World’s Largest Camera

For our monthly photography meeting, our guest was the one and only, world renowned fine art photographer, builder and owner of the world’s largest camera, Dennis Manarchy, a Chicago photographer. He was kind enough to host us at his AMAZING gallery and he was incredibly open with his expertise, ideas and challenges.
He is going to be taking that HUGE camera for a one year, 20.000 mile trip this year to photograph America’s 50 vanishing cultures.
To learn more about and support this unique project visit this site:
www.butterfliesandbuffalo.com

Thanks
G


dispatchphotoblog:

Originally posted this photo of my dad in Nov. 2012.Reason? Please keep reading:
In November 2012 my post said:
"Hand printed in traditional darkroom by me. I got my hands wet in darkroom first time since 2003. This is my dad, I shot this on 4x5 ilford bw film"
I was on the phone with my mother today. She goes to language school four days a week to better her English at the age of 66 and also keeps her social with people other than family, gets her out of the house. It’s great so far. But today she told me a touching story about my father:
Dad stayed in bed while my brother took mom to school. When my brother other brother picked her up from school and brought her home dad told them what happened while she was gone.
He had a bad dream, he was crying in his dream and he woke up one of their dogs, Zorba on the bed, licking his tears, his face, the other dog Baron on his side of the bed, sitting on the floor, looking at him.
Some of you might remember, I posted photos of Zorba and about his story. This is the Anatolian Shepherd mix Australian Shepherd who was badly abused in a home in Arizona before he was brought to a shelter in Minnesota and adopted by my younger brother when he was only 8 months old. What kind of a sick fuck you need to be in order to abuse a puppy? Don’t have the answer to that.
Since day one, Zorba was welcomed by Baron, they shared everything. No jealousy, no aggressiveness. Baron is a very intelligent and caring dog as well. Mark Twain once said “The more I learn about people, the more I love my dog”
Have an awesome day!
G

dispatchphotoblog:

Originally posted this photo of my dad in Nov. 2012.Reason? Please keep reading:

In November 2012 my post said:

"Hand printed in traditional darkroom by me. I got my hands wet in darkroom first time since 2003. This is my dad, I shot this on 4x5 ilford bw film"

I was on the phone with my mother today. She goes to language school four days a week to better her English at the age of 66 and also keeps her social with people other than family, gets her out of the house. It’s great so far. But today she told me a touching story about my father:

Dad stayed in bed while my brother took mom to school. When my brother other brother picked her up from school and brought her home dad told them what happened while she was gone.

He had a bad dream, he was crying in his dream and he woke up one of their dogs, Zorba on the bed, licking his tears, his face, the other dog Baron on his side of the bed, sitting on the floor, looking at him.

Some of you might remember, I posted photos of Zorba and about his story. This is the Anatolian Shepherd mix Australian Shepherd who was badly abused in a home in Arizona before he was brought to a shelter in Minnesota and adopted by my younger brother when he was only 8 months old. What kind of a sick fuck you need to be in order to abuse a puppy? Don’t have the answer to that.

Since day one, Zorba was welcomed by Baron, they shared everything. No jealousy, no aggressiveness. Baron is a very intelligent and caring dog as well. 
Mark Twain once said “The more I learn about people, the more I love my dog”

Have an awesome day!

G


Here is a behind the scenes from Prague.

Worked like a slave yesterday, starting to get the baby’s room together. All pain and much gain.

Going to clock-in at work now and we will see when the boss will let me free :)
This guy, called Gokhan, pushes my buttons sometimes and make me work over 14 hrs. That should be illegal man!
No, that’s the story of being a small biz. owner. We don’t get to clock in, out, 8 hours and done!
I still love it
Have a productive day everyone.



HistoryInPics: School girls in gas masks. …twitter.com
School girls in gas masks. WWII. pic.twitter.com/PnaRwQAZph

Have we learned a lesson from WWII?

HistoryInPics: School girls in gas masks. …
twitter.com

School girls in gas masks. WWII. pic.twitter.com/PnaRwQAZph

Have we learned a lesson from WWII?


Ghost Towns Around the World
Photos from abandoned buildings, ghost towns around the world 

http://flip.it/JHERC 
If you have not, i highly recommend downloading Flipboard App on your mobile device
Ghttp://flip.it/9OdpS

Ghost Towns Around the World

Photos from abandoned buildings, ghost towns around the world http://flip.it/JHERC If you have not, i highly recommend downloading Flipboard App on your mobile device Ghttp://flip.it/9OdpS


14 Awe-Inspiring Aerial Photographs Capture the Beauty of the Earth
Lucy Wang, inhabitat.com
©Yann Arthus-Bertrand/AltitudeHeart in Voh in New Caledonia”Heart in Voh” is a heart-shaped mangrove swamp in New Caledonia. Located in tropical coastal regions, these mangrove swamps contain rich habitat and help protect the land from storm surge…

14 Awe-Inspiring Aerial Photographs Capture the Beauty of the Earth
Lucy Wang, inhabitat.com

©Yann Arthus-Bertrand/AltitudeHeart in Voh in New Caledonia”Heart in Voh” is a heart-shaped mangrove swamp in New Caledonia. Located in tropical coastal regions, these mangrove swamps contain rich habitat and help protect the land from storm surge…


Photographer Captures Her Daughters’ Childhood In Beautiful Black-And-Whitesdesigntaxi.com
Mother and professional photographer Kate T. Parker has been photographing her daughters, 8-year-old Ella and 5-year-old Alice, daily for the last three years.Processed mostly in timeless black-and-white photos, the beautiful and heart-warming…

http://flip.it/0hv07

Photographer Captures Her Daughters’ Childhood In Beautiful Black-And-Whites
designtaxi.com

Mother and professional photographer Kate T. Parker has been photographing her daughters, 8-year-old Ella and 5-year-old Alice, daily for the last three years.
Processed mostly in timeless black-and-white photos, the beautiful and heart-warming…

http://flip.it/0hv07


It’s nice to walk Rusty without wearing a winter coat. :) I love the snow and the winter but not after February.


PHOTOS: These Women Were Doused in Acid for Turning Down Marriage Proposals
Alexandra Govere, ryot.org
What happens when a woman turns down a man’s proposal? As far as most of us know and romantic comedies go, it just really sucks for the man.But in many parts of the world, where forced and arranged marriages are commonplace, saying “no” either isn…

Spending billions in social programs for educating people will eliminate the need to spend so many more billions thrown out of the window for “defense” budgets.. Just saying. But if we do that, we probably would make some greedy friends sad/angry, they might acid us! 
http://flip.it/wu6fF

PHOTOS: These Women Were Doused in Acid for Turning Down Marriage Proposals
Alexandra Govere, ryot.org

What happens when a woman turns down a man’s proposal? As far as most of us know and romantic comedies go, it just really sucks for the man.But in many parts of the world, where forced and arranged marriages are commonplace, saying “no” either isn…

Spending billions in social programs for educating people will eliminate the need to spend so many more billions thrown out of the window for “defense” budgets.. Just saying. But if we do that, we probably would make some greedy friends sad/angry, they might acid us! http://flip.it/wu6fF


Remembering the brave Ukranians who were murdered by their own government in Kiev’s bloody uprising. 
No, I didn’t go to Kiev but this small memorial was in Prague last week. 
Still catching up with work. 

Thx and Happy Easter (if you celebrate Easter), have a good weekend if you don’t :)

Remembering the brave Ukranians who were murdered by their own government in Kiev’s bloody uprising.
No, I didn’t go to Kiev but this small memorial was in Prague last week.
Still catching up with work.

Thx and Happy Easter (if you celebrate Easter), have a good weekend if you don’t :)


Walked the empty streets of Prague alone one morning. It was pure solitude 
More to come. 
Cheers,
Gokhan

Walked the empty streets of Prague alone one morning. It was pure solitude
More to come.
Cheers,
Gokhan


Architecture of Density
par marctenbosch, fubiz.net
Pho­tog­ra­ph­er Michael Wolf, dou­ble win­ner of the World Press Photo pro­vides us with this series “Archi­tec­ture of Den­si­ty” where unre­touched pic­tures of Hong Kong, its 7 mil­lion inhab­i­ta …

I need little more time to recover from the recent travels and edit some new work so please enjoy these findings :)

Architecture of Density
par marctenbosch, fubiz.net

Pho­tog­ra­ph­er Michael Wolf, dou­ble win­ner of the World Press Photo pro­vides us with this series “Archi­tec­ture of Den­si­ty” where unre­touched pic­tures of Hong Kong, its 7 mil­lion inhab­i­ta …

I need little more time to recover from the recent travels and edit some new work so please enjoy these findings :)



How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten
Amy Saunders, buzzfeed.com
Jerrie Mock was a 38-year-old housewife from Columbus, Ohio, when, 50 years ago this week, she accomplished what Amelia Earhart is famous for having failed to do. But in the decades since, as Mock’s life began to unravel, history all but forgot th…

How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten
Amy Saunders, buzzfeed.com

Jerrie Mock was a 38-year-old housewife from Columbus, Ohio, when, 50 years ago this week, she accomplished what Amelia Earhart is famous for having failed to do. But in the decades since, as Mock’s life began to unravel, history all but forgot th…


Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 87
Todd Leopold, CNN, cnn.com
(CNN) — Gabriel García Márquez, the influ­en­tial, Nobel Prize-winning author of “One Hun­dred Years of Soli­tude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera,” has died, his fam­i­ly and offi­cials said.He was 87.The lit­er­ary giant was treat…

One Hundred Years of Solitude. 
Rest in peace G!
Thank you for your heart and soul.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel Prize-winning author, dies at 87
Todd Leopold, CNN, cnn.com

(CNN) — Gabriel García Márquez, the influ­en­tial, Nobel Prize-winning author of “One Hun­dred Years of Soli­tude” and “Love in the Time of Cholera,” has died, his fam­i­ly and offi­cials said.

He was 87.

The lit­er­ary giant was treat…

One Hundred Years of Solitude. Rest in peace G! Thank you for your heart and soul.