Sitting with a bunch of tired teenagers on park benches eating beignets outside a cafe on a rainy night in New Orleans. I have hot chocolate and these deep fried pastries rolling around in my belly. The night is dynamic with storm clouds passing through and the noises of the city around us. Taxi horns mix with the shadows of trees and the walkways glisten with fallen rain. I am snapping away in the darkness, trying to find the poetry of the place with images measured in slow shutter speeds and passing tourists. A juggler holds a position on the sidewalk performing. The March air breathes a hint of the summer humidity that lies just around the corner. Kids and cameras. Fatigue and city night.
Monday, May 2, 2011
Steve Ausherman: "Power Line Smoke": "'Power Line Smoke' New Orleans, Louisiana by Steve Ausherman 2008"
Nighttime in the Big Easy. Rain storm passing through. City smelling of car exhaust, rain, Mississippi River, and a mixture of food wafting through the air. Humidity off the Gulf of Mexico. Tightness of the air as clouds pass low illuminated by city lights from below.