I’m pleased to announce I’ve received funding from the Jazz and Heritage Foundation Community Partnership Grant program to begin preproduction on my first feature length documentary. More info late Fall.
Selections from The Dance will be on show at the University of Lafayette’s Hillard Art Museum. Ten pieces will included in the group exhibition Face to Face: A Survey of Portraiture by Louisiana Artists. Sep 9-Jan 7.
My images of Auckland’s Christian, Tongan bike crew is up on Vice NZ. Interview and images here.
Recently collaborated with radio producer Nina Feldman for BBC/PRI’s The World. Listen, and look, at the cultural crossover’s of New Orleans St. Joseph’s night here.
I’m ecstatic to announce that my collective—Southerly Gold—was awarded a substantial grant from the Platforms fund to publish a book set featuring three years of collaborative photographs from the six delineated corners of the state of Louisiana. More info on the release and programming in the Fall. You can view excerpts from God’s Country here.
I had the pleasure of shooting all poster and promotional images for Magnolia Pictures’ documentary Thru You Princess, presently on the festival circuit. Keep an eye out for my images of the fabulous Princess Shaw, shot in studio on Frenchman Street and on location throughout downtown New Orleans.
I have officially begun fieldwork and travel on Until You Return to the Ground, a book and accompanying online multi-media portal “digging into” the American way of death. Working collaboratively with investigative reporter and friend G.W. Schulz, we’re creating visuals and text exploring topics ranging from the monetization of death to the best practices of a cemetery landscaper. Stay tuned as this work rolls out over the next two years. You can view the fruits of G.W.’s research on the Jane and John Does in the U.S. here.
Glad to jump on board with director/producer/friend Lily Keber to aid in research for her documentary in-the-works Buckjumping—exploring the role local and regional dance forms play in community creation and social culture. If you haven’t seen her last film Bayou Maharaja recounting the tumultuous world of piano legend James Booker…watch it.
My collective Southerly Gold received generous funding from the University of New Orleans — in conjunction with the Archeology department — for research and fieldwork/photographing on sites of former WWII prisoner of war camps within Louisiana. Shooting will begin this Winter- thanks UNO.