Once in a while good things happen that warrant mentioning. During the tumultuous times of 911, some African-American kids, some of Haitian descent, were unjustly arrested by the FBI for their “alleged” involvement in contributing to 911. But time was on their side and eventually they got released from prison. “In the Shadow of 911” is an upcoming documentary film by the famed director Dan Reed from “Leaving Nevertheland” the very successful documentary on Michael Jackson. At the height of his stardom, the world’s biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them. The documentary, In the Shadow of 911, tells the story of the so-called ‘Liberty City Seven’ — a group of young Black men accused of assisting Al Qaeda in a plot to blow up buildings within the USA. Produced by Reed’s production outfit Amos Pictures, he considers the film to be his most complex and challenging documentary to date. The Liberty City Seven were not …
From the archives 2011 and just submitted to the Miami Street Photography Festival 2016 competition “You’re stuck with me forever, Michie, get used to it. It’s the ties that bind, darlin’, the ties that bind.” — Jim Marshall Has it ever happened to you. You’re staring at one of your images and you absolutely fall in love with it. You feel you’ve captured that idyllic moment in just one click. Well, this is one of those frames for me.
Followers of this space know I’ve been on an extended hiatus for quite a while – a year plus but I’ve been pondering the megapixel marathon all that time playing with my Lightroom library (40K) and processing a few hundred images from the multitude of cameras (31 total) I’ve owned over the last 7 years. My personal conclusion, megapixels are just not that important to create the imagery I want and what’s more important are the haptics and ergonomics of the actual camera body and control themselves that really give me the edge. Actually, when I shot with the D610 and its glorious 24 megapixels, yes I had an insane ISO capatilies and tons of resolution to crop but I quickly found out that I don’t really crop all that much (2-3%), I rarely print (something I’m definitely going to start doing but that’s another post), and I’m really ok with the ISO capabilites of most of the cams I’ve shot with. “C’mon Jorge are you serious” absolutely, when I scan my favorite images they …
This particular shot was taken with the good ole Daido style, he had no idea.
I’m getting back in the groove of processing and starting to get the hand of Capture One. These were taken from my recent trip to Cuba back in June of this year.
I don’t know if it may still be there, that little magic touch of the “click” at the right moment. We’ll see how it goes. I stopped having fun a long time ago with my photography, so perhaps a GR is what I may need to spark it up again.
Walking through the streets of La Habana you encounter the old with the new as they clash together and form this new amalgam of what their current society is living. Here we see the famous bici-taxi as he checks he’s messaging app ( I guess or or social media app) in a stark contrast that just a few years ago was not seen.