INSPIRATION

When Great Trees Fall

“And when great souls die,
after a period peace blooms,
slowly and always
irregularly. Spaces fill
with a kind of
soothing electric vibration.
Our senses, restored, never
to be the same, whisper to us.
They existed. They existed.
We can be. Be and be
better. For they existed”

-Maya Angelou from “When Great Trees Fall”

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Baby Goats

I rarely if ever photograph animals but these little goats were too cute to pass by.
As they climbed all over their Momma’s back, one paused long enough to look me in the eye.

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Cinematic Photography Experiment

Being very new to the world of photography I am always reading, researching and studying photos of artists (Yes, photographers are artists) work I admire. My genre of choice is Street Photography for many reasons but mainly for the spontaneity of the shot. No two shots are ever the same out there on the street.

That being said, I have come to really like the “Cinematic Photography” style. This particular style seems to capture the mood so much better than a normal Cropped/Processed shot. The wide cinematic feel with letterbox header/footer is as if you stopped a movie in mid stream. Two great examples are the photographs of Jeff Krol and James Yeung.

Here are a few of my first attempts:
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

If you walk the banks of the Mississippi River in New Orleans, chances are you will meet Robert (or Sam, depending his mood determines his name that day). He will gladly play you a “happy beat”.

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Tap his blue booted foot with bells around the ankle

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End his song with a friendly look which indeed leaves you feeling “happy”.

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To see more of this weeks Photography challenge, go HERE

Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

One of the best examples of Juxtaposition I have are photographs from a Non-Profit Poetry/Art zine I founded a few years ago.

Take-it-to-the-street-poetry was founded on the premise of “getting words to people that don’t get words”.
With the support of many, many writers, poets, artists and photographers over 29 Volumes have been printed and distributed any and everywhere.

No matter what you art is, please share it freely with the world. A photo, poem, art piece can bring so much to those who have forgotten it’s beauty.

Here are a few examples of where the zines were dropped:

In a Gas Station bathroom
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Outside in some Bushes:

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In a Refrigerator at an office:
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On a Gas Pump:
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For more of this weeks Photo Challenge, go HERE