Early in my career a seasoned photographer offered the following advice, ‘If you’re going to speak visually, use visual language. Don’t use written language to speak visually.’ I took his words to heart not only avoiding photographing subjects like the word ‘bar’ in front of bar but also steering clear of visual symbols used with such frequency they have a predefined meaning.
As a native New Orleanian I am acutely aware of the imagery deployed to represent the city. New Orleans is often visually communicated with images of above ground cemeteries and also with the Crescent City Connection stretching high across the Mississippi River. When I began taking pictures I purposefully avoided those symbols. I thought ‘I’m not photographing the cemeteries. I’m not going to photograph the bridge’ almost like a poet who thinks ‘ I’m not going to write a love poem because I’m going to take my work seriously.’ But ultimately the love poem is an important poem for the poet to write.
After working for over a decade in New Orleans, I’ve started to relax some of my early rules and allow myself to be excited by some of the more readily identified views of my hometown. The cemeteries and the bridge are iconic parts of the city and help to visually distinguish New Orleans from other places.
While this picture breaks some of my photographic practices, the recent rain, the moving sky and the way the bridge is growing out of the tops of the mausoleums and the challenge of making my own image out of a well documented subject made it worth exploring.
Signed and numbered limited edition photographs.
Prices for the photographs depend on size and the number of photographs remaining in the edition. As the edition sells and fewer photographs remain, the price increases.
12" x 18" Edition of 9
17" x 26" Edition of 16
25" x 38" Edition of 14
38" x 56" Edition of 9
Photographer: FRANK RELLE
Date: October 2015
(Including white border)
|12"h X 18"w
||18 1/2"h X 24"w
|17 1/2"h X 26 1/3"w
||24"h X 32 1/3"w
|25 1/3"h X 38"w
||31 3/4"h X 44"w
|37 1/2"h X 56 1/3"w
||44"h X 62 1/3"w
The size listed is the size of the photograph image area. The photographs are printed on ultra-smooth fine art paper with an approximately 3" white border around the image size giving you above listed paper sizes.
The photographs are available as unframed photographs only.
Border and Signature Options
Photographs can be displayed framed with or without the white border. See signature options below for more details on this option.
The 3” white border of the photograph is signed in ink with photograph titled by Frank. If you choose the no border option Frank’s signature will appear on your edition card, not the front of the photograph.
Printing and Edition Info
The back of the photograph is detailed with printing information and edition number in pencil.
The printing and edition information is duplicated on a card affixed to the back of the photograph with Frank’s signature.
Packaging - Unframed photograph only
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