23 April 2014

puerto rico, numero dos

Aaaaamazing
El Yunque national park

22 April 2014

holi time

Annual holi time fun... always great to shoot (from afar)

21 April 2014

from the red star to the lone star

Here is a concept I would like to explore more- themes on similarities that connect cultures.  I would love to re-visit the body of work I have built up the past ten years and grab from the various cultures and countries I have spent time in and show how even though places, people, politics, ideals and so on may seem worlds apart, we are all very much the same in our every day lives.

time

All we have in life is our time. People struggle after success. They hunger for fame, fortune, and power. But in all of these things, the same question exists — what will you do with your time? How do you want to spend your days? As Annie Dillard reminds us, “how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”

In life, you will become known for doing what you do. That sounds obvious, but it’s profound. If you want to be known as someone who does a particular thing, then you must start doing that thing immediately. Don’t wait. There is no other way. It probably won’t make you money at first, but do it anyway. Work nights. Work weekends. Sleep less. Whatever you have to do. If you’re lucky enough to know what brings you bliss, then do that thing at once. If you do it well, and for long enough, the world will find ways to repay you.
 
In America, success is a word we hear a lot. What does it mean? Is it money, power, fame, love? I like how Bob Dylan defines it: “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.”
We have these brief lives, and our only real choice is how we will fill them. Your attention is precious. Don’t squander it. Don’t throw it away. Don’t let companies and products steal it from you. Don’t let advertisers trick you into lusting after things you don’t need. Don’t let the media convince you to covet the lives of celebrities. Own your attention — it’s all you really have.
In the tradeoff between timeliness and timelessness, choose the latter. The zeitgeist rewards timeliness, but your soul rewards timelessness. Work on things that will last.

Inside each of us is a little 10-year-old child, curious and pure, acting on impulse, not yet caring what other people think. Remember what you were doing at ten, and try to get back to doing that thing, incorporating everything you’ve learned along the way.

-An excerpt from 'Navigating Stuckness,' by Jonathan Harris

a sunday in prospect park

A sunny Sunday, light sabers included
Umm.. coolest kid in Brooklyn?

a glance at san antonio

'Meet me in the basement of the Alamo,' she says.

16 April 2014

christy and charles

A beautiful San Antonio, Texas, wedding
Love this moment.
Kudos to my lovely assistant, Angela

morning view

This could make an interesting painting... might have to get back to it

from my perspective

A few photos from my week in Siberia... here is a shot from my perspective before giving a lecture to a class of journalism students. Fantastic questions and interest all around from all groups!
Trying borsch
Wooden house, specific style to the Ural region
A trip to the Yekaterinburg Zoo (why not!) and tea and cupcakes afterwards...
The post
Great group!
A ribbon cutting...
Impromptu piano concert
Leaving town
 Goodbye, Russia! Until next time