I think fame is a curse and recognition can be a trap, but I should say something about myself for two reasons:
1)some one who has delighted me might be interested.
2)someone else might worry that I could be a perverted, porno loving, mass AND serial, stalking, killer. I did walk the streets of San Francisco while the Zodiac dork was plying his hobby and (the big confession follows. If you are easily freaked, skip to the next paragraph) I took photos of Ed Gein's homestead. Not impressed are you? He was just the inspiration for the progenitor of all slasher films: Psycho. And to further sweeten this ghoulish pot, the man who wrote the book Hitchcock's screenplay was adapted from, did so in a house I partied in! Well.... it was a surprise shower/going away party for my pregnant wife who was to be a stay at home mom. Her supervisor owned the house by then. Nobody died at the party. Sorry for the letdown.
I'll try one more true story to lighten the mood. I once held my own in a show down w/Robin Williams! I was delivering telegrams in San Fran. He was an unknown street mime. A couple of times I stopped to watch him entertain tourists in Union Square. I don't remember how it started except it was his idea. I think he "acted" startled by me. We took turns a couple of times being the aggressor and timid as I was cutting through the square doing my job. We never spoke. He WAS a mime! About 20 years later I learned that the wild mime in Union Square was one and the same now famous guy: R.W. Shout out to Mr. Williams: Let's get together at Ed Gein's old place w/some peppermint schnapps and tell ghost stories. You'll go 1st, and 2nd and 3rd....I just know you will.
I can't remember not having a camera: Mom's Brownie, one I bought at 11, the YMCA's Rollei with which I got 2 suns rising over Lk. Mendota (talk about neat accidents), Clarence's Aries and the darkroom he lent me 24/7. Thanks Clarence! My Canonflex RP( Frank, you bastard. I didn't turn you in to the cops and you stole my RP as thanks? Bad bad karma.) The A1 that rekindled the flame. The series of poor quality point & shoots (bad karma Nikon) that cooled the flame. The A1 out of mothballs when my son started sports. Thanks Mark. My patience to wait for digital to eliminate shutter lag (surely the devil's work) led to my Canon 20D. I got pretty good & published w/sports and am now expanding my interests and learning from Flickr folks. Thanks to you and all the folks at Valley Camera in Appleton WI for guidance and for the awesome EOS jacket, John. Damn! Now I gotta post a self port.
`We don`t make a photograph just with a camera; we bring to the act of photography all the books we have read, the movies we have seen, the music we have heard, the people we have loved.`
I have been most influenced by many experiences and thinkers to come to the conclusion that force and violence only perpetuate the same and to love, one must embrace Ahimsa, non violence, pacifism.
"An eye for an eye and the whole world goes blind." Gandhi
You Are a Prophet Soul
You are a gentle soul, with good intentions toward everyone.
Selfless and kind, you have great faith in people.
Sometimes this faith can lead to disappointment in the long run.
No matter what, you deal with everything in a calm and balanced way.
You are a good interpreter, very sensitive, intuitive, caring, and gentle.
Concerned about the world, you are good at predicting people's feelings.
A seeker of wisdom, you are a life long learner looking for purpose and meaning.
You are a great thinker and communicator, but not necessarily a doer.
Souls you are most compatible with: Bright Star Soul and Dreaming Soul
You Were a Cheetah
You are quick and elusive, with keen senses.
You are able to have intense concentration for short periods of time.
I think this explains a lot!!!!!!
Your Aura is Red
You have a high level of emotion. This can mean passion, but it can also mean rage.
Usually, you don't take these emotions out on others. You just use them as motivation - and it works!
The purpose of your life: embracing all the wonders of the life, lots of travels, and tons of adventures
Famous reds include: Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Jennifer Lopez
Careers for you to try: Dancer, Boxer, Surgeon
You Are 96% Feminist
You are a total feminist. This doesn't mean you're a man hater (in fact, you may be a man).
You just think that men and women should be treated equally. It's a simple idea but somehow complicated for the world to put into action.
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You Are: 60% Dog, 40% Cat
You are a nice blend of cat and dog.
You're playful but not too needy. And you're friendly but careful.
And while you have your moody moments, you're too happy to stay upset for long.
Your Personality is Very Rare (INFP)
Your personality type is dreamy, romantic, elegant, and expressive.
Only about 5% of all people have your personality, including 6% of all women and 4% of all men
You are Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving.
Your Dosha is Vata
Creative and restless, you take in all of life's pleasures (maybe a little too much!).
You're quick witted and very talkative, but you also tend to have a spotty memory.
You tend to get very into ideas and lifestyles... but only for a short time.
It's difficult to hold your attention, and you sometimes feel with what life has to offer.
With friends: You are uncomfortable in new situations or with new people
To achieve more balance: Live in a warm climate and spend some quiet time in nature
Actually I'm Vatta/Pitta...... hey nobody's perfect!
You Are 40% Weird
Normal enough to know that you're weird...
But too damn weird to do anything about it!
I just took a "nerdy" test. Dang....
"Overall, you scored as follows:
50% scored higher (more nerdy),
2% scored the same, and
48% scored lower (less nerdy).
What does this mean? Your nerdiness is:
Somewhat nerdy. I mean face it, you are nerdier than about half the test takers."
You Are Surrealism
Dreamy and idealistic, you've created a world that is all your own.
It's very likely that you've either dabbled in drugs or are naturally trippy.
You are always trying to push beyond the boundaries of your culture and society.
You believe that art, love, and freedom can change the world.
Which US President are you most like?
Lincoln, Madison, Carter, Jefferson
The personalities of these men are complex and difficult to grasp. They were interested in science, and were fascinated by patterns in nature and art. They were incredibly open minded, always searching for new and different ideas.
What Flower Are You?
What Does Your Birth Date Mean?
You Are a Romantic
You have the mind of an artist, even if you haven't developed the talent yet.
Expressive and aware, you enjoy finding new ways to share your feelings.
You often feel like you don't fit in - especially in traditional environments.
You have big dreams. The problem is putting those dreams into action.
Your strength: Your vivid imagination
Your weakness: Fear of failure
Your power color: Coral
Your power symbol: Oval
Your power month: November
When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
Swiss (German-born) author (1877 - 1962)
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Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the lash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat.
I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.
Edgar Allan Poe
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe
- JoinedJanuary 2007
- Occupation Part time volunteer driver for the Aging and full time 1/2 nerd photographer for fun and occasionally profit.
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my testimonial is more "to you" ... than "about you". I love that you show off the little boy that still majically dwells within, you humor never ceases to amaze me. Always can count on your photos bringing a smile to my face. Jim, you are a delight - I look forward to your photos on my FRIENDS page! not just a contact - but a friend. smiles back to you my dear. (¯`v´¯) .`·.¸.·´Read less