Between google reader, traveling, and Fever Ray…
Model: Nikki Simard
Make-Up: Lexie Bloom
Location: Houma, Louisiana
Snippets of my visit to Poverty Point, Louisiana.
*Fun fact about the biggest photo: That very snapshot was taken while I unknowingly sacrificed my left foot to the fire ants. I walked away with about 19 ant bites. Not worth the result, but I’m keeping it as a fond reminder.
My Halloween in Houma was partially spent eating chicken and bread buns at a Rouses parking lot. It was an awesome reward for spending Halloween eve helping Michael make his cardboard graflex camera.
Most definitely one of the strangely memorable events yet.
The first shoot I did in Louisiana was held in Josephine Sacabo's home. After I got a tour from Josephine herself, it only made more sense to have such a gorgeous house located within the French Quarters. The rooms just held so many stories in the decor and trinkets that I couldn't help but fall in love with her place. Her poetic, ethereal photographs were mostly hung on almost all the walls. I felt like I was in an art gallery featuring her and her husband's life.
After staying in an awe for the half hour I put aside for gawking, the models (Nikki Simard, featured above; Ashley King, not seen in these photos) and make up artist/artistic genius Lexie Bloom came over. Needless to say that we enjoyed our time photographing in such a beautiful location.
Status: editing this bunch together with the
50 other shoots I have left raw.
If I wasn’t photographing and collaborating with very sweet and talented people in Louisiana (watch for future posts), I spent my free time rolling around on the carpet and taking photos of the rooms. I still look back at these photos and wish for a teleportation door to take me back and forth between my home and that other place that felt like home. Heck, it’s only been a week since I left?