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Looking for the classic image of Elliott Erwitt

Published June 14th, 2013

This brings me to the question of why even see the world today. Maybe as a die hard shooter the dreams of just getting under the skin just one more time before ones life accepts the new phase of technology of cool, and lunatic gestures while in conversation on your cell phone in public you just hope to experiences what you think the masters of the past once saw and published in Life and look magazine.

Instead you now have to see how the classical image has now evolved from what would have been an image from under the skin. I title this image “One of These Days Pow Right To The Moon”

In Naples I did get underneath It wasn’t as often as I personally would like to have encountered gone are the old days of images still seen in gallery museums of men and women that are quickly fading from the test of time.

We must come to terms with the past is dead and only lives in our hearts. The Dogs and Legs are being replaced by Faces and Smart Phone Devices.

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Why I shoot

Published November 30th, 2012

I don't shoot for the pleasure of the digital high or to be in a click of photographers that look for cool images. I shoot because there are many heart felt stories and moments. Sometimes you can fall over board and find that you have to pick yourself up and continue walking the path to hear, see, and feel what someone feels important to them. If you are going to shoot and be more than just a weekend photographer you have to realize that you can not become any better that you already are with out a complete education that ties you to stories, ethnomethodology, the human condition. Try to figure out why writers and artiest became special and lasted the test of time.

If you fail to do that then you only have an expensive toy in your hand that you press up against your mind's eye to play made believe with.

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Understanding Nature Written Before You Snap

Published August 31st, 2012

First of all. If you've ever gone to acting classes. You might have encountered the Stanislavski method of acting is a set of techniques meant to create realistic portrayals of characters. The major goal of the Stanislavski method is to have a perfect understanding of the motivations, obstacles, and objectives of a character in each moment. Actors often use this technique for realistic plays, where they try to present an accurate portrayal of normal life. It is not the same as "Method Acting," which goes even further into becoming a character. SO lets forget acting and transpose this to photography.

To begin employing the Glenn'o Slavski method, photographers generally go over the landscape very carefully, looking for key identifying factors. A geologist discovers what nature did and is doing and wants. What prevents the photographer from getting it, as in the visual picture are just a few things. No preparation, Friends that never shut up, and a time limit because of a girlfriend. We ...

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What's up with Street Photographers Everywhere

Published May 17th, 2012

What's wrong with street photography. Is street dead, or is street running into a very big problem into day's global society.

Photography in the amateur realm is suppose to be fun. A weekend of sissy shooting and testing or manhood with people begging in the streets or some hottie licking and ice cream cone or some funny or not so funny human interest image to post and pray it is smiled on by a curator that gets the okay from the heavens above.

I don't feel street photography can no longer be mindless because once you have a descent camera you begin to seek enlightenment. You go to the galleries, you read books on the masters and discover the that quality of their art may it be grainy, a touch out of focus had something digital didn't have. I believe we can call it the compression of illumination and contrast. This tone or phenomena within the physical attribute of film and the range finder went hand in hand to look at the condition of the human race endures twenty four seven.

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Nikon1 V1 My Thoughts

Published February 10th, 2012

I'm impressed, the focus is sharp, it follows and focuses big time. You can even just hold it in your hand and forget about it and the thing gets its man. I was impressed to just fire a few bursts in a normal mode.. then I got curious with 10-30-and 60 fps. "Oh my god". The NIkon 1 V1 is rock solid. with following and still and getting sharp images, better than any Phat Dslr.

The manual to intelligent modes are great. I don't know what that little geeky guy on youtube is talking about but for street photography this camera is a top shooter and responds faster than you eye to brain. Hell press and forget and move one. Which is unlike other brands on the market. It's a new deal and concept to thinking with photography.

I compare this camera should you operate it to thinking consciously while doing battle in hyperspace.BUt you got yo get use to it. If not , your ass and underwear are around your ankles with stains. If you operate the other cameras it's like riding a camel i ...

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This Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Published February 9th, 2012

I came across an old Lyric. that fit a picture I took.

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

You will not be able to stay home, brother.

You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out.

You will not be able to lose yourself on skag and skip,

Skip out for beer during commercials,

Because the revolution will not be televised.

The revolution will not be televised.

The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox

In 4 parts without commercial interruptions.

The revolution will not show you pictures of Nixon

blowing a bugle and leading a charge by John

Mitchell, General Abrams and Spiro Agnew to eat

hog maws confiscated from a Harlem sanctuary.

The revolution will not be televised.

The revolution will not be brought to you by the

Schaefer Award Theatre and will not star Natalie

Woods and Steve McQueen or Bullwinkle and Julia.

The revolution will not give your mouth sex appeal.

The revolution will not get rid of the nubs.

The revolution will not make you look five pounds

thinner, ...

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The decay of religion seen within art or not

Published November 24th, 2010

In concept,

Religion saves

and it's art a story

guide on to conduct…

...Then again in the

role of religion within history

more lives have been taken

in order to have souls return

as good Christians. or to reserve

a political state

The Spanish, the Portuguese where

leaders in the western world and

serve as examples throughout The

Americas with the indigenous people

on how they applied the practiced the

concept / method to convert and install

the believe of religion.

Wars between Religion and State

was a reality in Europe and well depicted

in art in past history.

Today it is forgotten or not attempted

on canvas or on the roofs of churches or

temples.

Story was a controlling factor.

Truth and accurate facts had nothing

to do with anything outside of

prosecution and termination of limb

or life should an artist not portray

governing factors.

Religious art did reflect the state

of human-kind in general, but not

politically.

Today we can see many in despair

and take the past and merge ...

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When a kiss gets out of hand

Published November 7th, 2010

I love shooting street. One of the great things is seeing everyone else work on illustrating an idea they create with a glamourious woman. The interest thing is that the look never grows on you. It just feels like a kamsutra position . Okay did that next. I feel one of the beaities of art is tapping in to the warm blood of two people and following the idea s it develops and bring that which is rare and raw and keeping int in the realms of art. You can say it is my fix in life and why I shoot. My clients love it too. So Subway passion or subtitles , The B-story comes from the love they have and knwing it is ging to end at some train station. You can say the thought of continueing or being pure with one's passion is where we shold all be. But as photographers from around the world. Telling the story, or apart of the story that resounds within each of us is what matters. The beauty is that we wish to be in the shoes of others , if not ofrever, just apart for the magic if not any m ...

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Why Aliens Visit Earth

Published November 6th, 2010

I was once at (JP) Jet propulsion space labs in Pasadena , while they demonstrated the mars rover on Mars.

Somehow SETI got into the basic conversation. SO what is SETI

Its a search for Et's in space and you can be involved.

SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.

One of the true facts about radio waves is that our planet emits radio waves. We we even broadcast radio waves . Just imagine the Adam's Family, Saturday Night Live, The Boys in the Hall, Comedy Central", and the numerous reality Television shows today, or an old B movie. Hell, just imagine Sex in the City", Can you just see it some far out planet across the universe getting turned on with the basic premise of that show in mind and beaming down to explore the concept and us earthlings calling it the close encounter of the third kind. ...

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Two aliens out for a night on the town. :)))))

They are here but no one wants to know

Published November 6th, 2010

The more I look at this image. The concept of alien attraction to this planet becomes more likely than just a 28 minute science fiction blurb on the news. What if they are here. Maybe we just can't see them until we've had one too many beers and for some reason seeing while in an altered state begins to make sense. People from another planet right here.

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Why I like 500 px

Published July 30th, 2010

Here you get to see your personal value of an image go up and down. It's not a question of being voted up or out, but a question of moment to moment value in relation to human needs,which consists of , love, desire, compassion, fear and repulse. Here I get to look at other photographers work and say what is important to man and woman and where are they joined in social concepts. This is Uniques and here I weigh what I see and get to shoot in regards to what I value.

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Before I Die

Published July 27th, 2010

Life is but a short factor in one's life span. Then again getting past a simple walk about to find consciousness, brings meaning to what you shoot. I stand alone, different from the wonderful images here. I shoot, well we all shoot just to express the many me's, and that I lived, and you lived when life ends.

Cheers

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