08-21-12 Self-Conscious

I took this informal portrait of a waitress at the VooDoo BBQ restaurant on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans. She wasn’t the least bit self-conscious, as I think you can see in this photo. I was. And it occurs to me that when I am self-conscious as a photographer, I am not conscious of…

Portrait of Kendra

This isn’t a Photoshop manipulation and I’m guessing there’s only a small chance you are under the influence of psychotropic drugs or absinthe. Kendra is a real person and this scene is exactly what the camera saw. The unreality is due to the fact that I am photographing Kendra’s distorted reflection in a chrome sculpture…

The African Gallery

Just beyond the pottery featured in yesterday’s post I encountered this scene. Maybe it’s not at special as I think it is, but I liked how the human on the left complemented the figure on the right. It results in symmetry that would be absent with the standing woman. This was taken at the New…

Magic Mask

New Orleans is gearing up for Mardi Gras and so some of the shops along Bourbon and Royal streets are stocked with masks. This one struck my fancy because of its color, though I’ll admit that the processing for this one (as with yesterday’s post) involved some pretty strong software filters.