I am honored to be this month’s “Saturday Second Line” Happy Hour featured artist speaker at the Bolden Bar located inside the new Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market.  I will be speaking at this wonderful event about my experiences as a working professional photographer in New Orleans and I am grateful to Bryan Boyles, with Louisiana Cultural Vistas, for this opportunity. 

As I look back on the last 15 years of being a professional photographer in New Orleans, I am grateful to be able to see the shifting trends within the national and local economy as well as the evolving inspirations and creativity due to internal and external factors. I will be sharing my story of “Creativity in Diversification” as it pertains to my journey as a creative storyteller and photographer.  I have gained invaluable knowledge through diversifying my business over the years to create multiple revenue streams while maintaining an empowering creative control that is constantly evolving.

 Tommy Michot and son, Louis, play

Tommy Michot and son, Louis, play “Valse de Meche Perdu” (Lost Bayou Waltz) ┬ęZackSmith2015

Don’t worry, it won’t be just me talking. I will have over 30 original photographs to help tell the story of my photographic journey. I hope you will join me.

“Second Line Happy Hour Talk” at Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market

Saturday, June 27th 5-8pm
Happy Hour at 5pm
Presentation at 6pm
Q&A Afterwords

Bolden Bar – 1436 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. New Orleans, LA