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12th Feb 2018 – Color Spray over Sunglasses

Color Spray over Sunglasses

Color Spray over Sunglasses

Another shot from the photoshoot with Lifestyle Guru Kristen Gray – taken on Abbot Kinney in Venice, California. Combining the color spray of the faux stained glass with the over the sunglasses glance…

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15th Jan 2018 – Books Taking Flight

Books Taking Flight

Books Taking Flight

A flight of fancy that feels somber; having laid my father to rest this weekend, I wanted something that could show a little of the feelings… Of course, given his thoughts on putting his pictures online, (NOT a fan), I decided not to do that now.

These books taking flight, at The Last Bookstore in Los Angeles, did make me think of how the memory, the story, of one’s life can take flight- I think that works for me at the moment………..

27th Nov 2017 – Dangerously Making Up

Dangerously Making Up

Dangerously Making Up

Shot from a photoshoot with Devina Narang, one of the pre-eminent Indian make-up artists who also travels to NYC & LA frequently to work. This visit, she was in Los Angeles working the LA Fashion Show, including the event at the Beverly Hilton that I shot at.

If you are looking to walk around the fire in Mumbai anytime soon, she would be the makeup artist you would want for your special day…

2nd Oct 2017 – Candleholding Columns

Candleholding Columns

Candleholding Columns

Tea candle holders in the forefront, and a decanter behind, with a view of the Pacific Ocean from a house in Malibu, California.

18th Sep 2017 – Stained Paint Windcatch

Stained Paint Windcatch

Stained Paint Windcatch

Photo from a shoot with Lifestyle Guru Kristen Gray – taken on Abbot Kinney in Venice, California. Really like the stained glass-esque wall painting on the side of the building that formed the background.

11th Sep 2017 – Dome of the Bisected Hemisphere

Dome of the Bisected Hemisphere

Dome of the Bisected Hemisphere

On this, the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 that I’m sure every news report will tell us not to forget, and remind us that we haven’t forgotten… I wanted to share this picture of Abdulnasser Gharem’s sculpture, titled “Hemisphere”, which was featured in LACMA earlier this year. It represents the duality of Islam, (or frankly, all religions), between the peaceful and spiritual, (as depicted by the right half, based on the green dome of the Mosque of the Prophet in Media), and the political and violent tendencies, (as depicted by the left half, based on a Persian military helmet). The midpiece that is front and center is models on a noseguard from the helmet, which protects the face while also separating it.

And while we can list this duality in all religions, given the beauty of this work, and the darker responses to the terrorist attack 16 years ago, I wanted to post this – today – to show that beauty can come from all places, and that almost everything has two sides.

(Also, I’m really happy with how the picture came out.)

21st Aug 2017 – Egyptian Mau Cat Statue

Meow Mau

Meow Mau

Photograph of a statue of an Egyptian Mau, (i.e., cat), from Ancient Egypt. This exhibit at LACMA shows the Mau, which was designed as a tribute to the goddess Bastet. Given how much I like cats in general (and Mizu in particular), I’m surprised it took me this long to feature this statue.

(As this post, I should be photographing the Great American Eclipse 2017- maybe that will be featured in next week’s blog…)

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