New Orleans is a city rooted in history. The many murals tattooed upon its residential epidermis tell tales of its past, as well as hinting at its next generation of artistic influence rising just over the horizon. For a metropolis nearly destroyed less than 10 years ago by Hurricane Katrina, these public reminders are as musing as they are aesthetic, singing of the city’s perseverance and progress.
All of these images were shot on the whim, captured on my iPhone or a GoPro while going about my daily routine. Graffiti—or its commissioned counterpart, street art—is the Snapchat of the art world: you have to soak it in before it disappears forever. Hence, many of these works, pulled from past Facebook and Instagram posts, may not be around anymore. I hope you enjoy this collection regardless.
See more of my street art photos on Instagram here.