by Taylor Lasseigne and Angela Driscoll / October – November 2005
At 7:00 AM on Monday, August 29, 2005, hurricane Katrina made landfall as a category 4 storm. Mississippi was hit directly by the strongest winds and a massive tidal surge. Louisiana received widespread wind damage also, but the problem here in New Orleans was rising flood water. Having fled my home uptown, I watched from afar (Tampa, FL) as the winds shifted. Water filled Lake Pontchatrain, saturated the canals bisecting New Orleans and Metairie, and then finally broke through the levee system and into our city. The bowl that is New Orleans filled up and sat stagnant for a month. This project was shot over a period of two months. The photos, taken by both my wife (Angela Driscoll) and I, depict a desperate attempt at communication.