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While I had used color for editorial and commercial work for years it was not until the early 1980's that I began using it for my personal work.

In 1984 I was invited by the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans to document the Pontchartrain Beach Amusement Park, one of the oldest in the country, before it was torn down to make way for condos.

I had been there many times as a child and my memories were about action, sound,and color. Images were shot with  in a 4"x 5" format.t. Ma

The architectural colors of the French Quarter have always been unique as they are still today. While the colors are, and have been, regulated by National Historic Preservation standards, today most buildings in the Quarter have been recently renovated. In the late 1980's there were still several buildings that had not been renovated but just painted over for decades.

My attempt was not to shoot a door/wall/window sill combo of these colors but to try to capture the essence and history of the colors,the pentimento of what remained on these buildings. I just wanted the colors, with no reference or scale. This tryptic was shot using an 8" x 10" format.

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