Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Washington, DC - Post Insurrection


The city was definetly on lock down. In the few days I was in town that streets were quite. "Normal" life seemed to continue. But in the few days I was in town. A new layer of fencing and blocked street appeared. #newnormal? 



Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The Phillips Collection - Community in Focus Exhibition 2020


Well 2021 started off with a Bang!

I’m not sure when I came across the IG profile of user @carolina_photo_cafe. I do recall
seeing her images in my stream. I saw a powerful story that I wanted to follow. #inspiration
A few weeks ago carolina_photo_cafe sent me the link to this call for work from the Phillips Collection Museum in DC. I had never heard of this organization. This was not on my radar at all! I wrote back to her saying ,”Thank you very much for sharing.” Her immediate response to me was, “Sharing is caring...and you do take some beautiful pictures. Good luck.” Thank you for the kind words!!!
The Phillips Community in Focus exhibition is a selected set of images representing the year 2020. It was to my surprise to see my image this morning in the collection. My foto was taken last year while at the Martin Luther King parade. I was back home in Los Angeles. It was a great day. This image had some visibility in 2020. It was selected to be in two other exhibitions last year, Fraction Magazine 12th Anniversary Group Edition and the Berkeley University URSAMINOR Punctuated Equilibrium VOL4.
I always look forward to being home and capturing images of my city. For me capturing the history of my city (to include Compton) is just something I like to do.
The exhibition will be presented on-site at the Phillips Collection and at the Phillips satellite campus Phillips@THEARC as a projected exhibition from January 9th-February 7, 2021
What (else) will 2021 bring?
THANK YOU!!! carolina_photo_cafe! Yo estaré agradecido por tu amabilidad. ¡Dios bendiga usted y su familia!

Thursday, December 31, 2020

The Pandemic Project

From time to time I have used a set of wood fencing boards on my sawhorses to give me some expaned work space. One day it came to me that I should just glue these boards together. Make it simplier for storing and using. After gluing them together I had an ah ha moment. #workdesk! This will be fun. I love working with wood. Plus it will go great with the whiteboard my neighbors through out. I'd been dying to make some homemade beewax wood polish. Looking forward to 2021. Will be a nice space to work on ideas and project planning.


Friday, October 2, 2020

Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón (Quino)

Mi primer tiempo viendo un dibujo desde Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón (Quino). Yo estuve en una clase de español en la Universidad de la Habana. Los dibujos de Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón son sabe para sátira social como comentario sobre problemas de la vida real mundo. Yo siempre encuentro estos a ser una oportunidad para aprender el idioma y el mundo. Dios bendiga 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The De Young Open

Today I delivered my photo to the De young museum. It is simply a great opportunity to be a part of the Open Exhibition here in San Francisco. But what is more important to me. It is the opportunity to share a small representation of the rich life and culture of my friends from Apartado de Urabá in Colombia. I see many similarities in my life here in the United States. Thank you very much Maria Victoria Suaza Gómez and your team at Camaleón de Urabá!  Also, I send a big Thank You!! to my  friends at Kunta Kinte Carabantú in Medellín, Antioquia, and my friends at La Ruta de la Miel Quipile in Bogotá. I am eternally grateful for your kindness and friendship. I look forward to having an exhibition here. But, I really looked for time to share the exhibition documents with my friends in Apartado! Thank you very much for everything everyone. 

Plus it's really cool to have an image at the De Young when the Frida Kahlo exhibition is showing too!!!!


Wednesday, September 9, 2020

California is on Fire!

No filter! Our state is on fire! There is ash visible on the ground here in SF. But there is little to no smoke smell at ground level. According to officials, due to the intensity of the heat from the flames. The smoke has risen above the clouds to some 30K feet. Are we on mars or what?