The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~John Greer

You don't take a photograph, you make it. ~Ansel Adams

The Earth Has Music For Those Who Listen.

"I still find each day to short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see"

~ John Burroughs

January 31, 2012

Flower



“The state of mind of the photographer while creating is a blank. I might add
that this condition exists only at special times, namely when looking for pictures...For
those who would equate ‘blank’ with a kind of static emptiness, I must explain that
this is a special kind of blank. It is a very active state of mind really, a very receptive
state of mind, ready at an instant to grasp an image, yet with no image pre-formed
in it at any time. We should note that the lack of a pre-formed pattern or
preconceived idea of how anything ought to look is essential to this blank
condition. Such a state of mind is not unlike a sheet of film itself-seemingly inert,
yet so sensitive that a fraction of a second’s exposure conceives a life in it. (Not
just life, but a life.)
~Minor White

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January 30, 2012

Inspiration











The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration.


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January 29, 2012

Figure in the Garden





Figure in the Garden
May 20, 2011–Ongoing
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, exterior, first floor

Sculpture Garden installation brings together figurative works from the late 19th century to the present day. Making its debut in the Sculpture Garden is Figurengruppe/Group of Figures, by contemporary German artist Katharina Fritsch (b. 1956). Conceived in 2006–08, the work features nine life-size sculptures of, among other figures, St. Michael, a Madonna, a giant, and a snake, all rendered in precise detail and finished in bold colors. Religious symbolism and references to mythology abound, yet any fixed meaning remains open and elusive. Group of Figures is joined by earlier works such as Auguste Rodin’s heroic St. John the Baptist Preaching (1878–80) and Aristide Maillol’s pensive Mediterranean (1902–05). Striking a casual pose in his derby hat is Elie Nadelman’s Man in the Open Air (c. 1915), and perched atop a tall pedestal is Gaston Lachaise’s open-armed, voluptuous Floating Figure (1927). Perennial favorites like Picasso’s She-Goat (1950) and Miró’s Moonbird (1966) are on view as well, in addition to works by Renée Sintenis, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, and Tom Otterness.

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January 27, 2012

Freedom



THRIVE

cycles repeating – the earth is speaking
saying time has come to wake up from
this nightmare of lies
so many shattered lives
reaching out… crying
crying out for freedom
crying out for love
carried by the current
‘til we stand side by side
on the brink of a brand new dawn
we come together while the waters rise
there’s a stirring…
what on earth does it take to thrive?
while we’ve been sleeping
our hearts were beating
so much closer than we ever knew
beneath the noise there’s an inner voice
whispering clear and true
the veils are finally lifting
a way’s becoming clear
there’s a dream without a limit
and a vision so strong
every person knows they belong
we come together while the waters rise
there’s a stirring… deep inside… deep inside
we come together to stand up for our lives
what on earth does it take to...
thrive
out in the open
thrive
healing what’s broken
every heart… every life
claiming our place in it now
we come together while the waters rise
there’s a stirring… deep inside… deep inside
we come together to stand up for our lives
we all have what it takes to thrive
we come together while the waters rise
there’s a stirring… deep inside… deep inside
we come together to stand up for our lives
we all have what it takes to thrive
we all have what it takes to thrive
we all have what it takes to thrive!

Words and Music by Austin Willacy and Ariel Thiermann
Sung by Ariel Thiermann and Austin Willacy
Produced by Gary Malkin and Ariel Thiermann

Copyright©2011 Clear Compass Media, LLC

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January 26, 2012

Piazza San Marcos




Piazza San Marcos. Venice

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January 24, 2012

Flying Dreams




"Man must rise above the Earth -- to the top of the atmosphere and beyond -- for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives." -- Socrates

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January 23, 2012

The Old Typewriter


(Mobile Shots)

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January 22, 2012

Aoki



Inspired in my newest follower!
Takatugu Aoki
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January 20, 2012

The Moment of Creation








From Carlos Castaneda's Journey to Ixtlan

People tell us from the time we are born that the world is such and such
and so and so, and naturally we have no choice but to see the world
the way people have been telling us it is.

Seeing happens only when one sneaks between the worlds;
The world of ordinary people and the world of sorcerers.
The real thing is when the body realizes that it can see.

Only then is one capable of knowing that the world we look at every day
Is only a description.
My intent has been to show you that.

Only as a warrior can one survive the path of knowledge,
Because the art of a warrior
Is to balance, the terror of being a man with the wonder of being a man.



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January 19, 2012

NYC







"It's one of the things I love best about New York: everyone came from somewhere else."
Isabelle (Julie Christie), New York, I Love You.

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January 18, 2012

Wild Red



-Bus Graffiti-

Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. ~ Albert Einstein

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