Monday, March 21, 2011



Shot this when I was in New Orleans a few weekends back. Most of the people on Mardi Gras floats wears masks. Growing up, I never thought much of it -- other than "Hey, cool costumes". Coming back to it after some years, they actually kind of seem pretty creepy and maybe evocative of some unpleasant eras in the past of the South.

Which reminds me -- an old friend of mine's sister actually made a documentary about Mardi Gras in my home town called "The Order of Myths". Mardi Gras is this intricate social ritual in some Southern towns that was completely lost on me as a fairly nerdy kid from a not-so-well-connected family growing up.

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