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Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981)

“Feb 6 1945 St. Ann, Jamaica, Daddy was born. I remember us celebrating one of his birthdays in Jamaica at 56 Hope Road with him, no big superstar party, just us kids, Mommy, some cake, few laughs and that was it. Even if he wasn’t known to the world on Feb 6th I would still think of him and in my heart say Happy Birthday Daddy. Love.” – Ziggy Marley

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haunting, yet ever so inviting

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Mark Kessell’s visual work grabbed me immediately when I saw it. The blend of repulsion and simultaneous attraction is feverishly strong here, uncomfortable subject matter presented in a raw, utterly original style… 

We seem, often, to be collectively suffering a cognitive version of Anton-Babinski syndrome, (sometimes known as “Anton’s Delusion”) a rare brain disorder in which a blind person denies their disability and behaves as if they can see – often with disastrous consequences.


david eisenlord…beauty in tangible craft

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In the digital age we often hear that a new media will soon erase the previous. Painting was supposed to be killed by photography, never happened…digital photography will displace classical techniques. NOT. It enhances, adds another medium to artists disposal and never fades away, more often than not it’s reigning beauty shines brighter…

Although I began photography many years ago, my serious pursuit of the landscape began in 2000.  My interest in the landscape stems from my unabashed love of the world’s wild and natural places and my desire to preserve them.

Being in the wild and photographing helps me find peace and solitude and is my spiritual time.  Growing up around the Great Lakes I’ve always been attracted to water and big skies. I now live within a few hours of the greatest of the lakes, Lake Superior, which is a constant inspiration.

Like many photographers of the natural world, I photograph at the boundaries of the day.  It’s those times of day when the light and atmospheric conditions are changing and the scene becomes transcendent. Literal and metaphorical “boundaries” are the basis for much of my work,  I’m drawn to the boundaries of space, time and being.

I consider myself a printer, in addition to a photographer.  Although I embrace new digital technologies my heart is with traditional 100+ year old handmade wet  processes such as Platinum, Palladium and Gum Dichromate. The broad and rich tonal range of the platinum process creates a unique beauty. Platinum prints are renowned for their luminous mid-tone grays, as well as their rich shadows and delicate whites. The platinum metals (platinum and palladium) are very stable, and platinum prints are perhaps the most archival process in photography.


masters of photography

phptography, diane arbus, femminist, surreat, society
Photography, more than any other medium, falls prey to confusion over the nature of the viewing experience, over the relationship of subject matter to image. We forget all too easily that the subject matter in a photograph is experienced by the viewer only at second hand, thus ensuring it to be a vicarious experience exclusively. What the viewer really encounters when looking at a photograph is a two-dimensional sheet of paper, the surface of which is marked by shapes and tones that function as signs and symbols. This is the viewer’s actual experience.

John A Benigno runs this fine photography blog out of Philadelphia, support him!!


John Santerineross………..Dream Fruit of the Secret God

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photo, figural, sex, eros, surreal
John Santerineross is an image-maker who does not like to be classified or categorized. He prefers to let the viewer decide and define. His interest now is in the still image, but sees himself moving into art films. Never one to rest on his successes, he strives to push himself and explore all that his mind conjures, until that day arrives where he no longer dreams and can finally rest. 

John’s work has appeared in numerous books and magazines, and is hailed as “the world’s leading dark-art photographer of our time” by media, fans and fellow artists. He has been greatly influenced by the Symbolists, but his imagery has been primarily inspired by his exposure to Catholicism and Santeria as a child and by his fascination with Greek mythology and world religions. John Santerineross’ first book, Fruit of the Secret God, introduced his powerful images to the world in 1999. After forcing fans wait for five years, he has recently released the anxiously awaited sequel, Dream, in October 2004. This commanding new book is an exploration of John’s dream imagery and iconography through the use of the photographic medium.

A mixture of Ira Joel Witkin, early surrealists, DaDa, Bunuel and a slew of others…

all images © John Santerineross

Le Grand Macabre

I got turned onto this by Aarvard Farmer, a review folows…modern day Bosch…
In the early 80s it seemed a wonderfully anarchic, surreal experience, which paid its debts to the whole history of opera while administering the kick up the backside the art form so badly needed. Now it’s nothing like so dangerous, sexy or outrageous. Whether this black comedy about the end of the world – the grim reaper, aka Nekrotzar, arrives in Breughelland ready to consign its dissolute population to perdition, but is too drunk and incapable to do the deed – could ever still generate the frisson it did is hard to guess, but what’s certain is that the spectacular ENO staging by the Catalan theatre company La Fura dels Baus, first seen in Brussels earlier this year, does little to remove the longueurs.

Karma Experiment Holiday Gift Exchange 2010

The Karma Experiment would like to host an Annual Holiday Gift Exchange. December 12, 2010 thru December 24, 2010. If you are a person looking to “Pay it Forward” or you need a special “Pay it Forward” this holiday season.
In Buddhist teaching, the law of karma, says only this: `for every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according as its cause was skillful or unskillful.’ A skillful event is one that is not accompanied by craving, resistance or delusions; an unskillful event is one that is accompanied by any one of those things. (Events are not skillful in themselves, but are so called only in virtue of the mental events that occur with them.) 

Therefore, the law of Karma teaches that responsibility for unskillful actions is born by the person who commits them.

male vanity

Vanity and grooming are traditionally female concerns but you don’t have to look very hard these days to see that men are taking a lot more care of their appearance. These modern men are now spending more money on grooming and procedures than ever before. Plastic surgeons are reporting a significant increase in the number of men opting for facial surgery and liposuction, and new figures have shown a 30% rise in the number of males paying for botox treatments. 


It has been a long time since anything syndicated over television has caught my attention as much as this…masterfully crafted, thought out story lines and a subject one cannot but like…

“Although children aren’t entomologists, when they take a trip to the country and start roaming through fields and meadows, they do spend an incredible amount of time observing insects. Unlike grownup specialists, our knee-high observers with scabby knees have a peculiar perception of these tiny creatures, readily imagining them in utterly weird, surrealistic situations. Such an offbeat, and often comic vision provides the basis for how MINUSCULE will be showing insects in their day-to-day existence, “at grassroots level,” as if we were right there with them. So forget everything you’ve ever learned about segmented, winged or wingless little creatures, because you’re about to discover bug reality. MINUSCULE revolves around the day-to-day existence of insects. Although the series calls to mind a wildlife documentary, it’s a documentary in which the insects are presented in burlesque situations, with a fair amount of philosophical contemplation thrown in. You might call it a cross between Tex Avery and Microcosmos, or grassroots slapstick. Or a docu-cartoon series.”



On August 20, 1968, Warsaw Pact forces–including troops from Bulgaria, the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), Hungary, Poland, and the Soviet Unioninvaded Czechoslovakia. Approximately 500,000 troops, mostly from the Soviet Union, poured across the borders in a blitzkrieg-like advance. 

The invasion was meticulously planned and coordinated

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