Sunday, May 31, 2009

Danger - Sea Lions on Dock

With yesterdays post, some of you wondered how the people shared the docks with the sea lions. I have no answer. I wonder too. These critters are everywhere on the docks. I've been there a few times and have never seen what happens when people need to get to their boats. I watched someone with a camera walk down the ramp to get closer for a shot and one of the sea lions took off after him. Needless to say the man quickly headed back up the ramp.

Sea Lions on Dock

Sea Lions on Dock 3

Sea Lions on Dock 4

Sea Lions on Dock 2

Saturday, May 30, 2009

King Of The Dock

Astoria Oregon has an abundance of sea lions. On a recent trip I watched a game of King Of The Dock.

This sea lion was enjoying a sunny spot on the dock....

Sea Lion 1 - King of the dock

When this guy decided he wanted the same sunny spot....

Sea Lion 2 - claiming his place on the dock

A noisy discussion ensued (without waking the sleeping neighbors) ....

Sea Lion 3 - the fight begins

with the new comer prevailing....

Sea Lion 4 - the fight ends

and becoming the new King Of The Dock....

Sea Lion 5 - new king of the dock

.... and the rest of the gang slept on.

Sea Lion 5 - and the gang sleeps on

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Powder Puff Clouds

Powder Puff Clouds

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I'm glad to see that my work and products have been improving~! To me it's very exciting! I now offer smaller books and albums and each designed with the images you pick out! Each parent or friend can can have their own choices as opposed to the clone book of the main album we usually offer. Those weekly photography meetings I go to with the www.PPANJ.Com, and are so worth it! Whatever it is you want WE CAN DO IT!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Walk at Dusk

I played around with softening and I think I got this too soft. I'll leave it a day and decide later.

Walk at Dusk b

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hay There!

Its hay season again. This isn't a new shot but it is newly edited.

Hay field on the Old Coos Bay Wagon Rd, Douglas County Oregon

I've been unable to post, or do anything else on my computer, for awhile now. I had someone come out and get me fixed up today. Yea!

I think I'm back again. I couldn't believe how long it had been since my last post. I'm so far behind on what all of you are doing. I'll be headed your way as soon as possible.

Happened to pass the Staten Island Museum today on my way to buy groceries and spied a flag outside the Museum bearing the likeness of my image PURPLE HAZE which won the Weissglass Purchase Award. The five foot wide Floating Mounted Plexi Cibachrome (value four thousand dollars) is typical of the work I was doing in the late 1990's. Funny that last week Alanna from Paris, France was helping me hang two other pieces in a bank display ( and there is another piece in the Aurum Exhibit in Harlem until the end of July 2009. There are still a few of these LIMITED
EDITION works of art available, so call me if you want a good price- I know the artist!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

GRAFFITI... Born In The Streets

From July 7 to November 29, 2009, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris France, (
will present Born in the Streets—Graffiti, an exhibition devoted to graffiti and street art. Occupying the entire gallery space of the Fondation Cartier, as well as the building’s fa├žade and surrounding garden, the exhibition will bring to light the extraordinary expansion of an artistic movement that developed in the streets of New York in the early 1970s to rapidly become a world-wide phenomenon. Today, graffiti has entered the cultural mainstream, crossing over to the realms of studio art, design and advertising. Yet despite its immense popularity, this essentially illegal activity continues to evolve at the periphery of the contemporary art world, its origins and evolution little-known to the general public.

My 1974 B/W photojouralistic photo essay "A DAY IN THE LIFE" ( a chapter from "JUST WRITING ON WALLS... which is from the larger work "DETAILS OF THE AMERICAN DREAM) will fit right in. Along with the eight 16 by 20 prints (Treatments designed by Jonathan Penney, Alanna Minta collected a file from me of a key image
which will be blown up to fit an entire wall of the exhibit!

Naturally I took Alanna around to enjoy the sights of Staten Island NY which not only included some modern day Graffiti ( which wasn't too hard to find!) but also a
side trip to the land-marked home of the early photographer Alice Austen ( We then ended up at The U.S. Art Company ( the premiere Art Shipper for museums worldwide to make sure the work will be packaged safely for travel.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


The Creative Photographers’ Guild Inc. was established by a small group of photographers who saw a need for an organization, dedicated to photography, which went beyond the scope of the traditional camera club. Their first meeting was held in April of 2005. The Guild’s primary mission is to conduct a not-for-profit cooperative photographic gallery dedicated to the encouragement of the artistic development of photographers, to serve both its members and the public by providing a venue for public exhibit, giving critiques, lectures, demonstrations, seminars, instructions and sharing experiences.

Photography is by itself a powerful, modern, universal, visual language through which we convey information, ideas and every human emotion. The Guild’s Center for Photography located at Richmond Terrace and Tysens Lane (Right outside of Snug Harbor Cultural Center) will provide the community of Staten Island a place to share in all things photography.

Through exhibits, seminars, workshops and outreach programs, CPG helps people both see and feel the world around them in new, fresh and exciting ways...