365 days – a photo a day.

so i’ve been feeling that i’ve been “half-assing” my life, lately. i remember times where i would jump and dive into anything i could get my hands on. lately, i realized i’ve been “maintaining” my life instead of living it.

so, i started a photoblog on my birthday (that recently passed).
i decided to take a photo a day for a year to remind myself to live to the fullest and to ensure I do just that.

feel free to follow & pass on. i hope you enjoy the process as much as i will. 🙂 i’m curious to see what’s to come…

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mute.

when emotions run high, keep quiet.
let them run, stomp & cause havoc,
let them be, within.

they will break, throw & kick
wait to tidy up the flying pieces
when all has settled.

our healing moments come
when there is no fear to speak,
breathe, or be.

i am me.
we are we
and we need what we need
and we are who we are.

sleep love.
rest your tired bones and weary heart.
when the world has failed you,
and hope has lost its way
let the stillness of your breath
soothe you and sweep the hair from your face.

Sanctity of Marriage

…i’ve got your “sanctity of marriage” right here…

A bit of a back story:

i’ve always felt very strongly about equal human rights, not just gay rights. whether its a racial injustice, or an injustice that has happened to the gay community, i have a strong conviction that all human beings should have the same equal rights.

for this project, i wanted to project the same “slap in the face” feeling i get with the injustice of the passing of Prop 8 in California.

it started off as a practice shoot, but turned into so much more.

Funny side story – at the end of this shoot, we had one final setting to shoot at a playground. while walking there (and throughout the day), we had people stare and laugh which was definitely anticipated. What wasn’t anticipated was the “sandbox man”. we were at the playground minding our business and shooting as we have been, when a man came up to us and gave us the stare down. no, seriously – he gave us a stare down trying to intimidate us.

the first thing that came out of this ignorant’s mouth was:

– “what kind of impression are you trying to set here?!”
– “we’re not trying to set any example. are we offending you?”
– “i want to know why this is happening!” (raising his voice like a lunatic) <– i suppose the world is ending at this point because there is a man in a dress. apparently, we hadn’t a clue.
– “it’s an art project, sir.” <– 3 letter words are obviously too big for him to comprehend; a.r.t. / g.a.y.
– “is this for school?!”
– “uh…sure…yeah, its for school.”
– “this is what your ‘college education is’?!” (his eyes are about to pop out of his head right now)
– (calmly, i say): “sir, what about this makes you uncomfortable?”
– “oh, now you’re a journalist?!” (i think he just took a shit in his pants at this point)
– (internally laughing) “um, sir? i’m trying to have an open dialog with you. if i don’t understand something, i’m going to ask questions so i can try to see where you’re coming from.”
– “IS THIS WHAT COLLEGE IS TEACHING YOU?! DO YOU HAVE A COLLEGE EDUCATION?!”
– “sir. do YOU have a college education?!” (now i’m ON FIRE):
– “no.” (i have to at least admire the man’s honesty).
– “evidentially not, sir.”
– (as we’re walking away): “I’M ALL GROWED UP!” <– yes, he said “growed up”. Thank you kindergarten diploma.
– “obviously not, sir.” <– i couldn’t give him the courtesy and decency of turning around.

I didn’t know that adults still had staring contests and threw hissy fits. if that is the case, i’m glad i’m a somewhat immature, college educated, communicative individual…although, i kind of suck at staring contests.

needless to say, this made the shoot worth while. i refuse to lay down & lay dead because i may make someone uncomfortable ESPECIALLY when what we’re doing is not harmful or detrimental to anyone else’s well-being and health.

maybe brent’s right, maybe “sandbox man” just needed his helmet and an ice cream.

anyhow, over 300 shots were taken for this project. once i’ve finished editing them, i’ll post more.

fun times.

oh yeah, ps: don’t take this situation personally, but be offended.
i just want to get married, too.

CT Body Scan Masterpieces.

Body art: Real parts of the human body transferred into masterpieces by a CT scan.

article can be found here: www.dailymail.co.uk

What lies beneath: Radiologist Kai-hung Fung uses a CT scan to capture this amazing image of the back of a human nose Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1208473/Real-parts-human-body-transferred-masterpieces-CT-scan.html#ixzz0P8AqawOj

What lies beneath: Radiologist Kai-hung Fung uses a CT scan to capture this amazing image of the back of a human nose.

Cosmic lungs: Dr Fung captures a patients lungs and adds a bit of colour after.

Cosmic lungs:' Dr Fung captures a patient's lungs and adds a bit of colour after.

Psychedelic: This image shows the curve in the ear.

Psychedelic: This image shows the curve in the ear.

Multi-dimensional: Inside the heart

Multi-dimensional: Inside the heart

Almost recognisable: Amid the swirl of colours, the vocal cords can be made out.

Almost recognisable: Amid the swirl of colours, the vocal cords can be made out.

Out of this world: Dr Fung was even able to capture rotting teeth on his CT scan

Out of this world: Dr Fung was even able to capture rotting teeth on his CT scan

beautiful.

PolyScribe Metamorphasis.

simply AMAZING.

An evolving painting created by four artists working simultaneously on the same digital canvas. The painting process was unplanned and free form. The artists took cues from each others actions and interpretation of various shapes/colors. Communication was made possible by text chat. The total elapsed time was 4 hours.

Music: Beethoven: Piano Sonata, Opus 53 No. 21 (Waldstein) – Movement 1

YesYesNo.

flux a global creative community celebrating film, art, music & design

“lights on” is an audio visual performance created for the Ars Electronica museum in Linz, Austria, which has a facade that contains 1085 LED controllable windows. The windows’ colors are changed in realtime with music that’s broadcasted on speakers surrounding the building.

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