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Mardi Gras Indians, Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs in New Orleans

While traveling to New Orleans for the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, I was especially excited to witness the Mardi Gras Indian groups and the Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs that form an important part of New Orleans culture and identity. The similarities to these traditions and Junkanoo in The Bahamas are apparent. It is interesting to see these traditions in a cross-cultural context. Any Junkanooer could easily jump into a second line and fit right in.

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New Orleans Street Photography

My wife and I recently traveled to New Orleans to attend the annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. After living in the Caribbean for a number of years, it was interesting to note some of the similarities between the cultures. I especially was interesting in seeing the Mardi Gras Indians perform as well as some of the brass bands and second lines. No one I asked was familiar with Junkanoo in the Bahamas, even though the traditions have striking similarities. Walking around town, we gained a little glimpse on this amazing and vibrant city. It’s truly one of America’s cultural gems.

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Junkanoo Season Officially Starts. Genesis Junkanoo

With Junkanoo Carnival finished up, it’s time to switch gears to this year’s Junkanoo. Weekly group practices and activities have started. I will be attending various groups’ practices and documenting their progress. Here are some shots of Genesis Junkanoo Organization, who recently made the jump to an ‘A Group’ classification, which means they have over 200 members rushing.

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Orleans Yacht Club & the Church of the Holy Spirit – Cape Cod Wedding Photography

I had a great time shooting this wedding in Cape Cod for this lovely international couple.  The wedding ceremony was held at the beautiful Church of the Holy Spirit and the reception took place at the Orleans Yacht Club.   Here is a sample of some of my favorite shots from the day:

 

 

 

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Cape Cod wedding photography by Erik Kruthoff Photography

 

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Cape Cod wedding photography by Erik Kruthoff Photography

 

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The Bahamas Destination Wedding. French Leave Beach, Governors Harbour, Eleuthera- Part three

Part three of a featured Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera, The Bahamas destination wedding on French Leave beach (a.k.a. Club Med Beach).

 

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Eleuthera, The Bahamas destination wedding photography. Erik Kruthoff Photography

 

Eleuthera, The Bahamas destination wedding photography. Erik Kruthoff Photography

 

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Eleuthera, The Bahamas destination wedding photography. Erik Kruthoff Photography

 

Eleuthera, The Bahamas destination wedding photography. Erik Kruthoff Photography

 

Eleuthera, The Bahamas destination wedding photography. Erik Kruthoff Photography

 

Eleuthera, The Bahamas destination wedding photography. Erik Kruthoff Photography

 

Eleuthera, The Bahamas destination wedding photography. Erik Kruthoff Photography

 

Eleuthera, The Bahamas destination wedding photography. Erik Kruthoff Photography

 

Eleuthera, The Bahamas destination wedding photography. Erik Kruthoff Photography

 

Eleuthera, The Bahamas destination wedding photography. Erik Kruthoff Photography

The Bahamas Destination Wedding. French Leave Beach, Governors Harbour, Eleuthera- Part one

What a beautiful beach wedding on the pink sands of French Leave Beach (a.k.a. Club Med Beach) in Governor’s Harbour, Eleuthera. Wedding photography is a lot easier with destinations like this! Contact Erik today for your Bahamas destination wedding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Valle de Cocora, Colombia

In the Zona Cafetera or coffee growing region of Colombia is one of the most beautiful valleys in the world, the Valle de Cocora.  It is home to Colombia’s national tree and the world’s tallest species of palm, the wax palm.

It’s a place of immense beauty. The green colors that dominate the surroundings are intense. Misty clouds creep in and out, making it even more magical.

WaterFire, Providence, Rhode Island

On august 14th I went to WaterFire in Providence, Rhode Island.  It is a Sculpture piece and community arts event created by Barnaby Evans in which many bonfires are installed on the city’s three rivers.  WaterFire is held periodically throughout the summer and is performed different every time.  This time a Bolivian Festival happened to be going on at  the same time, so men and women in traditional Andean dress were the torch-bearers for the event.

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