Hello Gasin, have you been making any images recently?
I have been working on setting up a Darkroom to process my stuff,
spent most of last year getting ready.
Sometimes it seems like we spend the biggest part of our time getting ready..
Hello Gasin, after receiving your second invitation, I got the message and joined IPeace.
Sorry to have been not communicating lately, been busy doing many things, almost have a darkroom built and ready to go.
I looked at your images, the one of the man with the Sun in his hand is wonderful.
Keep making images and stay in touch.
Thank you for the invitation to join, I will do what I can in my own small way.
be well :)
BLUEBIRD ART HOUSE AND ART&ARTISTS LA are pleased to announce the 1st INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION 2009.
Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.
The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.
Entry Deadline February 15th 2009.
A solo show next winter 2009 at Bluebird Art House and $1500 to the winner. 1 work in the show for each one of the 3 runner up.
Your Sun-catching picts r so touching.!!!!
What can I give u as a token of congratulation, except my feeble effort to catch the same mood? And moreover I can introduce my only sweet daughter ULKI (means Tattoo in Bengali) which shows a more warm friendship and regards to you.
This is Mandarmoni beach on the Bay of Bengal.
Hello again, Gasin. Thank you for your kind words. I have been always trying to explain to myself why I am so interested in making photographs. I have friends, and sons, who are very gifted in the areas of drawing and painting, and somehow I used to feel second-rate, being a photographer, and them being able to create an image from nothing.
Finally, I think that the difference is that they create the reality of the image, in whatever media. We work with absolute physical
reality, but what we bring to the table is our portrayal, or selective presentation of the subject, also however we influence the final image by our technical competence and an understanding of how to manipulate the variables to achieve the end result we desire.
Ansel was a Master Technician, and also had the gift, you have to know WHAT to point the camera at, and WHEN to push the button :) And, that is ONLY the beginning of the process, then you go in the darkroom.
I see much promise in your work. Shoot............shoot, and shoot some more.
Be well, do good work, and stay in touch