September 2009

Waiting for the Sun

09.30.2009 by Mark Forman
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My man here is taking advantage of the cooler early morning time to get his requisite exercise. Nice environment and great energy here at the Taichung Botanical Garden with many folks out and about doing their exercises. Great feeling urrounded by all those plants and peopel doing good things with their bodies. Nothing brings the early […]


Ready for the funhouse

09.28.2009 by Mark Forman
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Made it to Coney Island. Didn't just come for the Nathan's hot dogs. I wanna ride, ride away high and far from the freak show and geeks with metal detectors scanning the sands below. I can do it if only this hatch will close. Iggy Pop is perfect for bringing the Funhouse into focus.  It might scare you a […]

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Night time is the right time…

09.26.2009 by Mark Forman
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LEDs seem to be taking over from and expanding where neon went. I love the dramatic bits of color in the dark night. The night time is the best time for... Dr. John is the Night Tripper. Wild dude well gifted in music in love with the city of New Orleans that he adopted and adopted him right […]

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Night stalking

09.25.2009 by Mark Forman
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I got a hold of a couple of new lenses that are better equipped for low-light photography. That makes me happy as I love the pronounced colors of night photography. Under a bridge downtown... Robin Trower was a flat out Jimi Hendrix devotee. No questions about it. This is one of his better songs-Bridge of Sighs.

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Lucky Number

09.21.2009 by Mark Forman
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I'm not sure what kind of gambling parlor this is, nor do I really care. I do love their big 3D surreal mascot in the Uncle Sam hat though. Pick a number... A really cool song is Lene Lovich's:  Lucky Number. It was a one hit wonder back in my college days. Fun tune.


What’s there in the shadows?

09.19.2009 by Mark Forman
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When I was a boy it always creeped me out to have closet door open when I went to sleep. The dark didn't bother me, but the open door in the dark did. Now as a photographer I love the dark and shadow world as fitting companions for the light. Before I got involved in […]


Get my kicks on…

09.17.2009 by Mark Forman
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The first time I spotted this old gas station sign here next to the railroad tracks and rice fields in Tantzu it was kind of surreal. I felt like it should be next to Route 66 in the middle of America somewhere. It provided a sense of joy and freedom. One of the most joyful and […]


Moving in Stereo-C

09.15.2009 by Mark Forman
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This is the Color version of the shot that appears at sister site: Big in Asia: Monochrome. Shot was taken at local outdoor music festival. Which version do you like? Why?


Street Boating

09.14.2009 by Mark Forman
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What can I say-just look at her face! One of the best sailing/boating songs ever written-Southern Cross by Crosby, Stills and Nash. Always love their harmony vocals. Graham Nash formerly of the Hollies was one of the great harmony vocal groups of all time.

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Rust Never Sleeps

09.12.2009 by Mark Forman
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Industrial Dream The pulley wheels are spinning fast, Leather bands drive strange machines. Lights flickering, shadows cast, So it was in my dreams. Noise deafening as drills bored through, Metal sheet and iron struts. Chaos reigned in this motley crew, As man tightened bolts and nuts. Soon my senses were in a whirl, I could not take the […]