Kapture NOLAsteps into “Brent Houzenga’s Studio” to ask a few questions about his inspirations, methods, and aspirations.
Filmed at “Inferno” Studios in the (Bywater) New Orleans, LA.
For more from New Orleans based artist Brent Houzenga please visit www.Houzenga.com
Video Produced by Kapture NOLA www.KaptureNOLA.com
Song by Rancid : 1998
Big chief Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias died on Januaary 20, 2015. At Xavier University of Louisiana’s Convocation Center Mayor Mitch Landreu stated:”He was the physical manifestation of the most beautiful things New Orleans has to offer to the world”. At the funeral it was also stated that Big Chief Bo Dollis would be remembered most for his smile.
Theodore Dollis traveled the world representing hybrid New Orleanian style and was the first to record indian chants and percussion blended with electronic funk. Bo Dollis at times with the help of Big Chief Boudreaux of The Golden Eagles created the songs, “Handa Wanda” and “New Suit”. Together these two old friends also reprised the James “Sugarboy” Crawford’s hit single “Jackomo jackomo”. Big Chief Bo Dollis performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, The Smithsonian Folklife festival in Washington D.C. and internationally in London, Nice and Berlin. In 2011 Theodore Dollis was awarded the NEA’s(National Endowment for the Arts) National Heritage fellowship for his lifelong work in sustaining the traditional culture of the Mardi Gras Indians. Bo Dollis was a former member of the White Eagles Tribe, the Golden Arrows and later rose to Chief of the Wild Magnolias in 1964. On January 22, 2015, New Orleans city council proclaimed the first day of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival(April 24, 2015) as Bo Dollis Day. Theodore Emile “Bo” Dollis leaves us as beloved husband, father, and Big Chief who will remain etched in the history of New Orleans and blessedly burned into our hearts and minds forever.
Benny White/Senior Photographer/Writer/Executive VP of KaptureNOLA.
The natural chemistry was evident with this engagement photo shoot. We didn’t have to do too much directing, not to mention our clients were sharply dressed and enveloped in beautiful sunlight and scenery.
A trip from Venice Beach to Big Bear Lake – Kapture GLOBAL
(LA) Los Angeles completely lives up to the hype and reputation that precedes such a beautifully vibrant and competitive metropolis. In this segment we @KaptureNOLA want to take you on a brief journey from Venice Beach, to the LA downtown streets and all the way up the mountain climb to Big Bear Lake. Absolutely perfect weather is what you experience while having the ability to go from surfing on the beach one day, to snowboarding in the mountains the next. From HOLLYWOOD strip to snowy lift we bring you a glimpse of ocean side to mountain top views. Kapture Global – LA to Big Bear.
Exhibit Be was conceptualized by Brandon “B. MiKe” Odums, and executed by a multitude of local artists. Created in abandoned apartments on 3010 Sandra Drive, just off of General De Gaulle Boulevard on the West Bank, the exhibit shows how New Orleans and hip-hop culture responds to adversity by creating something from nothing. The exhibit was also created to shine a light on unused space in the New Orleans area.
The most extreme thing about the art exhibit is it’s lifespan. The exhibit will eventually be torn down to make way for a new sports complex. However, if it weren’t for Bill Thomason recognizing an oppurtunity to showcase the land and the art, the exhibit would have never been open to the public. Exhibit Be is only open until 1-19-2015 at 4:00 pm.
Our Eyes were in Nashville this past month and what we saw was pleasing. Known for its music and food, similar to New Orleans, Nashville impressed us with it’s diverse architecture and contemporary food selections. Overall we had a wonderful time Feeding our faces and souls to some of the best bbq and “country culture” around.