These photos were all taken in The San Fernando Valley...
This Santana cover of George Harrison's While My Guitar Gently Weeps is very beautiful. I'm sure music purists will say that the music does not compare to George's version and I would say that is true, however it does not have to be compared. Santana's version along with the video is a work of art all on it's own and serves as an amazing tribute to the one and only magic of George Harrison music. So enjoy Santana's above and below is George's studio recording edited with historic video & images...
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I watched the documentary on Vivian Maier, the Chicago nanny who left behind a vast, secret hoard of her pictures. Now she's being hailed as one of the best street US street photographers of the 20th century... I don't know about her being one of the best ever but her photo's are wonderful. Her photos take you to that moment in time when she took the picture, telling the story.
Her camera, a Rolleiflex, was operated at chest level, which allowed the photographer to maintain eye contact with the person whose picture she was taking. Many of her strongest and most memorable shots are of people staring straight at her.
Read the whole story from The Guardian CLICK HERE and / or check out her photos HERE
Recently was up for an Emmy for Outstanding Lifestyle Program with a great team of production people for a show called Home Made Simple for OWN. It was truly an amazing experience. We did not win and it's natural to feel bad about it. But a funny and inspiring thing was happening to me while at the ceremony before and after they announced the winner in our category. Watching all the different award winners accept their Emmy I started to getting motivated.
Usually when I listen to accepting speeches I sort of tune out unless the person says something funny or really starts crying. But being in the audience and up for an award, I found myself really listening to the speeches. Through all the normal
"I want to thank..." stuff I started to hear pure passion from the winners and recognized that I am also that passionate about what I do. I felt a strong connection to each winner and totally inspired and motivated to continue to do great work.
Related link: Inspiring Documentaries
I am a very very competitive person, I want to win at everything I do and I am not going to lie about this, I wanted to win this thing but I can honestly say that it did not bother me that a show I had never heard of (Elbow Room) won. This surprised me a little bit, and I never thought I would say "It's an honor to just be nominated" but the truth is it is an honor to be nominated and turns out it is also very inspiring.
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One of the great things about working in production is that I get to travel to a lot of great places. I try and get as many pictures as I can.
Sometimes it's interesting to stop and think about inspirational quotes. It seems that just about any quote you read can apply to you.
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