Sunday, November 04, 2012

"Chaos and Killing in Syria: Photos of a Slow Motion Civil War"
The photograph above was taken by Manu Brabo. 

To view more pictures please visit the Time World page by clicking here.

((For the Camera))

Dope track by The Procussions off the 5 Sparrows for 2 Cents album.
((YouTube Removed))

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Vibrant History: Colorizing the Archives of History
Source: | To view images click here*

"The photo archive of Abraham Lincoln, the subject of this week's cover story, is a much smaller set due to the technological limitations of the time; most of the existing photographs of the 16th president are posed portraits, the majority of which only show Lincoln from the chest up—and all are black-and-white.

But TIME commissioned Sanna Dullaway to create a more vibrant document of Lincoln through a series of colorized photographs produced in Photoshop. After removing spots, dust and scratches from archival Lincoln photographs, Dullaway digitally colorizes the files to produce realistic and modern versions of the portraits, which look like they could have been made today.

The 22-year-old Swedish artist began colorizing images in January 2011, when she was listening to the debut album by rock band Rage Against the Machine. The self-titled album’s cover art is a black-and-white picture of a self-immolating monk taken by AP photographer Malcolm Browne. “I thought the normally fiery flames looked so dull in black and white, so I…looked for a way to make them come alive,” she says. Dullaway colorized the flames, and eventually, the entire picture. She then posted the image on Reddit, and it instantly went viral."

Read more: click here

Saturday, October 20, 2012

"Panorama (Shot 1)"
I decided to mess around with the Panorama function for the first time today.  This my first Panoramic shot.  I was thinking about that Apple iPhone photo commercial.  Gonna read on how to shoot these a lil' better and post/print a few some day.

"Slam Babies"
At my nephew's b-ball game today I noticed my neice rockin' the SLAM socks that my bro says they found at Ross.  In our family, SLAM is the official b-ball magazine.  Was subscribed since issue Number 2, "Shawn Kemp SuperFLY!".  I hit the shutter button on my camera a little more than 500 times this week.  This shot is one of my favorite ones.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

"NYC Library"
A casio shot from a few years ago.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Third Generation Martial Arts Association
TGMAA Photography
Since the start of the decade 2010 I've been taking photographs at Third Generation Martial Arts Association events, many shots which are posted at the TGMAA Facebook: click here
For more information on TGMAA please visit the site:

The photo above is my brother.  And 8 is my favorite number.


"Malcolm X Ahead of His Time In Understanding the Power of the Media"
Full Article: click here | Source: Atlana Blackstar
"Malcolm X often carried a camera, his way of 'collecting evidence', as Gordon Parks once observed.  When photojournalists visited the community, he tried to steer them towards the kinds of affirmative images - shots of contended family life, children at play and school, and thriving business and institutions - that might subtly ameliorate the negative texts that he knew would inevitably accompany them.

In the end, i twas the same precision and high level sophistication of Malcolm's self-presentation that reads most vividly in Flora's photograph.  His fashionable, well tailored cloths, chic eyeglasses, relaxed yet formal posture and refined hand gesture were important details meant to convey both compsure and authority. 

No matter Flora's motivation for taking the picture, his subject, much as always, succeeded in getting his message across."

-John Hollis

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Chance as a Photographer's Tool, 'Shooting from the Hip in Chicago': click here
Article by John Makely of photographer Scott Strazzante | NBC News

"Strazzante started with the "shooting from the hip" method as a way to avoid that camera awareness of his subjects.  "No one is putting on a show, even though they are in public, they still have a reality to it.  There's not any kind of influence from me because I'm just another pedestrian," he said.

Additionally, Strazzante discovered a path to a newfound creativity along the way.  "I came to realize that the compositions that I made that were more happenstance are more interesting than the ones that my brain could put together.  I really enjoyed that suprise of, oh, this leg is in there framing this or, I got low enough for this, all this was in the frame."

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

'Queen Luz & Lil' Luz'

Page one, July 24, 2012. 

Congrats to my brother, his wife, Young E, & the growing family.  

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

'Fisher Price'
-click on image-

One of the first 2012 sessions with the Fuji HS30 were of my nephew, Young E, and his b-day camera, the Fisher Price Digital Zoom.  I'll be posting a few of his shots from the Fisher Price cam in the future.  Click on the image for a larger shot of Young E and the camera.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

'Scenic Drive (EP, TX)'

The 1st post for 2012.  Since the last camera, now learning to shoot with an HS30EXR.  Spending more time printing than posting these days but hope to get back on both.  This shot is an alternate of a few photos I took of my brother and his wife who is days away from giving birth to my parent's 1st grandchild.  In the early 80s my mother and father took a couple's photo on Scenic Drive while my mother was pregnant with me.  El Paso is a great place to arrive into this world.