Archive for July, 2014


(July 24th, 2014)

Got to spend a few minutes at La Porte beach after a photo assignment nearby. Noticed a whole bunch of people with metal detectors combing the beach. Unusual only to the fact that there were so many of them at once. Found out later it was a city ordinance, which only allowed metal detectors on the beach every Thursday.

Also a first for me seeing a under water detector in action.

Cigarette dangling. Sweaty shirt. Kaki hat. Shorts and running shoes. The complete modern day treasure hunter.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer/20140724-Treasure-Hunters/43255761_WjjCsV

(July 21st, 2014)

Recently struck up an acquaintanceship with the folks of Yetlanezi. A 3 person (sometimes 2) orchestra. That is how big their sound is. They also play on mostly instruments they make themselves.

They let me spend some time with these seemingly humble, but high craft, instruments.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Portraits/Portrait-Series/Instruments/43105208_nhjVs4

 

(March 14th, 2014)

Can you tell I really love shooting with balloons?

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Portraits/Graduations/Rachel/43036372_9QWkSM

 

(March 20th, 2014)

Balloons.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Stage/The-Players/Amy-J/43014992_vNnG8r

(March 21st, 2014)

David Dove of Nameless Sound transforms 100 year old MECA campus into a sound scape.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2014-Cantus-Diem/20140321-David-Dove/43007287_Km6Ls3

 

(March 22nd, 2014)

Again, discovering more “secrets” of Houston art scene. An extremely vibrant Asian American musical culture. Young, dynamic, and full of colors.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2014-Cantus-Diem/20140322-Eastern-Echo/38011411_KfpGVN

 

(March 30th, 2014)

That scene from Dead Poets Society, where the Keating’s class looked at pictures of past students. The phrase “Carpe Diem”, has unfortunately been so overused, it has lost its allure. But those pictures in the glass cases, strong reminder that we sometimes are not alone in our journey in life, we sometimes walk with greatness and destiny, even for a moment.

Sometimes a photographer gets to try to recreate that same feeling of destiny and moment, hoping that some 150 years from now, someone would be able to look at a set of photos, and say “that is a great group of people together, wish I was there too”.

The University of Houston School of Theater and Dance class of Spring 2014 gave me that opportunity. Great group of people. Many thanks to them for allowing me to be part of their moment.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Stage/The-Players/2014-Spring-Ensemble/42967661_FFRRTp

 

 

 

 

[Opera] Cold Sassy Tree

(April 2nd, 2014)

Scenes from Moore’s Opera production of Cold Sassy Tree.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Stage/Opera/20140402-Cold-Sassy-Tree/42947747_6m5JbS

 

(April 4th, 2014)

Wayne Shorter graced Houston with his quartet at Wortham Theater. Presented by Da Camera of Houston.

One should note that I have never seen a Jazz musician being mobbed by an appreciative crowd like a rock star after the concert. Kudos to the master.

more images at: forestphotography.smugmug.com/Jazz-In-Photos/2014-Live-Gallery/20140405-Wayne-Shorter/42876018_hqLZft

 

 

(April 8th, 2014)

Scenes from Classical Theater Company’s production of “The Importance of Being Ernest”.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Stage/Top-Theater-Photos/20140409-The-Importance-of/42849406_XBtF4p