All characters are real, the story is based on my story and
only makes sence if it melts up with yours
I met Tom Stawe at Rampert St in New Orleans and we decided to share a cab.Tom came from South England to New Orleans to stay for 17 days, but he never left for over 40 years. He fell in love with a girl and the city. He worked many years as a producer of music, with local artists. Excited like I was when he agreed to get portrayed by me at his home right away, I totally forgot where I was. New Orleans is in the top ten of Americas most dangerous and criminal cities. When I left his home (spooky enough) he sad:“Watch out, where you go and with whom you talk.“ From that moment on, an adventure begun.
I met Wilma Ballsdrop when I made my way out to french market close by the Mississippi, where he works in a Beignet shop.
About himself he says:“Im a sultry charismatic individual with a passion to give back. Coming from a super religious family i learned many things. I started volunteering with The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence as well as working in a service industry here in new orleans while being embraced by the warm cultures and good food i have fell in love with the city that has such potential to place you where ever you desire!“
Andrew Wiseman is musicain and knows the best spots in town. I meet him at the river in perfect light, dressed up elegantly. People that are passing by are greeting him, his phone does not stop to ring, while we take the photos. He lives since 13 years in Nola and plays percussion.
Ronald Carter walks in perfect symmetry under the bridge, when I want to cross .A beautiful picture, but also a little bit spooky. He walks fast to me and starts a conversation. He tells me his wife dies 2 years ago and he lives together with his daughter, that is sick and he would be on the way to the pharmacy. I overcome the moment of scariness and take some video and picture stuff and donate at the end a part of the costs for the medicine. I guess, New Orleans is full of people with similar tragedic life stories, that ask you for money. I heard around 10 of them. Not saying this one is not true.