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A portrait should represent your likeness and evoke your emotional energy.
That is my goal when making your portrait.
I think of your portrait as being an image representing the outside and inside of you. A single image if made with focus and connection can be a true representation of your persona. However, no manner how successful the single image is it will not represent the whole truth of who you are because you are way too complex. At the moment the photograph is made you may be open and the still image can communicate that openness. You may also be quiet, cautious, and have wit, chances are the single picture will not communicate all of those aspects of your persona. When making your portrait I will guide you to being present in the moment and not get concerned about trying to show all the aspects of your persona. Let’s be satisfied with getting one image that reflects who you are.
When you open your spirit and allow your energy to move and I focus my attention and spirit we can connect in 125th of a second to create an image that communicates your persona.
My Portrait Studio is located in downtown Sarasota at 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236. I’ve put a lot of intention into creating a space that is warm, comfortable and safe with the goal that you will feel good about having your portrait made. I look forward to working with you to “capture” your persona.
To schedule a time to make your portrait contact me; WayneEastep@Gmail.com or call 917.675.0640.
A Good Day for Humanity in America
There are a few items I always travel with: a copy of The Constitution of the United States of America along with a copy of The Declaration of Independence.
Last week may go down in American history as one of those milestone markers in the evolution of The United States as it strives for the higher good and a more perfect union.
The three decisions last week by the U.S. Supreme Court once again reaffirmed our nation’s commitment to be guided by the principles established in the Constitution. I celebrate these decisions by the Supreme Court that recognize and reaffirm the commitment of the U.S. Constitution to: “Liberty to all, Dignity, Moving the Nation toward a more integrated society, The power to make the law rests with those chosen by the people, The role of the Supreme Court is to say what the law is, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them”
Friday brought the eloquent eulogy by President Obama for Charleston pastor Reverend Clementa Pinckney. The speech was equal parts catharsis and content. Truth was spoken clearly. We as citizens must now do our part and take action to right the wrongs of racism among us. Working for real equality and dignity for African Americans and people of all races and ethnicities makes life for me as a white man more freer and full of liberty. As the President said, “We don’t need another conversation about racism.”
This modest post is one action I can take to speak up for fairness, justice and equality. I walk and work with those who want to move forward toward the common good.
“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Here is a summary of the monumental decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court:
1. Obergefell v. Hodges The right for two people of the same sex to marry.
JUSTICE KENNEDY delivered the opinion of the Court.
2. Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. Reaffirmation of the Fair Housing Act.
JUSTICE KENNEDY delivered the opinion of the Court.
“Much progress remains to be made in our Nation’s continuing struggle against racial
isolation. In striving to achieve our “historic commitment to creating an integrated
society,” Parents Involved, supra, at 797 (KENNEDY, J., concurring in part and concurring in judgment), we must remain wary of policies that reduce homeowners to nothing more than their race. But since the passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 and against the backdrop of disparate-impact liability in nearly every jurisdiction,
many cities have become more diverse. The FHA must play an important part in avoiding the Kerner Commission’s grim prophecy that “[o]ur Nation is moving toward
two societies, one black, one white—separate and un-equal.” Kerner Commission Report 1. The Court acknowledges the Fair Housing Act’s continuing role in moving the
Nation toward a more integrated society. The judgment of the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is affirmed, and the case is remanded for further proceedings consistent with this opinion. It is so ordered.”
3. King v. Burwell Affordable Care Act upheld.
Chief Justice Roberts delivered the opinion of the Court.
“In a democracy, the power to make the law rests with those chosen by the people. Our role is more confined—“to say what the law is.” Marbury v. Madison, 1 Cranch 137, 177 (1803). That is easier in some cases than in others. But in every case we must respect the role of the Legislature, and take care not to undo what it has done. A fair reading of legislation demands a fair understanding of the legislative plan. Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them. If at all possible, we must interpret the Act in a way that is consistent with the former, and avoids the latter. Section 36B can fairly be read consistent with what we see as Congress’s plan, and that is the reading we adopt. The judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is Affirmed.”