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Holga Image Flavor of the Month

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

My image Boy, Steps, Paris, Life Paris 2007 was selected as one of the top images posted on Flickr groups in May.  There are other great images there so check it out.

Holgblog Best of May

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Boy, Steps, Paris, Life

AHHH, Paris 2 Years, and Still Beautiful

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Paris, what a city.  A city so vibrant full of life, beauty and something to catch anyones interest around any corner one chooses to turn.  That was the greatest thing.  The endless wandering from street to avenue to the broad boulevards.  Again a big shout out to Patrick, Sophie and Frederic who made our trip to their city even more enjoyable. 

 

Another Holga view of Paris.

 

Obstructed View

#7 Backalley, paris

Chilling in Jardin du Luxembourg

Bent on the Subway, Paris

Round About Paris

Paris Two Years On. . .

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

It was about two years ago when I and my wife climbed aboard a jet and headed to Paris.  It had been a dream for so long to venture to the city.  The city were Eugene Atget once wandered the empty morning streets. I too wanted to roam the streets.  See with my eyes and my lens the city of culture.  I walked the streets, rode the subways, wandered though museums.

Meeting wonderful friends, Patrick, Sophie, and Frederic.  With their guidance we were able to see Paris from the vantage point as a native, not a tourist.  

In actuality, besides not speaking French I was quite at home.  Wether it was sipping cafe on a street side table or grabbing some bread from the baker.  AHHHH.   I miss it so.  I will return to my beloved Paris.

Where the Tricksters get theier Hair Cut

River Side Coliseum. Paris

Synagogue beth Yousef,Marais Paris

Frederic in Juarez

Light Flare in the Catacomb

Lilttle Parisian Birdie

Chateau de Versailles, Reflection

A top of Old Notre Dame

Door 55, Paris

Chateau de Versailles, Reflection

Catacomb of Light

The Bridge is the way Between the two

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Up and over the journey begins.  Sometimes toes slip though the crack, or one slides back a few step.  However, we keep on striving to get to the other side, where we can say, ” WE MADE IT”  only to realize that the journey to the other side was making it.

Bridge Over my Life

Life, Death and the Beautiful in Between

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

Headaches makes one take stock, reevaluate, stand up and be counted.  This past week being troubled by headaches even though I am officially off of work, and suppose to be able to relax.  Not able too.  I started thinking back to my trip to Paris in 2007, the trip and love of a lifetime.  To be surrounded by such beautiful culture, good people, like Frederic, Ann Sophie, and Patrick, who helped to introduce my wife and i to their city.  All was beautiful.  My only worry was which film to load, and where should we stop to have a noisette.

 

This all leads me to here.

Where are we going before our bones lay under the cities walls.  There is so much joy in between.

We need, I need to seek out the joy.  Love the precious life that we are given.

Love

Boy, Steps, Paris, Life

Where We All End Up, Paris Catacombe

Axe Libre: Abstractions: Political Posters and Signs in Japan

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

 

 

I have been fortunate to have another portfolio published by the trend setting publication Axe Libre in Paris, France.  Please take a minute to browse their site and their portfolio section.

My portfolio can be viewed here.  Go to the right hand side and click on the Jacob Schere Portfolio.

 

an introduction to the images is below.

On the walls of Japan I have for years come across political posters from the Communists, Socialists, Democrats, and Religious Parties. All of them taped, or neatly pasted to the walls of homes, in neighborhoods though out the country. I found myself starting at these posters. Looking, deeply into them, seeing the dots, blots that build the image. We need to deconstruct and turn these political persuasions, into socially conscious works of art.

 

Affiches politiques et signes au Japon…

Apposées furtivement au ruban adhésif, ou collés méthodiquement le long des murs des maisons, dans le voisinage comme à l’extérieur, les affiches politiques fleurissent depuis des années le long des murs Japonais. 
Communistes, Socialistes, Démocrates ou autres parties religieux, depuis des années, je les observe, les scrute, me plonge profondément en elles jusqu’à n’y voire plus que des points, taches formant une nouvelle image. Je déconstruis pour transformer ces dogmes politiques, pour en faire un travail artistique, socialement conscients.

Axe Libre Portfolio

Axe Libre Portfolio Sign31

To view all the images in the Axe Libre portfolio please click here.

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