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One of the truly amazing things about living in New Orleans is the joie de vivre of the people who reside here.

 

Take football for instance. I’ve spent the last 10 years taking photos from the sidelines of the New Orleans Saints games. I began to notice the amazing costumes of the Super Fans who dress up for every home game—and how many there were!

 

The thousands of fans who watch the games from home, and even many who are in the stadium, have no idea that there are so many fans who have spent hundreds of dollars and hours of their time to make these fantastic costumes. The variety and creativity is like no other city in the league!

 

I decided this year to photograph them for a book to celebrate and share their spirit with sports fans locally and globally. What I didn’t realize was how compelling their stories of love and devotion to their Saints would be. In many cases their decisions to costume serve as a tribute to family members (living and deceased). Their stories are as unique as their costumes, and their universal involvement in local charitable work is an inspiration to all. In recognition of their dedication, a percentage of the net proceeds from this book will be donated to fan charities.

 

I hope you enjoy their stories and portraits.  Who Dat!.