Save trees and money for Earth Day! Get up to 60% off memberships for a limited time Upgrade now
Ray Laskowitz

Ray Laskowitz



I've been making pictures for a long time. The more pictures that I make and the older that I get, the more I come to the conclusion that cameras, lenses, computers and technique is just stuff. What matters is the picture. How you get there is up to you. All I really know is that it takes time, patience and practice to get really good... as good as you can be.

Beautiful South

Published November 13th, 2012

This story is all about light. By definition, photography is painting with light. So, this is about the light in Southeast Louisiana. Many people think the light around New Orleans is very white and sort of flat. But, it isn't. Sure. During the heat and humidity of July and August, the light isn't very pretty. But, if you look around the edges and at the ends of the day, you can find some very pretty light.

Read More →

Second Line Parades

Published November 6th, 2012

Second line parades are a tradition in New Orleans. People walk, play music and dance for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes, they mourn. Sometimes, they celebrate. Sometimes, they just want to get out among friends and family. No matter what the occasion, the parades are living moving things. Anyone can participate. Sometimes, as I photograph them, I get swept up in them and walk with them as I make pictures. For me, that's the best way. I call that working from the inside out. Here is a tiny selection of some of my second line parade pictures.

Read More →

Mardi Gras

Published January 9th, 2012

The Carnival Season is upon us. It started with two very small parades on the Twelfth Night which is also called The Epiphany and concludes on Fat Tuesday which, this year is February 21. My intent is to publish a small portfolio of pictures as the holiday rolls closer. Please have a look at my first two images. They are a little older, but have always been part of my signature series.

Read More →

New Orleans Christmas

Published December 19th, 2011

I've been working pretty hard on a project whose working title is called simply, "New Orleans Christmas." I thought that I would share a few images with you, the reader. I've also reorganized a portion of my portfolio into a section called, "New Orleans... Home." Please have a look.

Read More →

My Usual Work

Published December 11th, 2011

A lot of my work could be called travel/location. My art is a lot of fun to do. But, I support myself traveling and making my kind of pictures on location. So... time to get back to that on 500px.

Read More →