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Night, Peter Terezakis, Heart Beats Light, Yuha Desert 2007

Pictures at an Exhibition

“Pictures at an Exhibition,” as in I have one included in a group exhibition.
Night, a 2007 image from an installation of Heart Beats Light is included in New York University’s Photo and Emerging Media 2014-2015 Faculty and Staff Exhibition.  The exhibition opened on September 2, 2014 and closes on October 9, 2014.  The show is in two locations: the Gulf + Western Gallery (1st Floor, rear lobby) and the 8th Floor Gallery, 721 Broadway New York, NY 10003.

My piece is at the 721 Broadway location.  Admission is free and open to the public.

NYU’s Photo and Emerging Media faculty and staff of 2014-2015 include Ulrich Baer, Matthew Baum, Michael Berlin, Wafaa Bilal, Terry Boddie, Isolde Brielmaier, Kalia Brooks, Mark Bussell, Edgar Castillo, Iliana Cepero Amador, Charlotte Cotton, Yolanda Cuomo, Erika deVries, Thomas Drysdale, Brandy Dyess, Cate Fallon, Adrian Fernandez, Kara Fiedorek, Nichole Frocheur, Mark Jenkinson, Whitney Johnson, Elizabeth Kilroy, Elaine Mayes, Editha Mesina, Charles Nesbit, Lorie Novak, Paul Owen, Karl Peterson, Christopher Phillips, Shelley Rice, Fred Ritchin, Joseph Rodriguez, Bayeté Ross Smith, Abi Roucka, Peter Terezakis, Cheryl Yun-Edwards, and Deborah Willis.
Night, Peter  Terezakis,  Heart Beats Light, Yuha Desert 2007
Peter Terezakis, MPS
New York University Artist in Residence
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Profoto 254712

Would you buy from a vendor who doesn’t know the difference between five inches and five feet?

In the United States  five feet or (sixty inches) may be written as the number five followed by an apostrophe (e.g. 5′).
Five inches is represented by the number five followed by a quotation mark (e.g. 5″).

Adorama knows the Profoto 254712 is five feet in diameter (5′).
Sears and Amazon have their units confused.

Behold: a 5 inch softbox for $349

Behold: the $359 5 inch softbox

 

11-11-11: Veteran’s Day 2011

Today is Veteran’s Day. The West has a lot to be thankful for… I have a lot to be thankful for.

The fact that people do not venerate our heroes from every single conflict can be traced back to some very bad PR from LIFE magazine during the war in Vietnam. Out of the number of WWII veterans I have known, two remain standing. Albert Miglio is one of these men. Artist, friend, New Yorker, combat veteran, he also possesses a unique appreciation for the gifts of Greek civilization. My recent visit to the war museum in Crete has also provided food for reflection on this day.

Click the image below for a PDF of truly unforgettable imagery taken by a forgotten LIFE Magazine photographer, prior to the involvement of the United States in World War II.

I also appreciate the effectiveness of some of the images as an anti-ad campaign for Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz. Could never understand why so many of my friends and their parents purchased either brand for transportation.

Freedom isn’t free. Thank the veterans around you and those who serve now.

Buy a Benz?
Buy a Benz?.

860nm Test

I’ve been recovering from “post-inflammatory bronchitis” after a picking up swine flu. The Flu wasn’t too terrible and I was treated with a course of Tamiflu. When I get sick and feel like whining about how miserable I am, I think of how my grandmother had to watch her mother die from pneumonia, as the one medical doctor on Samothrace could not get antibiotics.

It’s been a couple of weeks and try as I will, I do not seem to be making any headway into regaining my wind/endurance. It’s a constant effort to breathe and I tire easily. I went back to bicycling a week ago and still cannot do my ten miles without huffing, puffing, and being drenched in sweat. I thought I would mix hiking with bicycling (for a daily activity). The past two hikes were very difficult for me. Not at all what I remember them from a couple of years ago.

Anyhow, this down time of recuperation is a challenge. To make use of the outdoor time I have started experimenting with a 72mm, 860 nanometer filter.

A bit of cobbling and I came up with the following at San Diego’s Lake Murray reservoir. Clicking the image will open a new window and animation:

Fishermen at Lake Murray
Fishermen at Lake Murray

Testing the Infra-red

I’ve been recovering from “post-inflammatory bronchitis” after a picking up swine flu. The Flu wasn’t too terrible and I was treated with a course of Tamiflu. When I get sick and feel like whining about how miserable I am, I think of how my grandmother had to watch her mother die from pneumonia, as the one medical doctor on Samothrace could not get antibiotics.

It’s been a couple of weeks and try as I will, I do not seem to be making any headway into regaining my wind/endurance. It’s a constant effort to breathe and I tire easily. I went back to bicycling a week ago and still cannot do my ten miles without huffing, puffing, and being drenched in sweat. I thought I would mix hiking with bicycling (for a daily activity). The past two hikes were very difficult for me. Not at all what I remember them from a couple of years ago.

Anyhow, this down time of recuperation is a challenge. To make use of the outdoor time I have started experimenting with a 72mm, 860 nanometer filter.

A bit of cobbling and I came up with the following at San Diego’s Lake Murray reservoir. Clicking the image will open a new window and animation:

Fishermen at Lake Murray
Fishermen at Lake Murray

lakemurrayinfra-red