George Forss – How to photograph a sunflower

17 Oct

I have a 1 1/2 x 3 foot garden in front of my gallery. This small plot of land become a garden when Jack Metzger, the owner of “Jack’s Outback” next door to me, decided to till my small plot of land and plant sunflowers here. He has been keeping my garden growing … glowing with sunflowers for years now. I am like, eternally grateful to this man.

Every year, like magic, some sunflowers bloom. It is always exciting for me to want to photograph the sunflowers that come around.

This year I singled out only one sunflower. This was a very large one. It was at my height standing straight and looking just perfect, as a sunflower can be.

I took three pictures from the same vantage point. The background for my study was the entrance to my gallery. I had to work out a composition for my study carefully. The first picture I can illustrate here shows my skill at doing this. The second picture has a person in it suddenly … within the same composition I set up ! This is Cambridge own Larry Sconzo, the man I nickname The Godfather. Larry looks out for all of us in Cambridge. He is very bold so he put himself right in my picture while I was taking the first picture. So, I have a portrait of Larry with my sunflower. The composition for this second picture is very good. I could not have orchestrated this second picture any better than this. Larry just stood in my picture as you see ?

For my third picture … while my camera is still in the same place … I decided to incorporate a large art work behind the sunflower. I was smart about this when I thought of using a large Donna Wynbrandt work that is about 4 by 6 feet. I also made this third picture a horizontal picture. The is an exemplary artist of the third kind. Her art works are always exciting and tasteful.

G Forss  Ginofor sunflower in bloom 2014 small file

G Forss  Ginofor Sunflower with Larry Sconzo 2014 small file

G Forss  Sunflower with DHW art  2014 small file

George Forss – Making a Vow

25 Sep

In 1969 I sort of made a vow, or a promise to ‘bring back the hippies’. This was just after the mud in Woodstock ended and I noticed that the energy of this movement was gone suddenly. I am sensitive to stuff like this. Indeed many ‘Hippies’ were proclaiming that the thing was over. I thought bad about all of this. In this period, just after Woodstock, I encountered some hippie types who were ‘crashing’ at my place in the Bronx. They said they were abducted by Aliens and they had a report writing with them that I was told was the actual words of the Aliens they encountered. I did not think well about any of this until I read the Alien words in a report that a hippie girl named Buffy wrote out. It was just what they said it was. The writing (words) were not words that a human being would put together. They left the next morning and I went of with my life knowing that my reading of Buffy’s report had a curative effect over me. I was suddenly able to function better in society.

Seven years after this event I was in business ! I was a street peddler who can sell his photography in the streets. I invented this. I was the first to do something like this. What happened at this time is a real ‘happening’. I saw Buffy again while I was selling my pictures. We recognized each other and the whole encounter went sour suddenly when I asked Buffy about her Alien report. She went away from me at this point saying that her report was junk. Right at this time something came over me. I got very sick and I started to get words in a sentence in my mind about very heady subjects that I never knew before. I had just made a vow … this time a very serious one. The kind of vow that an over-grown child character would make. Me ! The same person who made a vow in 1969.

This is when some sort of ethereal spooks decided that they could use me as a conduit to write out a new Bible-like tome addressing their major concerns about humanity. From this time on I started getting what I call “Finding Sentences” that I would record on pieces of paper, a book, newspaper, racing form, etc. Anything I could write on suddenly because these ‘sentences’ were very fleeting and I would quickly lose my awareness of them. I went to work. Me the perfect fool. I started accumulating all of my ‘Finding Sentences’ and in 1983 I started putting my great Hippie Bible together. This is my book entitled “ENOS”. I self published this book in 2009 after I got 66 rejections from publishers. I don’t get criticism for my writing. I get silence … after all these years. This is telling me something. No one is able to tell me how my writing is wrong. Most people will not even get into this book. Silence ??

After all these years I find that nothing in my book ENOS has failed … the many hundreds of notions (wisdom) claims my book contains.

I can e mail this writing as a PDF file to your email. Don’t be afraid of the universe (the spooks). I know I do not have what you would want to read. I have what the universe wants you to read.

I also have some new pictures here.

Thanks for your time,
George Forss
Ginofor Gallery
38 West Main Street

Cambridge, NY 12816

G Forss  Ginofor sunflower in bloom 2014 small file
G Forss  Ginofor Sunflower with Larry Sconzo 2014 small file
G Forss Gourds from Jack's Ginofor Garden 2014 small file

George Forss – Missing fair photo – Two new pictures

10 Sep

Whaa ! It happened again. One of the files I wanted to post in my last blog didn’t get through. I think there is a third hand messing up everything I do (sometimes). Well, uh … I think the overall size file of my last blog was too large. I can put three picture files here. The missing fair file and two new ones.

Jack Metzger of Jack’s Outback fame always does unusual plants in my Ginofor garden. We always get sunflowers. This year a bunch of gourds grew in my garden. They were mostly hidden but when we dug them out I could not help but notice how beautiful they were so I put them all in a studio type picture with a seamless wall. I have a roll of blue paper that is good for this.

I also have a picture of a young man lying so relaxed-like on a grassy ground with a cat. I don’t think I have seen a more relaxed person on the ground like this. This picture is from a Jon katz open house event on his property in June. I used a film camera for this one.

I sell my images for $65. for an 11 x 14 size or $35. for 8 1/2 x 11 size. I print on 330g fiber base 100 % cotton paper.

George Forss 38 West Main Street Cambridge, NY 12816 518 677-3288

G Forss  People at the Fair 2014  6

G Forss Gourds from Jack's Ginofor Garden 2014 small file

G Forss young man on the ground with cat001 small file

George Forss – At the Fair – Continued

6 Sep

I made a mistake in my last blog but I am not going to correct it. It is easier and more fun to just do this one and explain myself. Yeah … I did not get my four stich panorama in my last blog and I wound up with the first part of my “Fountain of Youth” report in the last blog as well. I don’t know what happened ?

I have the four stich Panorama at the fair in this blog and also some other Fair pictures … plus I will put part two of my “Fountain of Youth”. What the heck. I want to hype this up some more.

G Forss People at the Fair  4 stitch b

G Forss  People at the Fair 2014  1

G Forss  People at the Fair 2014  4

G Forss Fountain of Youth  page 2

Notice that I have two of the images that were used for my four stitch panorama here.

Tune in next week ! George

George Forss – At the Fair 2014

5 Sep

I was at the Washington County Fair this year watching and waiting for the prevailing special light that will color everything in sight. This happens at the fair in the late afternoon. It happened and I was able to get quite a few good pictures. I have a four stitch horizontal pan, a three stitch vertical pan and scenes of people at the fair … all glowing in the special light I describe here. I have all the fun food, cartoonish monsters, scary rides and families with their children. This is an annual ‘all get together’ event.

I can sell my fair studies for $65. for an 11 x 14 basic size (10 x 17 for the panorama). I can also make a basic 8×10 size for $35. I use the best 100% rag 330g printing paper and Ebson archival inks.

George Forss 38 West Main Street Cambridge, NY 12816 george.forss@

G Forss  People at the Fair  13-14-15 stitch

G Forss  Fountain of Youth page 1

G Forss  People at the Fair 2014  10

G Forss  People at the Fair 2014  9

G Forss  People at the Fair 2014  3bG Forss  People at the Fair 2014  2

George Forss – Symphony No. 6 – Don’t You Worry

1 Sep

I have my symphony No. 6 on this blog. This one is about a whale in the sea. When I set out to create a new symphony in November 2004 I had a notion of what I was going to do but something else will invariably happen. The text for this symphony will explain.

G Forss Symphony No. 6 - Don't You Worry  jacket

G Forss Symphony N0. 6  Don't You Worry  Text

I explain in my text for this symphony that I go into a mediumistic state when I start to do a symphony. I am a person that stuff like this can happen. I am because I am not a person who is intellectually (or in any other way) conjuring up a wanted whale in my composing for such a task. Instead, I am letting whatever odd presence about me (while I am in my mediumistic state) just happen.
The creation of these symphonies are one of the most exciting things I have done in my life.

I have a CD available of this symphony for $25.
George Forss 38 West Main Street Cambridge NY 12816 ph 518 677-3288

G Forss – How a Miracle can happen – How you can make a Miracle happen for you.

28 Aug

If you are wondering what this dude is up to now, you will be surprised at the science of what I am about to purport. I am being real cute, right ? Worse then this I also have a report on my new writing … “The Fountain Of Youth”. I am having fun with this. I have new science !

What I have here is not really new but every time some ‘soul’ brings the science of miracles to light it doesn’t ‘take’ … It is just that humanity is so gripped by the ‘Blossom’ that most of humanity exists in an “On” state and we cannot comprehend anything that is coming our way that is not money mongering stuff. This is the selling state we all need to maintain to make a living. Well, there is a child-self in us early on, even before we mature physically. This self goes to sleep in us when it is not happy. This ‘self’ is the source of a miracle cure when someone is sick or crippled, but we have to wake it up !

Here is the science … the science of mere observation. Did you know that a healer does not actually make a miracle happen. Instead, the healer is able to communicate with an ill person, ill of mind or body, in such a way that the healer’s subject will feel loved and wanted suddenly and this will allow the child-self to wake up and such an ill person’s illness will go away. This person will experience an instantaneous remission of their illness. Note that the ill person was gripped with an affliction that was self induced !

Jesus was doing this and other healers of his time.

Here is my two page report:

G Forss  Fountain of Youth page 1

G Forss Fountain of Youth  page 2

Read my books. I can send files of my writings via e mail to you. no charge. Wake up !

George Forss / Ginofor Gallery 38 West Main Street Cambridge, NY 12916


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