Artistically Speaking - Brian Stokes
This video features natural artist Brian Stokes. He spoke with Taylor Prejean and Karen Wink of the American Press about his art and how prison introduced color to his work.
Christy Scothorn is the first female tattoo artist in Lake Charles. She studied art at McNeese and became a tattoo artist to making a living creating art. She is the owner of the popular Lake Charles shop, Atomic Heart Tattoo. I photographed her using Tri-X (still to be developed) and shot a few polaroids.
Ashley Withers and I interviewed Marguerite Meaux, a nurse that worked the maternity ward of Lake Charles Memorial Hospital during the deadly 1957 storm -hurricane Audrey. I had 60 minutes of great interview to edit. It was a challenge to break it down to 12 minutes and remain true to the story and the setting. Plus, I spent many hours looking for photos and anything about Hurricane Audrey.
Spend the entire day in Beauregard Parish including a trip to No Man’s Land and Merryville, La. The Mayor showed us the two markers for Leather Britches Smith, who was killed during the Grabow Riot.
A local folklorist and McNeese professor has written a book about the man and the event.
Hope I move this fast at 92