Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 11, 2018

Our daily lives are influenced heavily by technology that takes our actions for granted and plants us firmly in the ground of compulsive behavior. These repetitious actions reinforce the validity of the action and thus we assume our actions are real and worthy. However, all we are is imitating each other, creating in our own mind an invitation to be controlled.

The activities of your daily life, your kids birthday parties, hosting a dinner for your friends, all these situations will be photographed automatically as you disconnect yourself more and more from the moments of your life. 

Instead of thinking about the person you are interacting with you will be thinking about how you look and act towards the camera. You can't wait to see what pics this mechanical beast took of your little party. 

And once the party is over you won't live your life through conscious memories of that day but have to look at your life through the eyes of an objective device that has no feeling toward you or your purpose, a surveillance camera in your own house. 

You have substituted that which can give you insight into your life and others by immersing yourself and your feelings intuitively into a scene for an object placed outside your visual consciousness to take snap shots of a life you are not truly living.

This will continue your growing awareness of the Existential reality of your own existence.  To experience existentialism on a massive scale throughout our individual lives will increase fear, hate, violence, greed etc... and in order for you to feel superior and “real” you will have to dominate the Human Species.

We are living this today. The continuing reality of people as objects, a narrowing of the mind's perception of individuality between independence and the herd mentality. The wealthy see themselves as 'Titans of the old Roman Empire of profit'. 

Social Media controls the information that is fed to us in diluted form in order to pacify the masses of corralled minds, that are finally realizing that life exists for only those that can move away from the automated formula's of the wealthy and begin again to use their own mental capabilities to explore their own inner directions with confidence in their purpose.

We all carry our own albatross around our necks that deny our hopeful glances at something new and original, not for profit but the sharing of an original ideas.

Technology as it becomes more and more invasive wants more and more power.  The ultimate goal for technology is to think for mankind.  Any questions you may have can be instantaneously answered not by your own deep study but by cliche answers from the meekest of sources. 

Human kind does not want to think for themselves but wants to be pulled along with the flow of times cruel endings. Why think, that can put stress on your delicate skin and confuse an already dying individual mind.

As we distract ourselves more and more by words and ideas that are at best trivial, our conversations become more repetitive. An accumulation of junk thoughts that has as much purpose as a devout atheist as Pope. We seem to allow our minds to take the least path of resistance and this leads down the road to Fascism.

New imagery with intuitive truth has a limited value, a passing fad of human folly and violent aggression. The powers that be insist on violence to regurgitate the simple minds inability to think out of the box he is in. By ignoring the paths for deliverance we intrude on other's feelings by a misrepresentation of the truth.

When you create a worthy image from your subjective intuition you have transgressed the formality of controlled thoughts and enter into a world of anarchy.  

The only meaningful subjects it seems for print nowadays is hollywood glamour. The tidbits of truth that make us jealous of the perfect hair, the perfect eyes, the perfect nose and body. Exterior perfection hides a shallow beast of material dependency.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

January 9, 2017

We are moving our knowledge base to something foreign, exterior to our private needs.  It sounds good but instead of finding info for ourselves we seek outside of our own consciousness the answers to our individual concerns.  We are being lumped together as products and then bombarded by ads to buy this or that but these products don't have any real purpose but to install in shallow minds a feeling of knowledge that is a mirage and we end up knowing only what they tell us.  The rhythms of your heart are distorted and encumbered with conformity.  Your inner genius is subdued and moved to a new location in a controlled environment of specific ads and no news, so you feel you're living your own life.  This exterior force that infiltrates your independent consciousness is a natural reaction to propaganda. We natural retreat to ideas of lesser values, ideas that we think are safe for our very future.  To think out of conformity begins the isolation of your individuality and a shunning of your thoughts as folly or sacrilegious.  Conform or be denied is the new catch word of the wealthy's manipulation.  

Laws are being formed for disobedience that once matured will stifle all freedom of thought. The misdirection of selfhood are apparent. We think we are individuals making a difference in our lives living our truth but we are living a truth that allows only answers and not questions concerning its validity.  

The biggest falsehood now is the consumer mentality being directed by illusions that not to have is a slap in the face of your ego life. You must buy in order to feel important and alive.  

The brain demands order and in the face of anxious memories and false visions, it will seek a peaceful conquest of its independence.

The free falling life of independent thoughts accuse words of determining our future and words put a strangle hold on our freedom of creativity, our personal vision.

We are insulated from the world that surrounds us which begs us to see the natural beauty beyond the metal forces of illogical concepts always changing, getting us more and more into the big muddy.

These futile attempts to cover over our own animal desires to destroy dreams of independence in order for our little gods to applaud our made up stories of off world paradises just waiting for our death is disgusting and vulgar.

Solitude is a witness to your inner world, a means to experience the infinite duration in us with intuitive visions of your potential subjects to create purposeful imagery.  That ability to look at the subject with interest begins your journey in creating images that reveal your inner landscape.  You can listen to others or listen to your inner unique voice.

The words, thoughts, images found are spoken only to you, you must explore them with intuition and forceful determination to block out the voices of jealous conformity.

Social Engineering is alive and well in today's consumer driven economy. The only problem is that you can’t turn off the faucet.  Once you instill in animals a behavior to act a certain way you have a big problem trying to change that behavior.  We have been conditioned past the bible’s limited knowledge of truth to envy others and what they have. So we are conditioned to buy and buy and spend and spend and the material world goes around and around.  We are no longer self aware of what we have become and because of our shallow evolution we are easily distracted by technology and are suckers for the next latest and greatest.  We move as metadata through life becoming just statistics in a fish bowl of manipulations, never trying to stop and become something more. As the earth’s resources evaporate and extreme climate changes occur with ever increasing frequency we are slaves to our choices. 

To speak out against this hatred toward the beauty of nature and its powerful force is the radical voices of human beings.

We highlight those individuals that protest the increasing power of the world corporations that use our money to mobilize reactionaries of blind indifference, yes men and women that react to outside forces (propaganda's clueless words) like Pavlov's Dog and spit incomprehensible words of vile hatred toward human beings trying to save this planet.

And because our system of capitalism is based on greed and power, we see in other countries a willingness to go along with the overbearing barons of capitalism.  You will find my friend that corporations are not only people but the new gods of this little planet. They will not give up this pervasive power easily and they will defend their wealth with ever more draconian systems to beat down the masses and suck their individual vision of a purposeful life as one would drink a soda with a straw. 

Fearing life and not embarking on your own personal inner travels is the real issue confronting our allegiance to the external rather your internal insights and your preparations to connect with the exterior reality on your own insightful terms in order to create visual art.

Covering up your loneliness with partial posts that don't tell anyone about your true self only a facade of your external being open to choices of unknown results. One is always moving beyond the reality that is present in yourself.  Your truth that none see, only seeing a hatred of becoming part of the herd but scared to stand alone and voice your true inner vision. It is as if one is embarking on creating an ego self as your truth, a visual betrayal to others, a new person not in touch with their true interior self but in touch with an alter ego of pride and greed.

Think of your social media site and the overwhelming amount of information and minutia of details you can find that really has no purpose for you or how you want to live your life.

Social media can paralyze you into non action. Controlling how you perceive the world and how we interact with it on a shallow, glossy surface, using words that have been taught through generations with the only real value, control of your senses. Labels dictate your minds surface reaction. Stop the pursuit of individuality and the inner relationships one has with your true self for an anonymous external relationship with the fear of loss and a painful duration of lies. Externally we are easy targets for the propaganda machine and its on going purpose to subdue originality.

Each day have a goal of connecting with a subject that interests you.  If it is just a facade of a building or a mannequin in a window,
look for very simple graphics and that holds your eye and creates a question in your mind about reality and your own personal vision.

Begin to explore space not under the gun of passing time.  Speed is not appropriate when reaching deep in yourself to find your unique inner reality. Settle into your visionary space and let go of the illusion of time.  Begin to see time and space as one.  Your duration in time and space is your unique journey.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January 3, 2017

Steve Martin, "Art is created on the way to doing something else."

The existential experience becoming a physical artifact. We all experience the absurd nature of life and its impact on actions and reactions that seem dreamlike. Yet by responding, we enter existence and move through duration hoping for answers. We create our lives, our existence, in the beginning we are empty shells. We all try and cope with the feelings of existence and ultimately the feeling of purpose. Without purpose you become lost in the world of cheap facades. Purpose directs your consciousness to become.  

No photographer needed. Your individual life no longer separate from the masses of content flooding social media, all seeking curious eyes to highlight their trivial thoughts. Images are lessened by the multitude of exposures that create a tidal wave of nonsense and undermines images of purpose.

Your life events will be documented for you by a remote controlled camera that has been placed in a strategic location that will be able to capture the moments without understanding the nuances of the scene or take the time to immerse itself in the celebration but will coldly and oppressively snap pics without depth or understanding. 

Your house, your life will become a necessary technique to further alienate yourself from the real world and its necessary immersion. 

These images will be objects of another life not your own. The camera used is another step toward automating our lives which in turn decrease our ability to empathize and dig deeper into our existence and future visions.

The ultimate goal is to have us on another plateau unable to think for ourselves and to demand answers to complex problems. We begin to accept the inevitable demise of impulse,intuition and depth of character.  We are becoming ads for our exterior lives and shunning the complexity of inner consciousness and awareness. 

Without a free mind to make choices of what subject to create an image of we limit our ability to identify and explore the exterior reality around us.  We lose the connection with external forces that deepen our resolve to find answers.  We limit our ability to connect to thoughts foreign to our conditioned minds.  We lessen our chances of experiencing a real immersion into the world we are exploring.

Image creation is an art. Without involvement, a true mental focus, your choices when creating images have been abandoned. 

We have created a world whereby we all assume we are the image taken and therefore free to just be ourselves.  But is that what really happens or will you once again walk closer to the edge of giving your life over to a mechanical structure that is and has been ruling our consciousness for decades.

Without individual choice we lower our status on the biological scale.  We demean the centuries of experience accumulated to discover deeper and deeper purposes for our existence.  Once our choice is limited we lose the freedom of expression and empathy toward the human race.

The structure of our minds is directly affected by our instinctive drive for security. Even today with all the technology we still fear the intruder, the others, that mean to harm our limited safety, our small plans for our future.  

The inability to stand on our own two feet, alone, free of the seduction of our personal freedom to a common thought which is quietly being instilled in everyone is a disgusting measure of the control seeking of iron minded greedy minds. 

To live your internal life free of barriers and to involve yourself in the unique visions you witness is the freedom we all must seek. This seeking is a positive force but also a scary feeling of separation from the masses.  Individuality is frightening but necessary to become your vision.

The biggest falsehood now is the consumer mentality being directed by illusions, that to not buy is a slap in the face of your ego. You must buy in order to feel important and alive.  The brain demands order and in the face of anxious memories and commercialized visions it will seek a radical conquest of its independence.

The free falling life of independent thoughts accuse words of determining our future and put a strangle hold on freedom of creativity, your vision.

We are insulated from the world that surrounds us and begs us to see the natural beauty beyond the metal forces of illogical concepts of power.

Solitude is a witness to your inner world, a means to experience the infinite duration in us with intuitive visions of your potential subjects to create purposeful imagery.  That ability to look at the subject with interest begins your journey in creating images that reveal your inner landscape. You can listen to others or listen to your inner unique voice.

The words, thoughts, images found are spoken only to you, you must explore them with intuition and forceful
determination to block out the voices of jealous conformity.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

November 25, 2017

We don't want to deal with real life.  So we objectify our lives through pictures to show everyone how human we are.

This physical world of material value blinds us to our spiritual, free will to choose our life through conscious awareness.  We must nurture our internal self.

But that is not the purpose of social media and it's now obvious infiltration into the lives of everyone.  We are seeing and feeling the demise of human consciousness.  The will to be open and free to choose your intent.  Our choices being limited by misdirection toward a full plate of nonsense.

We are becoming less than sacred life, we are becoming awful stewards of the gift of this planet to selfish accumulation of material stuff.  We don't look at action to help anymore but action to attain meaningless grandeur.  The surface ego has broken through the walls of exclusion and now rests on his thrown of make believe.

What can you state that isn't false, that doesn't have as its base the motivation of money? Everything we do now exploits the earth and other human beings. We insist on the glamour of deceit to become the one we wish we weren't.  We have succumbed to the awful desire to behave as crows feeding on the dead dreams of original thought.

We must let go of our conscious state of words that define us.  We are not words but actions that add up to a life of real beauty.  Inside beauty is a powerful feeling of letting go.

We need to start again not as blank slates of reflective consciousness but present in the now of life's mysteries.  To see the world as it is and not through filtered glasses of consumerism. We must allow our being to see outward not through selfish desire but through a clear demand for equality of minds.

This mental despair we are living in now, isn't acceptable. If our minds are asking for a predictive action on your accepted station in life, only movement of thoughts and movement of actions will increase the desire to change the direction of your perceptions.

I believe we have free will. The ability to curtail the omnipresent control of society by criminal engineers.  They have hijacked our openness and caring for each other and turned our thoughts into needless greed and lust. A competition of selfish anger toward oneself and others. By not looking deeper into your self and bringing your conditioned childhood up to the surface as the reasons for your de-focused action in the present moments.

You will continually meet your destiny in hostility against making a change, toward a unifying decision toward a goal of redeeming values.

We think of ourselves as free and in control of our lives.  But through technology we have become less human and are being moved toward the accumulation of things as a symbol of our status and our visual symbol. We are turning our heads away from individuality and toward conformity.  We listen to the lies on TV as if this is important for our salvation.  We ignore the blood on our useless hands as if we were Pontius Pilot.

This nonsensical explanation of their cause, our own violent overreaction to other voices is a blight on the very nature of humanity. We are the enemy.  We see but don't dig deeper into why we are seeing what we are seeing.  We cling to conditioned responses that limit our struggle with guilt and knowing.  We close our mind to something different because our built house of cards would tumble into a desperate anger at our wasted life.

Our mental conditions are measured by false comparisons.  My mental state is known only to me and if I tried to explain it to someone I would have to compare it with something else and then that something else becomes the desired measurement of my internal consciousness and has hijacked my originality.

Is all our futures destine at birth? Are we a fixed entity that exists at a predetermined weight, height, intelligence...etc?  Are we conditioned to react to stimulus or do we create our vision and our future purpose?

Through our social media reflected vision of ourselves, created by consumer ads we compete with our growing concern of who we are and who we want to be. Let go of the preconceived ideas and feeling and just be present in the now of existence and not the hell of what ifs.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

October 29, 2017

Are image trends being made and exploited because of their marketability or because that is what an image creator felt and wanted to say? Or are we being commercially exploited by social engineering that is imitated on millions of web sites world wide ad nauseam.  What is privacy now?

We live in such a fast paced information driven age and it has caused us to think quickly without reflection and then move on to the next tid-bit of information as quickly as we can.

Each word we speak, each vision we accept, each moment controlled, each second lessened, all these things condition us from birth to reject our uniqueness and individuality.

You must write with your right hand, that is the way of the world.  You must accept authority to survive in these social classes.

Our individuality has been taken from us and demanded that our surface consciousness be in tune to the piper of this created reality we all live in, to exploit the masses.

But underneath our material mind, I call the commercialized mind, our consciousness awaits its discovery.  

When do you feel that you are connected to someone or some eternal subject? This is not a passing fad or a selfi, or a shopping spree.  You feel something more than the surface ruble, the exploitation of simple minds.  In order to see you must come to grips with the surface reality we live in. shell we live in controls our minds eye to look outward and not inward.  What do we see when we look out at the planet earth.  Pieces of a puzzle which we have no true relationship with. The only relationship accepted is glossy and material goods.  The reflection you see in the mirror is a presentation of your lost self. This shallow and confining representation loses sight of his original goal.

You have cemented in your mind a particular rationality for the the things you do. For your thoughts and actions are there that shape your perceptions with no break through to see life in a different lighted way.  We assume that the structures of our lives are normal and that we belong to the class of the unseen. That your talent lies in accepted behavioral action and not turning your perceptions toward a more personal adventure a true purpose that directs you deeper consciousness to become.  

A journey that allows you to breath in the complex changes of time and your free will.  You become independent minded and not part of the herded cattle.  Oblivion awaits those that keep their heads down eating stale grass.

If you don't break free you won't accomplish anything. You are a receptacle for information that has no bearing on your life's goals and your image creations. Social media dulls your independence and will to be yourself and not a replica of another's mindful purpose of control for money. When you let go of the forced action of being part of, you gain intuitive sight of your feelings and purpose, your acknowledgement that you are more than a corralled animal.

In photography you are not settling for the fast paced gun and shoot mentality.  You are exploring your inner vision, getting to know yourself anew, releasing the burden on your shoulders of someone else's domination.

What we bring to a scene creates the right atmosphere for creating great images.  If you ignore the attraction to the scene, what made you stop and look deeper into the unfolding landscape in front of you, then you will not be able to understand your unique composition that will express your inner sight.

There becomes a locked in rigid mentality to image making, a wanting to imitate a proven method of getting your smiling faces and background in the frame. 

Photography is personal content, it should enlighten the viewer to look deeper into the scene created and to be observed in the perspective and composition taken. The viewer should experience a new way of seeing this shallow reflection we call standard life. 

A photograph is a painting, a poem, a symphony, a dance, and it is not just a pretty picture, or an exercise in technique and print quality.

The image made is a penetrating statement, a selectivity of subject made by the image creator to express what he/she was feeling that drew her to the subject in the first place. The image taken without motive or feeling is a reflection on the new behavior of instant gratification in photography.  

The photograph is content that should enlighten the viewer with a subject uncovered through new eyes that see the world differently than a standard, conformed replication of what was done in the past.

A powerful emotion impels you to action looking for a strong and stirring understanding of the present subject by taking your time creating a matchless image that can impart to the viewer a unification of perspective his and yours.

Each word we speak, every thought we have acted on is a reflection of a need in society for order and complacent behavior. When we take images we are accepting what others deem as good images.  But these images are a drag on the ability of an artist to break though the clutter of cloned responses that one must struggle with in order to open his mind to new possibilities.

Earnst Haas, "The artist must express the summation of his feeling, knowing, and believing through the unity of his life and work. One cannot photograph art. One can only live it in the unity of his vision, as well as in the breadth of his humanity, vitality, and understanding.

There is no formula—only man with his conscience speaking, writing, and singing in the new hieroglyphic language of light and time."

Monday, September 4, 2017

September 4, 2017

It becomes a comfort, a necessary stopping of feelings and intuitions to accept a perception as fruitful and allow your automatic response become written in fear.

Photography is not just a camera taking images without a mind clicking the shutter. Photography is a means to your subject that reveals itself when you are intuitive enough to connect with its mysteries.

Is there such a thing as a real deal in creating images and image that states emphatically what the photographer was trying to express with settling for second hand information?

You are not accepting the gifts made possible by your awareness and intuition.

Mind's listen for the sound of the hunt.  They anticipate the death of compliance.  But like the age of old the kings and queens have the authority to devour your world in a blaze of greed.

A photograph separates us from the real world.  It exposes our inner intentions and thus is a replica, a past replica of our experience. Who we are is lessened if we believe that picture taking is reality.  It is our inner landscape made objective but it only represents a small portion of the reality you endured to get the photograph.  Once an image is made it takes that scene that you connected with and produces a similarity of vision with your own inner landscape.  But that image is not real and now you have moved on and forgotten your real purpose of shooting the scene.

We try and create a realistic representation of our vision and try to explain with your own thoughts why life is judgmental, when it comes to stealing little pieces of a so called reality and not seeing the wholeness waiting to be shown.  Creation is but an awareness of self in relations to stimulus that isn't real but always changing and moving as one tries to capture the truth of your inner existence in relation to the outer world.

Why do we take images?  One could claim that by taking pictures one is absorbing the external world and making it succumb to the human representation.  Since all of us are constantly changing why do we think we are any different than nature being taken by digital means.  Once we take a snap shot of something without thinking through the process of empathy and intuition about the subject then we have just taken an infinitival detail and claim that that snap is the truth.  But it is not the truth to others or yourself.  You have a nagging belief that there is something there more worthy than an artificial picture of food.  Something deeper and more vast in your tightening emotions and environment.  That beckons you to listen to your intuition, your compass of compassion for the innocent earth.

Once an image is taken you have removed the live version, the true subject away from itself, a detail of the whole picture, a substitute that fills the anxious gap between your ego and your immersion into your created world.  You only see from one perspective and that is through your own stereotypes-eyes.  When you remove that unique moment of your truth and relationship with your outer subject by inner acceptance you see a social media copycatting the easiest banal subjects that really didn't have to worked for.  Simplicity is not in the capture, simplicity is in the hunt for more than trivial outburst of selfish exaggeration.

We have been taking snap shots of subjects that have a resemblance to something we can't identify, strictly by its look.  The unique original was just inches away from your vision but you accepted the easy slide down to your own strict response.  Who wants to think, while enjoying the moments of angry despair.

We now have that snap shot taken from its origin into a mechanical device to exploit for your own satisfaction and not the believers in more than surface reflections.

Authentic is a word used constantly by ad men and women. There is nothing authentic about putting yourself behind a camera which is interfering with your relation with the subject and then having the nerve to claim authentic by wearing street clothes and interacting, acting with others to make it look like your cool and have the money to buy the ad's product.

Authenticity is connecting with your subject first with an interest and a working mind that is seeing the possibilities of composition and exposure that will bring to life your vision of the subject or scene. And then through experiencing the subject intimately you bring the camera up to your eye and make an image that expresses your inner intuition.  You have connected the scene to an experience of your being.  We are not children now running around snapping shots of anything that moves.  We must concentrate on our relationship with our subject in order to get to the roots of that relationship which allows us to press the shutter at the moment of revelation.

Abstract Graffiti

Sunday, August 27, 2017

August 27, 2017

Minor White, "It is hardly surprising that I have concluded, after 5 years research, that camera is both a way of life and not enough to live by... Glass between me and the world is both a channel and a barrier."

Minor White continues, "To live through a lens, to live out my inner conflicts and brambles through a camera, to turn to the camera to help me return to the world was an experiment I set out to explore five years ago.  I knew it was headed for failure in some way, but I persevered because little else was left open.  Camera as a way of life, and this included teaching, especially teaching, is still the least impossible way for me to develop and to maintain a state that I call mine."

The growing separation between self and nature breaks the tether that anchors us in a willing connection with something other than our own self interest.  And on our own inability to reflect on who we are and what is becoming of our inner purpose.

We are in a world where greed and power exist for only one purpose, to take all there is from the few lower income Americans and shift the the tax payers hard paid taxes to the wealthy who are recklessly destroying the earth for their own personal pleasures.   While the rest of us live in fear and desperation succumbing to the numbing discovery that our lives are wasted on energy directed in the wrong direction.

We seem to think that if we accumulate things this will give us the foundation of self pride and a means to be seen in the commercial world of ads.

How often do we exploit camera phones not to document an inner relationship with something external to your mind but to expose ourselves with the latest and greatest.

Like herded cattle we follow the tidbits of coins (information) to make ourselves believe we are something better than who we have become. Originality is a process whereby through your experiences you begin to see relationships with external subjects that you missed when your ego dominated your vision.

Consciousness is naturally selfish and suspicious of outside forces. It cannot understand the forces of nature are very dangerous and we assume an ethical quality of the mind so we can deliberate on these unknown sources without feeling guilty of their destruction.

We are alienating ourselves from the very purpose we are here for.  Loss of self destroys your ability to have for forethought in exploring nature and your realizing a subject staring you in the face.  Intuition is necessary to create images that have a deeper meaning than surface gloss.  Your purpose is not to photograph something in a fast paste hurry to move on but with empathy and depth that allows you a connection with something bigger than yourself.  We are becoming a selfish, 'look at me' ego controlled by a consumerism that only asks for more, more and more.  Unwilling to release our prideful ego we destroy the very thing that could teach us humility and gods will.

Losing sight of self, we lessen our resolve to stop drinking or using drugs.  This separates us further from exploring the magical impressions of nature.  The external is our playground to find our reflections in still water.  We create our own world.

If your intention is to deny your self expression then you have already taken a path of a stranger even to you.