Friday, April 4, 2008


Now is the time to edit the photographs. I printed out contact sheets cut them up and started to match them up that way. It was a very long process but it was worth it. I am doing 25 diptych photographs. I am comparing the city of the living compared to the city of the dead. It was very interesting to see the similarities between the two. You don’t really think about it until you put the images side by side. To see the similarities are just amazing. I was really getting stressed out thinking about how I was going to get 25 images done but when you have 300 images looking you in the face, it was still a challenging.

Sunday March 30, 2008

Today we went home for five of us. The others had to take another plane because our flight was late coming in so we missed our connecting flight. There was five seats available and the first five that were at the counter got them. My self was one of those five.


Saturday March 29, 2008

Today was pretty much the last day to shoot, and guess what it was cloudy. What a day to shoot.. Caitlin, Antonio, and Kiss went out to St. Louis Cemetery. Then we walked back to the hotel were we meet another group. We got into the van and went to St. Roch Cemetery with Jess, Maria, Jodie, Caitlin, Brett, and Jorie It was very interesting because there was a working digging up a grave for a funeral on Sunday. We got to see what the pebble stone crypts look like. It was just a normal wooden box.
Once we were done with the cemetery we went to the tree planting ceremony. I got more houses and some lunch.
While Caitlin and myself were walking up the street a gentlemen came up to us and told us that this neighbor hood has the highest murder rate in the city, and then followed that comment with and I quote "But what beautiful place to die." Well taking that all in we decided to stay there another hour, just kidding we pretty much went back to the group and voiced our opinion that it was time to go. After that neighbor hood we took a ride over to the 9th Ward. We were literally feet away from were the levees broke. It was pretty intense. To see a open field where hundreds of houses once stood was just I don't even know if I could put into words how it made you feel. Caitlin and I walked around this non-existing neighbor hood photographing houses and empty lots. It started to rain out so we started back to the van.
We got back to the hotel and went to dinner.
Then it was Bourbon Street time.

Friday March 28, 2008

This morning we got up and went around to a few more cemeteries, along with a few more houses. We had to get back because we were all going to meet up for lunch as a group.
Lunch was at Audoban Park, it was a picnic we stopped at Wal-Mart and picked up lunchmeat and cheeses, I myself bought a deli sandwich, and after lunch Stephanie, Brittany and I ventured off and went around taking pictures of houses.
When we got back to the hotel Brittany and I went swimming. It was a very relaxing afternoon. While in the Stephanie, Amanda, and Emily informed Brittany and myself that they were going to go shopping. So we got out of the pool and tagged along.
Dinner was at Juan's Flying Burrito a group of us all went. It was funny because no one told my group that they were going and so Jess, Brittany, Caitlin, and Amanda and myself all walked to the restaurant from the hotel. We called our teacher to make sure that we were walking the right way and he told us that there was a group waiting for a table already. So they add five people to the total and we finished walking. This burrito was the best burrito I have ever had it was like Chipotle but 10x better. After dinner we got back to the hotel and I looked through my images up in Brittany, Caitlin, Stephanie and Amanda's room.