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Recollections in black-and-white November 8, 2008

Posted by Georgete in black-and-white photos, Life, People, Personal, Photography.
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Georgete by Theo

Georgete by Theo

I still recall my first photo workshop. I was 18 years old and a journalism student at the Universidade Catolica de Minas Gerais, Brazil. I was really into photojournalism and decided to learn more about photography in general.

At the end of the workshop, our instructor Theo (can’t remember his last name) asked each attendee to pose for him at the last black-and-white shooting session.

Later on, he gave our portraits out as a memento of his classes. I found mine this morning while revisiting my photo albuns. As you can see, Theo has inspired me all those years. I still find reminiscences of his style in some of the portraits I take.

The Beauty of Shadows October 8, 2008

Posted by Georgete in Life, People, Photography, Point of view, Thoughts.
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The Beauty of Shadows by Georgete

The Beauty of Shadows by Georgete

When I took this picture, I was looking for expressions that would genuinely reflect sentiments. I was surprised by the plastic effects of its shadows, though.

Somehow this image takes me beyond its intrinsic beauty. The contrast between darkness and brightness reminds me the ups and downs we all experience in life.

I mean, it makes me reflect about the fact that all of us have learned how to appreciate the bright side of life after gone through an unenlightened phase.

I know, I wish I had learned that without suffering too. However, as you can see in this picture (as well as in life) darkness plays an important role on helping the photo showing off its shiny portion.

At least, its a nice feeling to see darkness and its role from luminous lenses.

Have fun! 🙂

Quick trip to Washington, DC September 17, 2008

Posted by Georgete in black-and-white photos, Life, People, Photography.
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Here they are … ordinary tourists (people like you and me) enjoying their weekend in Washington, DC.

As everybody else, I do have lots of photos of sight seeings such as the White House, the Capitol Building and the National Mall. Thought they’re beautiful, I felt more compelled to take pictures like this one.

Speaking of sight seeings, here is a link to where you can virtually visit the White House and West Wing. You will see every room through 360-degree movies.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/whtour/blueroom-ipix.html

Have fun!

Back to New Mexico: Fire Man June 5, 2008

Posted by Georgete in black-and-white photos, Life, People, Point of view, Trips.
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There is nothing that interests me most than documenting life as it is. When traveling, I simply love taking pictures in public places as people goes by.

I know, it sounds strange and might be a little bit unsafe. If you decide to try the same, make sure you talk to people first and ask for their permission. It works, believe me.

I also enjoy the opportunity of meeting different people, learning about their life and sharing mine. I have to admit that my journalism background makes me get more stories from others than the other way around. But it is still delightful.

I find Santa Fe, New Mexico, a paradise for photographers. I am a big fan of the city and its amiable citizens. Take a look at the fire man that I’ve met at the Plaza.

By the way, I just found The Santa Fe Plaza Cam, the only live webcam feed that provides rotating live images of the Santa Fe Cathedral, the Plaza, the Santa Fe Arts Museum and other historic buildings and surrounding streets. You can also watch the Santa Fe horizons. Enjoy it!

Take a quick look at British lifestyle in black and white April 19, 2008

Posted by Georgete in black-and-white photos, Life, People, Photography, travel, Trips.
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London is one of my favorite cities in the world. I like all aspects of the city and enjoy the sense of humor of people from Great Britain. Walking down the streets of Covent Garden is definitely a must, if you want to learn about the modern British lifestyle. If I am not mistaken, there are over seven million people living in London, making it the biggest city in Western Europe.

You have no idea how much I miss the variety of restaurants and pubs that can be found in London. Needless to say, how much I enjoyed all the musicals that I had a chance to watch in person. Yeah, I admit. It was hard to follow some of the plays due to the British accent. But I tried … 🙂

What can you get for free? February 24, 2008

Posted by Georgete in black-and-white photos, People, Photography, Point of view, travel, Trips.
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Free Hugs by GeorgeteApparently, hugs!

I’ve spent some time watching this guy offering hugs for free at The Pike Place Market, in Seattle, WA. Needless to say he was very successful.

He told me that he is part of a worldwide movement called “Free Hugs Campaign,” which is aimed at reaching out and hugging strangers to brighten up their lives. I got intrigued by that and decided to find more about this movement.

According to its website, the campaign is an international kindness initiative that has spread to over 80 countries around the world. It seems like the campaign has been very successful, though police and officials had ordered the Free Hugs campaign banned in the past.

“Its all okay now,” they say. However, before embarking on your “Hugathon,” make sure you check your local laws and visit their website for more information. You will also find interesting stories in videos, photos and Forums.

If you are serious about becoming a professional hugger, you can download the “Illustrated Guide to Free Hugs.”