Just in time for Jazz Fest, large photos of faces appeared recently at Terranova’s Superette at 3308 Esplanade. The posters were put up by Frank Relle on Monday, April 23rd. The posters are a promotional effort for Team Gleason.
Frank Relle says,
I was standing in the checkout aisle at the grocery when Steve told me he had been diagnosed with (ALS) Lou Gehrig’s disease. I assume he saw the color leave my face because in true Steve form he put things in perspective reminding me, “We all have limited time” and encouraging me to, “get busy living”. I didn’t know what to say, how do you respond when your friend tells you he has a terminal illness? What do you do?
Following Steve’s lead with his creation of TEAM GLEASON whose mission is to inspire, act, and learn; I decided to photograph an Inside Out Project in honor of Steve, Michel, Rivers and their countless supporters.
The idea of the project is to put on your best face and to “get busy living”.
The photographs will be posted on the walls around New Orleans in late April, 2012.
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