UPDATE 4/15/12: ‘Standing But Not Operating’ is now on sale on Apple’s iBookstore.
I am pleased to announce that I now have a photography book on sale for the holidays!
The book is entitled “Standing But Not Operating” and is a compilation of shots of Six Flags New Orleans.
For those unfamiliar: Six Flags New Orleans was flooded under 9 feet of water and destroyed during Hurricane Katrina. The property was subsequently abandoned by Six Flags, who cherry-picked what they could from it and left the rest as a liability for the city.
James and I ventured down there in April. We found our way into the park and were eventually detained for trespassing by the police, who graciously allowed to retain our images.
From the back cover:
“Standing But Not Operating” is a term used for an amusement park ride that is still standing in place but for whatever reason not operating.
Since being ravaged by Hurricane Katrina in August of 2005, the amusement park formerly known as “Six Flags New Orleans” has been standing but not operating after facing abandonment and an uncertain future.
For the few who have visited the park since its closure, it has served as a place frozen in time—a haunting memorial to the devastation and perseverance of New Orleans.
This is a 40 page 10″x8″ softcover book and includes 37 of my favorite shots from that trip, which I am selling for $30. I am also making an iBooks compatible ePub available for $9.99 if you’d rather have that.
To date, this is personally my most beloved photo project. I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I do, and I appreciate your support.
You can pick up the book here: Standing But Not Operating
Of course, the original photo set will continue to exist on Flickr at a lower resolution. If you’d like a preview of the images, feel free to check them out here: Standing But Not Operating on Flickr.