As a photographer living in New Orleans, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was a reality I felt compelled to document for posterity. However, it was several months after returning home before I was emotionally prepared to witness the worst of the devastation first hand. Once confronted, it was impossible not to be awed by the surreal juxtapositions wrought by nature.

The majority of the images in this series were taken in the now infamous Lower 9th Ward within the first few months of 2006.