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“Keep it running wild within you… Let it keep pushing you to discover your passions and make you crazy enough to chase them…”

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This is a photo book of some of the artwork you can purchase via L’Image or online…

Read my previous post for more detail…

https://zeronorth.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/limage-becomes-my-first-retail-location-in-wichita-ks-to-carry-my-artwork/

 

Please click on the image of the book cover below to view the complete ebook online  on Picaboo.com of my Fall 2011- Spring 2011 Collection. To navigate from page to page, please use the arrows and to see a bigger  version of the photographs inside the book, simply click on the image to zoom in…

Photobook -  Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 Collection

Please click on this image to view the complete ebook of my Fall 2011- Spring 2011 Collection

 

 

I’ve worked with L’image for a number of years now and I am a huge fan of their unique mounting process called Laminage… It is a much more modern and elegant alternative to traditional framing… Not only is it a super clean and ultra modern way to present photographs & other artwork, it is also a very durable mounting methodology that is 98% UV protected, non glaring and moisture resistant. Even though Laminage is their signature product they also specialize in premium quality gallery wrapped canvases and traditional custom framing products as well… The quality of work and workmanship is second to none and I am proud to be one of many talented local artist they represent… So the next time you are at the Town East Mall, take a few minutes to drop by L’image and check out a few of my pieces and other fine artwork from local, national and international artists.

As an introductory offer to all my Facebook fans and Blog subscribers, If you mention the word “True North” you are eligible to receive 10% off the list price…

Become a fan on Facebook  @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/True-North-Studios/364264379851

L’image is located on the top floor of the Town East Mall right next to Dillards…

Currently I have Endearing Love ( a photograph of a mother and baby elephant on gallery wrapped canvas) for sale, but please request for my Portfolio Book to choose from my full Fall 2011 – Spring 2012 collection of images…

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Photobook -  Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 Collection

Please click on this image to view the complete ebook of my Fall 2011- Spring 2011 Collection

Please click on the image above to view the complete ebook of my Fall 2011- Spring 2011 Collection. To navigate from page to page, please use the arrows and to see a bigger  version of the photographs inside the book, simply click on the image to zoom in…

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Please inquire about the special limited edition of this print … “U2- No line on the Horizon”

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Little Miss Emma…

This was a great family portraits session commemorating a big milestone in Little Miss Emma’s life… Turning 1 years old… It was a really fun photo shoot on a warm and beautiful November evening (thanks to global warming… LOL), plus I couldn’t have asked for better fall colors…

Become a fan on Facebook to see more photographs from this and other projects @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/True-North-Studios/364264379851

Without further ado…

Here is a little slide show of a few more images from this photo shoot…

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Personal sized island

In the days of personal sized pizzas, it is rare to come across a personal sized island… But how wonderful it would be to have your very own island… I don’t know if you can see the little house in the middle of it at this resolution, but what a view they must have… I suppose the only problem would be if you wanted to order in your pizza, you are going to have to give the delivery guy a pretty big tip… 🙂

To view a larger versions of this and other photographs from my travels, visit my studio’s Facebook page @http://www.facebook.com/pages/True-North-Studios/364264379851 or to view a super large version of this visit my portfolio site @ http://www.true-n.com/ under the travel section…

This is a photograph of a lonely fisherman venturing into vast blue ocean on his little long-boat somewhere in Phanang bay, Thailand… The waters in this bay is relatively calm compared to the open ocean he is headed to. These boats are nothing more than dugouts canoe with an outboard motor from an old truck or car, but these men brave the treacherous seas day in day out on these boats just to feed their families…

To view a larger versions of this and other photographs from my travels, visit my studio’s Facebook page @http://www.facebook.com/pages/True-North-Studios/364264379851 or better yet my portfolio site @ http://www.true-n.com/

Facing the coming storm…

I took this photograph when riding on one of those ski lift looking contraptions somewhere in Sentosa Island in Singapore. It was a really neat ride over the canopy of what used to be a virgin rainforest a few decades ago, but now converted into one gigantic theme park…

Anyhow, about the photograph… The foreground is what’s left of the canopy of a once majestic tropical rainforest. It was a hazy sunset over the Andaman Sea, but what’s peculiar about this photograph is how almost all the ships are pointing towards the mouth of the bay. I didn’t realize it at the time, but it rained like crazy that night… It was probably as a precaution against the rough seas and gale force winds that rolled into bay during this monsoon storm…

To view a larger versions of this and other photographs from my travels, visit my studio’s Facebook page @http://www.facebook.com/pages/True-North-Studios/364264379851 or better yet my portfolio site @ http://www.true-n.com/

I took this photograph a couple of years ago close to a beach on the southern coast of Sri Lanka… The regular roads in this small Island are normally very congested and full of pot holes and what not, but this empty sandy stretch of road right next to the beach seem as if though it wrapped all the way around the entire Island. I am sure it doesn’t… but one can always dream…

To view more photographs from my travels and other projects visit my studio’s Facebook page @http://www.facebook.com/pages/True-North-Studios/364264379851

Elephant Spa

This is one of the most favorite activities of elephants… They thoroughly enjoy being scrubbed down and laying all day in the cool river water… This is the equivalent of a spa day for an elephant 🙂

New Orleans & Mardi Gras

To be honest New Orléans was never near the top on my bucket list. But earlier this year a couple of my good buddies convinced me to go down to New Orléans for Mardi Gras… and boy I am glad they did!!! For those who are not familiar what Mardi Gras is (also known as Fat Tuesday), it began as a French catholic tradition that involved the last day of feasting and celebration before Lent began on Ash Wednesday. But over the years it has turned into one big fat excuse to have one ginormous street party. The closest thing I can think of from anywhere around the world would be the annual Carnivals in Rio. New Orléans is truly one of the most unique cities in America… Everything from its unique French colonial architecture, music, food… and did I mention the food…

It’s been six years since Katrina and this was probably the first year since then New Orléans has seen this sort of a turn out for Mardi Gras… It was literally a sea of humanity everywhere we went. Honestly it was a struggle at times lugging around a big heavy camera in the middle of a million people, but I suppose sometimes you have to do what you got to do…

For more photos from this trip visit my studio’s Facebook page @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/True-North-Studios/364264379851

Here are a few photographs of the numerous parades we saw… Very colorful to say the least. It looked like the city went all out this year…

One of my favorite photographs. There is something very mystical about this lady...

Literally a sea of humanity

People reaching for the beads being tossed over...

Beads dangling from the branches of the trees...

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The iconic Bourbon Street is an absolute must if you are ever in New Orléans… Mardi Gras or no Mardi Gras. I am not exactly sure why so many people congregate to this one street, but it is kind of nuts… LOL…

Bourbon & St. Louis

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Howl at the Moon

If I can give you one top travel tip about New Orléans… Is that if  you are ever in Bourbon St, make it a point to visit Howl at the Moon… It is a piano bar… I know what you are thinking… but it was soo much fun… The performers were super talented, and by the end of the night even i was singing… LOL…

http://www.howlatthemoon.com/locations/location-new-orleans

Oh... What people do for these beads!!!

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One of the best things about New Orléans has got to be the amazing food. If you don’t know this about me already, I am a huge food nut… The seafood was especially fresh in these parts, and i was really digging the all the Creole and Cajun flavored dishes. I even got to try some Alligator… and it is true… it does taste a lot like chicken indeed…

Sample of some Cajun food displayed in front of one of the restaurant...

Another Top Travel Tip : If you are a fan of seafood… the French Market Restaurant  is a absolute must. Make sure to try their Crab Meat Lasagna and their Seafood Cheesecake… No its not a typo… I am not even a fan of regular cheesecake but this seafood cheesecake was out of this world…

http://www.frenchmarketrestaurant.com/

That was a little too much crayfish even for us... To be honest it was a really messy dish to eat and a lot of work for very little meat, but we were told the specialty of this dish is not actually the meat but the flavorful broth that it is cooked in. In the end it was surprisingly filling...

A couple of other really great dishes were crabmeat lasagnia and seafood cheesecake.. yes I said seafood cheesecake. It was probably one of the best dishes i've ever had...

Blackened Gator Bites

Jambalaya

Fried Oyster Po' boy

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The following are a random collections of photographs of random sites, people and things from New Orléans…

Prince and Princess of Darkness... Quite possibly the best costume of Mardi Gras 2011

Another one of my favorite photographs... The haunting blank gaze of the of the person with the mask in the foreground seems oddly out of place amongst all the festivities…

Two paddle boats crossing each other in the mighty Mississippi...

Seeking the future...

Sad Clown

Pursuing a calling...

Jambalaya

Chicken on a stick...For some reason, this is one of my favorite photos... Would make a great editorial photo... Did you notice stack of money in her hand...

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