I came across an article about the most hated cities in the world by travelers. I thought it was surprising and interesting. There are some obvious choices and some less then obvious choices. Here is the surprising list: Paris France, Tijuana Mexico, Belize City Belize, New Delhi India, Los Angeles California, Timbuktu Mali, Melbourne and Sydney Australia (really?), Lima Peru, Cairo Egypt, Jakarta Indonesia. There you have it.
Its the season of color, crisp clean smells, the aroma of wood burning, apples, pumpkins and cider. If you are lucky enough to live where the trees turn color you are very lucky indeed. What great photo opps await you.
Labor Day weekend has come and gone. The summer season is officially over. Sweet images of summer swim around in my brain. Time to get back to business. The serious business of marketing. We creative people just want to do, well, the creative work. The business side of art making, marketing, we resist like the plague. But, as every artist knows it is so important and must be addressed. I envy artists who are natural promoters. Often times it is they, whether the most talented or not, who end up succeeding. Time to develop a plan, strategy and to stick to it!
Aline Smithson of the Lenscratch bloghas a wonderful "Summer Fun" exhibition going on. Stop by and check it out. There are some great images by many diverse photographers. I have an image from my "Timeless Vacation" series included in the exhibition.
This image is part of my series "Timeless Vacation". The series is a dialogue between the significance versus the insignificance of life. The constant question or debate concerning man's connectedness to others and all of life or his inherent separateness. Does God or a higher power exist or is life completely random? Are we really, all of us, ultimately alone?
Summer is here and if you are spending it by the sea there are some things to consider. Or even if you are at the Lake. Water can be dangerous. One only has to think of Jaws to be reminded of that. I'm a beach lover. I rarely think about the dangers too much. But, the other day the beach had their purple flags flying. That's a warning for dangerous marine life. One thinks of sharks right away, but this warning was for seriously dangerous jelly fish. We all know they can give a serious sting and in some parts of the world even cause death (box jellyfish). Swimming at night means you can't see them. So be careful!
I heard Robyn O'Brien speak on Ted Talks today and was blown away by what this woman had to say regarding big business and the government playing and meddling with our food supply. This is very serious and scary stuff! It's new and recent data. I bought her book above immediately after hearing what she had to say. Every parent should be well informed about this.
I don't know about you but since my children were born I noticed all the increases in food allergies, Austism, Asthma, ADD and ADHD. I thought the numbers hadn't really increased but that I was simply made more aware by our information-saturation-world. I told myself people just didn't hear about these things before. Well, not so. These things are real and on the rise. If you can spare the time, listen to what she has to say. You will be glad you did.
I'm finally getting round to posting some images from Art Basel Miami 2012. There was more photography present this year which was really great to see. Here is a small selection. I will post more in the coming days.
This week Photo-eye launched The Art Photo Index. I am proud and excited to be part of this wonderful photo library. This project, spearheaded by Rixon Reed of Photo-eye, was more then two years in the making. I congratulate them on a job well done. I encourage all lovers of photography to visit and browse all the extraordinary work to be seen there.
This Turkey found its way into my yard when I was living in Locust Valley on Long Island in New York. Quite a handsome fella, no? There was a small group of wild turkeys that had made their home in the woods near the beach there. We called local authorities because of its huge size. It was as large as a human 3 year old. They told us to let it be. They said it would be gone by nightfall, back up into the trees and in fact, it was.
Happy Thanksgiving to all. I wish everyone a safe, happy holiday surrounded by the ones you love.
I received an SX 70 camera as a gift. I was so excited. Unfortunately the camera did not work. These are examples of what happened as the film passed through the feed. The partial circles are tubes I photographed in the pool. Eventually even the rollers stopped feeding the film through the camera. I really must find someone who can repair this camera.
I stumbled across this somewhere on the internet. It's by artist Marc Johns. It struck me as so funny. I can think of a lot of days as an artist that I might feel like this. Stop by his website for more of his work.http://www.marcjohns.com/
I always liked this image of fireworks. It almost looks as though its in the shape of the American flag, in an abstract way of course. Happy Fourth of July to everyone who reads my blog and those that just happen to stop by. All the best for a great summer!