Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sunrise in the French Quarter

(Above: Sunrise on the Mississippi)

The sunrise shoot this morning was in the French Quarter -- once again, the students learned learned lessons in humidity and spent time waiting for lenses to defog. It was an early morning for the students considering that many of them were working late last night in the French Quarter. (No, really -- shoots included the House of Blues and a burlesque show.) After that, it was a busy, productive day. We took the New Orleans Hurricane Katrina Tour again. This time with bus driver Dian Silva who volunteered after the storm to stay and transport evacuees and brought an interesting perspective to the 3.5 hour tour.

After the tour some of the students headed to the Lower 9th Ward while I took Adam over to Frankie and Johnny's where he is working on documenting their family restaurant. (The food, by the way, was excellent. However -- no oysters! Frankie and Johnny's always buys local seafood and the market has been tumultuous since the oil spill.)

More shooting happening tonight and potentially a second line tomorrow! Can't wait!
Be sure to check out the students' blogs for updates and samples of their work.

(The view from the Claiborne bridge looking back at the Lower 9th Ward and the Industrial Canal from our Katrina Tour. The Make It Right Foundation has rebuilt many of the homes in this portion of the neighborhood.)

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