Observed Moments

I was walking down fifth avenue and saw this image, paused turned back and asked the person if it would be ok to make an image of their shoes. They looked a little puzzled, but said, ok. After making the image I showed it to them and they said, “wow very cool, I had no idea”.

One of the great satisfactions of photography is being able to make an image of those fleeting moments that we come upon every day.

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Observed Moments, No. 2

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I’ve always thought of myself as an observer. As such photography became the means by which I could communicate what I saw.

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Life observed, a rainy Sunday

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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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Clouds at sunset in Sarasota, Florida on September 2, 2020.

Skies of Sarasota No.5

Made with the iPhone11Pro camera. No filters, a raw image observed.

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Sarasota Skies, No. 5

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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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Sarasota Skies, No. 4

Sunset over Sarasota Bay, Sarasota, Florida

I made this image with the iPhone11Pro/camera. No filters, no adjustments, raw from the camera.

One of the things I like about this image is the shapes of the clouds which remind me of mountains on the horizon.

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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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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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Saule Iskakova, a History teacher in the village of Kegen, Kazakhstan.

Saule Iskakova, History teacher in Kegen, Kazakhstan. 
When I saw Saule in the town square , I walked over and said “You have a lovely face. May I take your picture?” She said, yes, but one moment: she retrieved her passport containing her photograph as a young woman. “See, she said, ‘I used to be a pretty.’ I responded. “You’re right, and now you are beautiful..”

After decades of photographing people in the places where they live, now I am photographing people in the place where I live Sarasota, Florida.

Contact me at my Studio to schedule a portrait session. 917.675.0640 WayneEastep@Gmail.com

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Portrait: ‘Once I was pretty’ yes now you are beautiful

Portrait of Kazakh history teacher in Kegen, Kazakhstan.

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Happy winter solstice. The long days of darkness have passed. Now each day will bring more light and in time new life; grapes for wine, fresh arugula for salads, wheat for bread, raspberries for dessert…..

Fir tree in the Tien Shan mountains of Kazakhstan.

I turn to nature and celebrate the life and abundance that the light gives us. I hope to use each day to cultivate love, harmony, and beauty.

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Prayer cloths on a tree by a mountain stream in Kazakhstan.

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Happy Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice brings light and life.

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