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I am a worker, photographer, and writer. I am now working on a counseling masters degree focusing on youth and community, neurology and medication, and underlying genetics.
My photography is my greatest accomplishment. The style is the art of photojournalism, and I also photograph nature with much the same approach.
I try to show life, or tell a story, as it is by connecting with the subjects, or the impressions they have left behind as photograph-able artifacts. There is much empathy in nature, and the beauty of nature, technically speaking aesthetics, tells us that there is love in its creation, and definitely in its animals. My best animal subjects have been birds, and I have a significant beaver project. I am working to create an catalog of animal pictures especially within society's environments, or its artifacts.
Photojournalism, like journalism, has to be real, and not made up. What people expect from it is as artistic as fantasy art because they can use it to insert themselves into the environment that it portrays just as easily as they can insert themselves into a fantasy.
Occasionally the photojournalist has to step away from what is comfortable (and sell-able) and make a critical statements, and often the statement needs to be harsh, as there is some exceedingly harsh activity in the world today.
News: I am exhibiting widely, and selling work! This tremendous, as I never for a moment every expected anybody, let alone lots of people, to get my work :)
Wingate Contagion: A 1930s Mandate soldier assured Arab/Jew conflict forever
Orde Wingate was an English commander during the 1930s Israel/Palestine Mandate as Jews started immigrating in numbers. He converted Zionism from a hopeful collaboration between Arab and Jew (as it was meant) into permanent conflict. He introduced the racist English strategies against the Irish such that Arab and Jew would always be in conflict --for the most part.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014(2 comments)
Windows XP orphaned: 1/3 of computer users vulnerable
Microsoft has pushed an estimated 1/3 of Windows users "out into the cold" by cutting systems security support for Windows XP, a system that is actually highly-loved. The implications are astounding --especially after Snowden. Corporations and government are openly promoting system "insecurity," thus losing their moral stand, making themselves, and us all, more vulnerable than ever.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014(1 comments)
It's OFFICIAL, market crash in the offing--good time to unload?
With every market rise there is a downturn, a sell-off that seems sad, but having personal feelings about an economic system is anthropomorphic: giving emotional values to a non-organismic object. Market crashes (and cycles) have basic meanings that are, in my opinion, highly unsavory; marketeers require flux to make money. If you think you can "time the market" as they do, forget it; they time YOU!
Thursday, December 20, 2012(1 comments)
Defective Dominance, a phrase I use often (but never wrote about) to describe the ugliness we see in "our" human society, is "defective dominance." This is to say that, because it is easy to profit using cruelty, and difficult to prevent cruelty through kindness (or profit from generosity), cruelty, and especially cruelty-causing genes, win out in "our" synthetic world.
American contagion: photos and thoughts on my return from Canada
It is difficult to visit another nation, especially a successful one such as Canada, and not sense that there is something desperately wrong with the United States. I was visiting Canada when I had these thoughts. I took these pictures during the trip back, and just after my arrival back home two days ago--with these thoughts in mind.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Capital Structure Cheat Sheet -- 2nd Draft
This is the second milestone for this document. A lot of supporting material has been added, and new ideas are emerging. Still, it is meant to be a tiny manual about the dominant structure, and it attempts to give clues about what to do about our situation.
Saturday, December 12, 2009(3 comments)
It has been six months since my best friend and cat, Krishna, passed away. I wrote about him in a diary, and there was a huge response from both friends and strangers; it was, in fact, my most popular writing at the time. Many people wrote me about their cats being incredibly responsible family members. I also learned about animal euthanasia issues, maybe these experiences can help you.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Bessa's Photographs at Brazen Betties
Having experienced much of my political and philosophical inspiration here in the mountains of Northwest Connecticut, best known as the revolutionary Southern Berkshires, I am very happy to present for you photographs taken in the region that will be exhibited in area's biggest city, Torrington Connecticut, at Brazen Betty's.
Friday, November 20, 2009(10 comments)
Defiance with Daniel Craig: Good movie that opens a BIG can of worms!
Billed as a violent thriller, the defiance of enemy soldiers by loyal brothers, it delivers as advertised, and more, taking off right from the opening credits with the killing of family, family vengeance, and all-out world war. It also makes one curious, and opens a few inroads to the irony that is our recent history. I will follow this retro review with another: "Rabbit Redux: Eminem nearly a decade later."
Friday, October 2, 2009
The "Art Roots"
The "art roots" are sculpture made from roots systems found in the forest that I have "brought in" and preserved with varnish. They will be on display at the Unframed Artists Gallery in New Paltz, NY
Americans Kill, so What is the Kindest Way to Kill?
The death penalty is with us to stay because it is popular. Americans also seem to support mass imprisonment.
Freedom? Not! But our national identity is not easily resolved, so let's instead discuss the issue of killing itself, and how it can be carried out in the fairest and most humane ways possible: an attainable goal.
Also, lets look at the criteria for killing: can neural science be applied to determine guilt?
Saturday, April 18, 2009(1 comments)
Saying Good-bye to Krishna
Krishna was bigger than life, certainly the most thinking, emotional, and communicating cat I have ever seen. I rescued him, and probably would have found new owners for him, but he was so damn smart. He would sit with guests and try to talk. He lived with me through the Internet revolution, but I had to give him to my parents during the 2000's when conditions, including 9/11, forced me to leave NYC.
Saturday, April 11, 2009(2 comments)
Lies of the Times: Obama needs to fufill his promise
With the horrendous decline of Republican politics and policy under the final Bush, which mirrored the Republican decline after the Vietnam war, blame can easily be placed on previous presidential administration and its supporting congress for the present twin dilemmas of economic and environmental collapse. In fact, the American economy surged under the last Democrat, Clinton, and only collapsed with the arrival of Bush.