AKA Abraham Bacoln

A little promotion
June 18, 2009, 10:09 pm
Filed under: photography

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter you’ve probably already heard about this, but if not, here goes.

Casey and I first visited Cure a few months ago. It’s a great bar near Uptown that specializes in proper cocktails and other delightful libations. In other words, it’s kind of the opposite of most of the other bars in this city that specialize in volume and drunken tourists, or tired locals wanting to lose themselves in happy hour. It’s a great place to try new tasty things and relax and have a conversation – oh, and it’s a non-smoking bar, so that’s an extra added bonus. Not to mention there’s a distinguished food menu as well.

Anyway, my first trip there I took some pictures and posted them to Flickr. The people that run Cure are pretty web-savvy and keep an eye out for any mention of their place, and apparently through diligent searches my images came up. The next time we visited I was actually stopped by Neal, the owner, who said that he liked my work and wanted to hire me to take the official promotional images for the bar.

Of course if you’ve been following my photography career (or specifically lack thereof) you’ve probably heard me say a hundred times that I don’t want to make this a profession for fear I’ll destroy the hobby I love, but I have to make an exception for a place that fills me with such joy. The ability to share a little of what I do in trade for the drink artistry they’ve shown us, well … it seemed like a good deal. I told Neal I’d do it in barter, not for pay.

And so I did, and I delivered many pictures, and he and Peter (his web designer) liked them, and several of the bartenders asked me where they could get copies, and so forth. But here’s the whole reason I’m writing – they have finally finished their website, so I can now show you curenola.com which features photography by yours truly. To be more clear, all the shots on the site are mine, and that thrills me to no end. I think Peter and his team did a bang-up job of utilizing my images to create the right atmosphere for the bar’s site. I couldn’t be happier to see my work used in such a format.

So there you have it – if you’re in or around New Orleans you must visit Cure, and you’ll see that it wasn’t through any sort of trickery that I created a smooth modern clean look for them. Neal very carefully designed the interior, the menu, and everything else, and it shows. Go check them out.

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holy buckets! this pleases me so! congrats on being awesome and enjoying your hobby to the point of helping out a cool place and sharing it all with the interwebs.

Comment by liz

Congrats! Great job!!

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