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The interior cup of a Meddlesome journey

This is the not-so-daily thoughts of an aspiring film maker as he makes his way through Hollywood.

What my eyes see

What my eyes see

Once again, enjoy the rantings and view from a great photographer. Reblog & follow because this is the kind of guy you want to learn from.
Aloha & Mahalo,-NK 
fistfulloffilm:

Jennifer’s World, Armchair Physics, And an Empty Stomach.
Beach Culture, Surf, Snorkeling, and Climbing.  This encapsulates all the things that Jen loves to do, and again like this Painting:  “Christina’s World”.  It can be a narrative without saying anything at all.  Her ability of being very physical and athletic supersedes many as evident in her photograph here.  This was born out of a simliar shot that had been taken of me at the ruins of a Roman Aqueduct in the middle east.  Jen had seen that photograph, and wanted one like it, and I want to revisit creating that again.
Most of photography for me is inspiration from the stories inside my head.  And then sometimes as in this case, its a emulation or copy(elites sugar coat it by saying:  ”Homage.”)  of famous works of ark.  This idea of COPY is often welcomed by art snobs and magazine editors, but often jeered by non pros, and student photographers.
There is this dicotomy shift between these two trains of thought.  But if you subscribe to the Post Modernist & Ecclesiastical thought that Everything has been Done, then you have no choice to side with the Art House Curator.  Is it Nieveity that makes one believe they can create something totally different?  Is it ego that allows a student to believe that something new will be created from nothing, never before seen by humanity?
For me, I believe two things, that Einstein’s Relativity, and Law of Conservation of Energy are convincing forms of rebuttal to an argument of COPY/Plagerizing.  Combining the two, you begin by saying that Energy is not Created/Destroyed.  It just takes on a new shape or form.  Then Relativity Theory with that idea that Energy can also be Physical Matter.   Art, Photography, Literature are all forms of Energy and Physical Matter.  And the perspective that an IDEA is often repackaged, and redrawn, and in our new economies, resold is not a new one at all.  
All this begs the question, if all this energy cannot be created or destroyed but just take new form, if all physical forms were at one time something else, and if all immagination and inspiration and art were also thrown into this quantum mixing bowl of mexican food all jumbled up, then where did it all come from if there is a single point origin?  And how did that come to be?
I guess it would make sense if I was high.  Let the breakfast burritos and dick/fart jokes begin.  Its a weekend.  And I’m working…still.
San Diego, CA
Leica M6 50mm Summilux @ 8 Fujichrome Provia 100F

Once again, enjoy the rantings and view from a great photographer. Reblog & follow because this is the kind of guy you want to learn from.

Aloha & Mahalo,
-NK 

fistfulloffilm:

Jennifer’s World, Armchair Physics, And an Empty Stomach.

Beach Culture, Surf, Snorkeling, and Climbing.  This encapsulates all the things that Jen loves to do, and again like this Painting:  “Christina’s World”.  It can be a narrative without saying anything at all.  Her ability of being very physical and athletic supersedes many as evident in her photograph here.  This was born out of a simliar shot that had been taken of me at the ruins of a Roman Aqueduct in the middle east.  Jen had seen that photograph, and wanted one like it, and I want to revisit creating that again.

Most of photography for me is inspiration from the stories inside my head.  And then sometimes as in this case, its a emulation or copy(elites sugar coat it by saying:  ”Homage.”)  of famous works of ark.  This idea of COPY is often welcomed by art snobs and magazine editors, but often jeered by non pros, and student photographers.

There is this dicotomy shift between these two trains of thought.  But if you subscribe to the Post Modernist & Ecclesiastical thought that Everything has been Done, then you have no choice to side with the Art House Curator.  Is it Nieveity that makes one believe they can create something totally different?  Is it ego that allows a student to believe that something new will be created from nothing, never before seen by humanity?

For me, I believe two things, that Einstein’s Relativity, and Law of Conservation of Energy are convincing forms of rebuttal to an argument of COPY/Plagerizing.  Combining the two, you begin by saying that Energy is not Created/Destroyed.  It just takes on a new shape or form.  Then Relativity Theory with that idea that Energy can also be Physical Matter.   Art, Photography, Literature are all forms of Energy and Physical Matter.  And the perspective that an IDEA is often repackaged, and redrawn, and in our new economies, resold is not a new one at all.  

All this begs the question, if all this energy cannot be created or destroyed but just take new form, if all physical forms were at one time something else, and if all immagination and inspiration and art were also thrown into this quantum mixing bowl of mexican food all jumbled up, then where did it all come from if there is a single point origin?  And how did that come to be?

I guess it would make sense if I was high.  Let the breakfast burritos and dick/fart jokes begin.  Its a weekend.  And I’m working…still.

San Diego, CA

Leica M6 50mm Summilux @ 8 Fujichrome Provia 100F

Proposal Accidentally Caught on Time-Lapse

DEAR INTERNETS, HELP THIS PHOTOGRAPHER FIND THIS COUPLE
http://michaeljustinfilms.com/blog/


On the 7th of May a man and woman were walking through Central Park, and the man proposed. They had no idea they were being photographed. Niether did the photographer for that matter. Photographer Michael was in Central Park taking photos and decided to do a time-laps at the Bethesda Fountain. After about a minute he said it started to drizzle and packed everything up. Upon review of the photos he saw he captured a man getting on one knee proposing to his now fiance.

This photographer wants to find this couple so he can share this unexpected moment caught on camera.

Reblog and help track down this lucky couple!
http://michaeljustinfilms.com/blog/

-NK

Terry, You are a fun hero of mine. Keep rocking sir.
terrysdiary:

Me and Lily

Terry, You are a fun hero of mine. Keep rocking sir.

terrysdiary:

Me and Lily

I heard of something called SOOC on flickr not too long ago. I started seeing it a lot. I thought maybe flickr was starting a new gang or something, and the last thing I wanted to do was flash the wrong colors so I thought best to look it up. Turns out SOOC is not a gang, it actually stands for Straight Out Of Camera. Means the shot hasn’t been altered via one of the thousands of photo editing softwares in the world. I thought this was funny because for years that’s all I did, and was infinitely jealous of those who used Photoshop to make their photos look so original and amazing. I tried learning but my patience for such tedious tasks is limited. It takes a lot of time, and in some ways takes the joy out of pushing a single button, not always knowing what your shot is going to look like. I should note I’m not against photo editing by any means. I give it a hard time but in reality, photo manipulation started with film all the way from the very beginning. Bleach bypass, cross processing, push processing, all this started at the beginning. Photo manipulation is very much part of photography. I gave up on photo editing for years until I tried Lightroom (trail version). Even then I could only muster the smallest strength to up the contrast and lower the levels. It’s like sticking a needle in my eye every time some variable is changed. In any case, it was extremely comforting to see SOOC gaining some interest. Not just because I’m technologically incompetent, but because I think there’s a certain importance to keeping/showing the original state of a photograph. It’s showing you how it is, shows your flaws, or film flaws, or camera flaws or no flaws at all. To me it’s like eating Grandma’s apple pie. It just feels natural, and right.
The story behind the photo is as follows. Enjoy. :)
I have this lemon tree in my backyard. It seems lots of Californian’s do, but mine I think is particularly awesome. It is a beautiful tree. Lemons are huge and bright. It’s very green and leafy. And just before sunset is when the tree looks it’s best. Trouble is, it’s surrounded by ugly fences, and parked motorhomes compliments of my hoarding neighbors, so any wide shot just looks, wrong. This photo is how I my lemon tree should be represented. Calm, quiet, and simple. A small getaway in a city of busy. Mmm, lemonade time. :)
Canon A1 (1971)50mm 1.4/fKodak Gold Max 400 ISOSOOC
For those still following me thanks for hanging with me, and for those new, thanks for coming by.
-NK

I heard of something called SOOC on flickr not too long ago. I started seeing it a lot. I thought maybe flickr was starting a new gang or something, and the last thing I wanted to do was flash the wrong colors so I thought best to look it up. Turns out SOOC is not a gang, it actually stands for Straight Out Of Camera. Means the shot hasn’t been altered via one of the thousands of photo editing softwares in the world. I thought this was funny because for years that’s all I did, and was infinitely jealous of those who used Photoshop to make their photos look so original and amazing. I tried learning but my patience for such tedious tasks is limited. It takes a lot of time, and in some ways takes the joy out of pushing a single button, not always knowing what your shot is going to look like. I should note I’m not against photo editing by any means. I give it a hard time but in reality, photo manipulation started with film all the way from the very beginning. Bleach bypass, cross processing, push processing, all this started at the beginning. Photo manipulation is very much part of photography. I gave up on photo editing for years until I tried Lightroom (trail version). Even then I could only muster the smallest strength to up the contrast and lower the levels. It’s like sticking a needle in my eye every time some variable is changed. In any case, it was extremely comforting to see SOOC gaining some interest. Not just because I’m technologically incompetent, but because I think there’s a certain importance to keeping/showing the original state of a photograph. It’s showing you how it is, shows your flaws, or film flaws, or camera flaws or no flaws at all. To me it’s like eating Grandma’s apple pie. It just feels natural, and right.

The story behind the photo is as follows. Enjoy. :)

I have this lemon tree in my backyard. It seems lots of Californian’s do, but mine I think is particularly awesome. It is a beautiful tree. Lemons are huge and bright. It’s very green and leafy. And just before sunset is when the tree looks it’s best. Trouble is, it’s surrounded by ugly fences, and parked motorhomes compliments of my hoarding neighbors, so any wide shot just looks, wrong. This photo is how I my lemon tree should be represented. Calm, quiet, and simple. A small getaway in a city of busy. Mmm, lemonade time. :)

Canon A1 (1971)
50mm 1.4/f
Kodak Gold Max 400 ISO
SOOC

For those still following me thanks for hanging with me, and for those new, thanks for coming by.

-NK