After contacting me earlier via facebook; Offbeat Magazine is using my picture within today's article about the Murder of Brandon Franklin. (Click Here for the Article)
When I take photos and record video, Not Only am I’m doing it to capture the moment, I’m doing it for the people who make it happen. I never think of my work being put to use when tragedy strikes. Yet somehow that’s always the case. For me, it’s like a stamp of approval when a publication such as Offbeat Mag wants to use my work.
I Have found it necessary to continue at documenting my life while capturing the people I meet along the way.. By the way they contribute to the memory of others i know for sure It’s Worth it.
With That Being said
a few days prior to the death of Brandon, My facebook status read.
“New Orleans, Where a Mourning of Death is the Celebration of Life”
The Irony is that I was referring to the fact Many people have Jazz Funerals or a second line march after the funeral. In this particular case with Brandon being The saxophonist of a well known brass band. He will have that Honor. Not only that, Here have been Second Lining since Monday with members of other brass bands such as the Hot 8 and New Era. Otherwise Brandon's band T.B.C. has continued to perform on the corner of Bourbon and Canal as usual.
Here’s a Video from one of the marches with TBC and Other bands.. You can Feel the Emotion.
….Life and it’s changes.