Amzie Adams, artist...

Amzie Adams ,artist old french quarter, New Orleans - a friend and artist from the old french quarter, Frenchmen Ft.

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Comment by Michelle Connolly on February 4, 2012 at 10:16pm

Great photo .. this fella is a real character! would like to meet him!

Comment by Laurel Sternberg on January 30, 2012 at 1:25am

Why don't you invite him to post some of his work here? Looking forward to more of your photos.

Comment by james cooper on January 29, 2012 at 4:33pm

his glasses are holographic lenses that he wears all the time

Comment by james cooper on January 29, 2012 at 4:32pm

thank you ,we've become good friends and his artwork is amazing ,he lives in the old french quarter and dresses like this every day ,with some clothing changes of course ,I took alot more photos a couple of weeks ago when we were down there ,a true character 

Comment by Resident Curator on January 29, 2012 at 2:12pm

Curator’s Comment:

 

I completely agree with the other artists' statements. But this image evoked an inexplicable deju vu feeling for me, until I recognized the association this morning.  It seems there are more than a few contemporary artists manipulating Victorian cabinet cards to imbue their (forgotten) formal subjects with contemporary attributes through collage and paint- be it stylistic makeovers, or superhero accessories.  This image encapsulates a similar juxtaposition of romantic nineteenth century portraiture with edgier representation of artistic/literary subculture.  The subjects staring eyes seem painted on behind his round glass frames, echoing the circular studded eye socket design peering back at us from the face on his shirt. The formality of his black top hat is a wonderful counter to the more casual sway in his stance.  The contrast between the inky blacks and peeling white paint in the doors architectural frame also creates a bold ground on which to appreciate the smaller details.  It’s a striking and memorable image.

Comment by Laurel Sternberg on January 28, 2012 at 1:43pm

Terrific and surrealistic, but that's the French Quarter and its denizens.

Comment by julie keller on December 31, 2011 at 2:19pm

black and white seems so perfect for this photograph, lots of interesting details & textures to linger over, deep black pants & hat add so much, intriguing model as well..love looking at it.

 

Comment by james cooper on December 31, 2011 at 10:12am

good morning ,its a wadded up breakfast napkin,we were outside the restaurant on Decateur St.

Comment by James MacMahon on December 30, 2011 at 7:45pm

What is in his hand?

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