Portraits: Mardi Gras Float Painter

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. Mardi Gras master float painter Raymond J. Bowie poses for a photo in front of a float he has painted at Kern Studios in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Bowie has been painting Mardi Gras floats for nearly forty years. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)
Mardi Gras Float Painter

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. Mardi Gras master float painter Raymond J. Bowie poses for a photo in front of a float he has painted at Kern Studios in New Orleans, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016. Bowie has been painting Mardi Gras floats for nearly forty years. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)