In this series of photo essays, the Shoofly Magazine showcases the work of professional photographers. Their only instructions? Show us the coast through your lens.
Armand Douroux: I spend as much time outdoors as possible, which is much more frequently now I've retired to Bay St Louis. My love of nature comes from my childhood memories of exploring the bayous and waterways surrounding my New Orleans home. Revisiting the boyhood bayous and life in ‘da bay’ inspired me to pick up a camera and capture day to day life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
You can see more of my work at Gallery 220 (220 Main Street, Bay St. Louis), please stop in! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What wonderful memories of my childhood flash back as I watch my granddaughter and her girlfriends play in the tidal pools on low tide.
The ruins on the bay - even now, you can still see the splendor that once was and the power of Hurricane Katina as the sun sets.
The Beauty and the Beast of the sea - as you can see by the fallen tree deposited 150 inshore from the sallow waters edge, where it will lie until another stormy night takes it away.
Sunset on A BayouByMe, I see them as portals of light.
Blue Heron in the surf, lookin' for dinner in the Pass.
Sunset, Washington Street pier beach, capturing a moment as my canvas changes at the speed of light.
Feeling the memories of what once was.
Mouth of Jourdan River, where reflections of light close out the day.
Coming home after a day of fishing with a smile on my face.
Our Lady of The Gulf Church - protecting the shoreline and those at sea.
One of my ByouByMe series - Fire on Da Bayou.
Coastal Bonsai: this mighty oak shows the signs of time as it has endured centuries of the forces of nature.
Sunrise at the St. Stanaslus pier - part of the fabric of Bay St. Louis.
Gallery 220 with David Holt, Joe Cushionberry and Lawrence Cotton. Mr. Cushionberry plays every Sunday morning at Mr. B's Bistro in the French Quarter. Mr. Cotton was just given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Preservation Hall Foundation, and is the oldest piano player still performing at Preservation Hall. Their performance at the gallery made the December Second Saturday Artwalk a memorable one.
Jimmy Rutherford Fishing Pier in Bay St. Louis, looking at the rebirth of downtown.