Spotlight on Travel Photgrapher Blog

Rabiri Shepherd In Nomads Camp-Gujarat

Tewfic El-Sawy’s The Travel Photographer Blog is my one my favorite online destinations.  I have been following his travel

tales and multimedia slide shows and now after traveling with him in India, we have become good friends.

There is so much new technology available to photographers  today ; keeping up with it is a challenge.

It ‘s so important to find the balance between the lure of  additional gear and then learning how to use it and finding

the time for keeping up our sites and blogs while still  stretching our vision and craft and actually getting to take pictures too.

In a field where we often work alone, it is wonderful to have other photographers to talk to…

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Still Points in a Turning World: In Rajasthan and Gujarat

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I am back from India a few weeks now and after a side trip to California to celebrate with old friends, I am now in the process of creating a new body of work from the images. India is amazingly colorful with rich traditions and rituals. Taking the picture is always just the beginning of the process for me. I am now working in the digital darkroom, the same way I used to work in the traditional darkroom, to tone and create my Infrared images and shape the stories I want to tell.


Happy Merry Everything

Wishing everyone all joys of the season and all warm wishes for a wonderful New Year!

I am off to California for the holidays but all my  friends and family where ever they are  are in my thoughts . This image is from a performance of  the Buglisi Dance Theatre , who I love to collaborate with.

Let us all celebrate wonder in 2010 !!

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The Wedding of Justine and Nicolo at The Church of S. Nicolo

We all knew the best was yet to come. We had flown from all over the world to share this joyous occasion and we knew it was going to be all we dreamed and more…and it was. Justine was radiant as she stepped out of the car and made her way to the church and  her Uncle Bradley looked resplendent in his uniform. Nicolo looked  handsome and happy as he waited in the church with its golden  frescos on the walls. Everyone was smiling and then the music  and the Mass began…

Justine Arriving at the Church of S. Nicolo

Justine Arriving at the Church of S. Nicolo

Justine and Bradley

Justine and Bradley

 Bradley escorting Justine down the aisle

Bradley escorts Justine

The Wedding Mass

The Wedding Mass

Justine and Nicolo

Justine and Nicolo

All smiles- all Joy-off to the party

All smiles- all Joy-off to the party

In Padua-the celebrations continued-Burnside becomes Magni

Padua greeted all of us warmly; we had sunny skies and perfect weather every day. We stayed in hotels across the city-all wonderful. The Burnside and Magni family’s planed cocktail receptions and parties and left time for us  to explore on our  own. Everyone seems to eat pizza, pasta and gelatos every day and are all slim, chic and smiling. It is delightful to wake up here  and pick up my  new Canon 5D Mark 2  and explore its potential.  The women  here ride their bicycles in high heels…

Cocktails in Padua

Cocktails in Padua

Cocktails in Padua

New York cousins meet Italian cousins

Prato della Valle

Prato della Valle

Justine and Livio

Justine and Livio

Prato della Valle

Prato della Valle

Nicolo and Friends

Nicolo and Friends

Cocktails in Padua

Cocktails in Padua-friends from London

Justine

Justine

Venice

” This was Venice, the flattering and suspect beauty – this city, half fairy tale and half tourist trap, in whose air the arts once voluptuously blossomed, where composers have been inspired to lulling tones of somniferous eroticism.”  and where we began the romantic  wedding celebration festivities of Justine Burnside and Nicolo Magni.

Venice

Venice

Justine -the beautiful  bride-In Murano

Justine -the beautiful bride-In Murano

Minnie in Venice

Minnie in Venice

Venice

Venice

Murano

Murano

The group In Venice

The group In Venice

Minnie in Venice

Minnie in Venice

The Watermill Summer Benefit-The Inferno

The Watermill Center Benefit each year is one of the most creative and entertaining  fiestas of the summer. This year the theme was  “The Inferno”.

Robert Wilson has created this haven of the arts in the middle of the Hamptons and has cultivated its grounds like something from a fairy tale. The mix of people, art,fashion  and performance is a delight for the eye and for the camera-and the event was a tremendous success in raising money for the artist residence  programs as well .

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Robert Wilsom

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Lu Ann de Lesseps-watermill with Susan Burnside

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