Sunday, March 26, 2006

I revisited New Orleans 6 months after Katrina hit and the city is still covered in water lines and debris. Instead of turning my camera to things completely destroyed by the storm, I became interested in areas that spoke of subtle disturbances. The photographs posted here are a few from the trip.



5 comments:

mauricio salmon said...

nice photos!, good concepts behind them.

M.Withers said...

I don't think I have seen a look at the destruction of "Katrina" portrayed this way; as an art piece, rather than a photo-journalistic approach. It is powerful and personal.

Anonymous said...

This is the worst portrait of desrtuction of Katrina , and does the true suffers no justice I say you would be great at photographs for your local animal shelter go climb back under the rock you crawl out from one shit job

Amy_Elkins_Photography said...

In regards to the anonymous comment left last night- it's interesting to hear constructive criticism though I'm not exactly sure what you are trying to say. The comment you left seems more like a lash out then as something I can learn from. You are of course free to have opinions and the blog invites that feedback, so I'm glad that it affected you enough to write. Pissing people with off with photos is sometimes more effective than pleasing people... so for that I'll just state that it wasn't my intention to show some catastrophic portrait of destruction in New Orleans. I moved to NY from New Orleans... I have friends who lost everything... a few of my old neighborhoods were flooded and badly damaged.. I lost a friend in the hurricane and to be honest I'm really sick of seeing the upside down houses and portraits made by people that never set foot in New Orleans until it was destroyed. My work is personal.... these are portraits of my old neighborhood... in which it made me deeply saddened to look at the catastrophic destruction that so many other photographers are capitalizing on. I was drawn to what for me was a much more subtle and poetic look at what happened... and I'm not sure I care about pleasing everybody with these photos. The fact that you are telling me to go climb back under a rock is just hateful and rude. Saying "one shit job" is actually just humorous.
So anonymous- thanks for leaving such a rude and non-informative comment on my site. Funny I'm revealing who I am and putting my work out there in the world.

Amy_Elkins_Photography said...

Oh and by the way.. I think you forgot to make yourself anonymous on the comment you left on the photo I took of the fallen fan. That comment was so absurd I couldn't even post it. Thanks for that. Really.