october moonlight

_DGO0321photo by Diego Orlando

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  • Found this buried on a hard drive. Was a little commisision for a charity and shot on a 5d II in about an hour…very rough around the edges but I think its kinda sweet.
    my good friend jannis had already written the piece of music and given it to me so when the piano shoot came up it was perfect.


  • Gotta agree it works in that quaint way

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    “In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.”
     Henry David Thoreau (American Essayist, Poet and Philosopher, 1817-1862)

    So come on BURNIANS, don’t be silent…express yourselves,don’t withdrawal…
    Talk about your concerns,your fears,your dreams…
    That’s why BURN is the place to be…

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    Not a good Internet connection…up here in the mountains…
    But I did manage to listen Giannis music …thank you JOHNYG…

    Thank you BURNIANS…I hope I am in the right aisle…
    Or should I go with the flow…?:)))

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    The bar has been raised…

  • Burnians…I just finished looking at this, http://20inthecar.com/ from whence DAH came!

  • Not angry Ross, slapstick (see #12). Was in a literary frame of mind last night.

  • “The good Earth… we could have saved it, but we were too damn cheap and lazy.”

  • MW…

    your right to write remains intact of course…please please do not always say “well, i will leave if you want”..nobody is saying that Michael….we want you here…

    ok, i do not know how i could be any more clear…let me try again…some need/want edits, some do not…..either way works for me IF it works…again, this is not a flickr style drop anything in the bucket deal…we are NOT a photo sharing site….in actual fact, there has NEVER been a problem so far that i know of concerning editing……

    we always ask the photographer if they want an edit or if we may edit and then clear it back with them….the photographers with strong points of view and want no edit will be respected always, since guess what?..i am a photographer with a strong point of view..takes one to know one…nor was i suggesting you kiss butt with your writing here, i was only suggesting that since the readership here consists of more than Ross, Panos, and Imants (all with strong essays by the way), that you might just want to refine your literary missives just a bit for your own cred, not ours…OR better yet, since you say you only want to do good work. LAY SOMETHING TANGIBLE DOWN ON THE TABLE..SHOW US (in words or pictures) what you mean…nothing beats “show me”…….i think at this point we are all waiting with baited breath….

    cheers, david

  • JOHN G

    the way it should be :)

  • David, sorry, really didn’t mean to step on any toes, nature of the medium sometimes, I guess. And yes, your policy on edits has been as clear as an unmuddied lake under a sky of deepest blue for a long time now — I have no negative criticism of it whatsoever. I have, however, over the year noticed a few photographers whose essays were published comment that they were not responsible for the edit and that kind of mentality does somewhat fascinate me. But just because I don’t “get it,” doesn’t mean I don’t respect it. And in this case, Panos explained himself quite well.

    You know, I was trained primarily in the adversarial method of journalism and that method of questioning slips out in places where it can be inappropriate. Does tend to get great responses though. We articulate better when defending ourselves.

    Waiting with baited breath to see my current work? Umkay. I’ve often linked to walking around stuff here and many have commented on it both online and off. I generally don’t publicly discuss or show work I expect to be published, though I’m happy to discuss and sometimes show it to individuals who might be interested. The Bronx school stuff is pretty fascinating. Whether it’s good or not, we’ll see, but it’s an important topic and my approach has been consistent with your typical advice to be loose and go for greatness and certainly to make mistakes. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to denigrate the walking around stuff. Most of that is not just random pictures but is consistent with themes I continually work on. My serious work is no better visually or technically, just deeper intellectually.

    Anyway, enough about me. Not trying to be a drama queen much less sending off to Panos for an “I’m leaving Burn” t-shirt, but seriously, feel free to drop me a line if every you want. I’m not in any way like she who shall remain unnamed and cringe at the idea of perhaps being perceived that way. And frankly, I’ve been editing and thinking and writing about photography too much lately and need a break, so I’m looking forward to some upcoming travel where I’ll be totally off-line for a couple weeks. Too easy to get wound up here in this here city.


  • MW….

    smiling…maybe we could make some money out of “I Am Leaving Burn” t-shirt sales…Michael i totally understand your adversarial journalistic stance and have told you many times to keep at it…keeps things lively around here…..the nature of it however begs for response…that’s all …pure and simple…dish out a controversial line and you are likely to get one back…isn’t that fair enough??

    well, i have seen your links and commented positively…l liked your most recent walk around work and said so…and i like you as a writer and how you think in general…what we should do is edit or play with walk around a bit (either or both of us) ..and we still need a conversation on the multi-media bit which we will go into in a big way in 2011..we just need you to do a full blown essay…

    so, don’t ride outta town just yet…put in your two cents on the most recent story…in tangent with Michelle’s Destino….again, your territory …have at it….

    cheers, david

  • John Gladdy, yep, it works. Thanks for sharing.

  • “readership here consists of more than Ross, Panos, and Imants”

    And I thought you created this site just for us three… I’m horribly upset and terribly hurt now! ;-)

  • Panos; Could you please design a “I Am Not One Of The Chosen Few” t-shirt for me please? :-))


    i like the IDEA of the Piano more than the actual piece, but i can see where you could take it…but , for a one hour shoot, just fine….any thoughts to expand?

  • of concerning editing……
    ………… self editing, things can go horrible wrong in most cases it is not the editing itself it is the concept or media that the edits ride on that is the real thorn. In my second essay I made that mistake, as a book the edit was right then I did a direct translation into the digital wwwdot world media and it all became a mess. I tried a couple of quick re edits but I knew it was a lost cause I had already made that wrong turn.
    ……… now I sit with a new approach still using some of the images from the books but the images are dropped into place intuitively within a minute or so and create their own narrative. The edit process from there is … reducing images that repeat what is already said and adding newly created essay specific images to reinforce the concept. Some images may be reworked to suit. Sure it is a fragile state of affairs and things can go horribly wrong but one knows early on if there is any hope for the piece. There is always that chance of the “essay” getting to sophisticated during process and it becomes a dud, all one does is bin > delete and get on with something else

    ……………………………….end of artwork

  • I fear I will edit myself down to zero photos.

  • I fear I will edit myself down to zero photos……….. no harm in that worked o book “stonemason’s chair”(book 6) for two months or so, figured I needed to change one image……….. nah it just didn’t work the whole book went straight into the trash…..gone . Placed that image in the new empty version of (book6) and just got on with “suitcase” and is completed after book 7, still worked in the series

  • It’s like growing asparagus in your garden ……….. The new seedlings should emerge in about 3 weeks, and as soon as they are large enough they can be thinned out to about 2in apart. Then, once the seedlings reach about 6 inches high, they can be thinned out again to around 18 inches apart. For the rest of the year you just need to keep the beds weeded and the plants well-watered.

  • David. I know what you mean. No chance to expand, or desire to really, just a throwaway piece. The piano was left there by the charity, and I had no idea that the removers were coming to get it that day, or that tony the clown would decide to jump on it and try and stop them(in a clown like way of course). nothing was scripted at all, I just shot what was in front of me….and then it was gone. It just seemed like a gift, so I cut it just like it happened.(well almost)

    IMANTS. What if you got to the 18 inches apart stage and then realised you dont even like asparagus. Could you just pull them up and plant carrots?

  • Uh huh. However, I have promised myself I will do this work. So back to the next session of editing, not re-editing however. Last full edit about 1/3 done. I loved the photo of the wind up rooster that lost its key. That was yours? I know how he feels.

  • What if you got to the 18 inches apart stage and then realised you dont even like asparagus …….you could do what most people do and keep growing them in the faint hope that you will like them in the end.

    ……. remember
    Carrots are a “short term project” and should never be sown among asparagus as a companion plant.

  • Pity about the piano piece I guess the spontaneity is lost but throwaways are great to have in any arsenal

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    Life and Death…in my backyard!

    I pull out my carrots and I plant garlic…
    I edit my “backyard ” everyday…
    Life and death…the Circle of Life…
    Or should I say…
    “the Circus of Life”…?

  • Civi, here’s my contribution to the circle (well, not mine mine, but of my family/backyard, must count!).. the wee thing sure keeps everyone busy, even by doing absolutely nothing!!

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    Do you know where is KATHLEEN FONSECA???
    I haven’t heard from her…
    Thank you in advance for your help.

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    Most Wanted BURNIANS t-shirt!


    Sending good energy to all…I know,you are so many…my brain is trying hard…
    and for those that you can’t see your name…I will be back…:)))

    Now,let’s see if this post will go through…I hear thunders and wolves…

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    Yeap,the Universe…is working!

    Even by doing nothing…thank you EVA:)))

  • CIVI:

    SPACECOWBOY is running the white-house….he doesn’t have time to bet on burn :))))….

  • DAH – Sent you an email to your burn address.. will you be available Friday for Skype at some point? whats the best time for you?

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    My brain works hard…

    BOBBYYY…thanks mate…now, I can have my coffee in silence…

    Hey hey, my my
    Rock and roll will never die
    There’s more to the picture
    Than meets the eye
    Hey hey, my my

    Out of the blue and into the black
    You pay for this and they give you that
    Once you’re gone, you can’t come back
    When you’re out of the blue
    And into the black

    The king is gone but he’s not forgotten
    Is the story of Johnny Rotten?
    It’s better to BURN out ’cause rust never sleeps
    The king is gone but he’s not forgotten

    Hey hey, my my
    Rock and roll will never die
    There’s more to the picture
    Than meets the eye

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    There’s more to your pictures
    Than meets my eyes…

    Love you All…Up,up, and rolling…

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    John Langmore
    November 17, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Great seeing you in Oaxaca. Helluva deal hearing my name called 5 minutes after arriving and turning around to see you sitting there with Marie, Michael, AJ, etc. Small damn world even though I wouldn’t want to paint it. As always, I enjoyed the chance to hang out and also get to know some of your students. I also really enjoyed seeing the fruits of their labor.

    I hope the current travels are going well. I’m now back in Austin and scrambling to keep pace with the treadmill of life – a tough transition after a week in Oaxaca with nothing but a couple of cameras. It was good while it lasted.

    I ordered Burn 01 as soon as I got back from the Magnum website. I hope I placed the order before they all disappeared. I really loved the magazine and would be bummed if I didn’t have one for the collection. As you said, I guess I better start paying attention.

    Travel well in the meantime and I hope our next encounter comes soon.

    Your amigo,

    Just in case…MR.HARVEY …closes damper on Madrid too early…:)))


    i do not know why everyone stayed on this Dialogue when Madrid is newer..anyway, must today write an new Dialogue post anyway….in any case, thanks for the re-post…i did catch John’s comment under Madrid and responded…however, no doubt only you seem to really know where everything is at all times…many thanks

    cheers, david

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    No problem…MR.HARVEY…you know…copy and paste is my middle name:)))

    If I only knew…where did I put my glasses…

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