Monthly Archives: September 2012

There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror. ~Orson Welles (Taken with Instagram)

You can not depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Mark Twain

iPhone 6 NEWS LEAK!

Apple asked me to help design the new iPhone 6. Although I should NOT be posting this final design image, I could not help myself! Enjoy. (Taken with Instagram)

Some seats are better then others. “For those about to rock! FIRE! We salute you.” (Taken with Instagram)

Focus on what is important, let the rest fall off into a blur. (Taken with Instagram)

Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph.

– Matt Hardy

Put the needle on the record. (Taken with Instagram)

1949 Chevrolet Loadmaster. This remodeled truck was the bomb. (Taken with Instagram)

The POWER of mobile photography! Just last week an Editor from The Top Sheet newspaper was on Instagram and saw my image: (Small boy, big city) She contacted me on IG to see if they could publish my image in their publication. I agreed. To me, this just an another example of the power of mobile photography and the ability to share images instantly. Since I embrace mobile photography less then six months ago, I am more and more convinced every day that publishers, designers, advertising agencies and newspapers will embrace mobile photography and use the stunning images and photographers I see on Instagram every day! This tis the birth of a new photo revolution and a truly exciting time in photography. Welcome to the future! (Taken with Instagram)

Carnival-man. “Step right up everyone! Take a chance where everyone is a sucker and potential looser.” (Taken with Instagram)

If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.

Robert Capa

CONFIDENTIAL contact print from Secret Service War Department as further proof that Captian American really served and helped the Allied Forces fight and win during WW2. Correspondents print. (Circa 1944) (Taken with Instagram at Undisclosed location in Europe)

This slide is the only remaining proof and evidence that Captian American really existed and helped defeat the Evil Axis. (circa 1944). This image will self-destruct in five minutes. (Taken with Instagram at Undisclosed location in Europe)

iPhone 4s captures a WW2 corespondent shooting his Graflex Speed half-plate camera. The American Speed Graphic half-plate was the standard press camera and was the “first” mobile camera. (Taken with Instagram at Midway Village Museum, Rockford, IL 61107)

Early morning run. (Taken with Instagram at North Ave Beach)

Fantasy, Fiction or the Future of Fashion? (Taken with Instagram)

Just heard the most amazing prayer I have ever heard by Teillard de Chardin. This prayer was read by a fabulous speaker Ian McLaren Cron. Please take a moment and read it.

PATIENT TRUST
Above all, trust in the slow work of God.

We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay.
We should like to skip the intermediate stages.
We are impatient of being on the way to something
unknown, something new.
And yet it is the law of all progress that it is made by passing through some stages of instability—and that it may take a very long time.

And so I think it is with you; your ideas mature gradually—let them grow, let them shape themselves, without undue haste. Don’t try to force them on, as though you could be today what time will make of you tomorrow.

Only God could say what this new spirit gradually forming within you will be.
Give Our Lord the benefit of believing that his hand is leading you, and accept the anxiety of feeling yourself in suspense and incomplete.

—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ (Taken with Instagram)

Skyline exit. (Taken with Instagram)

Under the “L” and on top of the the light. (Taken with Instagram)

Small boy, Big city. (Taken with Instagram)

Treasure Hunter. (Taken with Instagram)

Can’t see the forest from the trees. (Taken with Instagram)

“When a man stares Into the Abyss and sees nothing but darkness, this is the time that he finds his character. And it is his character, that keeps him from falling into the abyss.” -Lou Manheim (Taken with Instagram)

Puck you. (Taken with Instagram)

“There is no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.” -Dr. Who. He will never let me take the simple everyday images but, get into a bunch of old dirty tires…”thats cool!” (Taken with Instagram)

I am SO proud of this 911collage that I highlighted at @joshjohnson feed, I just really felt the need to share it with my followers and promote this great piece as much as possible. “Today’s color scheme, in honor of the 911 tragedy, is “Red, White, or Blue”. Tag your submissions #jj and #jj_forum_0389. I must say that this collage is the most impressive collages I have ever seen. Although we always put the focus on our great photographers, I really feel I must start out by highlighting the editor that created this 911 memorial collage. Amazing job @jj_editor_lizpe! Liz is our southern neighbor living in Mexico and has done so much for our #jj community. Thank you for creating this collage for our community. (If you have never created a collage, you have no idea how difficult it is to create such a piece.) This collage would not have been possible had it not been for all of the following photographers.
Blue images:
FIRST ROW: @heytbeth @chmill @raqzr
SECOND ROW: @jessepf @miejon @sciencehill_360
THIRD ROW: @tengvall @kristinenor @sannalinn
First Red & White images Top row:
FIRST ROW: @chishuimandy @danisalvadori @juliegeb
SECOND ROW: @a_minimalist_in_bw @joanneshuck @josenicolas
THIRD ROW: @juliegeb @miamism @thegoodly
Second Red & White images one below top set listed above:
FIRST ROW: @thegoodly @makers_mike @themox
SECOND ROW: @dawnbrizee @jenlawright @moosedominic
THIRD ROW: @chishuimandy @kinisiri @thegoodly
Bottom left Red & White images:
FIRST ROW: @juliegeb @kamoon @moscacojo
SECOND ROW: @tcfloyd @themox @themox
THIRD ROW: @natattack3000 @projectface @sannalinn
Bottom second panel left Red & White images:
FIRST ROW: @hearteheart @sandrairgendwoimnirgendwo @tcfloyd
SECOND ROW: @gelo_honorica @hirobotanuko @jessepf
THIRD ROW: @arvidsamland @azysko @goldenhorizons
Bottom third panel left Red & White images:
FIRST ROW: @kiffsmiff @themox @leeheida
SECOND ROW: @aprendizdeamelie @coop105 @fattyfish
THIRD ROW: @robholland1908 @robholland1908 @tengvall
Thanks you too all how contributed to this amazing image. This piece of art truly honors our country and those who lost our lives.”
(Taken with Instagram)

First Impact. 911 Memorial. One year ago today, I was in New York at ground zero for the 10 year anniversary. I was there to pay my respects to all of those who lost their lives and remember what took place on that tragic day. This plane window piece of wreckage really stuck me at the memorial. An hour before arriving at ground zero I had just sat in a window seat on my flight into NY and I could help wonder who was sitting at that window seat at the time of impact? How fragile life can be. Please take a moment and remember those who lost their lives 11 years ago today and say a prayer of thanks for all of your blessings. (Taken with Instagram at Ground Zero, World Trade Center NY, NY)