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Faith and Reason
Taken in the Ark Warehouse following Hurricane Katrina, these automatons were among a collection of forty or so other mannequins with the uncanny likeness to you, me and everyone we know as well as an unbelievable assortment of oddball Mardi Gras brick-a-brack.
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From Conceptual Imagery
This photo was taken in The Bywater neighborhood following Hurricane Katrina. Take note of the unusual juxtaposition between a doorway, which functioned as an entrance/exit for the disabled, then consider the irony of such a portal being obstructed by a waist level bank of flowering perennials. Anyone who knows New Orleans understands that it doesn't take a natural disaster for such a paradox to occur.
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From Conceptual Imagery
Taken in the St Roch Cemetery following Hurricane Katrina, I discovered this filing cabinet alongside the burial wall repository. I thought it ironic to note the juxtaposition between the archiving of folders and files up against a wall that, essentially, archives the remains of those who formerly laughed and cried, loved then died.
Take note of the floodline near the lower third of the wall (and filing cabinet).
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From Conceptual Imagery
Taken in New Orleans at the Press Street Float Graveyard near to the Claiborne overpass following Hurricane Katrina, this was photographed in the early morning hours during a period in the city's history when the neighborhoods lie dormant and the colloquy of crickets were the only voices to be heard.
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From Conceptual Imagery
Taken in an abandoned institutional building in Marriotsville, Maryland. This panel's function was to communicate a patient's request for an orderly to visit their room by lighting up the patient's room number.
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From Conceptual Imagery
Typical of frontier style architecture, I came across this simple homestead in a grassy glade somewhere in Wyoming.
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The Enchanted Forest officially opened on August 15, 1955, one month after Disneyland Park's opening. Appealing mostly to families with small children, the park had a nursery rhyme theme. The park featured fairy tale buildings and characters, but no mechanical rides originally. Track rides were added later, including Cinderella's castle ride with mice for the cars. At the height of its popularity, the Enchanted Forest welcomed 300,000 children per summer season. After its original owners, the Harrison family, sold the park to a developer it closed for the first time in 1989, turning more than half the land into the Safeway-anchored Enchanted Forest Shopping Center in 1992. The park was permanently shuttered in 1995 after which much of the theme park sat undisturbed yet neglected behind a chain-link fence. In 2005 active preservation began.
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The interior of an era of technological innocence...
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From Classic Automobiles
Just Beyond Nowhere
Where does a person go when humanity disappoints, the uncertainty of our world overwhelms, and the constitution of one's spirit is challenged? Some go just north of Gerlach, Nevada, into the Black Rock Desert. Just make sure to bring your own water, food, sunscreen, a full tank of gas, and a teepee. Several weeks prior to Burning Man, this particular teepee was among the very first of the shelters to be raised.
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From The DPW
Underworld Figure (w/ Sean Dawson)
Shot at the no longer existent Ark Warehouse, Sean Sawson (aka Dante), of New Orleans' Dapper Dandies and 'Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship?' brings the feel of NOLA traditional music home.
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Sometimes you just gotta go...
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She came in from the rain to discover that all she had ever known was gone; forever.
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“Do you not think that there are things which you cannot understand, and yet which are; that some people see things that others cannot? But there are things old and new which must not be contemplate by men´s eyes, because they know -or think they know- some things which other men have told them. Ah, it is the fault of our science that it wants to explain all; and if it explain not, then it says there is nothing to explain.” ― Bram Stoker
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