In memory of Anthony Bourdain
I’m a big fan of Anthony’s TV shows and I’ve been in a state of shock for a month now. In the past month I’ve finished off his new episodes and rewatched several seasons of his show on Netflix. He was a shining light for so many countries that are unknown or unreachable by the average person. Watching one of his episodes could open your heart to another country and open your mind to another way of cooking. He will be missed forever.
This image is titled after the last artwork purchased by Anthony, an artwork created by: John Lurie titled, The sky is falling, I’m learning to live with it. http://johnlurieart.com/
This image was created in honor of Ronnie Hugh Noe, of Hernando,MS. Ronnie passed away on March 21,2015 at the age of 48, battling cancer. At the time of his passing he was the Assistant Police Chief of the Police Department in Walls,MS.
I became friends with Ronnie and his wife In 2013. After he found out I was a landscape photographer and seeing my pictures, Ronnie told me about a few locations that he thought I should photograph. Ronnie was an incredible person who always helped and thought of others. After his funeral I was mourning the loss of my friend and I was on my way to photograph a location that he told me about, this tree was as close to the location as I could get before nightfall. Over the course of two years I would occasionally edit this image, one day after working on one of my other series the idea of creating the portal next to this tree came to mind, it felt appropriate since I photographed it after his funeral. To me the tree represents him and the portal a passage to another place.