The Eyes of the Storm: Lee Crum's Portraits of New Orleanians
Ask anyone why he or she lives in New Orleans and you'll likely hear the same answers, over and over again: the food, the drinking, the music, the architecture, the vibe. The photographer Lee Crum moved to the city for just those reasons; what he
"You couldn't dream of better faces," says Crum. "We have a collection of faces here that are unmistakably from New Orleans."
In his 30 years of taking portraits in the Big Easy, Crum's motivation has remained the same: finding faces that transcend the narrow restrictions that convention places on beauty and convey something deep and personal about the character of the place.