02.10.2013 – It Rained on Sunday…

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Also, I finally finished assembling the support for my next project (fingers crossed that painting will be done / posted around the end of the month). Have a great weekend, everyone!

Forrest Gump: “One day, it started raining… and it didn’t quit for four months!  We’ve been through every kind of rain there is: little bit of stinging rain… and big ‘ol fat rain… rain that flew in sideways… and sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath.”

– Tom Hanks – Forrest Gump

About this image: digital photograph shot and processed with smart phone

Collaboration with Giuliano Saade

It makes me nervous to modify other photographers’ work – it’s like I’m tap-dancing all over their vision. But when the kind and talented  Giuliano Saade offered to collaborate on a project I was far too excited to decline. Mr. Saade let me choose a stunning photograph to edit in any manner I wished (more specifics about that below) – a very generous offer, indeed! Not only that, but he even took the time to answer the following interview questions which provide insight into his creative process.

Q – Mr. S, would you like to tell any readers who haven’t had the opportunity to meet you before a little bit about yourself?

A- I live in São Paulo, Brazil and I do film direction for a living and my bread comes from advertising. 
I love everything related to art and life as a subject and actually not much else.
I started blogging about a couple years ago so I could unload some ideas I had to share with others. And by others I don’t mean my family and friends. I mean people that doesn’t know me. People that knows what is written there in my blog and nothing else.
So it started out as essays and a lot of writing. But photography is something that accompany me since always so it started to take some space from the blog. As always in my life image grew bigger than words and today my blog is almost totally visual.
I guess i have more to show then tell… lol
Q – Would you tell us when you start taking photographs and why?
A – I started photographing since ever i guess. Really. I remember myself with a camera at the beach 6 years old.
Why? It’s a need. I always had the need to express myself. Photograph, painting, music, writing. It’s all I love to do.
That’s why I direct. It kinda mixes it all.
Q – What do you enjoy the most about photography (in process and/or the ‘world of photography’ as a whole)?
A – The old tale says that photographs can imprison one’s soul. I’ve been in an expo in the Guggenheim called Haunted

The idea behind it is that we have these ghosts living in our time. Moments registered in photographs that can bring back moments and
people long gone. I’m saying all this to help explain my joy about photography. And it’s about capturing. That’s it. When you can capture a
moment that is awesome enough you can show it around and relive it and make it immortal. This possibility of making these moments immortal
is what excites me about photography.
Q – Is there anything about photography you dislike (in process and/or the ‘world of photography’ as a whole)?
A – So what i really dislike is the fact that i lost so many of these amazing moments that will never be repeated…
Q – If you could be given any set-up you wanted (equipment, props, models, etc.) what / where / when would you choose to shoot first?
A – I would choose to keep the camera, dismiss the rest and start chasing things to photograph…lol
Q – Any other final thoughts related to photography and/or your creative process?
A – No rules applied.
My thanks again to Mr. Saade for working with me on this wonderful project!
Don’t miss Giuliano Saade’s blog: ‘The eternal solitude of the restless Mind‘ and his Flickr stream here.
About this image: *digital photograph by Giuliano Saade*. Digitally edited, printed and re-photographed through wet glass (partially under red light), and then re-edited by me.

Frankfort Light

Here’s an image from our trip (sort of). It wasn’t raining and the lamp wasn’t lit at the time, so I B.S.ed that part with wet plexiglass and a flashlight. I could have done something very similar with Photoshop only, but I wanted each droplet to reflect/refract/distort the image and was curious how ‘real’ light would interact with ‘real’ water. *ting* Why make things easy, right?!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

About this image: digital photograph printed, hole and flashlight used to simulate lit lamp, rephotographed behind plexiglass, highly modified

Weekly Photo Challenge: Worn

This tree seems a bit worn by time. But I shouldn’t talk. So do I.

Tony Giardino: “Hey listen… how long is it gonna take us to get there?”
Pilot: “It shouldn’t take very long.”
*pause*
Pilot: “Actually I have no concept of time.”
Tony Giardino: “Geez, is this dangerous?”
Pilot: “No. Well, you know there’s chance in everything.”
Tony Giardino: “Look I don’t wanna get too personal or anything, but you’ve done this before, right?”
Pilot: “Oh yeah, yeah. I do this all the time.”
*pause*
Pilot: “I’ve never done it at night.”

– Anthony LaPaglia and Steven Wright – So I Married an Axe Murderer

About this image: digital photograph, re-photographed through wet glass and heavily modified

Bechyne, North Dakota

Today’s Action Chanel 5 in-computer forecast: 90% chance of fake showers.

I wonder if I could ‘make it rain’ with ‘fake 100 dollar bills’?

Totally Kidding. There’s no need to alert those rather humorless dudes at the Treasury Department. Again.

About this image: digital photographs highly modified