Archive for December, 2008

Kiss someone -make human contact-Happy New Year!

Posted in Opinion on Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

       Elaine and I wish you, your loved ones, your disaffected,  and even your enemies, a Happy New Year in 2009.

Kiss somebody– make human contact–Happy New Year !!

                george

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Happy Birthday Elaine !!!!

Posted in Opinion on Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

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  If  you want to know more about this woman, go to: elainezimbel.com


This one? / That one?/ Which one? by george

Posted in Opinion on Friday, December 19th, 2008

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I was trying to decide which print I should use with my holiday greeting letter. After 65  years of shooting,.it should be difficult, but….it was easy:  “I’ll use the rooster”.  Don’t ask me where that came from;  also don’t ask me why I press the shutter when I do.  (MFA anyone?)

The point is  I want you to get pleasure from this image  and thank you for your friendship.  Elaine & I send you and yours  best wishes for the upcoming year.

That said I want to give you my  thoughts  about why I chose this. I think you would call it the backstory..
This rooster spent most of the year with the famous Bona Fide Farm chickens..big eggs, big yolks that looked like the setting sun.  He took good care of them.  They were even mentioned in a slick Toronto magazine…wow!  But  that’s surface stuff.

At four this morning I started thinking about why I loved this rooster.  Well, he “flew the coop” (an so did I);  he loved the hay loft in the big barn (an so  did I ) and he spent much of his time looking out at the world (and so do I).  I won’t go further..Elaine is the psychotherapist in the family.

In the New Year do  what you can to make the world better.  It ain’t easy.

george


Fifty years apart – two photographs , two females in white outfits…

Posted in Opinion on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

smaller-mmfa.jpgI am happy to announce the acquisition of two of my photographs by The Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal for their permanent collection.

You will  recognize Marilyn in her white dress:  “The Energy, NYC 1954″,  but I must introduce you to our dog Lily: ” Lily & George in the Park 2004″  The latter is part of my ongoing “shadow” series. I have come to the conclusion  that photographers are more aware of their shadows than most people and  start to use them as a subjects.

As for one of my favorite Marilyns “The Energy” breaks a lot of rules..photographing directly into the kleig lights, letting the subject fall off the edge of the frame etc., all of which proves there are no rules. That is a very important rule. …george


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