full moon,
Last full moon of 2020

2020 ended with a full moon. It joins the sun in giving us a celestial presence that is reassuring, and god knows we can use some reassurance about now.

Natue is always a reliable source to turn to for orientation. So look up, look around, you might find what you’re looking for.

Winter Solstice, Sun,
Sun viewed above the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota, Florida

2021 started as it did the day before and as it will tomorrow, with the sun in the sky bringing light, energy and warmth, The presence of the sun offers us stability, continuity, and certainty. That’s good. I’ll take it.

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Celestial Constants Certainty in Uncertain Times

The sun and moon celestial constants in uncertain times

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Poppies, Ordabasy, Kazakhstan
Poppies, Ordabasy, Kazakhstan

Kazakh artists have appropriated the color red as a symbol for the vitality of life in their traditional art for millennia. This field of red poppies is in Ordabasy, Kazakhstan the place where the three major Juz or tribes came together to unify Kazakhstan in 1726 under the leadership of Abulkhair.

Poppies, Ordabasy, Kazakhstan
Poppies, Ordabasy, Kazakhstan

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Poppies the color of life

Field of poppies at the historical site of Ordabasy, Kazakhstan.

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Tulips in the snow, Panfilov Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Tulips in the snow, Panfilov Park, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

While researching for my book The Soul of Kazakhstan in the New York public library, I came across a letter Natalya Sedova, Leon Trotsky’s wife, wrote home while exiled in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She exclaimed about the beauty of a late spring snow blanketing the tulips. I remember thinking, what a remarkable image, I’d love to see that. As good fortune would have it, my apartment was across from where the Trotskys lived. On a spring day in April, I was treated to the same beautiful sight.

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Tulips in the snow

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The conjunction of Jupiter (l) and Saturn (r) on the winter solstice 2020.
The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the Winter Solstice 2020
Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the winter Solstice 2020

Photograph of the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the Winter Solstice December 21, 2020 latitude-27.341274, longitude-82.528267. This phenomenon is also know as the “Christmas-Star” or Double Planet..

I made the image using a 2,000 mm lens. Jupiter is on the left and Saturn on the right. The second and third images were made using a one second exposure and moving the lens creating the shapes shown here.

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Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on the Winter Solstice 2020

The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn during the Winter Solstice December 21, 2020

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White Rose
White Rose, 40″ x 60″ photographic fine art print.

Mothers day a few years ago I bought a couple dozen white roses for my mother-in-law. I had gotten them from a wholesale supplier I had been using for flowers to photograph in my studio. The white roses were super fresh and flawless. As I looked closely at them appreciating their beauty I saw one that was pure and perfect, not a single blemish. So I took it into the studio and spent most of the day studying and photographing this perfect rose. The image above is of that rose.

A collector in New York city bought an eight foot wide print of this image had it matted and framed in white and placed as the single design element in their dining room.

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White Rose

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Kiva at the Spruce Tree House, Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

This Kiva was a ceremonial space at the Spruce Tree House. It was within the cliff dwellings built around 1190 A.D. by the Pueblo people in the area of the Mesa Verde.

Kiva Spruce Tree House.
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Kiva

Kiva, ceremonial space of Pueblo people’s at Spruce Tree House in the Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado.

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Golden Wave

I moved down the beach and into the water so I could place this wave in a diagonal composition. I like the way the angle in combination with the contrast in light and the slow shutter speed enhanced the graceful sense of movement in this picture. There’s a softness and strength I find appealing in this image.

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Golden Wave / Serenity

Graceful and serene image of a wave at sunset.

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End of Day, Lido Beach, Sarasota, Florida
A recent purchase by Mariella Smith-Masters a collector of my art.

Installation, Camden, Maine. This black and white print is 36″ x 24″. See other sizes at my online store: eastepstore.wayneeastep.com

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End of Day

Black and White Photograph

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Approaching storm over the sawgrass in the Everglades. Shown here this print is 72″ wide by 48″ high
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Approaching storm at sunset along a canal in the Florida Everglades.

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Everglades Sawgrass

Approaching storm at sunset over the sawgrass of the Everglades.

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DIY Home Decorating with peel and stick wall murals.

Vinyl removable print
Martinique

Are you a little quarantine claustrophobic? Get a new view with a vinyl removable print. Visit the Seascape collection at my online store: eastepstore.WayneEastep.com

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A Room With A View

Vinyl print creates a room with a view.

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“Meteor”

I created this image in my Studio by fracturing the light spectrum.

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“Meteor”

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Nautilus print sandwiched between two layers of plexiglass.

This image of a nautilus is sandwiched between two layers of plexiglass to protect it from moisture around the pool. The print is part of a 20 print collection permanently installed at the Grand Tier across from Lincoln Center on the upper west side of New York city.

This post-war 30 story high-rise was designed by famed architect Costas Kondylis, with interior spaces designed by renowned American Designer John Saladino.

Sandwiching the image between two layers of plexiglass made it possible to safely display the print in this moist environment. There are a number of solutions for displaying prints in challenging environmental conditions.

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Nautilus print on permanent display at the Grand Tier in New York City

Print of a nautilus sandwiched between two layers of plexiglass at the Grand Tier apartments in New York city.

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DIY Home Decorating with peel and stick wall murals

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Akhmed Yasavi bathhouse, Shymkent, Kazakhstan

Transform your space with images of unique places from around the world.

New materials make it possible to imprint images onto surfaces that can play a role in your interior design and architecture.

Repositionable vinyl wallpaper/decal makes it possible to install a decal without damaging the paint or wall and when you want to remove the decal and install a different image.

There are exciting possibilities to imprint an image into tile mosaic and create a permanent architectural solution.

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Art + Interior Design +Architecture

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Art print of a California black mission fig
Beautify your kitchen walls with food art.

Art should be exhibited in the kitchen. We prepare food to be beautiful. We choose kitchen dishes, pots, utensils and even appliances for their style and the way they enrich our aesthetics in the kitchen. Our library of food cookbooks include titles like The Art of Food, The Beauty of Food, etc. It’s time to spice up our lives with beautiful art in the kitchen.

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What’s being exhibited in the kitchen?

Fine art in the kitchen.

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Peel and stick mural for online video meetings.

The Covid-19 Pandemic has affected the way we communicate. Millions of people are using apps like Zoom, Facetime, Google Meet, Skype, etc. Many users are sitting in front of bookshelves, doors, windows and a range of objects that draw attention away from you and distract.

Consider upping your online presence and go professional. Select an image that can be printed on a removable peel and stick wall mural.

Contact me to find a beautiful affordable background. The print can be modest in size to fit behind you when online or it can be wall paper that covers an entire wall.

When you want or need to change the image simply peel it away from the wall (leaving no marks or damage to the wall) roll it up to use another time. Then attach the new print.

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Peel and Stick Murals for Online Meetings

Peel and stick murals as a background for your online video meeting.

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Image created by bending the light spectrum.

I love the illusion of fire that this image creates. This print is 47″x 96″. To see this image at different sizes visit my online store: EastepPhotography

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Bending the spectrum of light

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Detail area of a large mound of sulfur.

Sulfur is a by-product of oil refining and gas production. This mountain of sulfur was at the Hess refinery in St. Croix, US V.I.. The way that certain areas of the sulfur retained moisture and others dried combined with the way the sulfur pellets moved created this beautiful abstraction and range of rich color.

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Abstract images from the world of industry create strong graphic and colorful statements.

Subjects from the world of industry offer a surprising collection of strong graphic and colorful images which bring surprising energy into a space. When the subject is abstracted as it is here the result can introduce ambiguity which activates the imagination and invites your own interpretation. Because of the elemental nature of the shapes and the richness of the color the image can be appreciated for its intrinsic beauty.

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Industrial Art: Sulfur

Art of industrial subjects used as strong graphic images within an interior space.

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Art at the Princess Cruise Headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida Coral Polyps of Orange Tube Coral (Tubastrea coccinea). These polyps are only visible in the dark, usually at night. Bonaire The print is eight feet wide museum box mounted. Printer is Ken Lieberman Labs in New York, NY
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Palm Beach Casino Line boardroom, Palm Beach, Florida

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Art in Corporate Spaces

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Print in a bathroom of carp and maple leaves in the pond at the Sanzen-Temple in Kyoto, Japan.
Carp, Maple Leaves, Sanzen-in, Kyoto, Japan

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Fine art print in the bathroom

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Industry is built using engineering design. I’ve always appreciated the elegance of design be it in fine art drawings, fashion, or industrial design. Often the clearer the concept the cleaner the design. Long ago the Shakers and Danish designers illustrated that truth.

This image is a sonar mapping image of the floor of the Gulf of Mexico identifying were there are voids in the earth, where there is crude oil and where there is natural gas.

Once again when we turn our attention to nature we often see elegant design and beauty.

Sonar Map, Gulf of Mexico.

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Unexpected Art/Industry

Industry an unexpected source of art

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I intend for my images to be seen and play a role in evoking a mood. Today more than ever images are a part of our lives, on our phones, computers and prints in our homes and offices.
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Approaching storm at sunset in Sarasota, Florida.

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Approaching Storm

Approaching Strom, Sarasota, Florida

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Dingy, Boat, Sarasota-Bay, Sarasota, Florida, iPhone11Pro, Moody-image,
Dingy on Sarasota Bay, Sarasota, Florida

Technological limitations with the iPhone11Pro camera results in an opportunity to discover new expressions in an image. This image for example was made after dusk in low light. Phone cameras have a challenge recording images in low light conditions. This image of the dingy creates a mood that an exacting image made with my high end Nikon would not. The pixels are breaking up, the colors degraded, a technical issue called “noise” and there is a loss of sharpness. The result is that the image takes on a painterly look and creates a feeling that is moody and ambiguous.

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Seeing into the mood of the moment

Low light image of a boat on Sarasota bay with the iPhone11Pro camera.

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Full Moon, September 1, 2020. Sarsaota, Florida

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Full Moon 9.1.20 SRQ

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Saudi Arabia has dunes, Kazakhstan has mountains, Kyoto has gardens, Iceland…well just about everything, Sarasota has skies

This time of year Sarasota has dramatic skies. Beyond the the beauty of nature there is an opportunity to experience in an elemental way the energy of connection between heaven and earth. Sometimes the clouds are dark and foreboding and even then behind the darkness there is light. Taking time to be present and take in the moment can be a teaching. Nature is the source.

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Heaven and Earth

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Skies of Sarasota No.2

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Skies of Sarasota No.2

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Out of Balance

This is a time when our core is being shaken.

We are feeling scattered and out of balance. The babel of voices: words, words and more words, promising this and that is a crazy making cacophony. The tsunami of numbers numb us and threatens to dehumanize this dreadful situation.

“The death of one man: that is a catastrophe. Hundreds of thousands of deaths: that is a statistic”. Kurt Tucholsky, German Journalist/Pacifist 1932.

Seems that we are living in our own parable. A flu virus started in one place on the planet and within a short time it spread like a wildfire. Globalization is showing us how interconnected we are. Modes of travel make it possible for speedy transmission of a virus. Communication technology quickly spreads rumors and facts around the world. This creates more challenges and confusion. We try to sort things out, but this effort causes us more stress and leads to our feeling more out of balance. This is the dark side to our interconnectivity.

We do not have to be victims of this condition. Within us is the ability to regulate these influences. This new order of globalization makes possible another way of being with positive potential. Perhaps as no other time in history is it clearer that we share a universal connection. The challenge is, how can we find healthy ways to bring our relationships into balance?

Business leaders, companies, and politicians, do not and will not have the answer to this challenge.

The answer is simple and lies inside each of us. Do we want to live in a more aware and respectful way? Will we respect the laws of nature and each other? Will we have the desire to find stillness in the core of our being and create balance? Time will tell. As has happened in the past across many civilizations there comes a time when continuing to live in the same way no longer works, the order we perceive becomes shattered and out of balance.

If we take time to look within the current situation we’ll discover a light shining in this darkness that illuminates a new way. That light is our awareness, it is our respect for nature, each other and our shared unity.

Collectively we have created a globalized economy with profound interconnectivity and complexity. Surely we have the capacity to turn our abilities of intellect, calculation, and management of resources toward the goal of achieving balance through conscious connectivity.

A still point within the collective parts creates balance.

Our way of thinking does not cause calamities like the Covid-19 pandemic. The spread of the virus seems to be caused by international travel, lack of effective preventative actions: staying at home, distancing and sanitizing.

Understanding the link between our being and behavior can help us reset so we can live in a balanced way. Our way of thinking and being can help diminish disorders like the Covid-19 virus and future disruptions.

The individual rocks in the first image were organized with care, intention, and the idea of finding a still point whereby connection between each rock brings the group into balance. This metaphor may help us find a new way of being, individually and collectively. How can we live in relationship in a way that we support each other? How do we strengthen that still point within our core and create a balanced way of being individually and collectively?

There is no one answer, no single ideology. There will be many answers. What will organize the variety of ideas and connect them in a meaningful way is a new, more conscious way of being. The way we are, our being, will inform our behavior. As the age old cliche says, “Change starts with ‘me’.”

I’ve taken time to reflect on these ideas. Looking beyond the damage and death caused by Covid-19, I see an opportunity to reevaluate and understand how we got out of balance. By acknowledging that the way we are living together on the planet is out of balance, we can start a process of finding balance within our individual lives, and together.

Here are a few people I’ve found helpful as I search for balance in my life. They are offering knowledge and insights to us all for free. You may have resources you find helpful as you evolve toward a balanced way of living. I invite you to share them with me and I’ll repost them on this blog so we all may benefit. Thank you, Wayne Eastep

“Hope in Uncertain Times” Oprah & Deepak

“PEPP MWe Up Talk & Gathering” Dr. Dan Siegel

“Gratefulness in Three Steps” On Being Project

“Antidotes to fear of death from an astrophysicist & poet” Brain Pickings

“Intersections” Hitendra Wadhwa

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Seeking Balance in an Unbalanced Time

Seeking balance in time of pandemic

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Lamba, Malagasy akotofahana textile “Mainty ny Fotsy” woven in late 1980’s at LAMBA SARL, Antananarivo, Madagascar. https://www.lemurreserve.org/

I made a reproduction image in my studio of this elegant textile know as a Lamba from Madagascar.

It has been donated to the Lemur Conservation Foundation in Myakka City, Florida

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Lamba from Madagascar

Lamba textile from Madagascar.

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Portrait, Portraiture, Environmental Portrait,
Wayne Foster with a puppy at Southeastern Guide-dog Center.

The connection between Wayne Foster and the “guide-dog to be” puppy is strong in this portrait. When a connection between the person and the focus of their attention is established an essential energy within begins to move. That energy and connection can be seen and felt. This connection and energy is the potential power of a portrait. When we see this alchemy we feel an emotional response and our own connection to the person in the portrait is established.

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Portraits

Connection = Energy in a portrait

Portrait showing the connection between the person and the puppy.

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Family Portrait
Reba Foster with her daughters Faye Foster and Patti Eastep

Family portraits serve many purposes; illustrating the relationships between family members, marking a point in time, and showing the personalities of each person in the family.

No wonder when a natural disaster happens people universally search through the rubble to find family portraits which serve as a memory. It is axiomatic of the human condition that we are connected to memory.

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Family Portrait

Family portrait.

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Sarasota Herald-Tribune   

Entertainment & Life  Dec. 16, 2018  

by Marty Fugate / correspondent

 

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Artful giving: A gift as personal as it gets. by Marty Fugate / correspondent Sarasota Herald-Tribune December 16, 2018

Link to Sarasota Herald-Tribune article

 http://heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20181215/artful-giving-gift-as-personal-as-it-gets

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Artful giving: A gift as personal as it gets. by Marty Fugate / correspondent

Studio portrait by photographer Wayne Eastep. Featured in Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Entertainment & Life by Marty Fugate / correspondent.

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Balconies

The use of shape, line, form, light and pattern in architecture can result in the architecture becoming an expression of art.

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Art & Architecture

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