Archive for the ‘Ambient’ Category

It’s Friday. Go ahead, let yourself get carried away.

Friday, August 24th, 2012
Jeanine levitates over the San Francisco Bay with umbrella and bag.

Califragislistic

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Due salti da solo

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
AM silhouette jumping during sunset over Ocean Beach

Indian Summer sunset at Ocean Beach, San Francisco

AM silhouette jump during the sun setting over Ocean Beach

Indian Summer sunset at Ocean Beach, San Francisco

These two shots were taken within minutes of each other. Isn’t it amazing how quickly the light transforms?

And here’s how the sky looked just minutes before the two jumps. (Taken with an iPhone)

Sun dips into the Pacific Ocean

The end of today

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Angel Island escapade

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Ning jumping on Angel Island
Ning jumping at Angel Island
Ning portrait at Angel Island
Ning portrait at Angel Island
Ning portrait at Angel Island
Ning portrait on Angel Island

A couple of weekends ago, I boarded a sailboat headed to Angel Island with five models I’d never met before and a handful of other photographers. Once we docked at the island, the skipper who happens to be a Nikon shooter asked if I’d like to try out his lenses.

“Which one would you like to try?” he asked.

“Um, how about the 300mm,” I said.

“Really?” he asked.

I grinned and nodded.

The Nikon 300mm f2.8 lens is a tank. And also happens to be $5,000. He said okay and helped me put it on my D700. Then he made the mistake of turning around to peer back into his photo case. Before he turned back around to me; I had already scampered off the boat, off the dock, and onto Angel Island with one of the models by my side. I cradled the 8-lb. camera and lens with both arms like a newborn and we giggled like elementary school BFF’s. We made it to the shady side of the island past the picnic tables and went to work.

When we got back to the boat, one of the other photographers on board said that the skipper joked that since I disappeared I must have hopped on the ferry back to San Francisco with his lens. I wouldn’t do that! After returning the tank, he told me he never shoots that lens without a tripod. Too heavy. Heh. I guess all the early morning bootcamp workouts have been paying off because I handheld it for 130 shots.

Model: Ning Ma
MUA: Cindy Crabtree

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Being caught up

Friday, July 8th, 2011
Nora floating on an abandoned rooftop and in an abandoned cathedral in Gary, Indiana

a.k.a. the rapture

Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed. Tell me with the rapture and the reverent in the right – right. You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light, feeling pretty psyched.

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine. —R.E.M.

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You are invited…

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

AM jumps in abandoned classroom, black and white

In the event of an earthquake, tuck duck and good luck.
1 of 2 images in the "Art I.S. getting (t)here" show through 8/13/11


…to the “Art I.S. getting (t)here” Opening Reception

Saturday, June 18 at 8:00pm – 12:00am
Art I.S. Pop-up Gallery
(Everybody Bikes)
1288 15th Ave
San Francisco, CA

ARTISTS:
KRIS ENGEL
FAERN
DAVID FULLARTON
GIANLUCA FRANZESE
DEVIN KELLER
VICTORIA KARTASHOVA
LAUREN
CHRISTOPHER MACOLINO
ANNA MARIE PANLILIO
CRISTINA ISABEL RIVERA
FRANK RODRIGUEZ
ADAM SMITH
TANYA MARIE VLACH

Featuring live music by David Molina and his band, Earthlike.

Themes of transportation, journey, process, destination, road less traveled; whatever transporting means to you.

Curators Tanya & Faern

Art I.S. getting (t)here will be on display at the Gallery at Everybody Bikes from June 18th to August 13th. On the night of June 18th we will also showcase site specific installations, as well as live musical performances.

This theme has arisen from ART I.S.’s new collaboration with Everybody Bikes (1352 Irving St @ 15th Av) and as a means to point out that there are no galleries in the Inner Sunset and Sunset District as a whole. We want to let folks in the city know we are here!

http://is-art-here.com/

In collaboration with
Everybody Bikes
Arizmendi Bakery
Muni Diaries
Colibrita Productions
FaernWorks

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It is acceptable to take a seat when the host/hostess is not present so long as you do not touch anything.

Friday, June 3rd, 2011
AM jumps in abandoned cathedral in Gary Indiana

Gary, Indiana

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The restless haint of the Palace Theater

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
abandoned theater in Gary, Indiana and it's ghost

The Haunted Palace

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Week 51: I love the lightlife

Friday, December 24th, 2010
AM in the rain on Christmas Tree Lane

51/52

Every December for the past 60 years, 52 homeowners on Thompson Street in Alameda string thousands of lights and display other holiday decorations for Christmas. Every home on Christmas Tree Lane is aglow with lights and even the center median is decorated.

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Week 50: A jump in the dark

Friday, December 17th, 2010
AM jumps amid shadows and lights

50/52

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Week 47: Synchronized Air Guitrampolining

Friday, November 26th, 2010
Laura, Claudine, Genevieve and Jeanine at the House of Air

47/52

A few of the many things I’m thankful for:

  • family
  • friends
  • being healthy
  • huge trampoline parks in historic airplane hangars

Happy Thanksgiving!

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