New Orleans and Imaging USA / Feb 20, 2012
As long-time readers of this journal well know wintertime is usually the period during which we’re able to travel and take advantage of any education and workshops we might want to do before the wedding season really heats up in early Spring. When we found out that Imaging USA, a large conference for photographers of all stripes, was heading to the Big Easy for its latest gathering, we needed no further excuses. Of course we took some time between expo appearances and classes for some shots in and around the city. In addition to our usual hangouts, we also had one of our absolutely best meals we’ve ever had, at Cochon. If you find yourself in New Orleans and you love meat of all kinds, you simply must go. Amazing food. Oh, and they have flights of moon shine. Only in New Orleans!
Thankfully this trip had much nicer weather than when we visited last year!
Since we didn’t have a car this time, we spent more time hanging around Jackson Square and the French Quarter, areas we’ve visited innumerable times. But as any photographer can tell you, a patient shooter viewing a spot with fresh eyes can come up with some really nice images. Shockingly though, we really only took our big fancy camera out one day and even then didn’t shoot much. For some reason this trip, we just wanted to take it all in without having the removal from a scene one can get when behind the lens. We concentrated more on scene setters from around the city this time around for a little project we’re doing. Of course, we know find ourselves a bit bummed we didn’t capture more of our adventures “in print” on this trip. Guess we just have to go back. Darn.
We hope you enjoy these! As usual, they are available as fine art prints for the discerning collector (or fan of the city–lucky you if you happen to be both).
Hotel Monteleone is one of the best places to get a sazerac. If you’re a whiskey drinker, try this traditional drink when you visit the hotel’s carousel bar.
This cat hanging out inside Cafe Beignet ruled the roost (and served as a Keep Out sign for nearby birds).
Love, love this shot that Bill got of some teenage boys laughing. Pure joy.
We love the irreverence of this bumper sticker, and that they placed it on their front door, no less.
Just love this little guy in a drum line getting ready for a parade in Jackson Square.
The St. Louis Cathedral with the statue of Andrew Jackson in the foreground.
The tourist shot…
This store is an explosion of pink. I’m pretty sure we were not it’s target audience.
Best burgers in the city right here, and loaded baked potatoes as big as your head. Oh, and their Monsoon’s aren’t too shabby either. Good thing the ‘quarter is so walkable!
Only in New Orleans can you expect to find mannequins shaped like this. Look closely. Ok, maybe you don’t have to look that closely!
Until we meet again, ‘nawlins.