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12/12/2006 02:31:13 PM · #1
Hi Guys,
I know it's been a while but I never really got to show anyone my pictures from the awful Katrina situation. During this time I slept (well tried to) in my car for 5 nights as once you left downtown you could not get back in. I was also in a the crowd when some crazy started shooting at us from a hotel. All very sad and bizarre and I have never witnessed a breakdown in humanity so fast.
Any comments much appreciated. Thanks
Jeff

http://homepage.mac.com/jblaylockrayner/PhotoAlbum16.html

12/12/2006 02:34:53 PM · #2
WOW man those are some really amazing and powerful images. Thanks for sharing.
12/12/2006 02:38:37 PM · #3
THose are shots that everybody needs to see, to remind us all how lucky we are.

Message edited by author 2006-12-12 14:38:57.
12/12/2006 02:46:26 PM · #4
Wow.
12/12/2006 02:49:10 PM · #5
Originally posted by alfresco:

Wow.


yup wow is all that comes to mind, right from the first picture!
12/12/2006 02:49:46 PM · #6
very strong and emotional pics. Great job.
12/12/2006 02:51:10 PM · #7
Great pictures.
12/12/2006 02:57:24 PM · #8
I bookmarked your page to show my family when I return from work later today. The difficulty in getting the photos was very well worth what you were able to record. These are some of the most intimately detailed of any I have seen and really bring home to me - living in Brooklyn, NYC - the detail of the agony. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiring dedication.
12/12/2006 03:01:22 PM · #9
WOW really powerful images. Geese what people went through.... just..wow
12/12/2006 03:03:38 PM · #10
Incredible captures. Thank you for sharing these shots. Makes me realize what I have and how much we must help others in need. Thank you.

kopa21
12/12/2006 03:09:40 PM · #11
These are some incredible images. I hope that no one ever needs to go through another experience like that one.
12/12/2006 03:10:10 PM · #12
incredible thanks for sharing these powerful images
12/12/2006 03:17:18 PM · #13
and unless your from the south or have been here in the Summer months....these were taken during extremely hot and humid weather....on top of all this chaos....I can't imagine....

12/12/2006 03:21:43 PM · #14
Originally posted by colyla:

and unless your from the south or have been here in the Summer months....these were taken during extremely hot and humid weather....on top of all this chaos....I can't imagine....


You are so right! It was just so humid and of course walking around up to you knees in water just added to the situation. Couldn't eat for several days only dry crackers and tons of bottled water. I lost quite a few pounds just wading around sweating through the heat. I think when I got to my first shower I stayed in it for over an hour. But lets not forget. I had it relatively easy. There are a lot of people there who went through much worse than I could ever imagine. One thing I will say is that I will never forget the smell of the place. It was with me for a long time. Glad people are able to look at these images and thanks for the comments.
Jeff
12/12/2006 03:41:36 PM · #15
I ran the slideshow. "Awww" was my reaction on the first photo. Little did I know the shot of the cute pit was a much softer prelude to a series of compelling images. Thank you for sharing.

Message edited by author 2006-12-12 15:43:03.
12/12/2006 03:51:42 PM · #16
Wow. That's some great stuff! It looks like a few of those shots were taken from both my old and new office buildings (dominion tower, and the aamco building). You did an amazing job capturing the emotions of the city.
12/12/2006 03:58:36 PM · #17
just wanted to add my "wow".
12/12/2006 04:21:44 PM · #18
Thank you for the hardship you endured to capture this event! These shots really do personalize the event.
12/12/2006 05:02:28 PM · #19
Sorry to sound cliche'...but WOW!!!!

Thanks for sharing. Amazing and compelling images!
12/18/2006 08:37:15 PM · #20
I am glad that you were able to go there, and to get these images of this massive human suffering so that we should never forget what happened there. Words just wouldn't say what you have shared with us. Thank you for having the strength of character to know that you needed to be there with your camera, and that you acted on the opportunity to go. The high shot of all the people out front waiting really brings into focus just how many people were there for the duration of the ordeal.
12/18/2006 10:28:48 PM · #21
Outstanding photojournalistic work Jeff!
Could you explain the photo of the NO police officer aiming his gun at what appears to be a mother and baby!? Do you know any details of that incident? Also, how many dead bodies did you witness waiting to be picked up? Did you find the authorities on the scene helpful?
12/18/2006 10:44:11 PM · #22
wow, very powerful and moving. I'm sorry you had to see all the horrible things that you did.
12/18/2006 11:12:09 PM · #23
OMG, those are incredible shots, quite moving.
12/19/2006 06:00:28 AM · #24
some photo's brought tears to my eyes.
12/19/2006 05:38:05 PM · #25
Hey, I tell you what.
Living across in England makes it feel like a much safer place to live, and I dont mean that out of dis-respect.
Those photographs are very Humbeling and Tell a true Storey of a Major Disaster.
Full Marks to you, for producing Photos of such Magnitude !

I hope those people pick themselves up.

Best Wishes.

Joe
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