Hurricane Katrina storm damage photos in New Orleans

26 May 2014
Editorial photography by our lead photographer Stephen Bradley, when he was commissioned to photograph the storm damage wreaked on New Orleans and Gulfport MI by Hurricane Katrina – only days after the event.
Driving from Atlanta, we arrived in New Orleans the following day. Driving south, and into the storm damaged areas, was like driving into a post apocalyptic nightmare as we first encountered hundreds of vehicles driving north as their occupants fled the area. Next was the debris. It first appeared as broken branches stretched as far as the eye could see, then tree trunks and vehicles and, finally, boats and houses could be seen scattered on and around our route towards New Orleans itself.

Arriving in New Orleans we saw armed guards posted on all national retail stores, banks and government buildings.

Having experienced photographing the horrors of war in Northern Ireland, this was Stephen’s first experience of photographing during daylight curfew – a quite intimidating and dangerous experience.

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stock photo Hurricane Katrina storm damage New Orleans 054134

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stock photo Hurricane Katrina storm damage New Orleans 2990. US military man barbed wire barricades during curfew in New Orleans – editorial photographer in london

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Dalai Lama quote

09 May 2014

The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered


Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

Commercial Photographer London portfolio photograph 10

Commercial Photographer London portfolio photograph 10 – commercial photography london