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Shadow Man

“The change of character brought about by the uprush of collective forces is amazing. A gentle and reasonable being can be transformed into a maniac or a savage beast. One is always inclined to lay the blame on external circumstances, but nothing could explode in us if it had not been there. As a matter of fact, we are constantly living on the edge of a volcano, and there is, so far as we know, no way of protecting ourselves from a possible outburst that will destroy everybody within reach. It is certainly a good thing to preach reason and common sense, but what if you have a lunatic asylum for an audience or a crowd in a collective frenzy? There is not much difference between them because the madman and the mob are both moved by impersonal, overwhelming forces.”
— C. G. Jung,
Psychology and Religion

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“Shadow Man”, Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 400, f/10 at 1/400th sec., 38.9 mm

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Couple Tattoo Subway

“Destiny finds those who listen, and fate finds the rest.”
― Marshall Masters

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“Couple Tattoo Subway”, Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/250th sec., 116.1 mm

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Sorrow

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
–Kahlil Gibran

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“Dark Angel of Sorrows”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/3.2 at 1/250th sec., 70 mm

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Passing Angel

“O passing angel, speed me with a song, a melody of heaven to reach my heart and rouse me to the race and make me strong.”
–Christina Rossetti

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“Passing Angel”, Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 200, f/10 at 1/180th sec., 88.2 mm

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A Cluster of Balls

“A lot of people think international relations is like a game of chess. But it’s not a game of chess, where people sit quietly, thinking out their strategy, taking their time between moves. It’s more like a game of billiards, with a bunch of balls clustered together.” —Madeleine Albright

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“A Cluster of Balls”, Fujifilm X-T1, ISO 400, f/5.0 at 1/125th sec., 55.6 mm

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A Path to Ponder

“Explore your untamed dreams and you just might find a unique place where a confluence of paths lead towards your destiny.”
― Kathy Goodhew,
Confluence

“Paths to Ponder”, Nikon D700, ISO 200, f/2.8 at 1/100th sec., 70mm

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Sanjay, Again

You may have noticed that the frequency of my blog posts suffered in the weeks leading up to the Christmas holidays; happily that was due to a significant increase in work–which is certainly a good thing! One of the opportunities I had was to photograph actor/model/fitness instructor Sanjay again, who wanted to expand the variety of images in his portfolio. Today I’m sharing two of the B&W images from our sessions.

“Sanjay”, Nikon D800, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/60 sec., 72mm

“Sanjay”, Nikon D800, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/60 sec., 72mm


“Sanjay”, Nikon D800, ISO 1600, f/9 at 1/200 sec., 160mm

“Sanjay”, Nikon D800, ISO 1600, f/9 at 1/200 sec., 160mm

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Candid Portrait: Hussein

Do good and throw it into the sea — if it is not appreciated by an ungrateful man, it will be appreciated by God.
— Lebanese Proverb

Often the element of surprise leads to a fun, authentic portrait, and such was the case with this photo of Hussein. He hasn’t seen this, so will probably also be surprised to see this photo here today. 🙂

"Hussein", Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/5.3 at 1/80 sec., 90 mm

“Hussein”, Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/5.3 at 1/80 sec., 90 mm

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Echinacea Monochromis

“Never allow anyone to rain on your parade and thus cast a pall of gloom and defeat on the entire day. Remember that no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character, are required to set up in the fault-finding business. Nothing external can have any power over you unless you permit it. Your time is too precious to be sacrificed in wasted days combating the menial forces of hate, jealously, and envy. Guard your fragile life carefully. Only God can shape a flower, but any foolish child can pull it to pieces.”
— Og Mandino

"Echinacea Monochromis", Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

“Echinacea Monochromis”, Nikon D800, ISO 500, f/5.3 at 1/30 sec., 92 mm

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A Dark Lamp

“In a dark time the eye begins to see.” – Theodore Roethke

I won’t bore you with my blathering today, but you’ll want to be sure to stop by again tomorrow. I’ll be giving away a free garish and ghoulish hi-res Halloween desktop wallpaper download I put together… But don’t be frightened! 🙂

"Dark Lamp", Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.8 at 1/4000 sec., 50 mm

“Dark Lamp”, Nikon D800, ISO 320, f/2.8 at 1/4000 sec., 50 mm

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