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.
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…
City Park recently kicked off one of the boldest events ever in the China Lights. The vibrant and lucid experience was a spectacle for sure. I recently got a chance to visit, check out the images after the click.
Earlier this year I posted a photo on Instagram of some fantastic street art that caught my eye around town. I remember that I also posted it to my Facebook iHeartnola.com page and within the amount time it took take to make pop-tarts, there was a negative comment. I dwelled on the comment for weeks, sort of in awe. It was surrounding the idea that street art was defiling the city of New Orleans with it's blight. I have to admit, and this is totally my opinion, that the street art found around our city is part of the fabric and culture of New Orleans. Of course as a photographer,…
On June 15th, 2005, I registered the domain name iHeartnola.com. To be perfectly honest, up until several years ago, I had always remembered it being registered days after August 29th, 2005, and certainly remained firm on it’s original inception. It was surreal to look back and research it’s beginning and realize in a very David Fincher way that I had almost being lying to myself all those years.
It's been officially 4 years since Brandon began his web project Humans of New York. Now in 2014, Humans of New York has over 7 million fans on Facebook + another 1.3 million followers via Twitter & Instagram combined. In terms of content, it's a truly unique idea to combine a portrait of a person on the street and tie a real story that relates to that image. I began following Humans about a year or so ago and became completely enamored.
Each and every person who has spent any time in New Orleans, especially the French Quarter, has seen the unbelievably elegant Armstrong archway on N. Rampart Street. Louisiana based band Mute Math's 2009 Armistace cover art was famously composed in front of Armstrong Park.
We've been fans of Visual Supply Co.'s VSCO Films for quite some time now. We're just as big, if not bigger fans of their insanely popular iPhone and Android aptly titled app VSCO CAM. The later app has reached 3.0 status and is faster and better than ever.
In less than 5 years, New Orleans the city will turn 300 years young. As a city we've seen a lot of trials, tribulations, growth, and let downs over the years. Even though we're nowhere near the age of Saint Augustine, Florida which was founded in 1565, New Orleans as is far more excited than most cities formed around that same time.
New Orleans has always been considered a colorful and magical place. In our opinion, and certainly contrary to the Grey Ghost, we feel as though the graffiti around town adds to the seduction, charm, and experience of Nola. World renowned artist Banksy has produced many pieces around town that sometimes documents our city's strife and our allure. Below are some of our favorite pieces of Nola graffiti, which we consider art.