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  Water is RisingWater is Rising -- October-November 2011 from the atolls of Kiribati, Tuvalu and Tokelau come the groups: Te Waa Mai Kiribati, Pa Laumilo (Tuvalu), Kai Te Gali Mai Nukunonu (Tokelau) -- "Atolls are one of Earth's more marginal human habitats. Only the most knowledgeable and careful use of resources enables inhabitants to claim a living from these small islands composed, quite literally, of coral rubble and sand." - full essay --   Andree Belleduring Andrée Belle's Variety Pack video shooting [top] January 2011 part of the HD DSLR video workshop at Gale Tattersall's studio [ ] -- it was an amazing experience to work with Gale and his crew, learning how to use our DSLR's to make video... simply put: amazing... and rare oportunity to know a rising star: Andrée Belle ! ... full essay   Studio RecitalStudio Recital - Autumn 2010 The voice and piano studio off Shannon Moses Piano: Case Rowan, Noelle Clayman, Skylar Beckett, Danilo Williams, Rocmon Stallworth, Thunder Finberg, Joe Call, Olivia Stetler, Matthew Tajima, Justin Braun, Daniel Mason, Joshua Mason, Joy Ellzey, Liam Thompson, Rick Seevinck, Helene Miles, Rita Navarro -- VOICE: Sara Huizar, Emily Slocum, Josh Call, Alexa Penn.  
  Bamboo to BronzeBamboo to Bronze - Gamelan Çudamani Tour October - November 2010 Bamboo to Bronze highlights Balinese contemporary reality by celebrating the intimate and poetic sounds of a small village as well as the virtuosic, dynamic and technically dazzling sound of the brilliant seven-toned gamelan Semarandana. The simple beauty of bamboo and the glorious sheen of bronze continue to coexist in the increasingly complex and sophisticated culture of Bali. ... full essay   Oscar Castro-NevesOscar Castro-Neves at Burton Chase Park Summer Concerts - Marina del Rey, August 2010 One of the founding figures of the Bossa Nova movement in Brazil, Oscar Castro-Neves, presented a concert as "Oscar Castro-Neves and Friends" on Saturday, August 14 in Burton Chace Park, Marina del Rey. We used it as an excuse to enjoy the music and friends from other parts of town. ... panos   Viver BrasilAlaafia / Harmony - Viver Brasil Dance Company in its 8th season at the Ford Amphitheatre - July 2010 Viver Brasil's awe-inspiring movement vocabularies of traditional and contemporary Afro-Brazilian dance and history, culture and music, while embodying the Yoruba concept of peace: totality of well-being, the fullness of life here and hereafter, the sum total of all that humankind may desire– harmony in life. The performance is based upon the complex stories of the orixas, Yoruba deities from the family of Obatala, the orixa of peace. Ideas informed by the afoxês (Afro-Bahian parading groups) are also part of the evening's mix. "Alaafia/Harmony" includes contemporary Afro-Brazilian choreography by renowned masters, including Rosangela Silvestre and Luiz Badaró. The uplifting original music is composed by Silvestre, Badaró, Mario Pallais and Jose Ricardo Sousa. ... full essay ... public  
  Viver BrasilViver Brasil Band and Dona Cici at Tropico de Nopal on July 2010 Viver Brasil Band and Dona Cici at Tropico de Nopal. Master griot, dancer, living Afro-Brazilian encyclopedia, she shared her orixa wisdom through storytelling. ... full essay   The space betweenSummer at California Plaza July 2010 Summer, water, and Cyro Batista on stage... ... full essay   The space betweenThe Space Between - Sunday, June 27, 2010 An original dance theater production - at WAC, UCLA featuring: Paul Alvarado, Juan Aparicio, Martin Avalos, Alex Ayon, Breenate Bacon, Delanie Bantillo, Elida Berry-Donat, Alexis Bloch, Darius Carter, Sam Crandall, Nicole Dezzutti, Jenny Earnest, Claudia Espinosa, Bria Gabor, Ernesto Galarza, Anisha Gianchandani, Jade Howell, Kelcey Joyce, Julia Kopmann Norton, Jazmine Kwong, Tarra Laperdon, Leviticus Lumpkin, Keshavi Mahesh, Georgia Makely, Mia McKown, Laura Mergelmeyer, Kritzia Morgan, Jackie Oka, Casey Parsons, Neima Patterson, Alex Porutiu, Miranda Ramirez, Raven Reyes, Victoria Robichaud, Shashana Rosen, Kayla Smith, Jimmy Takishima, Jose Velasquez, Miguel Veneracion, Kyle Ware, Robert Wells, Jazmine Williams, Ashley Wong, KK Yiu. - - - Creator and Director: Kevin Kane - Assistant Director: Jackie Lopez - Production Assistant: Sheetal Gandhi - Program Counselors: Harry Weston, Russell Angelico, Ashley Cartwright, Alli Gray, Leanne Iacovetta, Marina Magalhães - Program Instructors: Keali'i Ceballos, Kathy Deitch, Leigh Foaad, Sheetal Gandhi, C. Derrick Jones, Nehara Kalev, Jackie Lopez, Kamilah Marshall, Carolina San Juan, Olivier Tarpaga. ... full essay  
  Enduring LegaciesEnduring Legacies - Celebrating the work of Judy Mitoma UCLA Glorya Kaufman Dance Theatre - June 5 2010 The Department of World Arts and Cultures and the UCLA community thank Judy Mitoma for her years of service, for her innovative and far-reaching projects, for her dedication to the growth of the department, for the creative deep connections with communities near and far. Judy will always be a memeber of the extended WAC family. Her warmth with students, staff, faculty, and the greater Los Angeles community helped create the sense of connectedness we enjoy in WAC today. This gathering of alum and friends was an opportunity to celebrate her contributions as an alumna and professor, and to renew our connections with each other.   David RousseveDavid Rousseve Enduring Legacies - Celebrating the work of Judy Mitoma UCLA Glorya Kaufman Dance Theatre - June 5 2010   a night of Brazilian choro and sambaA Night of Brazilian Choro and Samba The Edye at the Broad Stage, Santa Monica - May 2010 A rare opportunity to see famed Brazilian singer Katia Moraes team up with South American folk authority Ted Falcon from the Los Angeles Choro Ensemble. Choro is considered the first popular music of Brazil and often described as the "New Orleans style jazz" from South America. The style often has a fast and happy rhythm, characterized by virtuosity and improvisation. - Ted Falcon on bandolim, Mitchell Long on cavaquinho, Ami Molinelli on percussion, Colin Walker on 7-string guitar and Katia Moraes on lead vocals, special guest Rebecca Kleinman on flute.  
  BWBBalls Without Borders - The Game Topanga Canyon - May 2010 the Sirens of Soccer played against Jerry Bruckheimer's Bad Boys Hockey team, comprised of pro NHL players and celebrities. Deep Roy was coaching hockey and Vinnie Jones was coaching the ladies. ... panos   Mythili PrakashMythili Prakash - Seasons of Love Sounds of LA - Getty, February 2010 special program celebrating the connections between of music and dance, Prakash performs with an outstanding group of musicians from India and the United States. -- Mythili Prakash, dance and choreography - Viji Prakash, nattuvangam, vocal recitation - Roopa Mahadevan, vocals - Aditya Prakash, vocals - Pirashanna Thevaraja, mridangam - Krishna Kuttykumar, violin - Ashwin Krishakumar, bansur - Eileen Cooley, lighting design ... full essay   Doug KnottDoug Knott's The oil fire & Sunset Strip self-improvement afirmations - Feb 2010 at Highways Doug Knott has been writing and performing poetry in LA and Southern California for many years. Doug Knott's Oil Fire tells the story of a car on fire and a conflict of wills between a careless driver and fire itself. In Sunset Strip Self-Improvement Affirmations, Knott presents a man seeks his reflection in the broken mirror of Hollywood.  
  Yuval Ron Ensemble Yuval Ron Ensemble - Mystical Music and Dance of the Middle East All Saints Church, Pasadena - January 2010 - A feast for the senses, celebrating the ancient rich cultures of the three Abrahamic Faiths. Yuval Ron Ensemble featuring: the stunning vocalist Najwa Gibran -- Armenian woodwind master Norik Manoukian -- Sacred and Traditional dance: Maya Karasso and Miriam Peretz - full essay   Viver Brasil Dance Company, Guadalajara, Jalisco, FILSongs from the City of Angels (World Music Night) - Guadalajara, Jalisco - December 2009 -Viver Brasil [full] is an award winning Afro-Brazilian ensemble that can perform diverse offerings from Brazil backed by an array of drums, vocals, and string instruments. The Foundation for World Arts and Cultures and the UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance will be presenting World Dance Night.   Shakti Dance Company, Guadlajara, Jalisco, FILSongs from the City of Angels (World Music Night) - Guadalajara, Jalisco - December 2009 -Shakti Dance Company [full] depicts the cosmos through bharatanatyam – the temple dance from South India. The Foundation for World Arts and Cultures and the UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance will be presenting World Dance Night.
And the Finale with all three groups together
  Songs from the City of Angels (World Music Night) - Guadalajara, Jalisco - December 2009 - Halau Keali’l O Nalani in Guadalajara, Jalisco - FILHalau Keali’l O Nalani [full] offers work that honors Hawai’ian myths and legends of gods and ancestors through the expressive language of Hula movement, chant, and music in both contemporary and ancient styles.T he Foundation for World Arts and Cultures and the UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance will be presenting World Dance Night.   ...Feet on the Ground / Aiyê by Viver Brasil - July 2009 - year after year, Viver Brasil has shown the best of Brazil, its dances, its rituals, its percussion, all surrounded by the subtle delicate choreography of the masters... Rosangela Silvestre, Badaró and Linda Yudin... and later that week at the Levitt Pavilion   rosangelaRosangela Silvestre dancing the Orixás, at Trópico de Nopal - May 2009 - as the light was difficult to balance, I prefer to make a sepia version, but if you want to see the color one, is here.  
  maskOpening of the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica - April 2009
the historical building, converted into a State Park, will now become one more open space for the public... some panoramas - [full essay]

maskCup of Java - Javanese dance and voices, at the Glorya Kaufman Hall, at UCLA - offering a transcendent journey into the far reaches of Javanese performing arts.
some extras [full essay]


maskSri Lanka Mask Dance - at the Fowler Museum, UCLA [panoramas] [full essay]

and at the Garden Theatre at the Glorya Kaufman Hall, UCLA [full essay]


...Every second Thursday of the month, there is an Art Walk, downtown LA...
besides the galleries (great stuff), there are plenty of little places to eat, or *street eat*, music? plenty... all kinds, keyboards, singers, sax, drummers... and the crowd? great, mixed, young / old / dark / hippie / new age / simple / exotic / even normal people (few) / etc... full essay

  ...Any One Home - The Reunion - UCLA 2009   Tallships paradeArmandinho playing at the Phoenix Jazz Festival 2008 in Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brazil ... full essay  
  Tallships paradeStanley Jordan playing at the Phoenix Jazz Festival 2008 in Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brazil- [full essay]   Tallships paradeLos Angeles Maritime Festival 2008 - Parade on Friday [full parade] and Cannon Battle on Saturday - [full essay] - this parade is great fun to attend, besides sailing in marvelous pieces of workmanship...   Viver BrasilGift on the Water/Omi Odára - Viver Brasil 2008 - The mystery of the water, its vitality and the responsibility to keep it clear wash across the stage through sacred tales of Afro-Brazilian water spirits - [full essay]  
project and choreography by David Rousseve
     Bridge: Choreographic Dialogues
Featuring 4 of Israel's leading and most creative contemporary choreographers for the first time at UCLA - full essay
     Emerginv Voices at JAT four high school groups presented their colaborative work at Japan American Theatre - Hawaii Halau Keali'i O Nalani; India Shakti School of Bharatanatyam; Mexico Mariachi Tesoro de San Fernando; and USA Crenshaw High School Elite Choir - full essay  
     Emerging Voices retreat at UCLA - workshop on spiritual music and dance traditions from Hawaii Halau Keali'i O Nalani; India Shakti School of Bharatanatyam; Mexico Mariachi Tesoro de San Fernando; and USA Crenshaw High School Elite Choir -      Gamelan Çudamani US Tour 2007 During October and November 2007, the tour included several Universities of the East Coast, West Coast and Canada -      Global Mala Honors Yoga Kippur on UN International Day of Peace. - panoramas - full essay  
     The Untold Story of Three Tragic Women of the Ramayana by Mythili Prakash - full essay      Self Enlightenment donation trip to Tijuana One of many trips done by this group of volunteers to help an Orphanage and a villa in Tijuana - full essay      Tribute to John Rauch at Temple Isaiah June 2007- full essay  
     Xirê! Celebrations by Viver Brasil - 2007 - Ford Amphitheatre, Los Angeles -      Playing Between by Cynthia Lee at GKH at UCLA      Long Beach Grand Prix 2007 and ALMS race - full essay - crops  
     UC Regents' Lecture by Ong Keng Sen - at GKH at UCLA      MFA 2007 performance at GKH at UCLA     New Chance - CAM workshop participants at RUFA, Phnom Penh, Cambodia - full essay  
    Phnom Penh - Khmer Arts Academy rehearsal     Ocean Charter Fair - for the pleasure of charity - [full essay] - [panos]     Xmas in Pasadena - by the Salvation Army  
    Yuval Ron Ensemble, a Concert for Unity at LMU - [full essay] - [sketches]     at the Brewery, short visit to open studios in downtown LA    APPEX fellowship at UCLA: Final performance II - [full essay]  
  APPEX fellowship at UCLA: Final performance I - [full essay]   APPEX fellowship at UCLA: Salon Two [full essay]   APPEX fellowship at UCLA: Salon One - [full essay]  
    Brazilian Day in LA, at the tar pits museum - [full essay] - [panos]     Synergy, dance, rythms and colors at the Ford - [full essay]     Bharata Natyam dance, in studio  
    Salon One, by APPEX fellowship at UCLA - [full essay]     Mo Ife: Love Stories, by Viver Brasil - [full essay]     Raj Rang, at UCLA - Music & Dance from Rajasthan, India - [full essay]  
    Raj Rang, preview - Music & Dance from Rajasthan, India - [full essay]   colorsSanta Fe Art Community open studios weekend - [full essay]    B Fest - Indian, Balinese and Break dance at James Armstrong Theater - [full essay]  
   Flor de Serena - Mystic Flower Performance Series    Chian Mai performing arts , music, dance & ritual from Northern Thailand - [full essay]   ..Jin Hook and Jose Reynoso at Glorya Kaufman Hall, UCLA - [full essay]  
    Krumpin, emerging from the streets of LA     CAM artists, dress rehearsal at Glorya Kauffman Hall   A Short and Sweet Epiphany aka Dia de los Reyes at Tropico de Nopal Gallery, the best gallery in town  
  Nossa Sra de Nazare, procession by the river   Dia de los MuertosDia de los Muertos at Tropico de Nopal Gallery, the best gallery in town...   at the beachWorld Festival of Sacred Music - Los Angeles 2005  
  Huayucaltia at SJCLKenny Endo at San Juan Capistrano Libray - Kenny took the stage for a session with the Taiko Gods... [full essay] + mosaic   Huayucaltia at SJCLHuayucaltia at San Juan Capistrano Libray - exceptional combination of traditional and modern music from South America, with touches of Spain + Jazz - [full essay]   Sail Youth ProgramLAMI - sail training on board of Brigantine Exy Johnson for the The Topsail Youth Program - [full essay] - in the harbor  
    WFSM house partyWFSM House Party at Jodie's [full essay] - nature - xtra - second fund raising event for the Festival of Sacred Music   San Pedro harborSan Pedro harbor - early-mid morning shots while waiting for a meeting...  
  CuauhtemocCuauhtemoc in San Pedro [full essay] - the crew [full essay] the sailors on top of the sails singing while leaving the harbor was a powerful moment...   the pierthe pier - [full essay] the pier was also intense... emotions and the prescence of the city officials honoring the ship...
- one panorama

  Around the harboraround the harbor - [full essay] Top Sail Youth program present with Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson brigantines...  
  Waldemar BastosWaldemar Bastos - California Plaza
Honored to see Waldemar Bastos in California again - [full essay] -
and at San Juan Capistrano - [full essay]
  Maria de BarrosMaria de Barros - California Plaza
Beautifull Maria singing at the Plaza... it was such a nice evening... - [full essay]
  Kurdish musicians (from Northern Iraq) at UCLA  
  Balloon festivalBalloon festival Temecula amazing event... colorful, exciting, energetic... - [full essay]   ÇudamaniÇudamani - Balinese
dance and music
- the magic essence of the village transported to the stage
[full essay]
  Bike hill climbBike hill climb at Fargo St. in old Los Angeles a not so old event - [full essay]  
  Santa AnitaSanta Anita morning workout - the energy of racing horses early in the moring light   Women sing for lifeBrazil, Women sing for Life - fundraising event of the Brazilian Women's Group   Brazilian modern choro ensembleBrazilian Modern
Choro Ensemble
at the Getty
  Galungan ceremonyGalungan ceremony - the new years' ceremony at a small temple   the big cremation big cremation Ubud, Bali   Legong danceLegong dance - Çudamani performance in Pengosekan, Ubud, Bali  
  Topeng danceTopeng dance Çudamani performance in Pengosekan, Ubud, Bali   Wayang GambuWayang Gambu special performance with only flutes and drums   the island of Balithe island of Bali
a Malibu exhibit 2003
  Deer parkRetreat at Deer Park - new small monastery created by Thich Nhat Han in Encinitas   Out of space exhibitOut of Space exhibit - playing with light and a maze of planes   TribalandTribaland at 705  
  Carmen GuzmãoCarmen Gusmão at Andre Monlleo Gallery, Sta Barbara - Carmen Gusmão site   La gran despedidaLa Gran Despedida: Campos-Romario / Mexico-Brazil -[the day before]   As MeninasAs Meninas at the Ford Amphitheatre  
  Media meetingMedia meeting at the Ford Amphitheatre          
          Burning Manat the Burning's Man DeCom Oct 2011 timid images of DeCom 2011  
  meet the dancemakersMeet the dancemakers L.A.'s oasis in Hollywood - May 2010 invited to the Ford Theatres to meet a dozen of the adventurous dance companies who are part of the 2010 Summer Dance Series... panos   a night of Brazilian choro and sambaBefore - A Night of Brazilian Choro and Samba The Edye at the Broad Stage, Santa Monica - May 2010 A rare opportunity to see famed Brazilian singer Katia Moraes team up with South American folk authority Ted Falcon from the Los Angeles Choro Ensemble. Choro is considered the first popular music of Brazil and often described as the "New Orleans style jazz" from South America. The style often has a fast and happy rhythm, characterized by virtuosity and improvisation. - Ted Falcon on bandolim, Mitchell Long on cavaquinho, Ami Molinelli on percussion, Colin Walker on 7-string guitar and Katia Moraes on lead vocals, special guest Rebecca Kleinman on flute.   BWBBalls Without Borders - faces Topanga Canyon - May 2010 the Sirens of Soccer played against Jerry Bruckheimer's Bad Boys Hockey team, comprised of pro NHL players and celebrities. Deep Roy was coaching hockey and Vinnie Jones was coaching the ladies.  
  RemoHang hangout at Remo January 2010 Kataka Gara, Robert, Colin and Bruce Fox got togehter for a late afternoon of Hang magic...   Esplanada roof - FIL - Guadlajara, JaliscoSongs from the City of Angels (World Music Night) - Before hours and After hours - Guadalajara, Jalisco - December 2009 - how the magic is created and the rewards with the public...  

Chunk King RoadSaturday at Chung King Road...
as I was not feeling well, my images are scattered and sometimes
repetitive as I was not moving much (also my brain had not much blood :-) )...
here are some of the emotions around our first opening... full essay

  watermelonscoming back home, saw a car accident near the exit of the freeway... arrived home, picked up the camera, and went to see if I could capture something from a nearby pass... also I wanted to keep playing with LR presets, and this looked as a perfect subject   watermelonswe woke up early in Carauari, down southwest in the Amazon State, Brazil, but the pickup didn't come until 10am... so I had some free time to walk around and shoot the little town life (election time). [full essay]  

she is niceat the ferry crossing to Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California
she looks very nice...


...Wistaria Vine Festival... we enjoyed the trip, the crowd, the food, the art fair...
about the musicians... [full essay] - panoramas... [full essay]

  Huntington Gardens - ..walking in the gardens with Oakwood School's class - 2009      Rap singers Gina, Essential and Sabela
walking around Sepulveda Wildlife sanctuary
     Tea with Julien, Carolyne and Yuval
we had tea and a nice conversation under the grapevines...
     Bridge: Choreographic Dialogues
4 of Israel's leading and most creative contemporary choreographers for the first time at UCLA - After party
     Santa Fe Art Colony Open Studios in May 2007 - Los Angeles - full essay  
    Abbot Kinney fair... exposure of minds and bodies... best of -     In Siem Reap there is a foundation, Artisans d'Angkor, that teaches young people the art of wood carving, stone carving, lacquering and gilding and paiting... best of - full essay     at the Silk Farm they teach the complete cycle of silk, from growing the trees that will be used to feed the worms, to the worms cultivation, the building of the threads, color dying, and finally the art of weaving. best of - full essay  
    Children... After the war that killed a whole generation, what you most see in Cambodia are children and old people... best of - full essay     The grown ups are also interesting with their faces carved in a life that has put them to test many times... best of - full essay     people do not have showers at home, so very often you see people having a shower in public places like this sequence - shower  
    Roads are full of bicycles and ways of carrying things from one place to another... always plenty of action best of - full essay     in Phnom Penh people live a life outside. Very nice to see the park used as in the old days in front of the Royal Palace - full essay     Phnom Penh... no public transportation cyclos and tuk tuks are the best way to move around... - full essay  
    people's life in the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia (by the Mekong River) - [sunset pano] - [full essay]     There are several markets in Phnom Penh. Most known and largest are the Central and the Russian Markets.     Living by the Tonlé Sap and Tonlé Thom (Mekong) Rivers - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - [full essay] - [panos]  
    Fishing in the Tonlé Sap and Tonlé Thom (Mekong) Rivers - Phnom Penh, Cambodia - [full essay]     Make a difference day in Santa Clarita - [xtras] - [panos]     Just a visit to the fair... the Tattoo fair...! - [ full essay ]    
  Serra de Baturité - Ceará - rustic life in the nothern state   People waking up at Serraria Pequena at the Amazon river and close to Ilha de Marajó   Dna Gitoca - the legendary matriarcal chief that lives and outlives her relatives... Serraria Pequena, Para  
  Girl - just a girl living by the big river... or also known as the Amazon river   people in OlindaPeople around Olinda, Pernambuco - early life in town, maracatu, gregorian chants... - [ full essay ]     people in RecifePeople around Recife, Pernambuco - traffic clowns, beach, city  
  Wine festivalWine festival Temecula great place to taste and enjoy wine, see nice people and listen great music - full essay
  Wild mustangs adoptionRodeo girls they are young, beautiful and skilful with their animals...   musiciansmusicians private gig - friends and instruments gathering  
  Legong makeupLegong makeup young girls getting ready for a performance  
  Rustic faces in BaliRustic faces and other rustics around the village in Pengosekan, Ubud, Bali  
  Dickens and CompanyDickens and Company Christmas Carolers - 2004   Lucy Nicholsonphotographer at the soccer field   Kite-flying extravaganzaHeart Strings... A Kite-Flying Extravaganza in Long Beach - 2004 - full essay  
  LACDG at the GettyLACDG at the Getty   Record InternationalRecord International - breakfast at Glendale new facilities - 2004   Oak Creek campgroundOak Creek campground + around the Eastern Sierra  
  Texts from BrazilTexts from Brazil: Brazilian Popular Music
The Consulate General of Brazil - March 31, 2004
  Faces from Bali - short strips with little stories about people's faces Faces from Bali   Brewery Art showBrewery Art Show  
      shapesskies and one white cup January 2011 watching the winter/summer skies in Southern California while learning to use this camera/lens... panos   shapessome amazing skies in January in Los Angeles... January 2011 lucky day... I had the camera in the trunck of the car, when I found these skies asking for a shot... panos  
  shapesshapes and forms with few colors August 2010 working with a few natural forms and one source of light... and then pencil's sharpener creations... black & white   xxThe Magnolia tree - the Magnolia trees are magestic in their size and delicate in the details of their flowers...   Peixe-Boi + turtles + crocodiles + Pirarucus - Bosque da Ciência (part of INPA - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia) and MCNA (Museu de Ciências Naturais do Amazônia) - full essay
The Peixe-boi (manatee) lives in the freshwater habitats as well as the
Pirarucus or Arapaima (2mts long) tha looks like a prehistoric animal.
    reflexions at sunset... while waiting for dinner in Miami     Hummingbirds... flying fast but stopping in plain air... nature marvel - full essay     Huntington Gardens ... desert plants in San Marino, Pasadena - full essay  
     cherry trees blooming in Balboa Lake... time for pictures...     short visit to the Getty Museum... - [full essay]     Descanso Gardens on Sunday at noon - [full essay]  
   Point Dune, Malibu, California, the day I got drunk of sky - [full essay] - [panos]   ..a small offer to life...   live with colors  
  end of life - a dying flower
  Pelican at the Wild Animal Park in San Diego   Sea life in Canoa Quebrada - Ceará - early morning... and a jangada going to the sea  
  Rain in the big river - Amazon River I mean...   Around Serraria Pequena - afternoon, rain, sunset - close encounter with the Amazon river life   Reserve Ekinox - Macapá, early morning encounter with the forest and The River  
  Descanso GardensDescanso Gardens
Descanso gardens is open til 8pm during the summer (Thursdays) - [ full essay ]
  elephant sealsElephant Seals - great colony by the sea by the California Highway one   Wild mustangs adoptionWild Mustangs + burros adoption - every two years Los Angeles can adopt them - [full essay]  
  Figueroa mountainsFigueroa mountain + 101 spring 2004 will remain in our eyes and memories for many years   At an old wineryAt an old winery - the sun working and creating beauty   Descanso gardensDescanso Gardens - one more place where spring comes with full power - full essay  
  Death Valley wildflowersDeath Valley wildflowers it took 100+ years for some flowers to boom again - [ full essay ] California   Fullerton ArboretumFullerton Arboretum one more sacred garden in LA - [ full essay ] + Balboa Park   Arboretumat the Arboretum one of the great gardens in LA during blooming seaon  
  early morning flowersearly morning flowers in San Luis Obispo   Easter SierraOak Creek + Eastern Sierra camping under the stars   Nature in BaliNature in Bali 2004 oximorom as Bali is always natural  
  nature at Joshua Treetantalizing nature the garden in the desert  
  Joshua Tree ParkJoshua Tree Park
a close contact with nature
  MoonLunar Eclipse   fresh from the marketfresh from the market   SunsetsSunsets - and panoramas  
      a short visit towedge the Wedge Sept 2011 the wedge was full of people, nice girls, but little action in the water...   Sycamore canyonaround Sycamore Canyon Road... August 20th, 2011 morning (?) walk with Kátia, Susan, Marcia, me, the blisters, the horses and the snake... all in one day...  
  Abbot Kinneysecond short Abbot Kinney walk May 2011 we went for breakfast at Abbot Kinney's... and then walked around... not much...   Abbot Kinneyshort Abbot Kinney art walk May 2011 - it's every first Friday of every month on the streets of Abbott Kinney when all of the gallerys, shops and restaurants open their doors for live music, entertainment, art shows, shopping, wine tastings and more. A seriously FUN night!   Mt BaldyMt Baldy in February 2011 Saturday trip to Mt Baldy... just to have some hot chocolate...  
  waitingwaiting for the end of the year in Los Angeles... December 30th, 2010 first we looked for snow... didn't find it... so we ended up goint to the Huntington Gardens ... panos   walking aroundWalking around Los Angeles... December 2010 from Disney Hall, via MOCA, to the California Plaza ... panos   auto showLA Auto Show November 2010 never being in an auto show before... thought to test the new S95... but forgot a second battery... so there are only a few shots  
  the breweryThe Brewery - Downtown Los Angeles October 2010 as every fall, the Brewery art studios opened their doors to the public... walking around there is always something to capture ... panos   Downtown Los AngelesDowntown Los Angeles - August 2010 we started at Pershing Square, walked to California Plaza, and then found our way to the freeway crossing... ... panos ... full essay   ...going to Ojai and back May 2010 we went to have lunch in Ojai... nice trip through the backroads... nice little restaurant outside the town with fresh squeezed orange juice and looking like a family living room... there was an artist's show at the park... and nice field with straw packed and ready to go.... panos  
  ...Downtown Art Walk Los Angeles - May 2010 Every second Thursday... downtown LA becomes a beacon of life... young, not so young, tall, short, yellow, brown, blue, red, white... and art and music in abundance... don't forget to stop to eat in one of the many options...   ...Descanso Gardens - Jan 2010 - spent the morning reviewing some image collections from Bali, the Amazon forest, Brazil... and then we spent the afternoon shooting in the Descanso Gardens. The weather was perfect and we enjoy experimenting and playing with the cameras.  

...coming back home, saw a car accident near the exit of the freeway...

arrived home, picked up the camera, and went to see if I could capture something from a nearby pass... this is a normal day in the freeways of Los Angeles.


Guadalajara, JaliscoGuadalajara, Jalisco... we started at the San Pedro Tlaquepaque villa, then drove back to downtown to visit the Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace), Metropolitan Cathedral, Rotonda de los Hombres Ilustres... a bit of everything around Guadalajara... [full essay] - - [wide view of Jose Orozco's murals] - -

  we went to see an marketArt Walk along Pico Blvd, all the way from the 10 freeway to the Pacific... there were plenty of art galleries opened, a 40 year old tiny theatre, and of course park festivals, farmer's market and car shows... we didn't walk all the length of the Art Walk, just a few stops here and there... full essay  

boatWe left Bauana early in the morning to try to make as many kilometers as possible under the fresh morning air... we knew it was going to be a long day, about 8 hours to reach Carauari.
The first image is when we are leaving the igarapé Bauana, and entering into the Juruá River. We were leaving behind two days of work at the Uacarí RDS (Reserva de Desenvolvimento Sustentável de Uacari).
We were on two small (and crowded) aluminum boats... with overboard engines, and carrying plenty of gasoline with us, to make the whole trip with only one stop for changing the fuel tanks (nowhere to buy gasoline) and carrying all our gear.
After some hours, the heat, the constant beating the water by the boat, was taking some of us into the siesta mode... but I could not, the images were constantly changing, people in their little wooden boats, trees tall short fallen growing, sand dunes, floating trunks (had to wake up our pilot as we were going to crash into one), the magnificent simplicity and complexity of the forest was like an adrenaline shot for me... I shoot nearly 900 pics... more than 100 per hour... at the end of the day, at Carauari, we were leaving the hotel going for dinner, when we saw an amazing sky... full essay


clouds and sunWe left Carauari just before noon... in two aluminum boats, loaded up to... Our boat was not performing as expected (until a trunk hit the outboard engine and it re-engage properly) these images bring to my memory a part of the trip that was very important... maybe 'cause the smaller boat, gave us a better dimension of the forest, or a better dimension of our relation to the forest. full essay


boywe spent one full day at Bauana, a community south west from Manaus, Amazon state. It takes two days to get there.
the community had recently re-located to this place, so you see lots of
bare soil and kind of new houses. we slept at a nearby complex, and came by boat to the main site early in the morning. one of the events we captured was the moving of little turtles to a safer place for them to grow. full essay

  ...flight Carauari - Manaus + storm after Tefé - Oct 2008 we left Carauari in early morning, great time flying over the jungle on a Fokker, some of the worst planes ever made... after short stop in Tefé we crossed a storm that left most of the group with the heart in the mouth... [full essay]
  Sunset over the Amazon RiverFlying from Manaus to Panama City, I tried to capture some of the river from above... while the most impressive sunset was waiting for me to grab...   ...Srping in Abbot Kinney, Venice, California after breakfast at the Rose Café, we went for a walk... had a beer, did some minimal shopping and went back to another friend's house for a late lunch... even with all the quatkes and state bankrupcy... is not that bad to live in California...
  ...went to Santa Monica around the end of the day... I needed to produce someextra images of the beachfront... here the results... [full essay]

...Sunset at Balboa Park... when spring arrives... Balboa is one of the places to visit... never been disapointed with nature here... [full essay]

  ...walking around in Manaus, and the fish market... in the full essay there are two sequences... one of a man bringing a child from a boat to shore, going down a scary system of ladders... the second, at the end, is a man having a hose shower in the street (main avenue)... [full essay]  

...the Teatro Amazonas old beautiful building in the heart of Manaus, capita of the Amazon State, Brazil. [full essay]

  ...rain + traffic + night in the freeways here in Los Angeles, California... [full essay]   Adega do PimentaRio de Janeiro snap shots... bondinho (tram) de Sta Teresa, Ricardo Fasanello atelier, Adega do Pimenta... full essay - walk in downtown - more in downtown - Leblon - Leblon 2
  ..Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf) one of Rio's impressive views are from the famous Pão de Açúcar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil... not an ideal day, with clouds and very windy... full essay - few panoramas  
    Parque Lage - small park sorrounding an art school... in the heart of the city, a sample of the original Atlantic forest... in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2008 - full essay     Rio de Janeiro, a beautiful city with lots of problems -Lagoa & Rocinha - Rio de Janeiro 2008 - [panoramas]     at the Market in Bahia - looking for a plant in a market we found so many other things to look at...  
    Aftenoon walk - Morning Walk - Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brazil 2008   Bahia de todos os Santos   - view from Igreja de Santo Antônio da Barra - Salvador, Bahia, Brazil 2008 - [panoramas]     El Capitan Canyon - camping by the sea  
    Mulholland - mountains and greenery during spring time...     inside a warehouse... during a Project class in Pasadena...   .DC... walking around... Smithsonian... White House - [full essay]
  .NYC - views from only one window   .Philly... where life is still at walking distance - the best way to discover Philadelphia is to walk... and walk more... interacting at foot level gives you the real Philly - [full essay]
  .Randolph - stopping for lunch
  .Richmond   . Freeways + Sunset around Swarthmore   .Ithaca  
    visit to Avalon... in Catalina Island, California... - panos - full essay- panos2     Grand Central Market... in downtown Los Angeles... colors and shapes... mouth watering images...- full essay     Sunny Sunday... in downtown Los Angeles...  
  Mosque and oficial buildings in Putrajaya, Malaysia     Chrysler... old one, in Malibu car wash...     Venice and Santa Monica at Sunset, California in winter...  
    Short trip to the Getty Museum in Santa Monica best of - full essay     Siem Reap, Cambodia - Angkor Wat, surrounded by a large moat and enclosed in a stone wall... endless galleries, covered with bas-reliefs... best of - full essay     Bayon, a temple from the 13th century, with what's has being described as "the most striking expression of the 'baroque' style", compared to the classical style of Angkor Wat.... Also images of Ta Keo... best of - full essay  
    the markets are no as rich and crazy as in Phnom Penh, but still had some fun doing some shootings around... markets     The Land Mines Museum is a personal effort of Mr Aki Ra, a former child soldier of the Khmer Rouge and Vietnamese armies. landmines - Local villages are still regularly maimed or killed by landmines     Preah Khan, Neap Poan, and Ta Som... long galleries of archs and prochs, a temple of 5 pools interconnected, and one magnificent tree embeded in the stone structure at its last gate. best of - full essay  
    Ta Prohm was a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most of the others, it has been left in much the same condition in which it was found. best of - full essay     The King lives in Phnom Penh at the Royal Palace. Cambodia is the Kingdom of Cambodia... - [full essay]     from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh 5 hours along the Tonlé Sap Lake and Tonlé Sap River - panos  
    Edwards Air Force Base, airshow - [full essay]     Getty Villa, in Malibu, just remodeled - [full essay] - [panos]     Short trip to India and some tourist figures (also known as Venice Beach) during Are Krishna festival  
   Snapping the Apple (revisiting NYC after 15 years) - Day one - Day two - Day three - Day four - Day five - Day six - Day six at night - Day seven - Panoramas    Open Market Fair, Santa Clarita [full essay]  
  Santa Monica Pier and Marina del Rey Grand Canal at sunset... - [full essay] -  [panoramas]   Wild Animal Park - San Diego   Colors and shapes in Fortaleza and São Paulo  
  Rustic life in Canoa Quebrada - Ceará, northeast of Brazil... dry, hot and sand   Serraria Pequena - a community by the river [more and how to harvest açaí]   Leaving Macapá... night in the river...  
  Igarapé Fortaleza - Macapá, where the boats are repaired and life continues...   Canal das Pedrinhas - Macapá, life on the side of the big river   Macapá - APA of Rio Curiaú - capital of Amapá state at the mouth of the Amazon river  
  OlindaOlinda, Pernambuco - early mornings, serenata, gregorian chants - [full essay]   Casas de farinhaCasas de farinha, Gloria do Goitá, Pernambuco - manioc flour hand made production - [full essay]   jangadaRecife, Pernambuco - jangadas, old penintenciary, sunrise... - [full essay]  
    walking around Los AngelesWalking around Los Angeles... into a small place full of life... - full essay   Los Angeles at nightLos Angeles at night a loose Canon users' group walking around the city at night time - [full essay]  
  Puddingstone reservoir Puddingstone Reservoir
capture the moment
- [full essay]
  Hsi Lai TempleHad the opportunity to visit for the first time the Hsi Lai Temple...
it was great to get to know this friendly zen community...
  the little figures -   nature
  Vertial LAVertical LA
Downtown Los Angeles looks very different at sunset
and looking up...
  RailRoad Historic Society - metal color rust and travel dreams [ full essay ]   Around old buildingsAround old builidngs
Visiting an old winery and other old farm structures in Chino... nice time to enjoying the past of California farms [full essay]+ tunnels of light
  Planes of famePlanes of Fame - nice airplane museum located in Chino. Packed with small planes. Several extra galleries to choose: noses, personality, wheels, one panoramic view and the [ full essay ]  
  Santa Monica MarketSanta Monica farmers market and you think that this place is only for buying food? - [ full essay ]   Santa Anita morning workoutSanta Anita morning workout - wonderful to see these powerful animals and their take carers - [ full essay ]   San FranciscoHome details -little things make a home different from another home  
  Carmel by the Sea + Big SurCarmel by the Sea + Big Sur - the pearl of the Pacific as always... magnificent...   Queen Califia's magical gardenQueen Califia's magical garden - the magic of Niki in California - [ full essay ]   Venice canalsVenice canals (California) this old neighbourhood remains misterious and delicate - [ full essay ]  
  San Luis ObispoSan Luis Obispo and back to LA - Christmas time  
  Salvador BahiaPelourinho, Bahia, Brazil at the heart of the colonial arquitecture lives a city with all its force - [ full essay ]  
  Salvador BahiaSalvador, Bahia, Brazil - [ full essay ]   Salvador BahiaBonfim, Bahia, Brazil   Cachoeira BahiaCachoeira, Bahia, Brazil in the state of Bahia, there is a town over a river...  
  PrambananPrambanan Jogyakarta, Indonesia   BorobudurBorobudur Jogyakarta, Indonesia   KansaiKansai airport Japan - the style of the future now  
  Disney HallDisney Hall       at the seaat the sea, Palos Verdes, CA  
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