My image, “Hope” is soon to be a part of the Wall Space Gallery page. The Wall Space gallery has organized an online limited edition print sale by various artists to support Japan and it’s current Tsunami and Earthquake struck condition.
Please visit the link and donate. All images are a signed and at limited edition of ten priced humbly at $50. The print I have donated is below and will be soon to appear on the Wall Space’s website. In the mean time if you would like to support the cause, please spread the word by sharing the information on social networks. Should you have any questions, please get in touch with me. Thank you to Crista Dix for putting this together.
On the day I went to Bada Bagh, I met a very warm family who allowed me to make some images of them with the 4×5. The camera seemed to gain their interest, they asked me a lot of questions about the format; Some of them included if this camera made movies and if this meant they would appear on the television the next day.
When I was in Dubai which was a few weeks, I visited a fantastic photography gallery called The Empty Quarter. Elie, the proud owner of the gallery is kind, gracious and has a great roster of people and shows. The exhibition that was up when I visited was a really memorable one. It made you instantly feel sort of lame about ever complaining about carrying around one too many lenses on your back. No pain, no gain folks. People die for their art and for what they believe in. Here is a quick read on what this show was about.
T E R R A N O V A
In 1910, the Terra Nova expedition set itself the glorious task of conquering the South Pole. Captain Robert Falcon Scott led a group of men in a long and excruciating venture, which ultimately ended with their tragic death. Scott and his men died on their way back from the Pole, overcome by extreme cold, exhaustion and starvation.
“All the daydreams must go”, wrote Scott in his diary. But the dreams, the ambitions and the beauty of Scott’s journey did not fade away:
Herbert G. Ponting, recruited as ‘camera artist’ for the Terra Nova expedition, left over 1700 glass plate negatives as a testimony of the Antarctic venture, now marking its centennial anniversary.
Some of these pictures were just raw, honest and printed to perfection. I know am a richer person for seeing these come to life before me. I encourage you to visit the gallery webpage and read up a bit about the legacy Mr. Pointing left behind. Below is the fabulous gallery owner Elie.
The Worst Journey in the World – Captain Scott
I just wanted so give a quick shout to the fabulous team and experiences I had with everyone I met in Spain. Here is an image from the streets of Santander. A full description on the highlights, artists and organizers I met there will follow very shortly. In the mean time I will leave you with this image that I took on my way out of the city.
Shiny, sharp, modern and unnaturally blue for a desert are the few words that come to mind when I try to describe the bustling concrete jungle named Dubai. While I was there visiting… I was also additionally assigned to shoot some streetstyle Dubai fashion for AOL. So take a look at some random glimpses of the city followed by the street style story for AOL. The Shiny building right below this is Bhurj Khalifa, currently the tallest building in the world.
I have been doing a fair bit of shooting on the 4×5. Recently I made the above image of this street vendor, (panwaala)… I happened to turn my attention to look in the opposite direction. On the busy streets of ancient Vrindavan in north India, stood this billboard, proud and tall. “Rupa” the famous Indian underwear company just released a newly designed men’s brief called O-BAAMA. Just couldn’t resist making a picture of this hip international branding sensibility.