07 November 2011

STEVE JOBS by Albert Watson

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i Portrait Steve Jobs by Albert Watson


There are portraits and then are PORTRAITS. Contemplative; inspiring - a collaboration between photographer and subject - Albert Watson, a photographer whose work I greatly admire for his portraiture made this classic portrait of Steve Jobs - founder of Apple. It is now apart of the visual vocabulary of our times. It speaks to timelessness - a moment and forever - engaging - interesting - even though many have tried, some nail and others only copy the iconic work of Richard Avedon's portraits of people on a simple white background. It's an interesting story of an image that has taken on a life of it's own and yet has become public domain as what represented such a creative genius who change our world as creatives and photographers. Click.


"Connecting the dots  will keep your faith when you feel lost on the path."


Here's the story behind the scenes: 
 iPortrait
TED.com Steve JOBs How to LIVE before you Die 



06 November 2011

Notes to Self - Art journals

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Art journal, a set on Flickr.
I have been filling empty books for 35 years - these are some of the recent ones from my time in Chihuahua, Mexico and my  visual odyssey back and forth across the borderlands and my home in Northern Arizona.  I enjoy their  randomness -  sometimes I see lines I'm following unfold in odd or non-linear patterns - an archtypes- mermaids; southwestern imagery; exotic women- fotos from my friends- fotos I admire - paintings -elegant oriental or colorful folk art -   I still want to draw more -but find myself blogging or face booking- but I still love to sit and drink coffee in bed with my half full book/ books.  I am less hung up on staying in one book - I often find myself  carrying around a couple of them these days -  letters, notes - torn out magazines, words that catch my eye. I still travel with a glue stick, and enjoy a new pen with a thin line - my journals have been my best traveling companion and refuge where I return to myself when I feel lost and dare to dream.