Hurricane Katrina | 10 Years

I can’t believe it has been 10 years.

I visited New Orleans for the first time in the fall of 2006, and I immediately fell in love with the city.  I proposed to the love of my life, and we took off for a long weekend away.  It was Meghan’s first trip back since graduating from Tulane Law School in the spring of 2005.  It was an amazing weekend.  I got to experience the city through her eyes, and understood why she felt so strongly about it.  Though the city was not the same as it was before Katrina, I could still see and feel what was so special about it.  There is an energy that radiates there that I never felt anywhere else.  The people of New Orleans are resilient.

I’ve been able to capture some incredible images of New Orleans since that first visit, but decided to take a look back at some of the raw images from the trip.  Meghan and I took a drive through the Lower Ninth Ward, and I captured the still-devastated landscape.  There were no functioning traffic lights.  The area seemed war-torn.  Looking at the destruction, I could only imagine the pain felt by the people who called it home, and would hopefully call it home again.  I believe in New Orleans!

The below images are mostly from cross-processed 35mm slide film.

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