Saturday, February 27, 2010

Light Show

These were shot at a local restaurant participating in Chinese New Year. It was too dark and I was without a tripod so I didn't actually get the shots I had in my mind, but I'm pretty happy with how these turned out.

I worked a few years at an importing/design company and we sourced much of our product from China. I hated the company but I grew to love the Chinese culture we were exposed to.

From the dozens or so of celebrations that go on throughout the year, this is one of the more beautiful.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Life

You know the smell in the air spring brings when the earth is thawing itself and readying for a new year? The excitement of seeing seedlings burst from the ground and the noise of baby birds chirping amongst in the branches? The whisper of a warm breeze as it blows by your cheek? The electricity in the air as young love walks down the street?

I am SO ready for that.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Magnum Leigh Michael Szarvas

Here is the most recent member of the Szarvas family. Magnum was born on Dec 28 2009 and I haven't had a moment to myself since. It is so true what they say about the second one getting less and less than the first. I could have opened a photography show with all the pictures I took of Abby and poor Magnum only has a few.

I will have to make more of an effort to get my groove back. Errr yeah, we'll see about that.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


I was watching a show the other day. I can't remember the channel or the name but I've been thinking about it ever since. It had the most interesting concept. An interviewer spent time with a tribe from New Guinea at their home, learning about their culture and rituals. And then members of the tribe came with him to London, England to experience modern day culture.

They travelled all over the city learning about the Underground, canoe clubs, Christian churches and Buckingham Palace. The most interesting thing for me - aside from the comments - was the fact that they were given digital cameras to document the trip.

The program showed the images captured by various members of the tribe. Most of them were from the view point of "hunters" and you could actually see the subject being hunted in the photos. There was a primal quality to the images that went beyond inexperience...

I have a friend who believes that an image taken is exactly as it should be - no amount of photoshop (or traditional techniques of dodging/burning) are acceptable. What you see is what you get. And the men and women in the show did just that. I gained a different perspective that day.
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