My SmugMug Gallery site has been upgraded.

I am very happy to say that my SmugMug galleries have been upgraded! Wahoo! I have been wrestling with those demons for the past few days. Now, I can say that I am happy to have upgraded!

A photograph is almost always yesterday’s news, “History.”

Almost always, but photographs can also twist our minds a little. As captured moments of history, they can be islands, a physical island capturing the fleeting moment in a bubble of crystalline time. While the real moment continues its way moving deeper into the past of our lives, drifting further from our conscious mind. Even now, we can watch the captured moment recede into the darkness of our lost memories. … The island of the photograph, like a time machine, can transport us to that moment, forever.

Not only can the photograph transport us back to that moment, that photograph can transport anyone who views the image to that very moment, no matter how far into the future they are viewing the image. The children of your children’s children can see, and experience, the moment you have been captured in.

I have been a working photographer for a long time. … With various side trips into Live Theater, Lighting, New Media Journalism, Teaching, and Computers. … Those tools help me in my work. … I like to help find the beauty in all people, places, things. And, I like to post those visions into the future.

Your photographer friend,

Jack
lenslord@me.com

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I think I will bite your face. (Just a title)

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.

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Neurosciences Institute Auditorium – From Back of House

I post this because I like the image, and because the Neurosciences Institute will be using this image again.

Debbie Honeycutt wrote, “I am doing a piece on the Performing Arts Program at the Institute and would again like to use the auditorium shot in the next issue.

A little publicity couldn’t hurt. 😉

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Jack, Bill, Gustavo, Jonathan, and Jack, on stage at the Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego

This is really just a little taste of what will go into the Snapshots Music & Arts Foundation site. Today we shot Gustavo Romero as he was rehearsing. The Snapshots Music & Arts Foundation, is collecting incredible pieces of music, video, and still images of some fantastic musical artists.

This image is the group from the Snapshots Foundation, and Gustavo.

Link to the Snapshots Music & Arts Foundation.

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For A Moment, She Looked My Way

Sometimes, when I am wandering around shooting images, a face just jumps out and says, “Howdy.” This face did just that. She looks so comfortable surrounded by suitors.

These images were shot for April Game, and the San Diego Fine Art Society, at the Hollywood Glamour Ball that was hosted at the Anthology in San Diego.

San Diego Fine Art Society

Hollywood Glamour Ball

Anthology in San Diego

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Three Young Women – Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos

I like the light of evenings, just after sunset. … Actually, this is quite a while after sunset, and very dark. In this light between night and day, the three fates, Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, can be seen in these three young women.

This location is Chula Vista, and the power plant in the background will be taken offline and replaced by a newer unit. … As it sits, I love the lights in the background.

And the young women definitely light up the twilight.

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The Rider 2 – Colt Revolver

This is the rider from the front. … The additional name, “Colt Revolver,” comes from words on her belt buckle.

And from the impression that she is one hot pistole.

This image was always going to be added to the purchasable set, but I thought it best to get it close to the same rider with the alternate view.

AS I look through the images I am posting, I think of them as a set that should go up in one location, tying rooms, and walls together.

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