Anne Fankhuis Removed By RedBubble

I was notified this week by RedBubble which I used to house my commercial storefront that they had adopted a new policy on sensitive events like the Holocaust and had removed one of my works. I thought at first that they had removed my image of The Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam. It turns out while I have used that image a few times on this blog I had never uploaded it to the commercial site.

They chose to remove this image taken inside the Anne Frank house in Amsterdam. It’s not a high quality image. It was taken quickly with a 2 megapixel Canon Camera in 1999. I was still shooting film back then and didn’t take out my gear inside the Anne Frank Museum.

I like it because it was the window she used to stare out of and there are children going to school outside. It made me empathetic with how she must have felt. I appreciate RedBubble’s heightened sense of responsibility because of rising anti semitism in the world but believe they overreached in this case. Please let me know what you think!

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Anne Fankhuis Amsterdam NL

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DreamMap Final Edit

DreamMap is finally done. The final edits have been accepted and final proofs have been ordered. The proofs are really just to confirm the job being done by the printer. I fully expect to be able to release it by Halloween!

Jake Webber should be feeling great. He was in the prime of life. He was a young successful corporate attorney in Pittsburgh and lived in a posh Shadyside townhouse. But Jake didn’t feel great. Jake had a secret. Since childhood Jake had vivid and powerful dreams that were so realistic he sometimes had
trouble distinguishing between his dreams and the “real world.”

His new pro bono case had Jake feeling even more uncertain and questioning not only his own reality but the very structure of existence!

While you are waiting, check out my photo retrospective on Amazon. A Hundred Place I Went to Before I Died.

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DreamMap coming in September

Jake Webber should be feeling great. He was in the prime of life. He was a young successful corporate attorney in Pittsburgh and lived in a posh Shadyside townhouse. But Jake didn’t feel great. Jake had a secret. Since childhood Jake had vivid and powerful dreams that were so realistic he sometimes had
trouble distinguishing between his dreams and the “real world.”

His new pro bono case had Jake feeling even more uncertain and questioning not only his own reality but the very structure of existence!

DreamMap, A Novel

DreamMap, A Novel

DreamMap™

After a year and a half my novel DreamMap™ is with the co-author and editor for the 3rd time. It now is 308 Pages and over 80,000 words so statistically a real novel! I am hoping to find a publisher but have developed a cover for a proof run that I will make after the third edit. This run will be for proofreaders and final edits but I hope to have it available soon and hopefully also in a Kindle version. This is a proof of the cover for the “proof run”.

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DreamMap™

DreamMap™

L’ Europe Roulante Videograph

The famous film director Robert Altman was once asked why all of his movies had at least one murder. He said, and I paraphrase, “…you don’t have to too much of a plot if you have at least one murder scene.” So here it is once again, my 8 minute epic videograph of Europe and make sure you wait for the murder scene! You can see more of my Videogaphs by clicking here.

L’ Europe Roulante from Richard Burke on Vimeo.

Mass at Sacré-Cœur

I am not religious, not Catholic or Christian. Culturally I am Jewish but I don’t have particularly popular views when it comes to religion. Knowing this, my wife asked why do we always visit Cathedrals when traveling in Europe. Thinking about that, it is because I DO believe in God and being inside these magnificent architectural structures surrounded by all that great art makes me somehow feel closer to God. It has nothing to do with dogma. In any case, after the terrible massacre at Newtown Connecticut, I thought some might have comfort in seeing this image today from Mass at the Basilica Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre, Paris France. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.

The Basilica at  Sacré-Cœur

The Basilica at Sacré-Cœur