When you date a photographer there are things you gain and things you loose. For instance your privacy is gone but you gain beautiful pictures of you in awkward poses.
There are times when I need stand ins to see what lens to use and where to shoot exactly. This particular June afternoon I needed to test out the field of flowers in city park. Kyle was not happy about posing with the daises but he did it anyway, and saved me hours of time when the acutaly day came for me to shoot there.
I had this brief obsession with finding “weirdo’s” out on the street, and asking if I could take their picture and… 100% of the time they say yes!
This quirky fellow was one of my absolute favorites! I didn’t ask enough about him to be able to tell you more of a story unfortunately. All I know is that apparently he carries Larry the Lizard everywhere! I will tell you though, that I can spot awesomeness from a bazillion miles away, and this dude had “it”! Something I just can’t explain. I wanted to hang out with him all day, but I had to stay and take pictures of the skaters in the RedBull extreme sports show or whatever it was called.
I’ll post more photos of the weirdos and their stories in the days to come. Have a happy friday everyone!
I found myself here by accident. It wasn’t a road I needed to travel on. A one lane highway on my way to the BadLands. I stumbled upon this guy. I don’t know the story behind him, or anything other than the fact that he was HUGE and in the middle of fucking nowhere.
I am a filmmaker, photographer, photojournalist, and muralist. I’ve dedicated my life to celebrating the spirit and culture of New Orleans. I’ve been in the film industry for 25 years and in 2010 I founded my film production company, Crista Rock Productions, to tell the stories and struggles of New Orleans and its surrounding parishes. I recently just wrapped my first 8 episode cooking show called “Blind Kitchen” which you can stream for free on “Very Local”! One of the greatest accomplishments in my life was filming during Hurricane Katrina for NBC Nightly News. That storm changed my life and only strengthened my love for the city. My work is driven by my passion and love for New Orleans and I think folks can feel that energy in every frame I shoot, paint, and edit.