I walked many a mile around the French Quarter and Central Business District. One thing that I noticed was that many of the parking spaces are covered. I am not sure if it is just because they have abandoned buildings that someone has bought and turned into garages of if there is a reason why parking would need to be covered. I didn’t find much using good ole google. If I had more time I would have liked to find an interesting car that I could contrast with the grungy building (deteriorating brick and concrete). When I was taking this photo the guy who empties the cash out of the machines was coming around. I am not sure if he knew what to make of me, with my camera and tripod ;).
These locations would also make and interesting portrait backdrop. And another bonus is that they light would be consistent making it easier to control. Bring a light shaper like a softbox or umbrella and you would be in business.
Lots more photos to go through.