Dear Friends and Readers,
In 2006, following Hurricane Katrina, many were reminiscing about New Orleans and looking for ways to commemorate our fine city's traditions and culture. A little idea of mine, a photography book documenting New Orleans statues and monuments, became a reality. It took 4 years of research, interviews, lots of photographs and attention to detail. In 2010, Statuesque New Orleans was published!
I have worked hours publicizing my book, attending book signings and giving talks. And I still enjoy doing these. Through the years I have become an advocate for our statues and have volunteered time and dollars with a local non-profit to restore a number of our statuary.
New Orleans statuesque landscape has seen some changes recently. This is not the first nor will it be the last time New Orleans will talk about our monuments. As I mention in the opening of my book, Statuesque New Orleans "is not a complete study of every piece of artwork in New Orleans, but a photographic essay of its history and landscape and what I see as Statuesque New Orleans." I am proud to have documented this small piece of history.
My book is available online and in bookstores and also by calling/emailing me directly. Limited edition prints of each of the monuments taken down are now available for purchase. Hope you enjoyed discovering these hidden treasures.