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Capturing New Orleans | Lolita Beckwith

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Explore vibrant and colorful New Orleans through the Sol 45. Photographer and Project Disrupt winner, Lensbaby Sol 45 Lolita Beckwith

In December of 2018 I revisited New Orleans for the 4th time in 10 years. Why so often? Like my hometown of NYC, I see New Orleans as a stimulating & vibrant city, with a very unique personality. I’ve taken many, many photos during my visits there. But this trip was different… I photographed “The Big Easy” using the Lensbaby

Since acquiring the

Lensbaby Sol 45 Lolita Beckwith

NOLA is a photographer’s paradise! Filled with endless moments to capture such as:

  • The sidewalks drenched in French and Spanish architecture.
  • The colorful and talented local characters, entertaining for donations.
  • Multi-colored strands of beads everywhere you look (including the trees!).
  • The ubiquitous fleur-de-lis symbol at every turn.
  • An impromptu jazz combo on a nearby corner.
  • The vintage streetcars gliding down the avenue.
  • The traditional New Orleans second-line parades. Always so lively and inviting, with their twirling parasols, and handkerchiefs waving in the air.
  • A steamboat slowly cruising down the mighty Mississippi river
  • And of course the majestic St. Louis Cathedral watching over it all.

Lensbaby Sol 45 Lolita Beckwith

Here’s the thing - NOLA and the

All images shot with the Sol 45.
Check out more of Lolita's work on her website, Instagram & Twitter.