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A Return to Romance: New Orleans Style
Photos are a slice of post-Katrina life in the French Quarter and the subject of a new book.


Post-Katrina
Post-Katrina
Louis Sahuc


Post-Katrina
Post-Katrina
Louis Sahuc


Post-Katrina
Post-Katrina
Louis Sahuc


Pre-Katrina
Pre-Katrina
Louis Sahuc


Pre-Katrina
Pre-Katrina
Louis Sahuc


Pre-Katrina
Pre-Katrina
Louis Sahuc


Pre-Katrina
Pre-Katrina
Louis Sahuc



Another obstacle he says is that local tourism marketing groups are hampered by lack of funding, when they need it the most.

The New Orleans native fled briefly to New York City in the weeks after Katrina.

"Growing up here I've been love with this city for as long as I can remember. It's my inspiration," he says.

Moved by the angles and light of the city, Sahuc shots have a strong graphic design element.

"The right subject with the right light with some graphic component to it is what gets to me," he says.

And it must be timeless and illustrate the old, romantic New Orleans of his youth. "I try to make photos that could have been taken 100 years ago or 100 years from now."

Three years ago, the shooter completely transferred to a digital studio for the immediacy of it, now using a Canon 30D.

Shortly before leaving for his lunch date (he stills eats red beans and rice every Monday), he laughed as he shot a screen image on the TV as his friend Rev. Crosby Kern , monsignor of the cathedral, walked with the president.

"This one's for fun," he says. "I promised him a shot of himself."

For more information on Sahuc or the book, visit photoworksneworleans


   







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