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Vernal Sun Eclipse 2015

20 Mar

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Solar eclipse 20 March 2015, coinciding with the vernal equinox and another black “super moon”

This time I photographed the event from the observatory Radebeul. Talking to other photographers and experienced hobby astronomers helped a great deal. Also there were a lot of different telescopes to try out. Some had filters that allowed for infrared frequencies to pass. The below photo is taken at the large Zeiss refractor. This way the sun activity could be observed closer…

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Also note the little sun spot on above pictures…

Another had installed an adapter for smart phones, so people could photograph the eclipse with their smart phones through the telescope…

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Simple and creative tricks for observing the eclipse without special glasses where shared as well…

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1.) Through a skimmer 2.) through a perforrated carton, creating a nice pattern 3.) through the thumb and index finger forming an “o”

Now here are some more impressions. The the sky was clear, but the air above town was foggy. Also you may sense the gloomy atmosphere as the sunlight was dimmed during the eclipse…

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The below building houses the large Coudé Zeiss refractor…

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Post-eclipse, packing up

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Fire

29 Jun

MAGICAL ART/E circular tower event, London

20 Mar

I will be attending and participating in the London MAGICAL ART/E, a circular tower of an event this weekend. The happening takes place at St. Augustine’s tower, Hackney, London, providing a unique location for performances and exhibitions. Coming with me are 20 photo prints from the Listen to the Silence series as well as prints of my drawings and abstract sigil art. Below is a photo of the tower.

St. Augustine’s Tower, Hackney, London

Hellebores

14 Mar

sometimes these flowers are in my dreams

and the world is inside of a hellebore

my vision is that of a bug and these plants occur like giants

I observe the juices pulse inside of stems and leaves

I see every vein

I see flowers opening and unfolding

I love all their colors and shapes

just like the bees feed on them at a time

when other resources are yet scarce

sometimes in dream I hear them

move and unfurl

not so little froglings

so-called roses in the snow

stigmata the tips of serpent tongues

roots the dread head of Medusa

in my hand

eyes are

beneath are

diamonds

On the Train

3 Jan

On the train to Stralsund

Stay hungry. It worked for Michelangelo, it worked for Picasso, and it works for a hundred thousand artists who do it not for love (although that may play a part) but in order to put food on the table. If you want to translate the world, you need to use your appetites. Does this surprise you? It shouldn’t. There’s nothing as human hunger. There’s no creation without talent, I give you that, but talent is cheap. Talent goes begging. Hunger is the piston of art. That little girl I was telling you about? She found hers and used it. – Stephen King, Duma Key

Reading on the train. Arriving at the hotel I suddenly feel sick and have to vomit. Can’t eat for 3 days. Slowly the hunger is back. Temperance comes after the death card. Happy New Year everyone.

Additional Card

19 Sep
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An alternative card, different from my standard photography business card

This card focusses more on my drawings and illustrations. I will use this card to promote my traditional work and give it to people interested in or in need of something hand-drawn, traditional portraits or unique illustrations for any purpose.  Fitting to the theme the card is printed on paper Vergé.

2 Seed Pods, 94 Photos

3 Sep
Henbane Seed Pods

Henbane Seed Pods

 

2 Seed Pods, 94 Photos

2 Seed Pods, 94 Photos

When working with herbs I also document some aspects and details. With some herbs I focus on the dried fruits and seeds and photograph them as random still lifes, experimenting with light and shadow. I do that as time permits, working on a little series there. Today Henbane in.