During my brief stay in New Orleans this past November I spent some time walking around the French Quarter looking for some unique characters to shoot portraits of. The gentleman on the left with the makeup was sitting on a stool playing the blues. He was thrilled at the idea. The gentleman on the right was standing on the street playing and I could hear his bird chirping from half a block away. As he played it walked around his shoulders. As I was shooting him the bird just sat on his finger and looked right into the camera, a very willing subject.