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Yellow on Gold

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Yellow on Gold

Abstract color study. Yellow and Gold.


A guest brought these tulips to a tea party my mother-in law Reba was having at our house.

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Standard Red & Yellow Tulips, “Leen Van Der Mark” processed as a black & white image

Flowers, Tulips, Standard Tulips, Photographic Art, Interior Design, Art, Images, Color, Red & Yellow,

Standard Red & Yellow Tulips, “Leen Van Der Mark” raw image as captured in camera.

Flowers, Tulips, Standard Tulips, Photographic Art, Interior Design, Art, Images, Color, Red & Yellow,

Standard Red & Yellow Tulips, “Leen Van Der Mark” processed via Lightroom to produce this beautiful but a little disturbing image.

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Bi-Color Standard red & yellow tulips “Leen Van Der Mark”, at the end of their bloom.


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Tea Party Tulips

Standard tulips you can buy at the grocery store.

Art, Nature, underwater

Simply Beautiful

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Serpulid Tubeworm (Ponastegus stellatus), Saba

This image of a Tubeworm photographed in Saba is beautiful.   Rather than saying more I’ll leave it at that.

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Reflection of the Flatiron Building from mirror sculpture at 23rd St. and Fifth Avenue, New York City

Art in public space Singapore

Art in public space Singapore

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Broken mirror in the woods, Sarasota, Florida

When I think about how we see, I sense that we look optically with our eyes and we perceive with our minds eye. The amount of information we see at one time is enormous. Our minds eye selects, filters, organizes, categorizes, defines, and correlates what we see, then creates meaning by integrating with our consciousness. Did I mention this is done in a micro second?

Art can frame and re-frame the physical world and help us see and think about what we often take for granted.  It presents  an opportunity to expand our perception and enter a state of observation and hopefully, awareness.

These three images that did that for me.   The broken mirror reflecting the surrounding woods was alongside the road.  The women in Singapore were having fun with a freestanding set of translucent and mirrored panels and the sculpture near Madison Square park in New York created segmented and reflected views of the iconic Flatiron building, the Empire State building and a tour bus along Fifth Avenue.

These images posit the question, what is consciousness?  They even challenge our assumption of what reality is.  Is it what’s in front of us, behind us, what we see within one plane or what we saw just before we became aware of what we are now seeing?  More often than not, the role of art is to raise the question rather than propose the answer.

Art, Recent Personal Images

Planes of Perception

Nature, Recent Personal Images

Black Birds at the Break of Dawn

Black Birds in flight

Black birds in flight

Black birds flying at the break of dawn.

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Nature, Recent Personal Images

Aloe Vera Final Phase

Aloe vera flower, Sarasota, Florida

Aloe vera flower, Sarasota, Florida

Final phase of the Aloe vera flower open. No further caption needed.


Homemade Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Rubarb sauce         Rubarb stalks

Rubarb Strawberry Pie

I made this Rhubarb Strawberry pie as a celebration gift for my daughter Layla

Recent Personal Images

Fourth of July

4th of July fireworks, Lake Lure, North Carolina

4th of July fireworks, Lake Lure, North Carolina

Happy 4th of July from Lake Lure, North Carolina


On December 16, 1991, Kazakhstan emerged from a long and challenging period under Soviet rule.  Over the past 20 years the country has blossomed in what can be described as the Kazakh Renaissance, a demonstration of the enduring spirit of the Kazakh culture.  I celebrate this anniversary with a selection of images from the book, The Soul of Kazakhstan.  The collection  showcases Kazakhstan’s people, history, culture and land.  They will be posted on my WordPress blog over the coming days leading up to the anniversary.

A permanent library of images is available for purchase as prints or licensing  at  http://eastep.photoshelter.com/gallery/Kazakhstan/G0000xg4sBqG4LWQ/

Wayne Eastep, Photography, Exhibit, Mingei Museum, San Diego, CA

Photographs by Wayne Eastep in the exhibit "Of Gold and Grass" Mingei Museum, San Diego, CA


Kazakhstan Crossroads of Culture and Commerce