I’ve followed the work of photographer Emily Schumacher (@lady_schu) for quite some time. She has found and captured subtle grace and beauty in everyday life. Much like one of my points of heavy inspiration, William Eggleston, Emily’s vision is otherworldly and unique. Where I tend to see color and symmetry, Emily sees the whole other side. Emily has recently, after many years of capturing moments has officially released her first fine art photobook “Cozy”. Filled with images from far and wide, as well as diverse subject matter, Emily’s book is also a reflection of her journey as a person and through some tough spots in her life. I was thrilled…
I came across artist Sean Friloux’s work like most things through Instagram. His elevated Hopper-esque portraits of New Orleans shook me with their delicate watercolor blur. His work reminds me so much of Edward Hopper in subject matter and perspective, but it’s more than that. As you’ll see below, Sean’s approach is so much more about the feelings and emotions the city imbibes within us all. Life in New Orleans is/can be a blur for some of us here and I think that is reflected so very well in his work.
For years and years, maybe during my formative years, my desire to stay within the thick of things when traveling was of utmost priority. Up until a few years ago, I’ve always gravitated towards the most densely populated part so the city I was traveling to. I wanted to feed off the energy and dart out of the hotel and into the world I was visiting.
With Mardi Gras Day a week away, I’m back at it with the King Cakes I’ll be bringing along with me all Mardi Gras Long. Whether it’s bringing them to Mardi Gras parties, birthday parties, or work events, or to the parade route, these are my favorite Mardi Gras King Cakes this year.
It had been a little over 3 years since I visited the Bay Area and San Francisco specifically. Basically within 5 hours or so, one could travel from the deep south to one of the most eclectic cities in the world. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get back. Even though I spent 3 days in the city, it’s the FOMO that always gets me when I think about my experiences. Per usual, I spent most of my time eating, drinking and walking around. To be honest, because of the eating and drinking, I didn’t do enough walking around.
Long time friend and super talented photographer Zack Smith recently opened his brand new studio space and gallery off of historic Magazine St. Zack has come a long was since we first met and he’s the epitome of professionalism and hustle. Zack has photographed and captured every inch of New Orleans and shares his passion for image making through his many workshops and his editorial work.
Make no bones about it, and I’ve said this before, if I could walk around with a coffee drip running through my veins I would. The act of fetching/having/going out for coffee is a huge part of my process as a photographer, or for that matter a creative. I’ve featured lots of coffee shops over the years, and these are a few I’m currently obsessing over. Follow them and show them some love when your own craving kicks in.
My friend and frequent collaborator, Andi Eaton has recently released her super impressive and comprehensive new book titled “Wonderful — The Bohemian’s Guide to Traveling in Style”. Below you’ll find the description of the book…
Nola Native, WWL TV’s Eyewitness Morning News Co-anchor, and all around hustler, Sheba Turk is one of the hardest working folks in the local spotlight. My family has always caught the news on WWL each day, but it’s when my momma says “that Sheba is something else”, I tend to pay closer attention. Vibrant, professional, and down to earth Sheba is absolutely one of the stars in the Nola media.
Tour-re-force and one of our favorite singer/songwriters, Amanda Ducorbier has released her latest single “Hold On”. Soulful and melodic, “Hold On” puts Amanda’s talent on a pedestal, and it oozes groove. After nearly 3 minutes, I can’t wait to hear more. Check out the single below and swing by the Orpheum Theater’s Ice Pit Lounge to here her perform “Hold On” in person tonight at her official single launch party.