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Catching up… Sometimes the pace of life overwhel…

I wrote the following fragment in the wee hours of this morning some twenty-one hours ago as I reflected over the situations of the last few weeks… I think I would title it “catching up”.

Catching up… Sometimes the pace of life overwhelms my ability to keep up with demand for my attention which, when this happens, I have to acknowledge I have lost my balance and can no longer keep up.

This is why I prefer to work as a conceptual artist because it is exactly these kind of situational relationships comprised of the elements of circumstances and decision making where I wish to improve my efforts to create: a better life for myself, my precious wife, darling children and cherished loved ones beyond.

So for me art itself has become a paradigm in which I am not only being helped to discover and pursue my intent, but art is helping me review my work afterward so that I can improve where I am not measuring up as well. In short, art exposes me. Through art I can see much more clearly where my priorities are, and as a consequence, make adjustments so that my decisions are more in line with my intent, and I intend to live in a more kind, compassionate and productive direction than ever before. So that is why I describe myself as a conceptual artist and if this helps anyone else, I will not only feel happy, but I will consider this expression even closer to ideal.

Sincerest regards,

Steven Boothe

Event: References for Intro to #iPhoneography presented to #CentralCoast #PhotoSociety at the #SLO Museum of Art

The following content has been curated and prepared for the purpose of providing attendees with the opportunity to refer here for any material they my have found of interest during tonight’s presentation.

Best regards,

Steven Boothe

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References for my presentation on iPhoneography tonight:

QUOTES:

“As human beings we require beauty in our lives. Time and beauty help heal.” (Joel Meyerowitz)

If “I am because we are” as the definition of “ubuntu” states, then who is it I wish us to be? Or put another way, what is the change I want to see in the world?

???Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.??? (Kahlil Gibran)

“Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees.” (Robert Irwin)

I believe choice follows intent, that intent follows values equal to priorities, which follow interpretation, and that ultimately choice and interpretation are very much the same.

READING LIST:

http://hipstamatic.com/

http://m.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/jan/22/hipstamatic-iphone-photography-ap…

http://www.iphoneography.com/journal/2009/8/31/iphone-365-commitment-jumpstar…

http://www.iphoneography.com/journal/2011/6/8/valerie-ardini-iphoneographer.html

http://blog.photoshelter.com/2009/04/can-you-believe-these-are-ipho.html

BLOGS:

http://www.iphoneography.com

http://lifeinlofi.com/

http://i-phoneography.tumblr.com/

http://m.facebook.com/atlgallerym?_rdr#!/hipstographs?refid=0

MOBILE PHONE COMMUNITIES:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/mobilephonephotography/

http://www.flickr.com/groups/iphoneography/

http://www.flickr.com/groups/hipstamatic/

http://facebook.com/hipstamatic

http://www.facebook.com/hipstamaticworld

http://hipstamaticapp.com/

http://www.hipstamatics.com/

ARTISTS:

Vivian Maier:
http://www.vivianmaier.com/portfolios/new-york-1/?show=thumbnails

Francis Seward:
http://francesseward.com/#home

Fran??ois Besch
http://hipstamat.com/

EXHIBITIONS:

Cellph Portrait / Mobile Phone Photography at RX Gallery
May 28, 2004 | by Jeanne Carstensen, SF Gate
http://articles.sfgate.com/2004-05-28/entertainment/17424092_1_abu-ghraib-pho…

Hipstamatic exhibition:
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.154063921324629.35947.136468546417500

MOVIE LIST:
180 degrees south
Art 21
Art City
Art of the steal
Beautiful losers
Exit through the gift shop
Herb and Dorothy
How to draw a bunny
Our City Dreams
Radiant Child
The Cool School
The Eloquent Eye

TIPS AND TECHNIQUES:

http://mashable.com/2011/04/04/smartphone-photography/

http://blogs.photopreneur.com/the-photopreneur???s-guide-to-good-mobile-phone-p…

http://www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-use-a-camera-phone