Gulf Coast: What’s at stake
Recently, I was searching through some old photos of the first trip that I took to the Gulf Coast as part of Operation Photo Rescue. Co-founder Becky Sell and I traveled to Pass Christian, MS in late January of 2006 just a few short months after Hurricane Katrina wrought so much devastation.
Upon arrival after a two-day road trip in my truck, I was visually overwhelmed by the destruction. However, within the hour the sun began to set and I was presented with a level of beauty that seemed unearthly.
These sunset pictures never saw the light of day. They were never printed and were pretty much forgotten after being burned to a cd.
When I saw them today, it struck me that these are examples of what is on the verge of being lost to the oil spill. And that made me think that they were finally worth sharing.