Outside the Gates | St. Bernard Parish, La
Outside the gates lies the endangered beauty of home. This beauty is too often ignored or forgotten about.
We have become so consumed with our fast paced lives, we often forget to look at the natural beauty of life that we pass by. This has been a theme through most of my work, and this project is no different. I was born and raised in St. Bernard Parish - well technically Chalmette. St. Bernard is a large parish that includes several diverse areas. I grew up in the largest, most populated area - only 8 miles from the hustle of downtown New Orleans. Sadly, I never visited the rural parts of the parish - out of sight, out of mind mentality. I never had a “reason” to go - didn’t work there, didn’t live there, never owned a boat, didn’t fish, and it since it is the southernmost part of the state you sure didn’t “pass through” on your way to some where else.