I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz,
or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off.
I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
My submission for the “Your Favorite Photographs of 2011 Lenscratch Exhibition”.
Thanks to Aline Smithson and her wonderful top-rated and much beloved photography blog Lenscratch for allowing professional and amateur photograophers like myself to submit images for the special online exhibitions througout the year.
If you are a photography lover, don’t miss this wonderful online exhibition culled from photographers from all over who submitted their favorite work of 2011.
It is divided into 5 pages so as you get to the bottom of each page, hit “older post” to see all 5 pages.
Beauty, power, diversity, talent & emotion expressed in so many ways.
Every Lenscratch exhibition is free and one image from any photographer - pro or amateur - is always accepted if submission deadline is met.
The next one is LOVE & submissions due 2/8/12.
Happy New Year!
This post is created in 5 parts so as not to crash the rss feed (which happened last year). Simply keep going through older posts until you reach the end.
May 2012 bring you happiness, health, love, prosperity, peace and the best year yet!
Must-see work by friend Isa Leshko, a fine art photographer, in today’s NY TImes. See how she has been able to capture glimpses of animals in their twilight years - a therapeutic project inspired by caring for her mother with Alzheimer’s disease. Incredibly beautiful and poignant.
Source: The New York Times
Wonderful tribute by friend and writer Alistair Gordon about his friend and architect Andrew Geller who passed away on Sunday, 12/25/11.
Can you imagine walking into a Macy’s today to see and buy a house fully furnished?
From the NY Times obituary:” Andrew Geller designed the “typical American house” shown at the American National Exhibition in Moscow in 1959. The house ignited the famous Kitchen Debate between Vice President Richard M. Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev over the buying power of American and Soviet consumers.
The model shown in Moscow led to a line of vacation houses, sold in the 1960s under the name Leisurama. One of the houses, complete with picture window and carport, was displayed on the ninth floor of Macy’s in Herald Square; people came in to buy housewares and walked out owning houses. (A basic model required a down payment of $490, followed by monthly payments of $73.) Some 200 Leisurama houses were built in Culloden Point, a section of Montauk, on Long Island, and hundreds more outside Fort Lauderdale.
But for all his experimentation with mass marketing under the Loewy aegis, Mr. Geller was best known for one-of-a-kind houses that he designed on his own time in his studio in Northport, N.Y., whose distinctive shapes earned them nicknames like the Box Kite, the Milk Carton and the Grasshopper.:
Poignant recap of those we lost this year in the NY Times. This year seemed to have more than its fair share of iconic deaths, but this is not a greatest-hits issue. Instead, we gravitated to those with an untold tale. Ira Glass of “This American Life” edits a special section devoted to ordinary people.