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Windy Walk Wednesday

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

It is Wednesday.  It is windy and as usual I walked my tired self home.  It seems like the closer I get sometimes the farther away I feel.  This being said, I still am truly thankful for the world that we live in.  I am thankful that I have the time and energy to keep on pursuing my voice, no matter how hoarse it may become.

Bumpy Fan Squared

When a Roof is Not a Roof

Yeah, Ah

The Other Side of Geometry

Friday, July 9th, 2010

There are two basic themes in my work these days.  One is seeing the shapes, and angles that make up the concrete metropolis that I inhabit.  The other, still based on shapes, but in an abstracted way.  That is what these images represent.  That same world close up.  That same world that plays with all the elements of image construction.

Fire Heart Katana

Forgotten Little Cloud Heart

Can't Stop Art in Blue

Stuck at the Crossroads

Four Days till E Day

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

I don’t mean that everyone on the planet will take ecstasy, I am talking about that the Japanese will go out to cast their ballots in an election.  I hate the noise of the loudspeakers, but I can’t control myself with the political posters.  I love taking them and flipping them.  Subverting them and converting them into an artistic expression.

Get out and vote with your cameras, and brushes.

Scratching the Retina

Jesus World Economic Party

Torn the Other Cheek

Magic Bean

One Week to Go

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Next Sunday is the election in Japan.  Until that day arrives we will have to put up with the loud speakered buses at 9 o’clock in the morning.  The silly posters will all come down and we will all go forward with our lives.

Pure fields of colors to delight my inner self.

Enjoy.

Four Way Debate

Knock Out Lens

Blue White Red

Time to Pause

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

I love that pause that starts Friday night.  The time to recoup my strength.  A chance to restore my mental and physical energies.  I time to reflect on the week, and plan the week to come.

I give thanks that I made it to another Friday night.  A lovely ritual of home cooked food, a glass of wine, the warm glow of candles, and the company of my wife.  It is a beautiful ritual.

All stay upfull and blessed!!

Double Me Glass

Rectangle Squared Drip

Sneaking Through

Material for the Mash Up

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

It is high time for the political campaigning.  At every station those politricksters are out pressing the flesh with their bleached white gloves.  The posters have been and are being hung across the entire country of Japan.  They all become visual media to be remixed with my lens.

Colors, lines, fragments take on expressions that challenge there sincereness in which those politicians are portraying themselves.  But we all know better, don’t we?

Take what you see, and flip it like a giant flap jack.

Flip it baby, flip it!

There is Only One

Red Piece, Hair Piece

Red Yellow He's a Bad Fellow

Pitter Patter of Flapping Lips

Blue Orbs in the Rain

Friday, June 18th, 2010

That rain is falling, the blue orbs of energy are flowing.  The thin door and the mailboxes keep on rusting.  The island to nowhere just is sitting there.   Holding that umbrella high and waving to a loved one on a train platform.

The whole world just seemed to take a pause to pull out heir collective umbrella and in vain try to keep dry.

Four Blue Years Ago

Trio Umbrella

Fence Thin Door Mailboxes Unbrella

Saying Goodbye

Island to Nowhere

Poor Jonah

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

“Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.” Jonah 1:17

Poor Jonah spent three nights inside the great fish.  What amount of faith it must have taken to survive that ordeal.  Keep up the good spirits.  Do the good works.  Strive to survive in this crazy world.

Poor Jonah

Lost Magic Tape Sole

Lost the Ring

Technique, Number it is

Perception is Hard to See

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

It poured.  It came down so hard that it was hard to see that far ahead today.  It reminded me of what a good friend and I used to say.  That in order to truly perceive, one had to see with your ears, smell with your eyes, taste with your fingers and hear with your nose.  All the senses must be used in ways they are not used to in order to benefit from the whole picture.

Think about it.  Can you hear a potato?  Can you touch a blue sky?  Can you smell blue?

Mix it up, jumble it up, use your senses in ways they have never been used before.

Friends Lend Me Your Ears so that we Can See

Five Wires are Better

Edogawian Bird

And It Continues

Bring for the First Sheaths of the Harvest

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

I have been thinking about this a lot these days.  That in ancient times the first fruits of the harvest were given over to the priest of the the temple to be offered.  We have lost touch with our roots and connection to the land.  When do we plant, when do we harvest has all been lost to those that live in the metropolises of today.

I struggle to find those connections being a city dweller myself.  I maintain a simple patio garden filled with fruit and spice plants.  I have re committed myself to tending my plants more closely this year as a way to keep some connection with the biorhythms of the earth.

Keep on finding that connection.  Take care of your garden.  You are the master of the fields if you choose to be.

The First Sheaths of Grain

Half and Half

Tile by Tile they Built

Lost Braid in a Square Circle

Rain Kicks off the Rainy Season

Monday, June 14th, 2010

The rainy season in the Tokyo area officially started today, and as if by clockwork the skies opened up and it has been raining all day.  Im not a big fan of the rainy season because it limits my ability to stroll around and take lots of flicks.  However, I still try to get out there and get some.  So these are my welcome images for the rainy season.

May it bring enough rain to water the crops, and fill the reservoirs, but not so much that it cause flooding.

Rain, rain, rain…

Window Earth Tilt

Rainy New Day

Storm

The Banana Peel

Square, Doll, Circle and other Randomless Connections

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

Yes, she does.  She’s had enough hot air being spilled by the tricksters out there in the world.  Even though she is lost, she isn’t LOST.  She still fully comprehends her situation.  She knows what is to be must be, and that she can change only those things that she can control.

Live it up, enjoy the simple pleasure of a circle, square, and a couple of dots.  Enjoy the elegant beauty of a heart that is screaming out for attention.  Hey look at me I’ve got heart too.

Enjoy, live it up to the fullest.  Each and every single day.

Lost Doll and the Bokeh Politrickster

Scratch My Heart, Hope to Live

Push, the Key

Square, Rectangle, Circle, Dot, Dot

Random Thoughts of a Summer Day

Friday, June 11th, 2010

The sun shone high for a little bit today, but soon to the relief of many the clouds rolled in and the light dimmed.  The tones, and hues really began to pop.  The shadows lengthened as the sun began to set.

A lovely early summer day.

I hope we have more like today before the terrible muggy rainy weather hits.

Think positive thoughts, and enjoy the bounty of summer.

Rusted Corner of Our Day

Yellow Path to Your Dreams

Half a One and Zero

Under Overcast Skies

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

It has been threatening to rain all day today.  The skies remained grey and full of the temptation to let forth and dump water upon the land, but the rain has yet to fall.  The air is cool with a hint of humidity.  The skies left no shadows on the ground.  All the colors were true to themselves.  The cool hues of the concrete, the muted rust interplaying with it’s blue brothers.  All beauty, all the time.

Just another day in the city.

Watching the colors, the doors, all interacting with one another.

Just another day in Tokyo, or I should say Chiba.

What Happened to My Reflection?

Cracked Corner Nail

Hooked and Signed

Buttons of Mt. Fuji and a Little Monocrome

Monday, June 7th, 2010

A slice of oddness from the wanderings on the edge of Tokyo today.

Another found image of Mt. Fuji.  I am starting to come to grips with the Japanese obsession with the dormant volcano.  A lost idol that no longer has it’s idolater.   A fraction of an image that only reveals its self in the past.

Found Mt. Fuji

Lost Idol

Fraction of It

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