Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Quick recap on my tip to New Orleans

So I made it back home! The trip was a blast and I met a lot of amazing people. I hope to go back someday and visit the places I visited and the people I met. One of the best parts of this trip for me would have to be going with my buddy Nick to photograph the fire fighters in St. Bernard Perish. Nick really got me to step out of my boundaries and try some new things. So Nick, I thank you for that. Be sure to check out his blog and check out some photos from our feast with the fire fighters.

One thing I didn't mention in my previous blog, Day 9, that happened later that day was one of the craziest parts of the trip. I scored a buzzer beater photo shoot with Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall Society Band. I was some pumped! I tried contacting Ben about 3 weeks prior to our trip. Due to his busy schedule, I got an e-mail from him the last night of our trip. Ben was very generous and set aside some time for me to run down to Preservation Hall, and do a quick photo shoot with him, 3 hours before we had to jet to the air port! It was amazing. He was the one guy I really wanted to photograph my whole trip and I was able to make it happen. So much thanks to Ben for giving me the time to photograph him for my project. It was greatly appreciated.

That leads me to remember that my project wouldn't have been able to be completed without the mass amount of support and help I received from my fellow classmates, teachers, and New Orleans locals. So thanks you! and remember, if you ever go to New Orleans, you have to check out Fritzel's! New Orleans traditional Jazz band at Fritzel's Bar on Bourbon street; It's a must! as well as Preservation Hall. Great music, people, and staff. Thanks guys for allowing me to shoot you all!

As I sit at my computer thinking of the past ten days, I cant help but realize how much fun we all had. I'm very grateful and thankful that I was able to take this trip, and am very excited to have been able to capture my trip on camera to take with me and remember my time in New Orleans. I posted some photos below to give a short recap on my trip. There are plenty more, and I will be making a book of these images for my final project, as well as displaying some at the Grand Opening of Dunn Bros. in the Minneapolis City Library. Be sure to stay tuned to my blog for future posting and events. Thanks!

Kate Wimmer @ Fritzel's Bar

Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall Society Band

Fritzel's New Orleans Jazz Band

@ The Mason Bourbon

Uncle Barry of Fritzel's New Orleans Jazz Band

Gale of We Are One Brass Band

Preservation Hall