Art Basel Miami 2014 and The Wynwood Art District

•December 5, 2014 • 2 Comments

The day started with some rain and then the sky opened up with bright sunshine on Wynwood’s colorful wall art.

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The international community has descended on the streets as artists and visitors alike speaking many languages open galleries and take paint brushes to the walls of buildings.

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Connecting collectors and introducing new collectors with galleries and artists is in full swing.

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It isn’t surprising that art fairs spread in satellite exhibitions around Miami with artsy Wynwood being one of the most popular.

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The transformation of what was once a manufacturing district into an artist canvas with painters creating colorful images on everything from cars, buildings, walls and even garbage containers.

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Photography, sculptures and experiential art have attracted an international community of artists and collectors.

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Basel House and other pop up galleries displaying emerging artists draws tens of thousands of art lovers and opens up a world of “must see” art.

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As the show begins and the parties start until the wee hours of the morning, I took to the streets to watch and join in the excitement.

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What people are doing on the streets of Wynwood.

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Fire Fest at Johathan Dickinson State Park

•November 7, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Division of Forestry and Johathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound, Fl had a Fire Fest with a controlled burn. The focus is on fire safety and the importance of forest management.

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The growth of community development close to wildlands and the growth of vegetation has made the management in these areas riskier and complex.

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Tribal, federal, state, and local governments partner in the management of these areas and community preparedness strategies.

Inviting the public to talks given by the firefighters and a demonstration of an actual controlled burn is an effort to educate families to get involved in the use of the community wildlands and its wildlife.

Safty is of key importance as large numbers of families joined the fest for a day of activities.

Look for information on their website for the next Fire Fest.

Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk

•October 12, 2014 • 1 Comment

Each year Scott Kelby hosts a worldwide photo walk. Organizers from photo clubs around the world select a location in their area to highlight .  This year PBC Photo Walkers, a group that I’m a member of, choose Green Cay in Boynton Beach, right in my back yard.  I joined about 50 photographers to photograph the nature preserve at sunset.  The park is about 1.5 miles of boardwalk with various plants and wildlife abundant and easily photographed.  The challenge is that the selection is not the best location for a sun set meet and this isn’t the best time of year to photograph animals or birds, as the migration has not yet begun.  But having said that, it is important to search of interesting shots and challenge your skills.

There is a contest by Scott Kelby that the photographers can participate in and the selected photo’s will be posted on his website.


Here are some of the images I shot.


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The Death of a Leaf

•August 24, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The miracle and beauty of a leaf as it trembles in the breeze and soaks up its last rays of sun.

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A dew drop balances on the tip of a dead leaf soon to tumble to the ground.


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A leaf lives for a moment in time absorbing nutrients and sunlight creating oxygen.


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A dead leaf falls from a plant but nourishes the earth so that new growth can be created.


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A leaf has a purpose, a beauty in life but also in death.


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Look closely at how its colors change from green to tones of rust, red and yellow.


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A dead leaf forms, lines, curves and contortions that create wild and lovely shapes.


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The Death of a Leaf.


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Brickell, Miami’s Cultural Neighborhood and its Architecture

•August 3, 2014 • 1 Comment

Brickell has grown into a major cultural area with theaters, such as the Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, the Carnival Studio Theater, Adrienne Arsht Theater and other Performing Arts centers. Also found in the area is the Perez Museum, under construction the Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium and nearby the Children’s Museum and many others. Creative and exciting architecture and public areas beautifully adorned with palms, flowers and parks provide leisure spaces for visitors.




Brickell Village is a small neighborhood in the middle of this beautiful area overlooking the sea where  many restaurants and cafes cater to locals w ho enjoy evenings and weekends with friends. As a photographer what fascinates me is the way the contemporary architecture mingles with the “Miami Style,” as I call it, which is a combination of Spanish and Art Deco buildings.



Buildings of glass reflect architectures that seem to be alive with the flavor of the Latin music that is heard in the clubs and restaurants. The shapes, lines and colors dance to the rhythms of the culture of the area. Recently I have taken images of the buildings that show how these architectures reflect the style of the area.





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Art at the Airport Exhibition, WPB Airport Fl

•July 3, 2014 • Leave a Comment

My image “The French Countryside” will be exhibited at the Palm Beach International Airport from July 9th to October 8th.  The photo won a Merit Award in B&W 2014 Portfolio Contest and is currently published in the June special issue.

It is very exciting for me to have the opportunity to participate in this exhibition and display a location that I have loved and enjoyed for many years.  Please stop by and enjoy the exhibition.


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For more photo’s of this beautiful countryside go to my blog post:

The Miami Summer Music Festival & The Architecture of Frank Gehry’s New World Symphony Theater

•June 29, 2014 • Leave a Comment

The first Miami Summer Music Festival began with a performance by young talented musicians from around the world selected to study in Miami. They are challenged to perform in symphony, opera, chamber concerts, piano recitals and competitions in order to develop their ability to adapt to the world stage.

The opening program under the direction of Conductor – Michael Rossi, and Stage Director – Robert Dundas was captivating. The program of Richard Strauss, Don Juan, tone poem for orchestra, Op.20, Franz List, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major and Giacomo Puccini, Sour Angelica was beautifully performed.

Ryo Kaneko, winner of Miami Summer Music Festival Piano Competition was commanding. And Suor Angelica performed by Marinel Cruz was captivating. Along with a cast of vocalist and young musicians, these students will take the stage in performances with world-renowned orchestras well prepared due to the dedication of music professionals and incubators such as the Miami Music Festival.

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Last nights performance was at the New World Theater in Miami. Designed by Frank Gehry, the theater is a unique ultra modernistic design that embraces  high tech acoustics and visual accessibility in the round.


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Miami is a culturally rich and diverse city that  embraces a dynamic artistic environment. This program started by Michael Rossi along with FIU and MSMF Opera Institute is worthy of the publics support.

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Some images of the theater.



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