Dweezil Zappa playing the Beacon with Zappa Plays Zappa last year. There is something weird and wonderful to see him play his father’s songs and channeling Frank’s guitar style. If you haven’t seen them, get a ticket for the current tour, it will be worth it. Check out my concert pictures on my commercial gallery by clicking here.
I first began listening to Return to Forever in the early 1970’s. The current edition has reunited Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke,Lenny White and Jean-Luc Ponty and added a new guitarist Frank Gambale. This was shot at the Beacon Theater in 2011. To purchase concert photos check my commercial gallery by clicking here.
I came across this straw sculpture in the Gardens at Luxembourg Palace in Paris France. I tried photographing it a couple of different ways. It seemed to look best when acting as a frame for a portrait. However, since it is not a portrait of the person, I used a reduced depth of field and kind of like the result. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial gallery by clicking here.
The Pantheon is a beautiful historical building in Paris. It was originally built as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve. Now, it serves as a crypt for famous French statesmen and kings. It is an early example of Neoclassicism, with a facade modelled after the Pantheon in Rome. It seemed strange to see an Argentinean Gaucho sitting on the steps. Maybe dressed in costume for a play or for a job in an Argentinian Restaurant? I guess I should have asked, but was too busy taking this picture. To buy a print of this image on my commercial site, click here.
Every night in the Palm Desert there is a new treat. It rarely rains or is even cloudy so you are guaranteed a spectacular light show when the sun sets. The atmospheric haze provides a different view each night. If it is really windy, the sky will look much different than a still sky due to all the dust that is in the air. This night was clear and spectacular and you can see why the call the area Rancho Mirage. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial gallery by clicking here.
Every major city has a skyline and some of the beauty is that each one can be viewed as an artistic object. Paris is a particularly phallic city. In some ways it can’t measure up to the compressed skylines of New York, Singapore and Hong Kong. Paris is spread out and ancient and not plentiful in 80 story and larger buildings. However, when they make a monument it is spectacular and each spire seems to thrust out of a park or manicured area. In this image you can see the Eiffel Tower, The Obelisk of Luxor and one of the famed Parisian street lamps. You can purchase a print of this image on my commercial site by clicking here.
If someone would have told me there was a windmill in the center of Paris, I would have doubted them. Silly me because as we climbed the hill on Montmartre, there it was. Larger than life and looking more French than Dutch. It is right behind the Moulin Cafe and near the Basilica. You can buy a print of this image of my commercial site by clicking here.
Many people may hustle right by this beautiful old church on their way to see the The Basilique Sacré-Coeur. This beautiful historic building is near the Abbesses Metro Stop in Montmartre. It is a very accessible church unlike some of the Cathedrals in Paris. There is no list of rules, just come on in, take pictures, pray, sit in solitude in an ancient building without hordes of tourists take pictures on their phones. You can buy a print of this image on my commercial gallery by clicking here.
My book is now available from the largest bookseller in the world for just $24.99. This is really exciting for me and now I finally feel like an author. To get your copy just click here.