CARLOS DETRES

Photo Journal

This is where my personal projects are born, as well as behind the scenes perspectives of the photo shoots I've done.

New Endings

A dramatic title for sure but it was the only one that described my feelings. I started this photography project on St. Louis Cemetery #1 as a way to preserve the experience of my many visits. Right now, here in New Orleans, we're in the midst of our last week of Carnival, which also means we're nearer to the end of casual visits to my favorite cemetery.

This photography project is the first one that I've dedicated, planned and executed. It's a project that perhaps no one could care about except me but I'm proud of it. I think I've captured some beautiful, timeless images. Some time in March I will begin to methodically piece the photographs to share the story of the ruined beauty of a wonderful place. I hope the Archdiocese of New Orleans will be able to refurbish, clean and preserve St. Louis Cemetery #1 so others can be inspired by its architecture and timelessness.