As you can see by this flyer, I will be giving a lecture on the tools, the techniques, and the post production, of photographing canvas artwork for use in other mediums.
I do want to be very clear here. If you take your art seriously, I want you to know that real photographers take their art as seriously as you take your art. … What does that mean? It means that the photographer has put as much work in mastering his art, as you have in mastering yours.
Still, this lecture will be a comprehensive overview of all things related to copy work. So comprehensive; in fact that anyone with the tools and the patience should be able to shoot their own works for some secondary uses.
This past Thursday evening, Alexander Salazar Fine Art brought Walter Redondo, and his art to the Zanzibar Cafe. The art remains on the walls. … Pop on down for a cup-o’-Joe and a bite to eat, while you check out Walter’s art. You will have a good evening in the San Diego Gaslamp district.
The evening was filled with snacks, a little wine, and many interesting people. Walter brought his family. They were wonderfully happy, taking it all in.
The three people on the Shoe Shine station, are, Alexander Salazar, Greg Regan, and Anjela Piccard.
Alexander is the owner of Alexander Salazar Fine Art Galleries in San Diego. He is working hard at bringing local artists to the eyes of people that need art. This is a link to his website. Alexander Salazar Fine Art
Greg is a local artist. He lives in Encinitas, and has been working with Alexander for a few years now. You can find Greg’s Website here. Greg Holden Regan
Anjela Piccard, is the Director of Galleries for Alexander Salazar Fine Art. She is a good person to know. … The Gallery’s phone number is Phone: (619) 531-8996.
The Gompers Prom was a small affair at The “W” hotel in San Diego. Obviously, being a Prom, everyone was dressed to the “9’s” And, they were all having a great time.
They had asked for an old time backdrop giving them an isolated setting.
So, I brought one of my 12×24 drops, a stand, and some clips to hold everything in place. For the setting, I chose a darker colored drop because I wanted the people to be the brightest things in the image. Unless you want a lot of overpowering white space to write text on, like in a magazine, I think the a bright background would detract from the eyes. … I like eyes. 😉
When we were setting this young woman into place for this image, she leaned over as she is in this image, trying to hear what I was saying. I thought it was very cute. … When we were actually shooting, I pretended to say something so that she leaned over trying to hear what I was saying again. … 🙂 Bam! I love my shutter releases for catching candid setup shots.
This is the third, Graphite Social,” hosted by the Museum of The Living Artist, 1434 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, 619-236-0011. This is a 21+ fund-raiser to benefit SDAI, Museum of the Living Artist.
Their FaceBook link is, The Graphite Social
It was a wonderful event, where a set of models are presented mid-room, and is ringed by artists plying their art. … If you have a chance, you should come down. I am eagerly expecting another beautiful evening in Balboa Park.
My father was a Marine. I was a Marine. We lived the Marine Corps life from before I was born.
After growing to adulthood in the Military, I know it is a life I wish for all mankind. You will actively be taught new things. You will be given responsibilities way beyond of those of your non military peers. You will learn to love and honor your friends, your family, and life generally. And, you will protect those things you honor. Even protect them with your life, as so many have done before.
Some people think that the military types want, and even enjoy, war. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those people in the military are much closer to their friends moment by moment. They spend 24 hours a day with each other, and they know very deeply in their hearts how much it hurts having a friend die. They know it every day. The only people who feel this as deeply as those in the militaries, are the parents, husbands, and wives of the fallen. They also understand why they do what they do.
They honor us all.
From the first pledge in 1892 through all changes until 1954, all the pledge versions united the citizens of the U.S. of America, as equals. Then came the politicians who changed the pledge, so that they could get elected by dividing the people.
The Last Good Pledge-1924-1954, the one I recite, always, in honor of the citizens of my country, and what our soldiers have fought for.
“I pledge allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America,
and to the republic for which it stands;
one nation indivisible
with liberty and justice for all.”
This was just a quick image, before Gustavo Romero’s concert on the 15th of July. It was a great program of DeBussy, and Gershwin.
He has two more concerts at the Neurosciences Institute Auditorium in La Jolla, on the 22nd, and the 29th of July, 2012. … If you like great pianists, these concerts are not to be missed. … I’ll see you there!
For almost a year, I have been shooting events for Alexander Salazar, for his Fineart gallery at the corner of 7th and Broadway, and at the Contemporary White Box gallery, between Broadway and “C” street, also on 7th avenue, and most recently, his exhibit space in La Jolla. … Inadvertendtly, the collection of galleries create a reverse chronological history of those events.
You can go and meander through the past year, and you can find all the events that you attended, by name and by date.
This is a link to a single page with all the galeries in reverse order. Link to the 48 Galleries.
The dates are listed like this, YearMonthDate, for example these are the four most recent events. …
Saturday, the second of April, I shot an event for Alexander Salazar. It was the first year aniverssary of his gallery. It was a great event for a party, and the event was also a charity auction, raising money for children.
This is an image of a woman looking at one of the images. The image was eventually bought by the man on the far right, but I just love the image of this woman standing in judgement.
This is what the Ocean Beach Street Fair looks like from the end of the Ocean Beach Pier, looking inland. This day was wonderfully warm, but not hot. And we were at the beach, which is a nice place to be.
The day of the street fair was the kind of Southern California days we think are year-round, but the last few days have been locked into June Gloom types of overcast days.
I hold a Fourth of July drink on the third of July, in toast, “Here is looking forward to the absence of June Gloom!”
I want to thank our friends for visiting us in Chula Vista while we were shooting a Customer Appreciation day for a Bank. We all had a good time, including customers, bank employees, dogs, and even the cats. 😉
You should check out this little gallery. … I think you will be entertained.
Today I was shooting some bonus shots during Gustavo Romero’s rehearsal for tonights performance with the San Diego Youth Symphony in the Copely Symphony Hall. Everyone worked very hard during the rehearsal, and we were treated to some wonderful music in a great hall that only contained about five people.
I love rehearsals. Rehearsals are the occasions where creativity takes place. Performances are another story because that is where people are performing for themselves, and an audience. Performances are what performers live for. But, I just love the moments of creativity, and the sparks of communication, the small conversations that can only exist during a rehearsal.
After the rehearsal, a few people gathered around Gustavo for the history books. 😉
Fallbrook California is the town in which I did most of my growing up. It was not a town really. It was, and I think it still is, just a friendly village. That is what the sign said on the way into town, “Fallbrook, the friendly village.”
People have told me that it has changed quite a bit since I lived there. I have heard reports from young people that say that they hate the town. … I don’t. I still love the memories of Fallbrook. These few images of the Memorial Day celebrations are from a couple years ago, and you can still see the kernel of the friendly village.
Politicians, fools, and the media, have turned us against each other; Left against Right, Rich against Poor, Religion against Religion. By dividing us, they conquer, subjugate, and control us, leaving us without any real voice, disenfranchised. …
We are capable of incredible power. But, we must use our power for good, and not to control others. Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. None of us have the right to force our beliefs upon another. None of us have the right to inhibit the development of another. None of us.
I take the pledge unifying all Americans, indivisible, before politicians in search of a vote, used the pledge to divide us.
“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
With this pledge, we will all stand together. … Or we will surely, fail, together.
My father was a Marine. I was a Marine. We lived the Marine Corps life from the time I was born.
After growing to adulthood in the Military, I know it is a life I wish for all mankind. You will actively be taught new things. You will be given responsibilities way beyond of those of your non military peers. You will learn to love and honor your friends, your family, and life generally. And, you will protect those things you honor.
Some people think that the military types want, and even enjoy, war. Nothing could be further from the truth. The people in the military are much closer to having a friend die. They know it every day. The only people that feel this as hard as the militaries, are their parents, husbands, and wives. They also understand why they do what they do.
I think all the people in this image are friends, or work together. At least they know each other through each other with just one degree of separation. … Maybe it is only in my mind. … 😉
Anyway, I was shooting some images of guests, and just before I shot this image of the group, I saw these two women sitting in the dark area of the third floor at Anthology in San Diego. It was the soft light on the red hair that caught my eye.
I then asked them out to the patio area to shoot an image with some of the city in the background. And everyone came along. I had not seen them as a group before I asked the two women for a new location, but as soon as I did, it became this wonderful group on the patio. Of course the women are beautiful, but I also find it interesting that the man with the martini, has no socks.
I am taking everything to April Game today. … And for your pleasure, these are the final sets from the Hollywood Ball. Of course, you can view everything by wandering around in the galleries, but here are a few high points to me.