Social Media Dilution

by Mark Forman on September 7, 2015

The meaning of the title...blah, blah, blah. Yes because of social media sites I devote much less time to this site. That being said it's still mine to ignore abuse or adore as I please. I hope you still stop by and kick the tires from time to time. I've been listening to so much less music than I used to do back in the day. That being said, I'm viewing far more moving media(small screen in this case) than before. Also shooting and editing more photos and still playing my guitar whenever I think of it. The flow of information, the associated value the way it disrupts or corrupts a little different but still kind of the same. watched a cool David Byrne video of an old talking Heads song: Houses in Motion. Will link below. I remember Tina Weymouth, Byrne's former band mate from The Heads saying of him, David Bowie and Brian Eno-"Those 3 are always the smartest in the room and they love talking to each other. One day I can picture them as old men talking amongst themselves ignoring everyone else in the room." well he does have white hair now...  I met and spoke to him after a Talking Heads show in Tucson back in the late 70's-indeed a bright and interesting guy. Heard he has Asperger's-seems about right.Have been busy working on new performance materials for shoes, athletic and protective gear lately. Good breakthrough on vibration damping/shock absorbing 3D moldable material-Visorb Life is good because it's life and trying to make the most of it with family and friends. Thankful for every day and moment which is full of new opportunities, experiences and memories 😀



by Mark Forman on July 30, 2015

This was taken a couple of years back in Lukang, Taiwan. One of my favorite cultural spots in Taiwan and consequently a place I like to visit repeatedly. This is inside the Long Shan Temple which is a great location to shoot due to it's distinctive architecture, scale of the place and the lighting it offers at different times of the year and day. Not long ago I shared a thought that occurred to me with a visitor that I also brought here: "there's something about places that experience a lot of human traffic or interaction. They seem to store and reflect the energy of the people that have contacted it stayed or moved through there." This if course is something very subtle not overt. Lukang has many places like this and Long Shan Temple in particular.



I’m the King of the World Yo!

by Mark Forman on June 9, 2015

Holy blow the smoke out of the cobwebs Batman! It's been a while since I posted here. Yeah the usual distractions-real life, other social media blog killing sites, etc. How have you all been. I have been spending a lot of time going through my archives. Talking about blowing off the cobwebs. This is from 2011 one of my most prolific years-was shooting pretty much every weekday morning after dropping son off for the bus. What I'm enjoying and feel worthy of mention is that three are many decent images that are getting enhanced TLC from me due to my improved photo ninja post-processing skills. Do you agree?


Rubick’s Cubed

04.27.2015 by Mark Forman

Some days you and the camera are one. Something closely approximating that in any case. It's hard to explain but when you're in that zone it's a lot of fun and kind of effortless. Other times the camera seems to way a million pounds and is enjoying your misery and inability to come up with […]


So Wasup

04.12.2015 by Mark Forman

I know it's been a while since I've posted here, ranted in your ear, hopefully stimulated you through an image or some words and some music, etc. been busy with work which has been a lot of new product design for others and also for myself. Have a look at this on new IPhone grip […]


What’s Up With That?

03.16.2015 by Mark Forman

One of the nice things about having your own site is that you can just rant and shout into the abyss with abandon. If passer's by want to join in-well that's great. If they want to shake their heads out of pity or disgust, well that's ok too. This was from a day where it […]


Been a Long Time Since I Rock and Rolled

02.24.2015 by Mark Forman

Been a while since I've posted something here. Well of course I've been posting on other sites. We all know that Facebook , Google and even that rich zombie of a company Yahoo-via Flickr all offer photo hosting with blogging functionality. So individual sites like this one tend to get a little neglected...awww-get out the violin […]


On Learning Martian

01.26.2015 by Mark Forman

Photography is something that was always easier for me when alone. Numerous times when I went out with my son for some father son time if I brought the camera I'd find myself ignoring him some because I was distracted by 'shots" that caught my eye. I got tired of this tug of war and […]


GaoMei Wetlands

01.20.2015 by Mark Forman

GaoMei Wetlands by Mark Forman on Exposure


Abstracting the Essence

11.28.2014 by Mark Forman

One part of photography I really love is doing abstract photos. Abstract is a pretty broad word meaning different things to different people. What I like is taking something and giving it much greater significance than it's original context-so you can also say exaggerating that element. It can also mean something that loses it's natural […]