Tipp No. 65: “AquaViva Series” – Fine Arts Photography by Pierre Carreau

arts, Kunst, Nature

MacroWaves, WaterPower and LiquidExtasy…Pierre Carreau`s art pieces capture moments of breath-taking beauty and deep emotions depended on the state of mind, perspective and individual background of the viewer.

His work showcases the dual nature of water: life-giving and yet dangerous, inviting and yet fearsome, primordial and yet ever-changing and always renewed. 

Carreau observes that the photographic images of AquaViva may sometimes be perceived as objects rather than as two-dimensional representations. The play of light off the multitude of facets and curves on the water’s surface gives the image a sculptural quality that enhances the sense of stillness and power.

This sculptural effect of dynamism in static suspension is at once conscious and haphazard, a function of the rapid genesis of these images and the evident fact that the artist cannot possibly see the final work at the very moment of its birth.

ABOUT PIERRE CARREAU

Born in 1972 near Paris, Pierre Carreau grew up surrounded by artistic influences in a family that included a photographer, sculptors and painters. Perhaps in reaction to this subtle pressure, he chose initially to pursue a different path and graduated from university with a degree in business. Yet the soul of the artist would not be repressed, and after a number of years working in the IT industry, Carreau returned to his roots and became a professional photographer.

A long-held love of the ocean and water-sports led him to work photographing action shots for surf and kite-surf magazines, but the water itself eventually captured his artistic imagination and became the genesis of AquaViva.

In 2004 Pierre moved with his wife and children to the Caribbean island of St. Barthélemy. This small paradise has become Carreau’s open-air studio, where the subtle variations of light from the tropical sun and the endlessly changing soul of the sea become the subjects of his vision.

Poem No. 135: “The Guesthouse” by Jalaluddin Rumi

Gedichte, poems, Psychologie, psychology
Japanese Guesthouse

The Guesthouse

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

(Translation by Coleman Barks )

Tipp No. 79: “Hello Universe” by Alan Bean (Astronaut and Artist, USA 1932 – 2018)

arts, Kunst, Reisen, Travel
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An Astronauts Gesture of Joy & Wonder – “Hello Universe”

If my soul starts spontaneously jubilating looking at a piece of art, I know it is love….I`d like to share.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Alan LaVern Bean (March 15, 1932 – May 26, 2018) was an American naval officer and naval aviator, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut; he was the fourth person to walk on the Moon. He was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3.

He made his first flight into space aboard Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the Moon, at age 37 in November 1969. He made his second and final flight into space on the Skylab 3 mission in 1973, the second manned mission to the Skylab space station. After retiring from the United States Navy in 1975 and NASA in 1981, he pursued his interest in painting, depicting various space-related scenes and documenting his own experiences in space as well as that of his fellow Apollo program astronauts.

Bean said his decision was based on the fact that, in his 18 years as an astronaut, he was fortunate enough to visit worlds and see sights no artist’s eye, past or present, has ever viewed firsthand and he hoped to express these experiences through his art.

He was the last living crew member of Apollo 12.

Insight No. 7: “Awesome Wedding Haka, New Zealand” – (Haka auf Hochzeit, Neuseeland)

arts, Insights, Kunst, Musik, Reisen, Travel

FAMILY LOYALTY & EMPATHY….

Although your 1st impression might tell you that the family of the bride will rip the grooms head off every minute…

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Awesome, powerful HAKA at wedding in  NZ…

Firstly, the short version including translation into English (subtitles);

Secondly, the longer version of the impressive wedding receiption….The mixed couple is accepted by the family.

 

 

Poem No. 96: “The Ocean” by B. Gosling

Gedichte, Nature, poems

The waves trickle along my toes.
The soft ocean sprays across my nose.
The sand was compliant under my feet,
Exactly where the ocean and it decide to meet.

The water rose and enveloped around my shin.
The salt water numbing against the skin.
A shell drifted, caught in the tide,
A tiny crab adrift inside.

The water drifted up to my hips,
A million kisses from the ocean’s lips.
A gentle caress from the deep blue,
Though it would’ve been better if it was from you…

The water enveloped around my waist.
A thousand tiny fingers around me laced.
The horizon calls, it beckons me
Out towards it, across the sea.

Tipp No. 23: Narrative Photography of Emotions by Laura Zalenga (Erzählerische Fotografie von Gefühlen)

arts, Kunst, Nature, Psychologie, psychology, Tipps
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THE ARTIST

“Laura is a 1990 Born portrait-artist from Southern Germany.

Besides photographing projects, she teaches workshops, gives inspirational talks and travels to all over the world – always searching for magical places and special light. It’s her clear visual language, the power of telling stories and showing raw, honest emotions in her photographs that makes her work stand out.

She is convinced that photography is a type of therapy that gives you the ability to heal yourself and others.”

Please, visit her Website: http://laurazalenga.com/