Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Portraits: Photographs in New Orleans

As usual, what is interesting about any local non-fiction book is the number of details that I knew, and here it is the number of faces already known to me. Some I know enough to stop and talk with whenever we run into each other, some just to nod to when biking by. Jonathan is that kind of connector whether as photographer or in person, merging many different communities with his easy presence and gentle manner.
I think that carries over with these very direct portraits of his people.. Check out his show at The Front on St. Claude and certainly check out the book.

This other image is from August 29, 2006 when I happened on him at dawn doing an installation on Bayou St. John across from our old apartments:

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