Category Archives: *Photography

My Book Some Kind of Garden – A Journey into Zen is up – Get Your Copy and Enter Zen Now !

It is a gorgeous Zen Book with Very Large Photographs and Very Small Poems.

Some Kind of Garden A Journey Into Zen

 

 

I call these Zen Gardens the Geometry of Calm.

For me going to Kyoto was getting into the Zen space of the Mind. Japanese Zen Gardens have very little to do with Horticulture and a lot to do with sophisticated culture refined by the teachings and reflections of Zen Masters, whose sole focus had been to contemplate and distill reality to simple, vanishing abstractions.

Why some kind of? Some kind of is a larger body of work that started long time ago and contains Photographs, Video and Text. Some kind of is a thread that runs through all of my work and hops on various obsessions like one of those Stepping Stone Bridges in my book.

Enough said, Get Your Zen fix Now!

Featuring small poems by Shiko, Hanshan, Ryokan, Huang Po, Basho and myself.  With my poems being the smallest poems.

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100 percent Ultra Violet

I went to Ultra Violet’s studio this past weekend to take photographs of her and her work. Ultra Violet said the first person she met off the boat ( arriving from France in the 60’s ) was Salvador Dali.  She became his muse, and later on, became a muse to Andy Warhol and a superstar in his Factory.

Ultra Violet with her piece 99 percent, in her studios in Chelsea
Ultra Violet with her piece 99 percent
Ultra Violets piece IX XI in memory of the 9/11 attacks
Ultra Violet's piece IX XI in memory of the 9/11 attacks
tiny versions of the IX XI pieces
tiny versions of the IX XI pieces
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Bay to Breakers Portraits

Mirena Rhee - Bay to Breakers portraits. I run the race and took the photographs - all images are Copyright Mirena Rhee
Mirena Rhee, Bay to Breakers portraits, 2009. Last work with the old Canon camera – I signed up for the 2009 race and ran/walked the 12k course with my 128mm eye.

This series for me is a collective reflection on the human condition. Behind the funny hats and painted faces are the anxieties we face in the 21 century – terrorism, global disaster threats like the Swine flu, freedom to choose partners, freedom to accept other people’s choices, the environmental Health of our Spaceship Earth, globalization, multiculturalism and the extinction of identity.

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Christmas

I will spend Christmas in the Netherlands again, although for a very short amount of time and afterward I am heading to Madrid to study at the Prado, mostly to look at Hieronymus Bosch work, hope it’s not travelling somewhere. Especially interested in The Garden of Earthly Delights, the museum site says it’s in room 56, so I’ll be there.

The prettiest Christmas tree in San Francisco is in the Neuman Marcus store downtown
The prettiest Christmas tree in San Francisco is in the Neuman Marcus store downtown

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Fashion Feud

My favorite sport is base jumping, I practice a special version of it where you have to perform some aerial acrobatics and go through a series of hoops to get the chute to open. I really enjoy this.

Occasionally I look at fashion and the display of fabrics accompanied by beautiful lighting.

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Fashion Feud is a live "Project Runway" like competition on stage. Designers are given an hour to create a design to prepare for a runway on stage. Models will have a walk-of on stage with their newly designed outfits. The audience will judge who the best designer of the evening by their applause. Fabrics will be provided from"Mood Fabrics New York". This event is sponsored by "SCION".
Fabrics provided from “Mood Fabrics New York”. This event is sponsored by “SCION”.
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