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I’ve Opened an Amazon Shop

 

 

This is so exciting, I’ve opened up my very own shop on Amazon.com, check it out, let me know what you think. So far I have posters on photo paper and smartphone cases for Samsung and Apple iPhone. I consider myself to be an artist in the making and while I make art I will keep sharing my ideas and work with everyone, but I also would like to make a living from it. Amazon is the store for the world, as for right now I am only shipping within the US and Canada with Europe to come very soon.

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Photo paper posters 

Phone Cases

 

 

 

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The Hardest Working Editors

As we all know Art comes in many forms, one of the hardest and most beautiful has to be Sculpting.  The other day I was thinking of editing in terms of photography and even audio on my pc, and while thinking of how hard it seems sometimes how much harder it should be to create a sculpture from a rock.  That must be editing in its highest form, and that’s how this Youtube playlist of sculptures was born. The hardest working editors ever.

How would you apply any of these skills and techniques towards photography or your form of art? Since I consider myself to be an Artist in the making I am pondering this question from sculpting and other forms of amazing arts.

 

Sculpture – as per Wikipedia.org

Sculpture is the branch of the visual arts that operates in three dimensions. It is one of the plastic arts. Durable sculptural processes originally used carving (the removal of material) and modelling (the addition of material, as clay), in stone, metal, ceramics, wood and other materials but, since Modernism, there has been an almost complete freedom of materials and process. A wide variety of materials may be worked by removal such as carving, assembled by welding or modelling, or molded, or cast.

Sculpture in stone survives far better than works of art in perishable materials, and often represents the majority of the surviving works (other than pottery) from ancient cultures, though conversely traditions of sculpture in wood may have vanished almost entirely. However, most ancient sculpture was brightly painted, and this has been lost.[2] The Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark, has done extensive research and recreation of the original colors.[3][4]

Sculpture has been central in religious devotion in many cultures, and until recent centuries large sculptures, too expensive for private individuals to create, were usually an expression of religion or politics. Those cultures whose sculptures have survived in quantities include the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, India and China, as well as many in South America and Africa

 

 

 

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What is Art ?

What is Art?  Wikipedia Art –

Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author’s imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.[1][2] In their most general form these activities include the production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art.

The oldest documented forms of art are visual arts, which include creation of images or objects in fields including today painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and other visual media.

Architecture is often included as one of the visual arts; however, like the decorative arts, or advertising,[3] it involves the creation of objects where the practical considerations of use are essential—in a way that they usually are not in a painting, for example.

Music, theatre, film, dance, and other performing arts, as well as literature and other media such as interactive media, are included in a broader definition of art or the arts.[1][4] Until the 17th century, art referred to any skill or mastery and was not differentiated from crafts or sciences.

In modern usage after the 17th century, where aesthetic considerations are paramount, the fine arts are separated and distinguished from acquired skills in general, such as the decorative or applied arts.

 

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For The Love of Music 92

For The Love of Music 92 is a podcast idea I had years ago because I love photography but at the same time when out and around town making photos I have my headphones on listening to something cool because I also love Music. The problem is that a lot of times the music stream services I use play the same 20 songs over and over again, so I wanted to start discovering and listening to new music, new artist that I’ve never heard before.

Ever since I started very slowly working on building this podcast and trying to make it perfect for new music, old school music, international music, researching for the best gear to make the podcast sound amazing, look cool, have cool names for the different episodes and what I’ve learned over the past few years is that there is no such thing so here we go.

For The Love of Music 92 –  Episode #001 Criz Fresh – NYC hip-hop 

Where to listen:
Itunes
Pocket Cast
SoundCloud
Stitcher
TuneIn Radio

 

 

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Photos on a Prisma Filter Kick #myart

For the last few month’s I’ve added Prisma filters to a lot of my photography, these are just a few of them. They turn out in a fun way and so artistically that it’s made me want to explore other types of photography, such as long exposures and even try to do a little painting. Blogging is not something I do often these days, but I do share photos and photos with Prisma filters every day on Instagram. These and a lot more on Instagram instagram.com/leonidasbratini

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The Story of My #Reflections

If I could go back and relive the last few years of my life, I would relive each moment in exactly the same way. This simple realization emerged from deep internal reflection. Some people exercise or practice yoga, others meditate; I engage in walking meditation practice – I put on headphones with a loud music and go on long walks. During my most recent walks, I have entered around emotional reflections of a breakup with the person I felt I was going to spend my life with began to surface.

As most people, I wondered if there were things I could have done differently, was it my fault? what did I do wrong? One day while out reflecting, a spark of inspiration was triggered and I began to capture moments of reflection through the photo. I’ve read somewhere that with the technology of today anyone can take a picture, but it’s the emotions behind them that make it into a photo. These are my photos #reflections.

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Celebrating Artistic Expressions #Reflections

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Celebrating Artistic Expressions at City Arts Factory this December 17, 2015 through January 15, 2016.
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If I could go back and relive the last few years of my life, I would relive each moment in exactly the same way. This simple realization emerged from deep internal reflection. Some people exercise or practice yoga, others meditate; I engage in walking meditation practice – I put on headphones with a loud music and go on long walks. During my most recent walks, I have entered around emotional reflections of a breakup with the person I felt I was going to spend my life with began to surface. As most people I wondered if there were things I could of done differently, was it my fault? what did I do wrong? One day while out reflecting, a spark of inspiration was triggered and I began to capture moments of reflection through photo. I’ve read somewhere that with the technology of today anyone can take a pictures, but it’s the emotions behind them that make it into a photo. These are my photos #reflections.

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#Reflections – My Art is Me


 

 


At times I take pictures that are a reflection of what is going on in my life. For the last few months I’ve been looking back on my current situation, decisions I’ve made, if they were right or wrong. As a projection of these emotions I’ve taken many pictures of reflections which have turned out better then expected. I am my art work, my art work represents where I am in life.