Renaiflem....

Stefan Ruiz is a photographer whose work I have always appreciated but I was mostly happy to see that some of sources of his inspiration were both partly drawn from the Italian and Flemish Renaissance... Vice produced a comprehensive documentary about his work and it is worth watching, especially because there is no real third parties overdubbing or adding their own mediocre editorial voices; he does most of the talking which is how this sort of thing should be done ..... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4mL1gIW_gg

The other video is a small documentary piece done on yours truly back in 2004 for Spark, a Bay Area show on the arts in Northern California(KQED). To this day it still makes me cringes, but, humiliation "is" an essential part broadcasting; Vice did a far superior job letting the photographer speak instead of editorializing, which often falls flat and makes for crap TV... Nevertheless, and to my great surprise, both pieces discuss the Flemish and Italian Renaissance portraiture styles as inspirational elements....

I have very little time today to be even remotely introspective or eloquent, or even both, so I will allow you to draw your own conclusions instead of editorializing.....Thanks for coming, please come again.....a

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBWCvE2yjK8

Belarussian...

You know you've arrived when twenty year old work is translated into Belarussian.....Thanks Jason Fragoso...and for a litttle background on Belarus....

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........ ok, then, apparantly Belarussian freaks the hell outta Wordpress, so here is a link for all you cynics....

Planetary porn...

My heart makes a beat and my knees skip the beat........! Download the full resolution image, enlarge it within the browser window or in photoshop HERE...and stare at it... What would those rings sound like as an LP, what would it be like to float in Saturn's atmosphere, underneath the shadows of those rings. Land your ship on an icy ring and spin round Saturn for one hell of a galactic revolution.... I stare at Saturn and the world's alright with me..... Like my son Raphaël says: "Papa, I don't ever want to die".... Raphaël, this is as close as living forever as we'll ever get....!

Mo's money...!

Since this blog, as of late, has become particularly moribund, I might as well post bill paying work... which isn't that much of an issue.... but since I had promised myself not to post commercial work way back when I began, what some dare call an adventure....I might have..... But at this point my resolve has waned with time and the economy, my soul has wandered off in search of pheromones and my interest in keeping this electronic parchment entertaining and uselessly informational has fallen to an all time low..... which is by no means meant to demean the work below. I actually enjoy working on these projects. I love my crew, my clients and the roof over my head... without further "adooes"... What I really do for a livin'.... it's a charmed life when you can get it...! (That one was for Samsung)... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------