Monday, September 27, 2010

As for vulnerability...

 We are all setup for it, does not matter how much we try to hide it.

Friday, September 24, 2010

First Time

Walking around with a toy in my hand, just getting used to framing and lens distance....the images are dreamy, but at the same time have a REAL quality to them.

Cant's wait for more!!!!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dali @ The High

As I mentioned on a previous post, Atlanta transforms itself into a photographic realm for the next 45 days, and all galleries and Museums support the effort.  This summer The High Museum of Art opened an exhibit with Dali's late work. Therefore, if you are in the mood for some painting exhibit by a surrealist master tag this Museum along to all the other happenings during ACP.

 The pics I am showing, were taken right before the exhibit opened to the public in July @ The High.

HIgh Museum of Art website

Monday, September 20, 2010

Inside, Outside and on Top of Containers

 Containers usage and a land in void  between two Atlanta Downtown neighborhoods, was the main idea behind the temporary multimedia-multi artists installation called Convergent Frequencies, brought to the people by the I45 collective push, which includes the efforts of several Atlanta galleries in the area of Inman Park, the Old Fourth Ward and Little Five Points.

  The atmosphere was fantastic, the music performed in sync with the video installation was under my perception, the greatest piece of the whole thing; the two string musicians playing over Electronic Atmospheric waves in the likes of  Robert Rich's Undulating Terrain and with the warm breeze blowing in mid September, made you relax and enjoy the crowd.

  It was so subjugating that I was able to walk around calmly with tripod and camera, and no rush to take the pics, the only agitating thing around were the few kids in the crowd running in the lot, and screaming- Awesome!! when any of the performance ended.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Atlanta Celebrates Photography and The first Lecture-Norman Seeff

Well, It has officially started; the month long Photography Festival in the City of Atlanta, and my first experience was Fantastic.

 Last night I attended a Lecture by South African Photographer and Film Maker Norman Seeff,  my expectations were very simplistic, hear this guy talking about how He worked with people like Martin Scorsese, Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, etc.and expected to see several impressive stills of such work.

Well, as it turned out, Mr. Seeff has spent his life documenting the very important process of Creativity with most of the artist he has had the opportunity to work with, and he also recorded the creative process of the the team that landed the first Rover on Mars back in 2006. His ideas about the Creative process and how humanity is bound to come up with  a new paradigm within our society thorough creativity to solve problems, is very interesting.

The portion of the documentary films which were shown last night  included interviews with people like Sheryl Crow,Alicia Keys, Ray Charles etc; as well as personal interviews with some of the scientist and engineer involved in MER. His documentaries leave you feeling motivated, inspired, and for sure make you see that your personal creative process might not be that different from the people on the films. It was just a wonderful feeling. I Left the High Museum of Art with a very emotional take on what humans can accomplish with imagination.

  And like I said this is the first event for the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival; so People who live in Atlanta; or are visiting Atlanta from now until the end of October please visit the ACP website link I provide at the end, and check out all of the exhibits, lectures and street art projects, it is worth it. Hope to see you around!!!

Atlanta Celebrates Photography
Norman Seeff Website
© Norman Seeff

Monday, September 13, 2010

On another Topic....Belay on!!!!

That has noting to do with arts, photography or Music, but a lot with concentration and trying new things out.
I just got hooked on Rock Climbing (indoors for now, hopefully outdoors soon), I tried it and loved it!!! Got Certified, but hubby didn't, we are gearing up for our next time visit so he can belay me as well.
Whoever has done this, please provide any tips, ideas, website, etc for good affordable equipment; it will be very appreciated by yours truly.

Pic of the America's biggest Indoor climbing Gym located in Atlanta nonetheless.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Let me start by saying

I didn't fall from the face of the earth; I just needed to retrieve and roll with things for a little while.
And to be quite honest it has been fantastic, it has made me pause, and rethink and make me work on a deeper level, that and the facts that I have also dedicated a little bit of my time to some commissions along the way...
Which has helped me to gain more resources...and branched out with some other things, like a little Holga...there are really good news that I can share; two are for certain and one still awaiting confirmation, but I will leave that for a subsequent post...

 Today I am just posting a fun commission I got back in May, It was a Fashion show I covered, but what I liked the most were the backstage pics I got. It was FUN, and that is how I processed them.

Thanks for the people who kept on hanging in there.