Visions of Rainy (VOR) had the opportunity to check out Photographer Terrell Clark latest photography exhibit 3ft Above Sea Level. The photographs were his normal and consistently brilliant play with B/W contrast. Your eyes follow along the lines to see where they lead you. Other times there is more light only to find life lurking in the midst of it. We got a brief moment to chat with Terrell Clark about his study of New Orleans....
"After visiting the quarter for a wedding assignment I immediately was drawn to the cultural, architectural, and historical flavor of this part of New Oreans. 3 feet above sea level makes reference to the fact of the French Quarter's elevation above sea level, which, in part, is due to its favorable standing during and after hurricane Katrina. This place is so unique and different from any other place I've visited in the US. For me personally, I am drawn to the daily happenings in and around the Quarter. People are really interested in the arts of New Orleans and the french quarter really embraces the love of the arts via the myriad of venues that host art culture. This particular study, hopefully, gives viewers a slightly different perspective on this area by use of the camera used and ground level shooting."
Next door to the 3ft Above Sea Level Exhibit was the colorful photography exhibit of Ross Oscar Knight. Mr. Knight has the awesome ability to speak to all 7 chakras while encouraging you to focus on the light color that resonates with you the most. His attention to detail helps the viewer to take a mental note not only of the physical dimensions of his subjects' but also the beauty that lies at their core.
Artist of all kinds are the world's everyday historians that happily record a collection of moments that are defined as the future, right now or the valued past.
However we decide to describe it, it's always nice to view the world from the windows of Terrell Clark and Ross Oscar Knight.