There was quite an event recently at Jon katz’ bedlam farm. I find that I can get some great pictures here. I did portraits of people and I did portraits of Mary Kellogg reading her poetry and a headless statue that is strategically placed facing a farm field. I did a surreal picture of this statue with a pencil hair head. This tin can of so many pencils was found at the recycle center. I find that this statue has some strong energy about it. I also found that I had to do a very serious study of the statue that we believe is Saint Theresa. I did this in B&W.
My new book is coming along fine. I am finishing some text for this book. Go to http://www.kickstarter.com/The Way We Were for all the details.
I spoke with Jon katz a little while ago and he is doing fine. He had open heart surgery at Albany Med. You can read all about this on Jon Katz blog … http://www.bedlamfarm.com.
Warning ! You may get hooked if you go to this blog. Jon has 100,000 plus followers. Jon features daily new “Life Affirming” photos and special writings, all with a great heartfelt and truthful wisdom.
George Forss selling ! Order any of my images for $65. I will make a 330g 11X14 fiber based digital print … digital on art paper ! $15. for shipping
George Forss 38 West Main Street Cambridge, NY 12816 ph518 677-3288 George.firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.ginoforgallery.com
I can recommend a very light weight 28 to 90 lens on a Canon Rebel film camera that I paid $49 for on E bay. The lens fits on a Canon EOS camera ! This is the lens I used for the portrait above. I took two pictures of Donna at Jon Katz bedlam farm open house over the weekend and then I stitched the two pictures to get the “Donna Twice” picture. The Canon rebel is also a great film camera. Do you remember ? Look for old Canon Rebel cameras with the 28 to 90 lens.
I discovered something else recently. I find that I can get a better result — if I am going to scan an old B&W negative into my computer to make a file out of the image — if I make an
8 1/2 x 11 darkroom print and then scan the print into my computer instead of the negative.
Here is a file of a picture I took in 1977. I used the above technique to make the picture better.
I may be wrong. I am not the greatest technical photographer like the old pros. I did what I describe here to upgrade my old pictures because I am publishing a book entitled “The Way We Were” This book will feature my best pictures from those good old days … with the WTC in many of my shots. Am I right ? Am I nuts ?
Everything I do I do because … are you ready … here it is in a modern catch phrase … “Works for Me !”
Preach. OK If we are going to constantly outmode all the stuff we are manufacturing where will this ultimate be taking us ? Don’t worry, we will fix everything in the next 50 years or so. Are you sure ? What about the Earth Garden (the earth’s ecosphere) ? Read my number four book. “End the Rat Race/ End the war we are raging with all that is pure” I can e mail it to you as a wordpad file. It is a short writing. This book offers a sane and practical solution to this vexing problem.
George Forss/ Ginofor Gallery 38 West Main Street Cambridge, NY 12816 George.forss @yahoo.com Please note my new e mail. I had to change it … put a period after my first name.
I had to change my e mail. I don’t want to do this but it was necessary. I opted for a new two stage security which, oddly enough, my own e mail was considered to be too corrupt and that I should change it. Yahoo told me this. My new e mail is the same except I need a period (dot) between my first and last name. New e mail email@example.com
New pictures for my portraits sign at Bedlam Farm below. Virgin Mary at the Hyde Museum and Red, John Katz border collie, in charge ! If someone wants me to do a portrait of them, I will give them a two sided order information placard which is actually a 330g 100% cotton 81/2 x 11 print that I will sign. Price is $102. $35. up front pays for my photography, the gift placard plus a CD disk with the pictures taken on it. Remaining $67. is to be paid if the customer wants an 11×14 cotton print made of a portrait. $15. will cover shipping.
Hope to see you at Bedlam Farm,
My mate of 27 years is also an artist for the same amount of time. Donna is my protégé and biggest fan. I think my blog followers would like to see some of her delightful art. I have been representing Donna in my Ginofor Gallery and she sells well. These three art items are on 300 lb/wt rag paper.
Back up and look at my three blogs before this one to view them. Each is on an 8×10 mat board.
We are selling these for $160. right now. Donna has 20 of her ‘adorable adoables’ art in my gallery. This what she call them. You can see more these if you e mail me … or come to Cambridge ! Shipping is $15.
George Forss / Ginofor Gallery 38 West Main Street Cambridge, NY 12816
518 6773288 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.ginoforgallery.com