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Date: July 27, 2014 I live with/have bipolar disorder. The worst part of the catastrophic cycle for me is, of course, the long intervals of depression that follow my extreme manias. This photo is an attempt to recreate the feel of a Rembrandt painting while expressing just how those episodes feel.

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Zocalo, Mexico City

Date: January, 2011 I have mixed feelings about having taken this shot. On one hand, I think it is a fine composition. The unconsciousness of the man is contrasted by the indifference of those passing by. On the other, I can’t help but feel that I turned a living person into an object. Does this […]

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National Palace, Mexico City

Date: January 2001 I was a little scared photographing these two guards at the National Palace in Mexico City, so I sneaked up very quietly and took the shot. The National Palace is not only the capitol of Mexico, but also the location of a broad expanse of murals by Diego Rivera, husband of Frida […]

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Chinelo Unmasked

This was one of the chinelos, a type of dancer from the Mexican City neighborhoods of Milpa Alta and Xochimilco. They usually appear around carnival time when they serve to mock old men and disguise the wearers. Wikipedia says: This dance developed as a mockery of the Europeans with their fine clothing, beards, fair skin […]

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Blonde Riding a Coach

This woman was riding a carriage filled with women singing Italian arias. Few people realize that Italian Americans supplied much of the work force in the mines and so did their part to tame the West. This is a very popular photo on flickr. Guess few people can resist a blonde who is publicly declaring […]

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Man in a White Hat on a White Horse

I went to the Swallows Day Parade in San Juan Capistrano last month. It’s a great parade. You will never have seen so many horses in your life, however. The stream of riders, bands, reenactors, and dancers took two hours to pass. It started with some reenactors shooting off their guns to wake up the […]

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Newport Beach People

Date: March 21, 2012 No one in bathing suits this day — wind was blowing hard. A week later, the climate was temperate. I love the afternoon colors. This is better than Golden Hour in my opinion.

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