This portfolio of black and white infrared photographs from New Orleans was done in mid 2004 before hurricane Katrina. My initial idea was to concentrate on photographing the architecture of both the French Quarter and Garden District. Upon arrival however, I found myself drawn to the parks and Cemeteries and ended up spending most of my time In Audubon Park and City Park.
Audubon Park, designed by John Charles Olmstead was named after the famed naturalist John Audubon. Audubon Park sits on the site of a former plantation and is directly across from Tulane University. It is located in the uptown neighborhood of New Orleans and is accessible from downtown via the St. Charles Streetcar.
City park, founded in 1853, sits on nearly 1,300 acres which makes it one of the largest and oldest parks in the United States. It is home to a substantial number of live oak trees - some as old as 600 years.