Although I’ve been visiting New Orleans since “before the storm,” I’d never been to Mardi Gras before. I decided this was the year to do it, since it’s also the 300th anniversary of the founding of New Orleans. Thanks to some friends who are Mardi Gras veterans (and now, locals) I was even given a chance to march in one of the oldest parades on Mardi Gras day itself with bagpipers Kilts of Many Colors.
Since I was going to be spending my time either trying to catch (and dodge!) beads or marching, I decided to bring only my smallest camera – a 110 from Lomography called the “Baby Diana.” Everyone seemed amused at the tiny camera, but the tiny negatives are extremely lo-fi…and a pain to scan!