Bouncer's Stools in Morning Light, Bourbon Street, New Orleans
Cityscape photograph of bouncer’s stools in the morning light in front of Café Lafitte in Exile from New Orleans, Louisiana. Warm tones of the pine stools blend into the city’s ubiquitous nearly ochre coloring on the walls. The cafe was a haunt of Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote when they lived in New Orleans and carries an important history on Bourbon Street. Parisian green shutter offset the pervasive warm tones of the image. The stools harken to the activity that will take place later in the Bourbon street day but now only hint at the ghosts of the people who are not there. The newness of the stools contrasts with the aged walls, shutter, and sidewalk in the photograph, indicating the passage of time and history that saturates the French Quarter in New Orleans.