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Archive for May, 2015

May 25th, 2015 – Motherhood Among the Reborn Warriors

Motherhood Among the Reborn Warriors

Motherhood Among the Reborn Warriors

Sometimes, you just get a great shot…

A picture of a mother hummingbird feeding its child, taken on Mother’s Day 2015.

If you are wondering about the title, allow me to quote from an earlier post: Hummingbirds are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. Setting aside their mythology, (such as the Aztec belief that they embody the souls of fallen warriors, and being honored by the Navajo alongside the wolves and mountain lions), they are simply beautiful and energetic creatures. The energetic aspect is part of the fun- they are fast, darting to and fro, rarely stopping for a moment. And their duels with each other, for food, mates, or apparently just because, adds to this frantic nature. All this means that photographers are challenged to find great shots of hummingbirds in the split seconds they can- which means it can be a game as well.

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May 18th, 2015 – XXXVIII

Endeavour Photobomb

Endeavour Photobombs Sephiroth144

This is what happens when you try to get a nice birthday selfie at the California Science Center- you get photobombed by the Space Shuttle…

May 13th, 2015 – Can I Party With You Redeux?

Can I Party With You Again?

Can I Party With You Again?

Angel Tenshi has a very important question...

Angel Tenshi has a very important question…

A few more photos from an impromptu photoshoot with Angel Tenshi and one of her new clothing line t-shirts outside the Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles…

If you want to get your own shirt, here is the link:

May 11th, 2015 – Chris Burden’s Urban Lights ~ In Memoriam

Chris Burden's Urban Lights

Chris Burden’s Urban Lights

Yesterday, May 10th, the artist Chris Burden passed away. While few people recognize the name, almost every resident of the City of Angels knows his most famous work. LACMA’s entry plaza is home to “Urban Light,” Burden’s sculpture in the form of a Classical Greek temple unexpectedly composed of 202 restored, antique cast-iron street lamps. Installed in 2008, it rapidly became something of an L.A. symbol. “Chris’ work combines the raw truth of our reality and an optimism of what humans can make and do,” said LACMA director Michael Govan. With “Urban Light,” he said, Burden told him that he “wanted to put the miracle back in the Miracle Mile.”

Burden’s final sculpture, a lyrical homage to Alberto Santos-Dumont, the Brazilian aviator who flew the first practical dirigible around the Eiffel Tower in a momentous 1901 flight, will be shown for a month at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in a special exhibition beginning May 18th.

Both of the photos were taken today in respect of Burden’s passing.

Urban Lights- Skyward

Urban Lights- Skyward

 

(Thanks to the LA Times for some of the information above)

May 4th, 2015 – Armenian Genocide March for Justice (Pt2)

March for Justice

March for Justice

March for Justice- Speaker

March for Justice- Speaker

March for Justice- Speaker

March for Justice- Speaker

March for Justice- Speaker

March for Justice- Speaker

March for Justice- Flags United

March for Justice- Flag United

March for Justice- Sing for Peace

March for Justice- Sing for Peace

March for Justice- Release the Doves

March for Justice- Release the Doves

Doves Alight over the Armenian Genocide March for Justice (100th Anniversary)

Doves Alight over the Armenian Genocide March for Justice (100th Anniversary)

March for Justice- A Survivor

March for Justice- A Survivor

March for Justice- Clergy

March for Justice- Clergy

March for Justice- Singer

March for Justice- Singer

March for Justice- Clergy Snaps the Singer

March for Justice- Clergy Snaps the Singer

March for Justice- Singer Brings it Home

March for Justice- Singer Brings it Home

2015 March for Justice- 100 Years

2015 March for Justice- 100 Years

On Friday, 24 Apr 15, a large march took place in Los Angeles. Between 100,000 and 130,000 people took part in the Armenian Genocide March for Justice, which signifies a global demand for justice by Armenians worldwide and all people of good will.

The actual march started in eastern Hollywood, (Little Armenia), and made its way to Wilshire Blvd, heading towards the Turkish Consulate. The march passed several LA landmarks, including the Hollywood Strip and the La Brea Tar Pits. A stage had been set up just past/west of the consulate building- several musical acts and speeches were performed there, with a mass of dignitaries on hand as well.

The photos above and from the previous post are be from this event.

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