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We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

Tag: New York Times

“The Music They Made” – sound collage of musicians who died in 2011

“The Music They Made,” a short video made by Wm. Ferguson and featured in the New York Times – watch for the unusual photographs that you may not have seen before of these wonderful musicans who died this year.

It’s interesting to me that I recognized all of the songs, but didn’t always have a visual of the  musician. I liked experiencing through this video the power of photography to enhance my experience, and make it more personal when hearing each one’s music.

What a great example of how simplicity of presentation can also still be powerful.

I miss many of them – Gil Scott Heron and Todd Rungren were unique  – the photo of Todd Rungren is great, complex – and the hearing/seeing all brought back memories of happy times.

A nice tribute to a diversity of  individuals, contributions to the world, and lasting legacies.

P.S. I like this term –  a “sound collage” (used by Mr. Ferguson).

“I used to be afraid to fly…”

“I used to be really afraid to fly, Mr. White says. “My palms would sweat for days, thinking about it. After I made my first record, in 2001, my fear was half of what it used to be, and I think it was because I accomplished some of the things I wanted to do. I think you’re only fearful of dying if you haven’t lived.”

(“In Greenwich Village, a Songwriter’s Garrett” NY Times 5.6.2010, about singer-songwriter Kenny White‘s NY apartment)

Today’s article in the NY  Times caught my eye, because I’m still looking forward to having another artsy house and studio in the future. I loved the interview, the sensibility of the musician, and pictures of this Greenwich Village home…and then the totally unexpected icing on the cake was this quote.

A fine sharing of a very personal experience and a perspective I agree with.

Plus listen to his music…it’s great!

“A Moment in Time” – Photographers this Sunday – Enjoy!

Hey, look at this..What fun!

From the New York Times:

“Attention: everyone with a camera, amateur or pro. Please join us on Sunday, May 2, at 15:00 (U.T.C./G.M.T.), as thousands of photographers simultaneously record “A Moment in Time.” The idea is to create an international mosaic, an astonishingly varied gallery of images that are cemented together by the common element of time.”

“You own the copyright. You own the picture.”

Thanks to Lori Allen, at American Writers and Artists (AWAI) Travel Division for letting me know about this event.

Let me know if you participate…I’d love to see your photo! Be sure to check the time for your location (see below).

The magic hour is:

** 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (New York)
** 10:00 a.m. Central Time (Chicago)
** 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time (Denver)
** 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time (San Francisco)

** 12:00 p.m. Buenos Aires
** 4:00 p.m. London
** 5:00 p.m. Cape Town
** 6:00 p.m. Baghdad
** 7:00 p.m. Moscow
** 8:30 p.m. Mumbai
** 10:00 p.m. Bangkok
** 11:00 p.m. Beijing
** 12:00 a.m. Tokyo
** 1:00 a.m. Monday in Sydney

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