Sunday Dec30, 2012. 3:30am.
A lot of things I have experienced lately brought me so many answers to questions that once I did not know the answer nor even noticed that there were questions up in my head. I now realize that sometime it is good to get older even though a lot of you or most of you would disagree with the idea of being old is good. Well, not all of it is good that I totally agree with you. The health is starting to give me some problems such as backache, eye sight start to go, and etc, but it is not all bad.
I now learn to take time, even more than I used to be, to really do something, think of something, and approach to something in ways that I could not think that I can before.
One more day and 2012 will be the past. So many things happen this year….The world did not end 9 days ago. Somehow I still don’t know what was the end of the world prediction based on and where it really came from. However, this time was the second time in my life. Let’s see when will be the next one.
Photography…. umm It is now getting to where I don’t think that I know where it is going, but I still know where is my kind of photography will be…. stay the same. It is like making whisky, the more years is the better. Now as I mention above that I have learned and noticed more about myself. It is not only the look now that would be enough for me…. I need its taste. I like to feel its motion. I want to touch it with not only eyes. I love its story, history, and everything that it makes me feel. Here on, for me, the look, object, doesn’t do much to me anymore, and I can say that it is not almost important to me. I am finding my way to learn more about how, why, what for that I want to make something as art.
Today, I make less work than I used to do, but what I make is coming from my better understanding point of myself. I have slowly realized to myself about the object that I make is not perfect, there is no need to be perfect, nor the best, what is the best….( no one know even if someone refers to know or be… who cares. )
Then why I am trying to make art work???
Simply because…. it makes me HAPPY, ALIVE, EXITING.
So if you are happy with whatever you are doing, you are doing the right thing.
I am with you to say to not living the past, but sometime the past inspires the future. I lately have looked back to my 10 years of works that I have made between 2002-2012. I don’t think I could do what I did all over again. Even if I could, the moments, spirit, inspirations, and the drive won’t ever be the same which will make the differences on final works. However, I know that we are as good, as who we used to be, but on a new direction!
When I think of the way I approach to art, I feel like I am collecting objective ideas, and used my products ( my artwork objects ) as a bridge to get me there.
We can’t touch it even it is real, but we always know that it is THERE….
Happy new year 2013 everyone.
The morning after the Election day brings new hope, direction, and dream to many in the world. This is one such a country that influencing many things in this world. I wish and hope to see that this new day moves forward our world to be a batter place, and more peace for all of us.
Art of photography show 2012.
Archival pigment print.
Edition: artist proof 1/2
41″x32″ wooden white frame.
I would like to invite you to be part of an opening night of the show on Sep29, 2012, and a lecture day on Sep30. If anyone happen to be in San Diego during those days, please stop by to say hi. I will be there both days, at the opening, and the lecture . It will be fun to see works from many artists from around the world.
My escape world…
Sometime, we need to get ourselves far away from the real world. There are just too much of everything now. Sadly, it will be even more in soon future to come.
Why do we need more in order to feel completed when we are already completed since day one? Most of us just can not see that.
Humans are designed to live under 100 years. So how long do you have left? What would you do to make the rest you have worth living for?
I have been observing this idea of mine through my daily life. What I see is that not many people seem to care about the fact that is bigger than ourselves.
I am just one human being, and not god. I can not change a thing OUTSIDE myself, but I can do the best I can to be at least one out of many. Hoping that it would makes the different.
I am trying to understand the language of the world.
A week before, spring has finally come to a desert. It was warm, and beautiful weather we had, 75′f. There are flowers all over the town. At the end of the week, there was a storm system was passing here by and push us back in a cold weather again! It was 40′f night and about 60′f day time with lot of wind and big clouds. I was looking into a sky and was thinking of time when I had gone out to chase the storms. Quite a story there I remember.
Today, I too still, I think, chase storms, but it is in a different form. As I get older I tend to look back to our human life a lot more than I have ever been. It is more complex and it fascinates me much more than the real actual storm which I was always pointing myself for directions that I believe I should go on to. However, at the same time I do realized that I do need those directions of a real storm to be able to get myself to be here today. It has been a good omen.
One thing has never changed is LOVE. It provides me of endless energy and senses of wonder to how I look at the world around me. I chose photography to be a language which I can express about how I feel of things in my head. However, all of it has been generated from LOVE I have to the world.
Why photography? I feel that it has its drama in itself. I like the sense of a single moment of time ( for a single image ), and a set of sequencing of images ( many images of one subject ). Photography works the viewers imagination, and that is a beautiful thing that it can offers. Someone might find that photography is a lie, and the others might find that it is the absolute truth. That is what I like about it.
March 11 2012 was a year after Tsunami had hit Japan. One year later now and everything has calmed down again, and life is back on its way. Part of that event makes me change the way I believe about life forever. It brought me back home. It reminds of what most important of life ” A family “. It makes me living my life fullest and not holding back to archive the ” Happiness ”
My late photographic works are slowly growing in its meaning, and ” time ” is a key for that. At the speed of the today world, I would like to just slow things down a bit. Let’s everything flow through me, and I want to feel every minute of everything. There are stories there. A peace in my little world.
note: please click at the images to view larger.
I would like to thank to the Photo Art magazine, the staffs, and everybody who have been involved with this project. I do really appreciate you guys for everything that you have helped me to have a chance to share my works with people once again. Thank you to people who buy this magazine. Thank you to people who have sent the personal note, comments, and friendship to me. Thank you.
A special thank goes to P’ Pui,Thienprasit Chaiyapatranun, K. Mod, K. Pake, K. Yachah, and Dahlia. With out you, none of these would have happen. Thank you.
My photography is once again growing and changing, it is the way it should be ( I think ). I am now interesting in trying to think of how to make photographs of people. This idea of photographing people is come from the way I try to add some mixture into my current body of work, Las vegas. So far I have shot no one for this project yet, but I do have some ideas about it. It is a hard thing to me now to make people take me seriously when I approach to them and ask them about what would they think if I ask them to be photographed!!! Well, the tittle of a landscape photographer finally gets me to a strange place at this moment. However, I will work at it and get better at it. I really really want to start from someone soon so then I will be able to set up a case study of how to make a compelling picture of people for myself, and my models will get a big print to be a tread off between us. I believe that this should be a win win situation… so lets think about it, shall we?
” Do the right thing because it is right. Have the courage to face it “
from a fail off from my wallet piece of little paper with words… a fortune cookie!
Happy delay Valentine everyone…perhaps some flowers, some books, some kisses, and some LOVE.