Magazine Editorial Portraits - Eric Odditorium - Sword Swallower
I recently had the opportunity to meet and photographEric Odditorium, a New Orleans artist who swallows swords for a living. We first met during his interview with Erin, the publisher of New Orleans Canvas Magazine. We grabbed a few street photos but the light wasn't really working for me so we re-scheduled to do some more artistic portraits on stage at a local bar, Mags, in the Marigny.
All I can say is wow! An amazing showman with mad skills. When not touring with different 'sideshow' troupes you will find him in the French Quarter, usually on Royal Street, performing in the street. Check him out. One of the kindest individuals I have ever met.
I must admit I am enjoying this added, new direction working with the magazine to photograph artists being themselves. So many awesome portraits so far in just two issues. When you get a chance check out more amazing New Orleans artists at this link. And for your own really cool, laid back portraits give me a call. Lets do something unique and artistic! 504-920-8703. Here are three black and white versions of Eric's session.