Through the Lens
Bella Toscana: La natura può più dell’arte
Renowned for its art, history, and evocative landscape, Tuscany is a region where the past and present merge in pleasant harmony. Hill-towns gaze across the countryside from on high, many encircled by Etruscan walls and slender cypress trees. Handsome palaces testify to the region’s wealth while medieval town halls indicate a long-standing tradition of democracy and self-government.
Mount Rushmore: Presidential Profiles
Mount Rushmore is known as the “Shrine of Democracy”. It has become one of the most iconic images of America. The profiles of the Presidents are recognized around the world as a symbol of freedom and liberty.
In the winter of 1776, General George Washington and his ragged army had experienced only defeat and despair.
Istanbul – Gateway between Europa and Asia
Istanbul is a frenetic city with a wealth of culture, history and nightlife. Split in two by the Bosphorus Strait, it is the only city in the world to straddle two continents,
The Great Outdoors: British Columbia
Looking out toward the waters of the Georgia Strait, Vancouver in British Columbia occupies one of the most beautiful settings on the West Coast.
This collection captures the crossroad between nature and man-made creation. It covers what we created in the world: architecture, art, cities, and objects.
Light & Shadow
The capturing of light and shadow is in its essence the visualization of your personal reality.
Nature is the backdrop of our existence.
A Day in a Los Angeles Middle School
Photography Master Class by Jan-Patrick Schmitz at the LAUSD Middle School #7 in South Central Los Angeles. Education is the right way out of poverty.
It’s a sign: We are confused
As I was driving down a road in New York State, I passed this sign. Fascinated by its size and complexity, I had to pull over to capture its image. Looking through my viewfinder, I found beauty in the symmetry and color coordination of this monument. The...
Spread your Wings
Spread your Wings Life teaches us that being prepared is a prerequisite for utilizing the unexpected opportunity. The same wisdom holds true in the world of photography. Spending a few warm summer days at the Chesapeake Bay, I always keep several camera body / lens...
Urban Arts Photography Master Class at Newcomers High School
On Wednesday, May 9th, I led a Photography Master Class at Newcomers High School in Queens, my second session with Urban Arts students. After lesson-planning and preparation with Teaching Artist Seren Divine, I stepped into the after school photography class to...
Finally arrived Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Date: 12/19/2011 Location: Liberty Park +40° 42' 2.22", -74° 2' 48.56" Focal Length: 23 mm Exposure: 1/80 sec at f/16, ISO 200
Urban Arts Master Class
his week, I spent an afternoon at the UAP's new partner school, Urban Assembly Gateway School for Technology in New York City, for a Master Class on portrait photography with students in the after school...
The Great Integrity
The Great Integrity imposes no action, yet it leaves nothing undone. Were governments to embrace it, everything would develop naturally. If thereafter an old ego should reincarnate, the already permeated Primal Simplicity would neutralize it in its pervasive silence....
Sieger wollten wir sein stets lauter höher die Liebe verbrannt wie Ikarus' Flügel während wir wie rosa Geigen aus dem Himmel fielen saitenlos ohne Resonanz zerschellt Beate Reuker Sieger wollten wir sein stets lauter höher die Liebe verbrannt wie Ikarus' Flügel...
Date: 07.16.2011 Location: Zugspitze +47° 27' 12.23", +11° 4' 1.80" Focal Length: 23 mm Exposure: 1/500 sec at f/2.8, ISO320
Persistence of Memory
As we travel through time, the written word is the eternal memory of our conscience.
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America. When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the...
When the day winds down and the sky is filled with the fire of light, the shadow of the past is burned into our mind, waiting to reference the coming. Date: 06/2011 Location: +40° 42' 31.04", -74° 21' 59.88" Focal Length: 17 mm Exposure: 1/125 sec at f/8.0, ...
Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds. Albert Einstein Location: +31° 14' 19.09", +121° 27' 42.72" Focal Length: 70 mm Exposure: 1/600 sec at f/2.8, ISO 100
Let me remind you of the old maxim: people under suspicion are better moving than at rest, since at rest they may be sitting in the balance without knowing it, being weighed together with their sins. Franz Kafka Location: +39° 56' 11.73", +116° 25' 34.05" Focal...
The Imperial Palace, Beijing. What monumental space. The heat? Painful. Driven by need, a women crouches for hours, removing grass and weed with a tiny torx wrench. Inch by inch, hour by hour. Day by day.Yes, they must. Location: +39° 56' 11.73", +116° 25' 34.05"...
Renewal Somewhere in Beijing. The country renews itself - every second of the day, everywhere. My lens searches through the countless alleys, the majestic avenues, the sea of people, the tranquility of ancient structures. The renewal of time is forceful, impatient,...
Human Boundaries Standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon Date: 03/22/2011 Location: +36° 3' 56.78", -112° 7' 3.81" Focal Length: 16 mm Exposure: Various Shutter Speed at f/13, ISO100