It's that time of year again. Have you had some king cake already? I'm just hoping for good weather.
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I'm not one to post a Mardi Gras picture out of season, but this week LSU has made a lot of people proud. When the Horrible weather inSouth Carolina this week made it impossible to play the game between South Carolina and LSU, the folks at LSU have really stepped up to the plate. GEAUX TIGERS!
In 2004 I had the pleasure of shooting family portraits for one of my oldest friends. One of them pulled out a little digital camera and took this picture of me holding my TLR out amongst the beautiful oaks right next to the Audubon Tea Room. It has turned out to be one of my favorite pictures of myself. I guess when you enjoy what you are doing having your picture taken in the moment makes it special to you. I'm going to take my own advice and have a print made.
Sometimes, right at the end of end of a shoot, after you've changed locations three or four times, you realize that the shade of her lipstick perfectly matches the flowers blooming behind her.
Sometimes you just get lucky.
I felt shortchanged this weekend. All week we were told about how beautiful the weather was going to be. I saw a few moments of sunshine right before sunset on Sunday. I had my gear ready to go. I was going to work on some fine art projects. I walked outside Saturday morning, and I felt downright gipped.
I hope we get to get out there enjoying it though. Even if your car isn't as cool as Dustin's 1964 1/2 Mustang convertible, get out there, crank up some music, and enjoy.
One of the best things about being a photographer is the friends you make along the way. Tina and I met each other at an amazing workshop put on by photographers Mark Eric and Brandon O'Neal back in 2013. Every now and again our schedules meet up and we're able to team up for a project.
This Saturday I had the chance to help her out with a high school senior shoot. We had a blast. We actually put into practice some of the techniques we learned back when we met at the workshop.
Please check out Tina's website Oliviam Photography. And thanks to Aylssa, her beautiful senior client, for taking this picture of us with my phone.
Today's post could have easily been yesterday's Throwback Thursday.
Sometime in late 2011 i was out shooting a roll of film to scout locations for an upcoming shoot I had with a model. I must have really liked the colors on the building.
It didn't take long for Dat Dog to grow outgrow the original location. Now they've set up across the street with much better seating. Two more locations in New Orleans and one at Lakeside Mall in Metairie later the guys behind this operation are serving more hot dogs than anyone else in the city.
I remember one notable local "food expert" here saying that a hot dog restaurant would never last in New Orleans. Yeah.
Some things are just good ideas.
The original location is now home to Liberty Cheesesteaks. I haven't tried them, but I've heard nothing but good things.
Y'all eat well this weekend.
Very rarely will Throwback Thursday post happen on even intervals, but today is an exception. Back on October 1st 2011 I participated in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk. I had just bought a new lens and wanted to try it out. I met a large group of photographers in front of NOMA and we spent the day walking through the Besthoff sculpture garden, City Park, and Saint Louis No.3. It was a beautiful day.
Above is one of the photos I took in the sculpture garden. The light was falling through Jean-Michel Othoniel's L'Arbre aux Colliers (Tree of Necklaces) and I was sure he was inspired by the remnants of Mardi Gras throws.
If you'd like to participate in this years walk, you can find more info by clicking on this link.
It must have been a tourist. Or at least a non-native.
Being stuck in traffic is never the Ideal situation. Unfortunately, here in New Orleans it seems to be happening to me far more often. On this particular evening I dropped my wife off to meet her friends at Cafe Envie on Decatur. Not only did I not get good coffee, but I spent a long time in the car while all the beautiful evening light was dying down in the French Quarter. I guess there are worse ways to spend your time.