Time Travel

“It doesn’t work anymore.” My father said.

“Did it ever?” I asked.

“Yes, it all did. This and every machine worked. They all worked. The scientists, the computer companies, the programmers, they all made it work. Guided by greed, hungry for fame, it’s hard to blame them. They couldn’t help but take a bite out of the forbidden apple. Many thought it impossible. They did it alright. They hit their goal.

Come on, let’s get out of here. This place no longer has any purpose. We have to find a place to make camp for the night. Our water is getting low and we are running out of daylight. We have to keep up with our guard watches, at least for a while” He replied.

“How long will that take?” I asked.

My father went on to say, “I don’t know. Many don’t even know how to start a camp fire. Many have never even spent a night outdoors. Without their cars and smart phones they are lost. It won’t be long before the food runs out, before the bottled water runs out. They will turn on each other for a loaf of moldy bread. They will kill each other off. We on the other hand, we know how to hunt and fish. We can and will live off the land. We’ll lay low and wait it out. It’s amazing! All it took was a single direct hit from a sun flare for it all to come tumbling down. Time travel… yep, they actually made it happen. We are back in the stone age”.


Don Kissee

Pretty Princess

When you date a photographer there are things you gain and things you loose. For instance your privacy is gone but you gain beautiful pictures of you in awkward poses.

There are times when I need stand ins to see what lens to use and where to shoot exactly. This particular June afternoon I needed to test out the field of flowers in city park. Kyle was not happy about posing with the daises but he did it anyway, and saved me hours of time when the acutaly day came for me to shoot there.


Larry the Lizard

I had this brief obsession with finding “weirdo’s” out on the street, and asking if I could take their picture and… 100% of the time they say yes!

This quirky fellow was one of my absolute favorites! I didn’t ask enough about him to be able to tell you more of a story unfortunately. All I know is that apparently he carries Larry the Lizard everywhere! I will tell you though, that I can spot awesomeness from a bazillion miles away, and this dude had “it”! Something I just can’t explain. I wanted to hang out with him all day, but I had to stay and take pictures of the skaters in the RedBull extreme sports show or whatever it was called.

I’ll post more photos of the weirdos and their stories in the days to come. Have a happy friday everyone!

New Era

I found myself here by accident. It wasn’t a road I needed to travel on. A one lane highway on my way to the BadLands. I stumbled upon this guy. I don’t know the story behind him, or anything other than the fact that he was HUGE and in the middle of fucking nowhere.



I am a filmmaker, photographer, photojournalist, and muralist. I’ve dedicated my life to celebrating the spirit and culture of New Orleans. I’ve been in the film industry for 25 years and in 2010 I founded my film production company, Crista Rock Productions, to tell the stories and struggles of New Orleans and its surrounding parishes. I recently just wrapped my first 8 episode cooking show called “Blind Kitchen” which you can stream for free on “Very Local”! One of the greatest accomplishments in my life was filming during Hurricane Katrina for NBC Nightly News. That storm changed my life and only strengthened my love for the city. My work is driven by my passion and love for New Orleans and I think folks can feel that energy in every frame I shoot, paint, and edit.