Photographer, Jeremy Cowart, was in New York for a gig. He is a great photographer. But Street Photography is not his normal type of photography. …
This evening he was trying Street Photography, and using Periscope. You can watch him as he learns how to approach people on the street. All the while he is teaching us about some other aspects of photography.
I just love the way this dancer stands, with her hair clinging to the perspiration on her beautiful neck. To me, this image is of a very powerful, and proud, woman who is working her body and loving her life.
A couple nights ago Michael Carini presented his large set of pieces in the Alxender Salazar Whitebox Gallery for one night only. This is images from that night.
This is a quote from the notification of the evenings event.
“”Regenaissance (Polyversikube)” is a nine canvas polyptych conceptually inspired by the principle elements of fractals, the Golden Ratio, and a Rubik’s Cube. The name “Regenaissance” is an abstract composite derived from the words Renaissance (meaning “rebirth”) and Genesis (meaning “the beginning”). Presented in a 3 x 3 structural format, each of the nine components can be moved, rotated, and rearranged so that any side of any element can connect to any side of any of the other eight pieces. The result of the calculated configurations is a broad and almost limitless spectrum of orientations and variations with which to play; 95,126,814,720 to be exact.”
The pieces are being moved to a single location in San Diego. I will provide an exact address, as soon as I am 100% positibe of the location.
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
When taking photos, some people judge what they see as unattractive. … I say,
“Quit judging your ephemeral beauty in todays images on your imaginary vision of your yesterdays image. Instead, look at the image of todays moment, and use todays image as a pointer to tomorrow. … To any image taken today, your five years into tomorrows self will always say, “See. Why can you not capture me like that guy did five years ago? I was beautiful then.”
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.
I love performers, performance art, musicians, artists. Jean is all the above as well as, an author, a teacher, and a composer.
I was so incredibly lucky to be able to work with Jean, through The Snapshots Foundation, for several days. In those days, I had the pleasure to watch Jean teach several Master Classes in a couple locations with beautiful Organs, and wonderful students. Watching him teach with as much passion as he performed was very warming, as you could see the admiration in the eyes of the students for the man, and in the eyes of the man, you could see his historical perspective as he worked with the future. It was amazing.
I have gotten really lucky to shoot some images for the Snapshots Foundation. It has taken me to several wonderful locations where I get a chance to combine some of my theatrical history and my photographic talents, in my quest for images of historical value.
This is one of those images. When you look at it a certain way, it is an eye. It is an eye seen from the furthest point away from center stage, where the minds eye of the audience can see the eye of the theatre.
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. 😉
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.
This is one of my favorite images. Here, we are at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park, San Diego, on the occasion of the Organs 90th birthday.
These dancers were part of the celebration.
The young woman looking at the camera point of view is the only girl looking our way, and she is smiling, proud, happy, dancing for us. I was lucky enough in framing the one young woman against the only birthday balloons that were flying stage left. In the background, through the window, peeks someone. I choose to see the person as a small boy that yearns for the dancer’s heart, but it could, just as easily, be the Instructor, Choreographer, watching the movements of her pupils.
Either way, I love this image because of the eyes of the young woman. You should really view the larger size image to see the emotion of the young woman.
A few people will not like that I am in the image as a reflection, but, in this image, I did that on purpose. It was a way of taking credit for my work. … Next time, I will take two versions of the image, one with me, and one without me. Options are always good.
That is the way I shoot images. I do the homework first, planing all the shots I intend shooting, and then I shoot those shots, and I am open for unexpected shots that are sometimes very interesting. … After the shoot, and after the editing, I reconstruct what the shoot became, and adjust for the next shoot.
This image is part of a larger set that can be seen at the location of that single image. … I used this image out of all the others because I find Anja’s face so compelling. The little smile, the eyes that go on for days. … And I like the sunset and the lighting.
Anja has her own business of dancing, fire, Isis wings, and a whole set of other items. You can check them out at her site location. …
This is Gypsy. … Gypsy is a very smart dog. When I was shooting dogs at all the San Diego Petco’s, Gypsy would go with me to the stores and be my helper. … Whenever cats, or other small animals, were the subject, Gypsy would play with them if they want ted to play, if they were frightned, she would lay somewhere out of sight. …