Photography of W.F. Stuart (El Paso, May 16, 1910)
One of my current reads is Ringside Seat to a Revolution, An Underground Cultural History of El Paso and Juarez, 1893-1923 by David Dorado Romo. I bought my copy at Cinco Puntos Press a few years ago and from time to time take a break to read about the history of the community of which I was born and raised. Amongst the wonderful research in this text are a bunch of really amazing photographs.
When I stumbled across this photograph I thought about John's Astrophotography presentation with the Photography Enthusiast of El Paso group and all of the really cool shots that the group takes when they point their lens towards space. This photograph captured by W.F. Stuart really blew me away because of its date and the periods in which the comet is visible from earth.
I also thought about the photographer and who they were. Back when I took to dropping by the El Paso Public Library downtown to scan old periodicals and photographs. From Gordon Parks to James Vanderzee, as much interest as I have in photography, I try to remind myself of the importance to take time and appreciate the shooters from years past.
I'm interested in knowing more about W.F. Stuart.
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Throughout her entire b-day week I was snapping shots. Luckily on the day of her b-day, I forgot my cell phone and wallet at the crib and decided to head back home for lunch. My younger bro and his daughter, Lil' Emi, just happened to be there which allowed me to get a couple shots on her born day. This past Saturday and Sunday commenced a celebration for Lil' Lucy at the park, the aquatic center, and at the house of my brother's family for some delicious grilling and baking to welcome her 2nd year on earth. With my index finger tip hovering and pressing over the button of my Fuji cam, I captured enough shots to develop a nice photo gift for her to remember what she'll more than likely forget at her age.
While developing the photo gift I listened to Alvin Masters piano music. A digital project called Dream Inside a Dreamand Cantando. Over the weekend we dedicated ((Happy Birthday)) by Stevie Wonder to Lil' Lucy, check out the HHA Tweet: click here.
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A shot from my first workshop with the PEEP group in El Paso... on this day John gave a presentation on Astrophotography...a chance to "see the unseen". I scribbled down a few notes including reference to a photographer named Eric Chesak where you can learn more on Astrophotography... visit www.ericchesak.com. Below is a collage of photos I took... this was around location of the meeting space... a building off of West Paisano. Here's to my first Photography Enthusiast of El Paso workshop as I continue halfway through this year of learning, 2014.
On another note, I could've sworn I heard someone play the Jetson's jingle from their cell phone during John's presentation.
This past week I met a photographer in a continuing ed class at EPCC, Steve Burns who told me about the Photography Enthusiast of El Paso group here in town. Excited to catch a workshop someday and learn. Since the start of the year, I've been thinking about a stronger commitment to the learning process... especially for something like photography that's been a hobby for so long.
Here is the Facebook page for the group: click here
Description: PEEP is dedicated to encouraging the improvement of the photo enthusiast’s photography. PEEP provides
an opportunity for the exchange of ideas and an enjoyable forum for the
development of artistic and technical photographic skills. PEEP
promotes a healthy spirit through educational programs, exhibitions, and
competitions. PEEP is a member of Gulf States Camera Club Council. PEEP
consists of photographers of all skill levels and ages. Paid membership
is available at our monthly meetings. If you would like to attend one
of our meetings, they are held the second Saturday of each month at The
Art Junction, 500 W. Paisano, El Paso, TX. Meetings are from 10am -
Noon. Visitors may attend up to 3 meetings before becoming a dues paying
member. Hope to see you at our next one!
"This picture was taken with a 70,000 x 30,000 pixel camera (2,100 Megapixels.) These cameras are not sold to the public and are being installed in strategic locations. It can identify a face in a multitude of people."
Don't remember what brought me to Trent Bell's work, may have to backtrack a few blogs. But I'm verygladidid. A lil' while ago a colleague told me to check out some work from someone he knew that goes by Peter Langone. More on the commercial photography side, nevertheless interesting stuff to check out and learn from.
A have a thing for taking pictures of basketball goals. A co-worker sent me this shot and I've been wanting to share the shot for a long time now. For more of Seph Lawless work, check out sephlawless.com
Stumbled across a few shots on the El Paso Times. They display a database at the link above. An archive from El Paso's earlier days. Alfonso Casasola is the name of the photographer. More information available at the link above.
"In America, the chasm between rich and poor is growing, the clash between conservatives and liberals is strengthening, and even good and evil seem more polarized than ever before. at the heart of this collection of portraits is my desire to remind us that we are all equal, until our environment, circumstances, or fate molded and weathered us into whom we have become.
I photograph what I love about my country, which is the American. By that I mean the individual who is shaped from more than 200 years of liberty and independence missed with all the successes and failures that America has experienced in its short life. So here is a collection of these creatures. Tragic and wonderful, great and ordinary, they stand proud and ready for scrutiny." - Mark Laita