The day after Inauguration was something I will never forget. To be part of history and capture the many people that took over the streets to protest for women's rights. People of all ages, colors, whole families walked those streets. It felt surreal at some point what civil disobedience can do, yet I realized that we are not alone and felt happy to see that so many people came from different places and conditions to come join the movement. I left D.C. feeling hopeful and optimistic about the future, I think we will experience something tough yet we will make a better future together. Hope you enjoy what I captured.
I had never been in Washington D.C. and what a time to come visit for the first time on Inauguration 2017. I meet Rachel Couch (photographer based in Washington D.C. ) a year before in New Orleans, Louisiana for a photoshoot by Peoples Television, reached out to her to come capture a moment in history of The United States of America. 3 filmmakers based in New Orleans and myself took a trip to an experience that we will never forget. Inauguration day was a day packed with adrenaline and a variety of emotions.
I thank Rachel Couch and her friends for guiding us through an intense moment in the city.
We all collaborated to make videos of that day, the following lins were edited by:
Greg Tilton :
Rob Vernier :
One of New Orleans biggest urban gems is ExhibitBE, a five-story collaborative graffiti environment that resides in an unoccupied apartment complex at 3010 Sandra Drive in Algiers.
It is definitely a spot to check out by art lovers and explorers.
In 2016 I had the pleasure to visit Chicago with Rob Vernier (filmmaker based in New Orleans) for 2 months. I was amazed by its size and architecture and city life. Here is a little taste of what caught my attention in this marvelous city.
My cousin Hugo Meneses Leiza is one hell of a treveler. In 2016 he launched a project called PANGEA NOMADS which consists of traveling the world. His first trip has been a motorcycle trip from Miami, USA to Patagonia, Argentina. He did a quick stop in New Orleans, Louisiana and ask him to take portraits of him and show him a bit of the city.
In March 2017 he made it to Chile and his trip still continues.
You can check out his website and follow his trip on instagram. He has been posting really cool vlogs of his trip and his perspective of such an experience. Wish you well Hugo and keep on riding!
Thanks to Elephant Quilt Productions and Marigny Recording Studios I had the pleasure to film Extended record their album at Marigny Opera House. The videos where shot with three cameras and all ran by myself, small shoot with fantastic results.
You can listen and get a copy of their album on the following links.
Oscar Rossignoli: piano
Matt Booth: bass
Brad Webb: drums & cymbals
eck & Neck by Extended:
Never Odd or Even by Extended:
Recorded at Marigny Opera House by Rick Nelson.
Video by Elephant Quilt Productions.
Countertake gave me the opportunity to join World War 2 Museum's promo to capture their ship PT-305 that has been preserved since combat and running which now is available for guests of the museum to board. Here are some of the stills I captured of the ship.
Detroit is a city that reminds me on New Orleans, the people are really nice for what I experienced and the city has a charm of its own. Here is a pice of a trip with my best friends Rob and Lennie.
Here is a bit of New Orleans, I have lived here for 12 years.
Every year I find new places I completely overlooked.
In 2016 I had the pleasure to photograph Trombone Shorty at House of Blues. His foundation focuses on passing down the cultural musical heritage to younger generations.
If you would like to know more about it please visit the the website in the link below: