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NEW ORLEANS STUDIO LIVE UPDATE 02/04/23

STATUS: The studio will be open Saturday and Sunday. Sunday evening we will be shooting for the Wildwood series.

MODELS: We are still doing "open studio" for male models interested in volunteering to become art. This means no interview is necessary. Text or message to confirm a slot. Tourists are especially encouraged to visit during the 2023 Mardi Gras season.

VISITORS: Tours of the studio are always available. Text or message if you'd like to see what was LITERALLY created from the ashes of Hurricane Ida.

(These updates are posted daily)

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Grey Cross Studios
1920 4th St, New Orleans , LA 70113
Email: gcsartno@aol.com
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Monday, December 21, 2015

Image of the Day - The Prow of the Slave Ship Elissa


This is actually a companion piece to another piece done several months back. The original concept for the first piece was the haunting presence of a dead Maori slave that haunted the slave ship Elissa. In my minds eye the Elissa was a cursed ship with more than just the presence of the dead. Here is the figurehead at the prow of the Elissa, her head stretched in pain and agony. She is as much a spirit of the dead as the ghosts who haunt her.  I've included the original piece at the end of this post.

For history on the above piece, the woman was a model I photographed years ago. She was actually reclining on an antique couch when I shot the original photo. This one was one of the rare occasions where I used no body paint on the model. This particular photo stood out because I accidentally inverted it and took note how much the pose looked like the prow of a ship. The ship itself in the background is a tall ship photographed here at the Port of New Orleans a few years ago. By combining the two as I did with the original piece (below), I was able to bring the new piece into sync with the older. 

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