Conscious Cultural Travel Spain / Andalusia

Spain, Andalusia, Granada, Alhambra, Culture, Travel, Cultural Travel
View from Alhambra of Granada, Spain. photo by Vivek Singh

May 11 – 21st 2019

You’ve traveled the world looking at nature, monuments, street scenes, and people. Now you’re ready to go beyond being a tourist and become a conscious cultural traveler. This workshop is a unique opportunity to be guided by experienced professionals into enrichment of your life as a cultural explorer and observer. Photographers, as well as non-photographers, will learn from this unique approach to travel. See the tour/workshop description and itinerary at Global Citizen Tours

“This trip is about more than photography, it is an opportunity to see Spain from the inside out. What we observe is a reflection of our inner eye, the lens of our heart, that was initially shaped by our environment growing up and later by the choices we made, as we became more aware. We offer participants a myriad of opportunities to expand their inner lens and enter a world of seeing which will be reflected and captured in their images.” Wayne Eastep & Anne Ferrier

Alhambra, Andalucia, Andalusia, Andalusia-Spain, Andalusian-Horses, Antequera-Spain, Architecture, Art, creativity, Cultural-Travel, Culture, Dolmens, Food, Granada-Spain, Jerez-Spain, Life Observed, Malaga-Spain, Nature, Recent Personal Images, Sherry, Spain, Tapas-Spain, Travel, Travel-Photography

Travel to Andalusia Spain And Upgrade From Tourist to Cultural Explorer.

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Rosa Sanchez, Cigar maker, Honduras, Portrait

Rosa Sanchez, Cigar maker, Honduras

Persona

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.

Art, Art Gallery, artists, Buy Prints, creativity, Culture, Portraits, Recent Personal Images, Travel

PERSONA # 3

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Polaroid, Photograph, Image, Fine Art, St. Lucia, Interior Designers, Interior Design, Decor, Decorative Print,

Polaroid image on St. Lucia of a Rasta man and Rooster.

What camera should I use?  I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve been asked this question.  I learned on an assignment for Polaroid that it did not matter what camera I use.  Creating an image is mostly about the way I see.  I grant that a particular lens or camera may give me a technical tool that helps craft the image.  When I photographed for Polaroid I was limited to the camera and film they provided.  The goal was to demonstrate that fine art images could be created using only Polaroid film and a Spectra camera.  These are two of many images I made for Polaroid.  The images won awards in a number of categories and proved to be successful in promoting the Spectra camera.

I learned from this assignment that creating images was mostly about the way I see and minimally about what camera I use.  There’s a saying among working photographers that “the best camera is the one you have with you”.  These days I always have my “smart phone” with me and  am pleased with the images I am creating.  I love the spontaneous feel of the images.  In coming posts I’ll share some of those with you.

Polaroid, Photograph, Image, Fine Art, Decorative Image, Decorative Picture, Interior Designers, Interior Design,

Polaroid image, Crete, Greece

Art, creativity, Design, Interior Design, Portraits, Travel

What Camera Should I Use?

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Food

Food Is Culture

Pecans, Peanuts, Peaches, Vidalia Onions, Georgia

Good Eats From The Georgia Soil

Often we think of portraits and evocative landscapes when we think of another country’s culture.  I’ve come to learn that music and food are equally informative when I want to learn about the culture of a place.

These are examples of Southern and in particular Georgia culture.  On the left are pecans, the middle peanuts, then Vidalia onions and on top peaches.  When I put this picture together I was struck by the pleasing color palette.

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