Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018

Henry Bergson, "Our nervous, shifting vision tends to be highly selective, related more to identification and information than to aesthetic contemplation, study of mind, emotions in relation to the sense of beauty pertaining to involving or concerned with pure emotion and sensation as opposed to pure intellectuality."

Does it help to go into a scene uptight and nervous.  Or is it better to be relaxed and connected with your chosen subject.

Perceive the unusual as an outlet to become more intuitive which will enhance your visual landscape.

Image alterations by special software to enhance the facial characteristics is a natural progression of escapism in this new era of technological mastering of the human heart and soul.  As we move away from personal identity toward an exposure of self for the masses to be seen accomplishes our needs for ego gratification.  We are never satisfied, we never allow ourselves to just be without entertaining the facade of externality as a mask of not who we are but what we desire to escape from.

A broader illusion of self can be created through social media.  But these new expressions of self are not the truth but a posing of self, to tickle the fancy of viewers to like.  This ability to be seen now is an addiction beyond any cohesive society can bare. 

As we learn to project illusions of self outward we break the consistency of personality and become the many faces of Eve.  A wonderful biblical novel of split personalities.  

We are never satisfied with our daily lives and our own self- hood.  We must free ourselves from the shackles of our parents influence but not at the expense of losing your real personality, to become a natural wonder to be praised for your impressions and not scolded for your moral deceptions. 

Technology will use this copycat human trait to put out scraps of bait for billions of people seeking escape from their daily routines. Not only will you become further alienated from yourself but also as a species you will fail to have empathy for your brothers and sisters.  Why would you? There all clowns trying to get their 15 seconds of fame and fortune.

The real escape from daily routines is your inner will to listen to your intuitive self and focus your attention on execrating yourself from the tangled web of our demanding existence from exterior forces.

This steel grip of ego is becoming permanent in our lives.  Created facades of selfish manipulation by the haves to the have nots.  Diversion from the reality of intuitive thought has been created to keep the lowering of standards of the herded class from rebelling against the puppet masters.  This built in need for a physical presence of power is the god complex.  But now technology is our new god and our inner demons are coming forth.

We don't see the faces behind the screen but accept and assume that what we see is truth and what we hear is false. I have news for you that both are false witness to the structured existence we live in today.  In order to become an individual we must acknowledge the chains imposed on us by the intellect. Our thought process has been determined through out our lives and to break free we have to assume that external reality is deadness to insightful revelations of your individuality.

It is a false hope now to say a real self.  For we are being stripped of our inner being and turned inside out to perform for the enjoyment of greedy eyes by a technological prison of a mock reality.  This is seen on a daily basis as people ignore their surroundings and focus their addiction on a small screen bringing you a manipulated external reality of fake selves.

Anyone not in tune to the driving force of man's need to be seen in today's kaleidoscope of personality manipulation has been living in a mole tunnel.  We have always been intrigued and jealous of the movie stars, of the rich, now we can emulate them by creating a false mask, a new face to present to our so called hits of likes on our social status site.  This is not about truth but of counting the eyes posited in front of the screen for ad revenue.  

Beauty standards are nothing more than the obsessive addiction to integrate ads on social media and corporate sites into you're living thoughts as if those ads will accomplish for you what you couldn't do for yourself.

We are bombarded without mercy with a new vision of how we should be living our lives.  Forget your own personal voyage.  Your inner purpose is forgotten and now that purpose is greed and exterior praise for your sweet masked suited face.

After all our god sits above us judging us as inferior to his exclaimed truth but now our truth has been substituted with entertainment as the main journey one must take to get into the paradise of a gated community.

The big question for our future is this, "Do real people need to exist?"

Thursday, April 12, 2018

April 8, 2018

Henri Bergson, "Our intelligence, finding only the old in the new, feels itself on familiar ground: it is at ease: it "understand." Such is the clarity we desire, are looking for, and for which we are always most grateful to whoever presents it to us." 

We must focus intuitively on our perceptions and not allow us to find the old subject in the new.  An old way of perception that is redundant yet soothing to the fearful mind. Let us push beyond the old stimulus, the old repetitious images copied extensively through a mind looking for quick answers to the big questions of why did I come here in the first place, what attracted me to this moment, this perception.

Bergson, " There is another kind that we submit to, and which, moreover, imposes itself only with time. It is the clarity of the radically new and absolutely simple idea, which catches as it were an intuition."

Our image making is now image taking.  Our greedy sight takes everything in a split second as the shutter is released and the ego is fed once again on trivia and embarrassing moments of his or someone else's life.  

In order to find the subject amongst the trillion of impressions vying for your senses to acknowledge, you must focus and concentrate through reflection on the intuition, that was the cause of your visual stimulus. 

Your true insights will slow the aggravation of times movement and allow you the breathing room to settle in on a relationship with the external perceptions that are being organized by an intuitive realization that is not afraid to pierce the distractions and wait for the revealing blossoming of your hidden subject.

You must create art without fear of mistakes.  Mistakes build a repertoire of subjects to be looked at as a trail that leads you away from being negative about perceived miscues and allows you to see them as useful insights to explore more fully. 

You might be surprised how those mistaken insights are representative of your inner perceptions.

Why speed time up? 

Allow time to purposefully move at the speed of your inner beings wiliness to explore the world, not with anxiety but with excitement at the still waters of focused concentration.

When we look out at the world without focus we see the obvious structures we think were made by the infallible god like men of greed.

We can get lost in permanent anger at the loss of our own stifled revelations of a deeper truth that can create an image through your own freedom of choice, a vision of your pure self externalized. 

We create patterns, repetitious actions that define us.  It is a way we use our consciousness to order the hectic pace of life and visual stimulation. These repeating patterns give meaning to worker ants trained in slavishly adhering to the needs of the rich.

Anger builds when we can't connect to our inner purpose our true self.  

It is time to stand on your own two feet and begin your own journey that leads you to your true vision of interest by choosing subjects that you intuitively feel represent a solid part of your inner being.  

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

April 10, 2018

The visual nightmare of excessive exposure, details overwhelm our visual sense, creating nervous energy and doubt and creating in us the obsession to compete with the trillions of pictures circulating through our visual consciousness that will eventually exhaust our visual integrity and hinder our own personal journey in finding our own unique image expression.

Intuitive thoughts are ones own intense effort to understand.  We will exceed our limited training in school by reaching for a visual interior representation that releases us from the bond of details that inhibit powerful feelings being demeaned by surface behavior of foolish faddish hedonism.

If we except the limiting instruction of words then we will miss perceived moments of revelation as non existent.  Words always fill gaps of intuitive perception, words destroy the natural impressions, their force of visual stimulus that in order to create works of art we must perceive in connecting our visual sense with the subject we are visualizing.

To focus our intuition on the external world will create for us a new way of seeing this external fraud and we will be able to create from our own inner revelation images that explain our inner desires our perception of a world ignored by limiting, controlling ideologies.  

Was it not my personal inner intuition allowing me space to write in, a flow that encompasses my intuitive beliefs.  

Now can I transmit this, these same words into images.  Can I express through imagery what I have just written?  Are the words and images so far apart that I can't even begin to express these words in image form.  

Does that mean I need to forget the dictatorship of words and rely instead on my internal visual intuition to create images that remove words entirely from the equation of knowing my visual purpose?

Our intelligence has not evolved to allow us to visually see the personal intent of the reality we create.  We must rely on words to demean the visual stimulus and we must denounce the limiting barrier words create when perceiving external subjects.  

This is the beastly art of persuasion.  Words hollow excess, controlling thoughts to sway one perception away from another.

Are your image creations desperate for approval?  Are we being opened up by corporate media to understand life only as a means of competition, exposing our internal nature for greedy eyes to exploit  and compete with for billions of dollars.  

We have entered the apocalyptic "Thunder Dome". Two enter the dome and only one leaves alive.  I believe we are in that dome and we are fighting for our inner inspirational lives.  

Nature needs to be seen, that is the reality of human nature. The human body is a visual necessity. Eyesight allowed mankind to compete with the other treacherous animals and react in ways that allowed it to eventually master the killing beasts.  But in these actions it changed from an instinct of survival to a controlling force of power over nature and mankind. 

Being seen objectifies our bodies to others and allows others to develop means of identifying the outside world of human contact.  

We can retreat into our caves and for a moment relax and bring in the minds reflective necessity to expose blunders made during social contact.

But now those privacy moments have burst forth as a means to be seen not by a family or a few friends but by thousands of people in a split second, reducing your life character to a minute video.  

This ability to be seen by many is the carrot media puts in front of those that demand physical attention.  

What is lost on the viewer is his wasting of time and his internal world stereotyped by a visual addiction to show physical activities repeated on a small screen.

All animals mimic each other and we as human animals do the same but on a scale beyond earthly comprehension.

The need to be seen is a result of humans isolated on this infinitely small speck of dust in a vast darkness that inhibits the beliefs of past cultures. We are becoming hedonistic land grabbers to fill the
coming existential void of self loathing by exposing our internal trust of our inner being just for likes on a meaningless screen oblivious to our actual inner talents.

We are becoming tools of words that limit our inspiration and limit our understanding of the need for privacy.

Until we have an inner intuition that chips away at the massive tower of babel we experience every millisecond now in our dumming down lives we will never experience our true identities and become the vision that is now suppressed in infinite doubt.

Bergson suggested, " time is what hinders everything from being given at once. "It must therefore, be elaboration. Would it not then be a vehicle of creation and of choice? Would not the existence of time prove that there is indetermination in things? Would not time be that indetermination itself?"

We use time to hurry past our lives.  We see the structure of our lives as worker ants to be fed sensory impulses that dictate our days of manual stimulation.  We pass each day not in our personal intuitive revelations but as a drone of someone else's will. 

Live, human beings do not shut out the wonder of personal expression. But don't be fooled by the corporate media's intent.  They have dollar signs written all over their greedy faces and love turning the intuitive innocence into a public spectacle.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018

"If you want to see it direct, do not think about it, you will miss it, it is all together missed, " Tao-Wu

To really see one must let go of preconceptions.  We can't afford words creating barriers to our seeing.  We must move beyond the created vocabulary of structured existence.

An existence that levels the majority to think right by words as symbols of control. That define for us our likes and dislikes.  We have to open ourselves, our minds to the external world not as it is but as we perceive it in our own inner, special way.

Conformity is relying on other thoughts to dictate to you what is good and what is bad.  We must take the controlling words of tyrants and deliver them on to the dump heap of structured greed.  What we visualize as a subject will become our subject.  We just have to be aware of its presence by opening our minds to the fluidity of perceptions.  Don't get lost in the main stream of careless motion but relax take your intuitive sight to calm the restless wandering eye and focus on an idea or composition that is unique to you and you alone.

How many times have you been out taking snap shots of anything and everything and then suddenly your focus becomes direct and your inner perspective alerts you that if you wait in the present moment something will come to you that makes the scene you were passing worth your wait.

We  must never outgrow our childhood perceptions. But we must outgrow are conditioned mind.  A mind that insists on instinctive  surface reactions and the mechanical need to perform in like manner with everybody else.  We have our conditioned manners, our perceptions are for ease of motion in a habitat we all share.  If we were not so trained then mayhem would ensue and the community we live in would be destroyed.

There is at the core intelligence the history of mind growth that relied for it's survival on repetitive acts that created protection from the elements.

It is a struggle to see the importance of reversing some of the conditioning in order to fulfill your own unique vision.

When I was a young boy and we would travel, I would stare out the window at the scenery and also study the motion of the roadside.  I was fascinated by the blur of colors close to the car and how the landscape stabilized when I looked further outward.  I was willing to accept the speed and blur and create in my mind images of the flowing perceptions.

In the moving tide of foreground and background I would see a rush of green and then a gap of brown and then green again.  These colors were an abstract tapestry of nature.  I would play with the motion of the car by looking ahead and seeing an interesting subject coming at us fast and I would isolate that image from the background and focus just on its characteristics. I would be unknowingly creating mind pictures of placement and composition by putting the subject in a new landscape a new surrounding.

In order to perceive your own reality, creating subjects that connect with your developing vision it is important to perceive your subject in time but not with your intelligence but rather with your intuition.  Strengthening your intuition will improve your childhood perspective and allow you to enhance your ability to focus without interruptions of the intelligence demanding you move on to something new. By connecting deeply with your subject you don't need to be tricked to find something else, this is the reason why you stopped and interacted with your subject and are  now digging deeper in to the connection.

After all wasn't it the burgeoning intelligence that allowed us to survive the early years of human development by not spending  to much time in one place or be eaten by predators that were armed with instinctual hunting techniques.

Think of the musical note and hold that note through your entire performance, your creating of an image, a note that focuses your attention your intuition to look and not roam around the subject but to be present with the subject.  Narrowing your energy of creation into a fluid perspective of a musical note. I am not saying you won't exhaust your connection and have a need to readjust your perspective as you study and connect with the subject on a more personal level and approach the subject from many viewing choices but all these  choices will narrow to an image that takes all the different perspectives into consideration and creates an inner landscape you envisioned was present.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

March 17, 2018

Reality is constantly distracting our mental focus necessary for our artistic purpose, without mental focus we become pawns in an external facade of someone else’s freedoms.

Our connection to our inner consciousness is the only means to repel the media's need to manipulate the outer illusions with power and control, an intimidation of intelligence trapped in an ego of external knowledge created by human beings need to understand the world as we perceive it, allowing mathematical formula's to divert our perceptions away from intuitive knowledge and remain in the closed structure of material domination. 

All is well is a dead to rights sign, that nothing is right and we are in trouble of losing our freedoms. The stronger your mental strength the more you will be able to reflect on the situation at hand and begin to move in a sure pace toward the goal of mental liberation from the old stasis of confusing hypocrisy.  

Which is exactly the plan of the material giants that dictate to us the newest fads to distract us from our true insightful perceptions and artistic talents.

To be aware of nature not as object but as an opening to your deeper consciousness, revealing your unique perspective through a camera lens begins the bridging of separateness toward a unification of exterior/interior intuitions revealing your true creativity.

The uniqueness of our insights is only the beginning understanding of our presence in an unique environment of spacial time.  We insist on the non-movement of objects in relation to the perceived movement of objects and then we count the stationary forms with our formula's of illusions. These are necessary functions we must do in order to maintain a functioning appearance of an external reality, including eating sleeping and bodily functions. The results of this ancient necessity controls the minds functions. This hinders the inner reality's purpose of expression. The need for order affects us with these necessities we must perform to survive, controlling our thinking process and dulls our minds deeper purpose.  

The acceptance of an inner consciousness beyond the surface ego attached to the physical nature of external reality will illuminate the changes that must take place before we are free from the fear of the abyss, the nothingness supposedly beyond our vision.  This fear of nothingness is exactly what keeps us meek and docile.  

The intelligence wanting understanding, demanding an interior focus of it's needs first seeks mathematical formula's that explain in simple equations the working of the external reality.  This assures us that what is real is not the subterranean thoughts and intuitions we ignore but the cold facts of one plus one equals two. This obsession with equative knowledge limits our ability to move beyond an illusion of the structures of normality into a new vision of your own making. We limit our internal vision to be created when we retreat from the loneliness of self and our growing awareness through created visions of your internal depth being released. 

Photography is really about creating something more important than your inner revelations. It is to externalize those revelations by having the knowledge of self that demands your attention.

Could it be that through the creation of insightful imagery we finally can express our true identities? 
The exploration of an internal world through compositional insights that reflects your true inner expressions of intuition. 

All this is played out in an external world willing to bend to your visions of selfhood but not allowed because of the heavy handed grip of rational structures of material gain.

Abandon the frivolous material that demands you be someone else not your true individuality.  Why do you think you are being driven into a corral of non thinking, just do what the words dictate you to do.  

Work hard and die without the realization that the breaths you will take to become old could have been used to create through your internal landscape a physical impression of your beautiful individual insight.

Don't let your life be blinded to the dramas that distract you from your willful purpose. Don't abandoned those insightful perceptions, your unique perspective and be taken in by the limiting confusion of jealous greed. 

We fear the constant change of life’s infinite progress.  Some might disagree with the word progress and substitute the term devolution,

our loss of freedom of thought and action.  We have lost our ability to define our outer self from our inner core, our individual self and define our purpose through creative actions, a creative reflection of our inner universe.

We are moving quickly back to our animalistic nature and our behavior is getting more aggressive and less open as we are herded into different corrals depending on how insightful we are in analyzing the true nature of this constant made up reality of thievery. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

March 16, 2018

The camera is a tool and once an image is taken it sticks to your outer senses as truth. Seeing your self objectified alleviates your inner struggles and you instill in future snap shots your external facade and your true self is now hidden under stacks of memory cards and a once upon a time is now forever lost in egos insatiable hunger.  Ego instills in the doubtful mind a need for distractions and insists that you continually follow the fads of surface reflections as truth, a facade where by you can hide under the cloth of glamour.

Glamour versus meaningful creative imagery.  When you create an image it has an internal power of forceful purpose. You went inside your self to undercover your vision. 

When you create purposeful imagery you use your inner intuition that releases you from your  external constraints, connecting your vision outward with the subject that is becoming a real physical presence.

When we live on the surface of our sight, we lose touch with our inner core, we are weakened aesthetically. We must dig deeper into the black void of self and coax up from the eternal depths your new voice of strength.  

Your inner self has been hidden from you through the indoctrination into societies demands, the need to control the vision of our futures.  We need a discipline of inner strength to coax out our unique voice and not allow a world controlled by the few to harness our gifts of intense new visions.

Herd instincts drive us to react hostile toward new possibilities of expressing our own inner truths, society forces us to accept the created stereotypical doctrines of organized institutions that define our existence in burdensome holes of deceit which will slowly seal up our inner truth from expressing itself in an art form that is yours and yours only. 

Your inner perspective is the ticket to opening the formal palace of constricting past formula's of visual art. Your new insightful awareness will create new visions that can break through the structured memories of the corralled populace.

Nurture your creative truth. Don't hide in a complacent mind accepting someone else's strength of will that dictates to you what is good art and what is bad art. 

The golden rule today is to pursue your own deadly sins, why wait and become an object of derision, get what you want now in material value at someones else’s expense.  Hi-five your friends with your criminality. 

Social Media twists your intuitive thoughts and turns them into fluff and gibberish.  We seem to be in a century of angry selfishness, underlined with hyper sensitivity toward anyone with a possible answer to the mayhem of selfish private gains.  The self righteous will stand tall in the public eye to mouth their concerns about the on going incidents of useless violence, but the only action taken is to pass the hat around selling hair oils for the insecure.

This feeling of aloneness begins to permeate the entire psyche of the human race. This leads us to stand by dumbfounded and watch the suffering of the innocence for profit.

Images will have no purpose, no voice without a deep connection to the subject present.  An intuitive expression that forces our intelligence to see beyond this clutter of meaningless distractions into the true reality of your own existence which intern exposes us to a new formulation of our possibilities unencumbered by deliberate attacks on our individuality.

Where did our common sense go? It went in the direction of being seen as more important than being aware and focused in our life, not for the masses of common sheep, but for our own perceptive universe we share with our individuality.

When did egotistical behavior become the only expression of self?  When did the appalling lack of control of our external world give us a thrill of acceptance?  These violent acts are only the human animal finally showing its greedy eyes.

If we seek to hinder our ability to see with our own eyes the unfolding of our beautiful reality hidden behind the facade of sales reports then we have posited ourselves in the controlling illusion of life that only seeks material gain with thoughts of dullish aggression.

We become overwhelmed by the infinity of visual stimulus.  We barely have time to reflect before we experience another image that affects us in our emotional surface.  We never dig deeper into the viewing session but only react instantaneously to the picture and then move onto another passing moment.  These are not our moments. They are simulations of a distracted life but only that. They are not real life and certainly not your own.
It seems our new god is formatted from the constant bombardment of ads which instill in us an addictive want that disrupts our surface life, that keeps us from going beyond our simplified intelligence of order at all costs into a larger understanding of our place in the multiplicity of voices dying to be heard.  But we don't listen because our daily life is one of focused despair.  Our mantra is just make it through one more day that is it ,just one more and one more....
The corporate news treats us like kids ready for a tantrum. They don't give solutions but only repeat the script they have used for centuries.

The viewer listens to these hollow words with their twisted logic and incomprehensible analysis of the repetitive acts of violence. And we sit numb to the flow of time, wasting our deeper consciousness that could if focused upon bring forth our connective souls vision of inner truth and releasing upon the world a missed character we ran from when we were young and mindful of time/space illusions.

However, right now we are trapped in a causality loop and in order to break free from the circular logic of corporate media we have to begin to seek answers for ourselves.  Listen to your own internal barometer and dig deep in yourself for the lies of banal words repetitive vice. Social Media doesn't want the violence to stop for fear that their pay checks will be diminished

To see is to become.  Trends are created not by individuality but by constant shallow visual stimulation.  Our sight is the temptress undermining our ability to seek our truth and not some ad of created desires never wanted or needed.

In order to create a visible  connection between you and your subject you must spend the time not in a helter skelter blitz of snap shots but a deeper connection of trust that allows the subject to open up its true character. Giving you a new harmony of connection that frees you from the burden of copycat snap shots of a life less lived.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

March 11, 2018

Aesthetic purity is in the mind of the beholder, there is no pure absolute universal visual intensity all can agree on.  Our thoughts claim an intelligence conditioned to see the words exposed in objects of material vastness. Beauty is your perceptions veiled in conditioned responses to a language taught you from birth.  We must free ourselves from our limited awareness, our narrow paths of deception that define our personalities and artistic sight.

We see what we want to see is a facade of shallow thoughts.  We see what we have to see if we can liberate our sight from rules of aesthetic cliche's.

Pure vision is like the Virgin Birth, we as humans can't fathom the observed perfect unity blending the spirit and the physical self.  Aesthetic is a personal vision, art is as good as its creator and his connection with the envisioned project or found objects of intuition need to be developed and created through humility and listening to his inner voice.  Just as a painter feels his subject through his inner eye image creators do the same. We must in order to understand our inner landscape begin the journey of discovering its physical presence. 

We are connected with the forces of nature, meaning not only the natural beauty in nature but the violent raging weather, animals and so called man that populate our fearful perceptions.  Through history we have the gift of an adaptive character within us.  This has allowed us to formulate the reality we share by mutual trust of control.  If we can't control our external forces surrounding us then we are no better than the animals we consume.  

We must apprehend intuitively our inner vision of the subject of interest through our own intrinsic need for revelations. 

Can an image have a deeper purpose than a shallow surface reflection of your human obsessive need for distraction without reflections.  The answer is universally yes, and that is what we are seeing today, surface glitter of a humanity lost in its direction and stumbling along with distractions that don't invite intuitive visions of a better world but instead delay the minds recognition of a deeper spiritual life undermined by glamour and deceit.

When you are intimately involved with the creation of your chosen subject through concentrated focused, determination to go beyond surface details but instead try and show a new version of the old rhetorical repetition and create a willful purpose of feelings buried deep in our consciousness that is waiting to be revealed, then your image creation is fluid with your becoming.  

Letting go of your daily needless distractions and having a pure focused intent on the subject allows you to feel your depth of intuitive connectivity with your subject.

True visual intensity is seeing not through formal structures that hinder originality but through personal intense intuition that connects with your subject on a new plane of experience.  An inner reflection of your inner visual originality.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February 28, 2018

Brassai, "Every creative person has a second Date of Birth, and one which is more important than the first, that on which he discovers what his true vocation is."

Within humanity there must be individuality.  Women and men must choose what they will become, thus all become a unique likeness to his/her willful purpose.

The next product, the next fad becomes you and for a month, two months you are a created persona of fashion, limiting your liability to expand beyond the high glitter of facade.  

Reality is constant distractions breaking our willful purpose into fragments of daily chores and conditioned responses to our hectic life of technology's cursed universality.

Every time you distract yourself away from your inner consciousness you lose the ability to act in the present moment.  You have been fooled to believe by listening to the concrete structures of wealthy needs that your actions are truly your own.

All you have done is accept with a bitter taste in your mouth the rules of conformity.  Allowing your inner perceptions to be overwhelmed and put aside by someone else's personal unique vision.  

To be yourself and to see the world through your eyes you need to pursue your inner vision to the tenth degree.  Yes, you will still have to adapt your purpose to life's endless scattering of ideas and visions.  But you must never lose sight of your own inner conscious perceptions of your fluid reality.  

We can't stop motion, that is life's endless need but we can for a few seconds create in our lives our vision in the externality of our inner source of creation reflected in the eye's visualization in time's constant flow.  For a brief second we have stopped the flow not by ignorance but by a need to expose visual art that represents your inner landscape in this moment quickly receding.

We are finding our true footing on a necessary slippery path to freedom of consciousness beyond the solid disinformation of our created past and present by fools of commerce and industry. Where the only goblin in life is gluttony and material wealth, all else is valueless and removable.

If we enter a new sleeve of personality or a patched up facade every time our ego wishes to be something else we are destroying our unique existence and limiting our inner consciousness the freedom to become a true self.

A self refusing to explore the depths of his own personality out of fear and daily distractions from the powerful influence of matter is a mere shadow glimpse of his true willful purpose.  

Physical existence hinders insight of pure conscious neutrality, perceptions that can connect one to an outer existence of direct awareness.

Intuition is the true means to explore your inner perspective and to get a true connection with external stimulus. Without stopping to perceive the moments of spacial time as is, without constant focus, we will never experience the truth of our own created realities.

Photography used as a means to focus and connect with the external realities could become a means to understanding your own unique personality.

Ernst Haas, "Still, I don't want to declare there are no highways of fruitful directions. In learning there are. Follow them, use them and forget them. Don't park. Highways will get you there, but I tell you, don't ever try and arrive.  Arrival is the death of inspiration."

Thursday, February 15, 2018

February 15, 2018

We create patterns, repetitious actions that define us. It is a way we use our intelligence to order the hectic pace of life and visual stimulation.

Are we becoming existential memory tapes of our own lives? Living life in a video/snap shot of and not living our lives as is.

This constant addiction to digitizing our moments and not living them free of external reflection is becoming a barrier from life and denying our individuality and presenting us as a cardboard cut out, a star being in love with his own likeness.

We are constantly on. Our eyes see and registers desires temptation.  Because of this we are easily swayed to move away from purpose and into recording a purpose.  A bait and switch.

The next product the next fad becomes you and for a month, two months you are a created persona of fashion, an illusion of theatrical drama. This facade is not your outer perspective it is only how others see you in this moment soon fleeting and not how you see yourself. How do we reconcile our outer experience with our inner self? A knowledge that is secret only to us. How do we present ourselves and be understood at the same time? It is impossible because of the material conditioning we have endured that has disenfranchised us from our true selves and our true perspectives.  

We must start slowly disconnecting ourselves from the vulgar chaos of advertisements seen as our inner goals.  They are not.  They are only someone else's perception of a reality we are paying for.  This inner reality we never share with others represents your unique voice.  Why wait to death's knocking before opening up your life to the world, deliberately and uniquely, coming out of your chrysalis to begin your inner journey with outer revelations of unique image creations.

Susan Sontag, " It offers, in one easy, habit-forming activity, both participation and alienation in our own lives and those of others-allowing us to participate, while confirming alienation.  A society which makes it normative to aspire never to experience privation, failure, misery, pain, dread disease, and in which death itself is regarded not as natural and inevitable but as a cruel, unmerited disaster, creates a tremendous curiosity about these events-a curiosity that is partly satisfied through picture-taking. The feeling of being exempt from calamity stimulates interest in looking at painful pictures, and looking at them suggests and strengthens the feeling that one is exempt. In the real world, something is happening and no one knows what is going to happen.  In the image-world, it has happened, and it will forever happen in that way."

Barriers to seeing and living a fulfilling life are constant threats.
Each road we go down has the potential to stiffen our creativity.
Each moment can mean a different future. Each future is your original being waiting to take a chance on a new direction.

Nervous neurotic energy of empty space must be filled with myself, I will create my purpose.

We progress through many lives as we mature and grow old and then die. Patience just waits, no longer an option to discover yourself. For those who think reality can be controlled by action alone are naive.

Are your barriers to seeing and living a simple attachment of fear to an action, to have a thought and then a feeling of anxiety limits your ability to communicate with the scene before you, focus on the good things that brought you here and explore the scene even in trepidation for once you have mastered your ability to ignore anxiety then you are on your way to bridging inner and outer realities.

If you place a mental barrier over a unique perspective then you are instigating a withdrawal from your subject and lessening your choices and your visual purpose. 

Your trust with your visual passion creates a relationship 
with the scene before you and this connection is more important than allowing fear to control the outcome of a vibrant personal vision? We all have to fight through our nemesis and times ruthless progression.

This will allow you not to arrange the world through visual ruts that have controlled your perceptions through the years with structured ignorance of your true potential. You must begin to see through a clearer lens, toward a world that is opening and blossoming with excitement for your eager eyes.

Self, our internal subjective being comes into his own when one breaks the binding of words dictating to us our past, present and future. 

The beauty in photography is to connect the dots between you and your subject. Photography can bridge your inner fears toward a better examination of your truth in originality.

We do not create images of our memories.  We create images of our self objectified in the fabric of the landscape.  We choose our subjects with purpose, not with a happy trigger finger, your inner world is exposed through the details that combine to illuminate the final chosen scene.

It is a document of compassion, with sincerity to make images of your connections with the exterior details that represent your spiritual consciousness. It is not a snap shot of being their but actually Being there interacting with the scene as a human attentive to the smallest details that made you stop and look in the first place.

Monday, January 29, 2018

January 28, 2018

Henri Bergson, "Our intelligence, finding only the old in the new, feels itself on familiar ground; it is at ease; it "understands". Such is the clarity we desire, are looking for, and for which we are always most grateful to whoever presents it to us."

We are creating ourselves beyond our internal life, creating a new likeness to what the collective dictates is acceptable behavior. A behavior dictated by an outer force.

Words are daily manipulated to change the meaning of photographs.  To instill confusion of what you see and by doing this making it easier to use propaganda to convince someone something is happening in real life instead of a created existence in minds of a confused populace.

We are becoming a video game society easily tempted with bells and whistles to entertain us but not educate us on the true nature of social media's ever expanding role and control in our lives.

We live our lives it seems in movie roles.  These become our living facade and makes it easier to express your nature through theatrics rather than real intuitive communication.

So our focus and concentration span is getting shorter and it will be harder for the new generations to express the de-evolving of our conscious efforts.  We will be speaking in short word sentences unable to grasp any communication over a 30 second span.

The external images are created for our centering.  A cohesive unity of structure.  These images are not necessarily your friend.  Your personal vision creates your external view.  If you are negative in your approach to the external world then your vision will be compromised with a defeatist attitude.  Remember nothing will be perfect, that is fools gold.  Your inner compass guides you to fulfill your unique opportunity to express through imagery your inner world.

Our internal consciousness is our inner compass.  By ignoring our inward intuition we lose touch with our personal image creating talent. We take an easy shortcut to the external facade of ego and become slaves to the now, by meaningless visual stimulus that has no barring on our future sight.  Only a limitation on what you are capable of when you explore the external facades but not your own neglected inner consciousness. 

Your natural talents are put deep under the ridiculous bait and switch motives of greed in this all consuming material grab fest.

Simplify your life by looking deeper into your intuitive consciousness to find a connection not with the outside foolery but an inner stability of your truth.  Once that is found then you can create external representations of your inner purpose.

It is very easy in social media to change the meaning of a snap shot by using words that deliberately inflame.

It is almost impossible when you use social media not to reinvent yourself by creating facades that have a homogeneous quality to the mass hypnosis of self centerness. Our being is unique but also susceptible to bend to the need for attention in this web based addiction to the 'look at me glamour'. 

Once that addiction to step into the limelight of attention seeking, you begin to feel the controlling influence of your projected persona and create a facade that is not you, it is your ego seeking  the limelight the blundering need for the accolades of falsity from the unknown masses of a surface reality. 

This addiction to support an ego with external fabrications is the crippling of your true value, your concentration on your interior landscape. And on your intuition that can give your internal duration a true time, one that is unique to you and your vision for image creation. Not a false time of exterior possessions.  

Photographs that are rushing by as you travel head long into your surface reality will not bring you to a deeper level.  This obsession with the hook in your mouth need to capture your life is an illusion.  Your life can't be captured through mindless snap shots.  Your life will never be captured.  Your stimulus to accept the herd instincts of created fades for the fashion wizards of manipulation begins your spiral into a self that will never be present.  

As you build up these external displays none of this is truly your inner consciousness but an attempt by the controlling forces to pigeon hold you in a small life of quick sand (materialism) that you cannot break free of. 

Life is constant motion not a static representation, a captured moment on a screen.  Our need to feel the familiar is an instinct of survival. Something we can't explain disrupts the common sight of a physical reality that doesn't change.  Of course this is an illusion because our lives change in infinite ways each second of the day.  But to control their outer dogma as truth is the controlling influence of a reality built around objects of possession.