When I view your website, there are they blue boxes around a lot of your pictures; how do I fix this?
It means you have an older browser, likely Internet Explorer 6; it's best to update your internet browser to Mozilla Firefox 2.0+, Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0+, and/or Apple Safari 2.0.4.
Do you use film or digital camera?
I am using a digital camera now. I held off until I found a good digital camera series that had the benefits of digital with the quality of film photography. I still have my film SLR camera and use it primarily for black and white photography. Many of the pictures on my site were scanned photographs that were taken with film cameras.
How long have you been a photographer?
I've been taking pictures since I was Six years old. It started as something that I enjoyed on family vacations, and grew quite a bit over the years. By high school, I considered myself a photographer. (The yearbooks certainly agreed.) I have taken a select photography courses over the years. Currently, I have had more than 25 years behind a camera.
Yes. My included travel included the Los Angeles metro area. Outside that area, travel expenses, (including airfare, lodging, et al), will be covered by the client.
Am I able to get more copies of the photographs?
Yes. I keep all my negatives, (digital and film), so reprints or upscaling the work to a museum quality piece.
Can I purchase prints or museum quality prints from the photographs shown on your website or other non-private pieces?
Photographs that are non-private can indeed be purchased here. Some of the photographs on the site, however, are not available, (they are able to be displayed here, but are still not considered non-private); please contact me with the specific photograph or photographs you are interested in.
Is there any meaning to the shapes of the galleries?
There is; I modeled the galleries on various spiritual symbology. They are:
Main Gallery- Wǔ Xíng, (五行) the Five Elements (sometimes known as the Five Movements, Five Phases or Five Stages), was the ancient Chinese concept used for describing interactions and relationships between phenomena. The elementals are: Water (水, shuǐ), Wood (木, mù), Fire (火, huǒ), Earth (土, tǔ) & Metal (金, jīn). It was the philosophical foundation of many fields of early Chinese thought, including seemingly disparate fields such as geomancy or Feng shui, astrology, traditional Chinese medicine, music, military strategy, politics and martial arts. The system is still used as a reference in some forms of complementary and alternative medicine and martial arts. Some claim the original foundation of these are the concept of the Five Cardinal Points.
Modeling- Mjorlnir, In Norse mythology, (Mjöllnir or Mjölner), is the hammer of Thor, a major god associated with thunder in Norse mythology. Distinctively shaped, Mjöllnir is depicted in Norse mythology as one of the most fearsome weapons, capable of leveling mountains. In the 13th century Prose Edda, Snorri Sturluson relates that the Svartálfar Sindri and Brokkr made Mjöllnir at the command of Loki. Many practitioners of the Norse faiths and Germanic Neopagan faiths wear Mjöllnir pendants as a symbol of that faith worldwide.
Nature- Ichthys, (ἰχθύς) is the ancient and classical Greek word for fish. In English it refers to a symbol consisting of two intersecting arcs, the ends of the right side extending beyond the meeting point so as to resemble the profile of a fish, said to have been used by early Christians as a secret symbol and now known colloquially as the sign of the fish or the Jesus Fish.
Crafts- Wheel of Dharma, (法輪) known as Dharmachakra in Sanskrit, is a symbol representing dharma, the Buddha's teaching of the path to enlightenment. It is also sometimes translated as wheel of doctrine or wheel of law. It is one of the Ashtamangala Symbols. Also, similar symbol is also in use in Jainism.
Events- Sephirot, or enumerations, (סְפִירוֹת) in the Kabbalah of Judaism, are the ten attributes that God created through which he can manifest not only in the physical but the metaphysical universe. Also known as the Sephira.
Architecture- Sun Cross, a cross inside a circle, is one of the oldest and most widespread of symbols. The Neolithic symbol combining cross and circle is the simplest conceivable representation of the union of opposed polarities in the Western world. It often stood for the sun and the tree of life. It is also called the Solar Cross.
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