April 2010

Coming in for a Landing

04.30.2010 by Mark Forman
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I mentioned in the last post I'm not the avid bird shooter but I was blessed with a series of good opportunities to get some in close proximity landing mode. One song comes to mind as a tie-in: Flying High Again by Ozzie Osbourne-yeah that train-wreck of a media presence. Still a great song and one of his best.


My Way

04.29.2010 by Mark Forman
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Firstly let me say that I'm not a nature photography guy. Especially birds. Don't get me wrong. There are some incredibly beautiful shots of them, it's just never been one of my hot buttons. It just so happened I was out photo walking in Taichung Park looking for shots. I noticed a tree that had some […]

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04.26.2010 by Mark Forman
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Here's a guy that has got it down. Walking on the street while reading the newspaper at the same time. My Taiwanese friends and neighbors amaze me with their multi-tasking. Granted they don't necessarily perform all the tasks well but they really like the more bang for the buck approach to doing things. Never heard […]


The Sheik of Araby

04.22.2010 by Mark Forman
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One thing I like about life in Taiwan is the proliferation of good affordable coffee on the go. There are quite a few road side stands that offer nice full flavored brew. Got to love them Arabica bean drinks. Django Reinhardt is one of those legendary guitarists that other guitarists grow silent about when they hear […]


Messing With the Kid

04.19.2010 by Mark Forman
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Had a nice experience recently while visiting ZhongXing XinCun in Nantou. I was standing under the shade of big trees, sipping a nice coffee made from freshly ground beans. The coffee man claimed that he was a photographer back in the day. A Nikon man like my friend Todd who I was visiting. Then we […]


Surfing the Rabbit Hole

04.16.2010 by Mark Forman
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What has that silly Mad Hatter done now? Shrunken the building down to fit the coffee cup or? Perspective-how do we come by it? Maintain it? Change it? Jefferson Airplane chose to go down the rabbit hole way before the Matrix did. Here is White Rabbit, a song about their journey.


Janie Jones

04.13.2010 by Mark Forman
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Couldn't help but think of the Clash-Janie Jones when mulling this image over. I commented to my son how the kids are all kind of dressing like the Ramones and hair styles as well. I love it-I'm living in a  punk rock world!



04.12.2010 by Mark Forman
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Some times we can be too sterile in our thinking. It might be time to go out and get out of your bubble and touch something or someone to remember what it means to "feel" again. Go smell the coffee, sniff the flowers or get on a cold marble slab. Find the contact point that […]


Green Onions

04.06.2010 by Mark Forman
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While my image is not derived from the onion family, nor is it caramelized somehow it makes me think of chlorophyll I guess do to it's pastel-green palette. Originally when I was shooting this off of a big stainless steel sculpture I wasn't thinking of going abstract like this as much as minimal. Booker T. and the MG's are […]


Oh Lady Be Good

04.02.2010 by Mark Forman
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This young lady was good to my eye and caught my attention. Herb Ellis who is a guitarists guitarist was very good to my ear and eyes when I saw him and Barney Kessel (included in the video) performing at a small club in NYC. One of their big things while performing was to do a classic […]

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