Monday, September 01, 2008

New Orleans

In light of the recent hurricane, Gustav, headed toward New Orleans, I have been thinking and praying hard about the city. I not sure where my interest in New Orleans came from but ever since I visited this city for the first time in 8th grade, I have loved it. Everything from the architecture, the art, the people, the history, the food, the music...all of this makes New Orleans what it is today.

I have been thinking about doing a line of stationery based around New Orleans. Most of my prints are flowers because that is what is attractive to my eye but I'll admit, flower pictures are easy and comfortable. Flowers are already beautiful in itself. While capturing the bloom in a unique setting or angle can pose an interesting picture, most of the time flower pics are like I said, comfortable.

My last visit to New Orleans I really concentrated on the buildings. I re-fell in love with the architecture. The aged doors. The antique shutters. The rusted door hinges. The strong iron gates and balconies. All of these structure have withstood the test of time...and even more impressive, they withstood Katrina in '05. I just pray they withstand Gustav in '08. To see beautiful structures such as the ones in Jackson Square and in and around Canal Street and Bourbon Street would be devastating not only to people who love to visit the city but especially to those who call New Orleans home.

So whether these shots make it to print or not doesn't really matter, but what matter is that our prayers are heard.

Please pray for the people of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. They have been through so much these last few years....


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SEXI said...

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