life as i know it

pixelated spooky fun

I had the amazing opportunity a few weeks a ago to share my love for New Orleans and Instagram, at the same time. The New Yorker Magazine invited me to be a guest Instagrammer for their feed while I traveled to New Orleans for Halloween and Day of the Dead.  Here are some of my fave images from the trip…

Exploring the #musicbox. #nola #neworleans #dithyrambalina #swoon

The Spanking Bar at #pornopticon.

Angry clown. #halloween #nola #neworleans

Lizxnn looked amazing! #halloween #neworleans #nola #costume #fellini

Lizxnn looked amazing! #halloween #neworleans #nola #costume #fellini

Costume designer @corinneloperfido in one of her creations. #halloween #neworleans #nola #costume

My ride. #bicycle #newpinktights #nola #neworleans

Awesome mural of the legendary Ernie K. Doe outside of Euclid Recoords in the Bywater. #erniekdoe #mural #streetart #nola #neworleans

The lovely Amy Knoll of Bon Castor, a shop in the #bywater that sells handmade goods by local artists. @boncastor @aknollnola #nola @neworleans

Satsuma in the Bywater is one of my fave places to eat! #satsuma #cafe #bywater

Also in the Bywater is the fab Pop Shop, where I always go for awesome vintage finds. #popshop #bywater #neworleans #nola

Took a ride dow the #lowerninthward, the area in the city hit hardest by during katrina. #neworleans #nola

The #superdome. #nola #neworleans #saints

An altar for those no longer with us outside of @boncastor on the #dayofthedead. #diadelosmuertos #neworleans #nola

Friend @angeliska does tarot card reading in her sulpture at the #music box on the #dayofthedead.

#dayofthedead parade. #diadelosmuertos #nola

#dayofthedead parade. #diadelosmuertos #nola #neworleans

Reveler at the #dayofthedead parade. #diadelosmuertos #nola #neworleans

Reveler at the #dayofthedead parade. #diadelosmuertos #nola #neworleans

Self-portrait at the #dayofthedead parade. #diadelosmuertos #nola #neworleans

Quirky details all over this city! #nola, I love you!

You can see more of my pixelated camera phone photos if you follow me on Instagram at @misslaurendarling.

 

 

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Tallulah
life as i know it, portraits

Inevitable Beauty

Tallulah

Untitled (Wildlife)

Marko

Kate

Untitled (Wildlife)

Marin

Alita

Untitled (Wildlife)

Stumps the Clown

The geographer Peirce Lewis called New Orleans the “inevitable city on an impossible site.”  The wildlife that flourishes mirrors the human life that flourishes. These photos are from a new body of work I’m working on about this metaphor – weeds push through the cement, vines crawl through fences, and friends’ and acquaintances’ characters shine through the dust and sweat that makes up the City.

I see the city as magical hub of growth, hope, and resilience as reflected through its landscape and its people.  Whether my subjects are native to the area or come from other places, they each contribute to the life and culture of New Orleans making it a vibrant place in which to live and create. I am constantly inspired by their strength and eccentricities, and each image is a gesture of admiration and an opportunity for me to celebrate their beauty.

 

 

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Nicky Da B
life as i know it

oh nicky, you’re so fine

Two weeks ago I got to spend an amazing weekend with Rusty Lazer, Nicky Da B, and Diplo shooting stills on the video shoot for Nicky Da B’s new single he did with Diplo.  Watch Express Yourself here.

Nicky Da B

diplo and azz

dip low

Rusty and Nicky

rusty and nicky

Nicky and his dancers

qwack, nicky, meaka, and ro

Quack and Little Kat

qwack and minicat

Pierre Pressure the monster

pierre pressure the monster

poppin'

pregnant poppin'

pregnant ladies bounce, too.

Diplo metal t-shirt

hey diplo, i still want one of these t-shirts!

Quack

Monster Pierre

Little Kat

Nicky and dancers at the Music Box

dancers

action shot

Quack

video shoot

Diplo under the Claiborne Bridge

diplo under the claiborne bridge

NickyDaB dancer

nick

Timmy

timmy

Manchu bounce party

we had a spontaneous bounce party outside of manchu’s food store. fried chicken included.

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