My photographic study of Lake Pontchartrain has entered a new phase. A year into my project, thanks to the enthusiastic support of Carlton Defrechou, General Manager of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Commission, I’m getting to spend some time shooting out on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway bridge itself.
For residents of this area, and particularly commuters who use the 24-mile structure every day, the Causeway bridge has special significance. It’s one of the only ways into and out of New Orleans, thus forming one of the important evacuation routes in the case of an incoming hurricane. It also makes it possible for me to live in a beautiful, semi-rural area on a couple of acres of land on the northern side of the lake, and still work in the middle of downtown New Orleans. (I know, I know: this is not the most environmentally friendly posture to assume, from an energy perspective.) But more than anything, it’s the iconic bridge for Lake Pontchartrain, and I knew I wanted to include it in this work.
Here are a couple of fresh images that I like thus far.
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