troyer, and since 2014 I have been doing portraits for Studio WTA in New Orleans….Connectors gonna Connect…thanks Adam

New Orleans at night portrait

July 20, 2013

Assisted by ErinRoussell 

My interview w/ GO NOLA radio

July 12, 2013

I had the pleasure of joining the cast of GO NOLA radio, a program from the New Orleans Tourism and Marketing Corporation. We talked about rock music in New Orleans, Lafayette, and the music/art scene in general. When i am asked about music, rock especially – it reminds me how thankful and lucky i am to have found the right group of dudes to play with. Over the last 10 year i have been making music w/ Rotary Downs, and only recently joined another band. It continues to be a joy to write great music the guys, and enjoy the friendship through the years.

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