I am Tyler Roi, a creative director, artist and photographer born and raised in NOLA and am currently 24 years old.
I have lived in this city my entire life(23) years and the level of intricacy and detail put into Zulu/Mardi gras costume pieces still never ceases to amaze me. It's important to understand that there are people who have built their lives around handcrafting the tiniest fabrics of this tradition.
Although my creativity has guided my sense of direction since I could use my hands, the true credit for these photos goes to the souls who have spent hours, days and years gearing up for this amazing annual event. I am proudly honored, like many, to be able to capture snippets of this moment once again and share them. Let the tradition live on.
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