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Kerri's work is lush with natural light that makes the images sensual and rich, and transforms the places she photo graphs into poems. Francis Ford Coppola
Fall 2016, Kerri's latest book:
Steamboat Natchez, New Orleans & the History of Mississippi River Steamboats
Writer/photographer Kerri McCaffety, with legendary steamboat captain "Doc" Hawley, explores the story of the Mississippi River and the Golden Age of steamboats. The history of river transport is viewed within the context of a living legacy in present-day New Orleans, Steamboat Natchez, the only true steam-powered boat remaining on the Mississippi.
Fall 2015, New Orleans at Night by Kerri McCaffety
"I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day." -Vincent Van Gogh
The Times-Picayune says Kerri McCaffety "knows how to capture
the fleeting beauty of a moment," and she does so once again in her sixteenth
a stunning visual exploration of the Crescent City at night inspired by Brassai's 1933 Paris de Nuit.
Fall 2015, THE DEBUT NOVEL OF AWARD WINNING AUTHOR/PHOTOGRAPHER KERRI MCCAFFETY
Bellocq's Butterfly (originally published as A Killer, a Cocktail and
a Splash of Tango) is a spirited mystery with a historical twist, lots of cocktails,
some deep philosophy,
and a tango-dancing ghost by the author who made a sensational splash with her first book Obituary Cocktail.
Set in New Orleans' French Quarter, Bellocq's Butterfly is the contemporary story of Kay Scott, an aspiring
writer who blogs about life and cocktails while hoping for her big break and maybe a little adventure.
When moving into her new apartment in a romantic, nineteenth-century mansion, Kay finds a photograph
of a bewitching young woman in Victorian dress. Written on the back, she finds, "La Mariposa, 1913."
As Kay reels from her own series of terrifying events, she also uncovers Mariposa's tragic tale of love and tango in Old New Orleans
and her connection to the enigmatic Storyville photographer E. J. Bellocq.
"What an entertaining and thrilling novel! I just loved the main character and all of her adventures in what has become my favorite city EVER. I learned so much about New Orleans reading this. It also made me want to visit (or revisit) all the historic restaurants and bars that are the backdrop for this fabulous mystery novel. I look forward to the next one!!"
"Like a trip to New Orleans. This is a great book that has many twists and turns. Kay, the heroine is smart, likable, and a tad bit boring- or so she thinks! Not only did this novel make me want to visit New Orleans again, it made me want to learn about Bellocq and La Mariposa! Off to research the tango!"
"Couldn't put it down! Loved the connection of New Orleans, Jazz, and
Tango! Waiting for the next novel!"
Get it on Amazon. Also available in Kindle/digital format.
LUXURY, INEQUITY & YELLOW FEVER: LIVING LEGACIES AND THE STORY OF OLD NEW ORLEANS
October, 2014, Vissi d'Arte Books
PHOTOGRAPHY AND TEXT BY
CITY PARK NEW ORLEANS; MAGNIFICENT BALANCE OF ART, NATURE &
PLAY: ORDER A COPY
City Park is as magical and unique as New Orleans itself. The 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1854, making it one of the nation’s oldest urban parks. Each year, millions of visitors stroll under the same historic oaks and picturesque moss canopies that served as the backdrop for dances, concerts and even gentlemanly duels or affaires d’honneur in the 19th century.
Francis Coppola has said that Kerri McCaffety transforms the places she photographs into poems, and that’s what she has done with her documentary of New Orleans City Park. This book is a celebration of one of the premier urban parks in the nation in words and pictures, a poem by Kerri McCaffety.
McCaffety tells the fascinating history of City Park from its earliest beginnings and brings the text to life with more than 200 photographs. These dramatic and beautiful photographs document the many faces of City Park from the old roses in the Botanical Garden to modern art in the Besthoff sculpture garden, from sprawling green spaces to fireworks over the Peristyle, from the glittering lights of Celebration in the Oaks to swans on the lagoon and much, much more.
New Orleans New Elegance by Kerri McCaffety (RANDOM HOUSE, MONACELLI PRESS) May 2012
In New Orleans one certainly senses, as William Faulkner wrote, that the past isn't dead. It's not even past. Still, a fresh and exciting 21st-century interpretation of the old themes emerges. The style reflects a prevalent brightness about the city's future. Within the new generation of New Orleans style is evolving a design philosophy that leaves behind period and traditional interiors. A new set of common threads runs through this new aesthetic. Many of the old elements are there. The antiquity and mystery are still there. There are hints of the extravagance of the 19th-century port city, and we still find the past woven into the tapestry, but what is emerging as New Orleans new elegance is lighter, more open, and reconfigured to suit our lives in the 21st century.
Award winning documenter of local architecture and culture, Kerri McCaffety looks at the citys most innovative and iconic interiors in a quest to define the essence of New Orleans unique style.
What is it that makes New Orleans different from any other place on Earth? How does it show in our rooms? How have styles changed in the twenty-first century? McCaffety poses these questions to designers, scholars and artists best known for capturing the soul of the city and tells the story with their words and her photographs.
The book includes over 200 photographs documenting more than 40 homes and an introduction by Julia Reed.
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