Sometimes simple is better. Last night’s performance had no technical difficulties. Perhaps I was taxing my aging laptop too much by trying to use two additional USB cameras. It did work once and then never again.
For the slideshow that has come to bookend my streaming performances I picked images from a tour in Japan in 2009. Travel has become difficult, if not impossible, and I thought some virtual travel was in order. Traveling without moving. Armchair travel. The slideshow progressed towards photos that were very impressionistic and all about the color and the light. Here are a couple of samples:
I have always enjoyed the color photography of Ernst Haas and Arthur Meyerson and in these photos I think I was able to express a little bit of what moves me about their vision.
Since the photos of the slideshow were taken in Japan I drank tea instead of wine. The cup was designed by the Japanese-American designer Isamu Noguchi. The tea itself, however, was Chinese Pouchong tea. I love that tea and have been drinking it since I discovered it at Ten Tea in San Francisco’s Chinatown around 1992, or so.
I hope you enjoyed the evening. There will be another performance on Tuesday morning at 11:30am, Santa Fe time, and then I will take a break from live-streaming. I will be back, but I don’t want to set a date for it. Maybe it’ll become more of a surprise thing… just some morning or afternoon or evening that I feel like playing on Twitch. If you follow me on Twitch they will inform you when I start streaming.
Ottmar Liebert – Photos (02009-11)
Moonlight, Northern California and Japan.
Digital Dharma preview in New York. An intimate evening of art, music and ispiration.
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I donated some of my photos to the movie and will perform solo with a new slideshow of my Tibet photos.
My photos from Tibet and Morning Light (Kham, October 2006) from the album The Scent of Light. Over 1,800 images at 6 frames per second.
Nice Hong Kong slideshow on Flickr.
When I stayed in Hong Kong for a month (((or was it two months??))) in 1978, I felt that Hong Kong might be an example for how humans might live in the future. Dense vertical structures instead of extended sprawl would allow wilderness to remain.