Gurmukh: The light comes from within

Gurmukh: The Light Comes from Within”

Given the spiritual name Gurmukh by Yogi Bhajan, master of Kundalini Yoga, her name means “one who helps thousands of people across the world ocean” and that she is exactly what she has done. Her name also translates to “face the guru” in Punjabi – which represents the practice of following the ways of the Guru instead of following your animal instincts and the basic desires of the mind. She understands what Yogi Bhajan used to teach us: that we have made deep promises between our soul and our self. Gurmukh is indeed carving her place into the memory of this planet earth and serve this promise. Her life’s teaching, is part of her destiny. She speaks from the voice of her soul, not the fractured, doubting personality that sabotages the intuitive mind.

From her daily sadhana, or spiritual practice, she radiates light as she is forgiving and compassionate. So many people live in the land of duality: making someone wrong so they can be right. Rather she lives in the present, in the now, not in the past. Gurmukh doesn’t have a long list of grievances rather she has friends around the globe and she travels to India at least three times a year. In 2015 she will travel to Kumarakim and Kerala, India as well as Rishikesh, India, California, Puerto Morelos, Mexico, New York, Switzerland, Berlin, Germany, UK, Koln, Moscow, Colorado, NY, Sweden, South Africa, Canada and Massachusetts; so she can spread the teachings of Kundalini Yoga.

She understands that the life force, the chi, comes from within. The more you inhale and exhale “I AM”, the more you understand the transparency of duality. Gurmukh has helped to teach students all over the world, including myself, that when you’re in doubt, stress and worry, to call on your breath, call on your soul, which is your best friend and inhale “I AM. The great strength of those born under the sign of Pisces is their compassionate and charitable nature. Gurmukh is a true Pisces: selfless, spiritual and very focused on her inner journey. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “spiritual force is greater than material force.”

She is the co-founder and director of Golden Bridge Yoga, the premiere center for the study and practice of Kundalini Yoga and meditation in Santa Monica, California and also in New York City.

http://www.goldenbridgeyoga.com

Here is a photo I made of Gurmukh at the first Golden Bridge Yoga in Los Angeles. 4 June 2004.

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Gurmukh @ Golden Bridge Yoga, June 2004

Here we are outside of Rishikesh, India, where I traveled with her on my first sojourn to India in March, 2006 where I discovered the true meaning of devotion. Four years later, I would begin a photo essay in Jerusalem, Israel inspired by the women in prayer at the Western Wall called Devotion.

http://hannahkozak.com/devotion/

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Hannah and Gurmukh – Outside Rishikesh, India

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Gurmukh & Gurushabd on her birthday in Amritsar, India March 2006

Ten years and six months later, on 2 November 2014, at Golden Bridge Yoga in Santa Monica.

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Gurmukh @ Golden Bridge Yoga – 4 November 2014

Gurmukh, Gurushabd 20 December 2014

Gurmukh, Gurushabd
20 December 2014

She seems ageless, as her beauty truly comes from within and not from external traits like hair, clothes or make-up. Gurmukh, like the lotus flower, is continually moving towards the light. Like the lotus flower, she has been to the bottom of the muddy, yucky, dirty bottom of the pond but she has risen to beauty, to life. The lotus flower has become a symbol of awakening to the spiritual reality of life. Once it comes to the surface of the water, the lotus flower begins to blossom and turn into a beautiful flower. This is Gurmukh.

It’s hard not to love someone who has this printed on her business card:

Travel light.
Live light.
Spread the light.
Be the light.

Yogi Bhajan

Gurmukh: The Light Comes from Within”


Sandra Klein: An Artist with Heart

Sandra Klein: An Artist with Heart

Meeting Sandra Klein in an Aline Smithson class was a gift. Sandra was doing intricate hand embroidered stitching on her photography and I was deeply moved and touched by the detail in her art. Her photographs are poems, and her self portraits are layered with her beautiful heart. She adds text that resonates for her and explores loss, aging and family. Goethe said we see in the world what we carry in our heart and Sandra finds beauty in every corner of her world and her heart. Sandra is also an expert printmaker, with a BFA in printmaking.

Sandra Klein is in a group show running January 11 – April 2, 2015 at the American Jewish University called Wisdom:The Tree of Life.

http://aboutus.aju.edu/Default.aspx?id=7286

Etz Chaim, The Tree of Life is referred to throughout the Torah and is central to Jewish thought, wisdom and teaching. The tree of life is a symbol of knowledge, strength and identity, is in fact, found throughout all spiritual communities. It is often used as a reoccurring theme in poems, songs and visual art both historically and through to present day. The exhibition, Wisdom, The Tree of Life, explores the significance of the tree through the work of four Southern California based artists: Isaac Brnjegard-Bialik, Sandra Klein, Maddy Le Mel and Karen V. Woo.

Sandra Klein-Whisper

Sandra Klein –
Whisper
Archival pigment print
2014

Sandra Klein:  Tea Garden Archival pigment print 2014

Sandra Klein:
Tea Garden
Archival pigment print
2014

Sandra Klein:  Shimmer Archival Pigment Print 2014

Sandra Klein:
Shimmer
Archival Pigment Print
2014

Sandra Klein:  Green Island Archival Pigment Print 2014

Sandra Klein:
Green Island
Archival Pigment Print
2014

Sandra Klein: Early Spring Archival Pigment Print 2014

Sandra Klein:
Early Spring
Archival Pigment Print
2014

Sandra Klein: Snake Tree Archival Pigment Print 2014

Sandra Klein:
Snake Tree
Archival Pigment Print
2014

Sandra Klein: The Calling Archival pigment print 2014

Sandra Klein:
The Calling
Archival pigment print
2014

Sandra Klein Wisdom: The Tree of Life

Sandra Klein
Wisdom: The Tree of Life

Here is Sandra Klein and another photographer and friend Susan Swihart. Susan is part of a collective in Los Angeles known as The Verge. Susan is an observer, a caring mother of three, a committed artist who finds time to create personal observations and was recently featured on Lenscratch:

http://lenscratch.com/2014/10/susan-swihart-if-only/

Susan Swihart, Sandra Klein

Susan Swihart, Sandra Klein

Sandra Klein, a Jewish soul sister, who, like all of us, is in search of herself. Sandra doesn’t claim to have the answers to life, which makes her all the more lovely to be near. Sandra seems to embody what Goethe wrote about: “If you can imagine it, you can create it.”

Sandra Klein

Sandra Klein

Sandra Klein

Sandra Klein

Sandra Klein: An Artist with Heart

Goethe quote

Goethe quote


Photo LA & Classic Photos LA 2015

Photo LA & Classic Photos 2015

From back in the days when Photo LA was at Santa Monica Airport to the latest venue in DTLA at The REEF in the historic LA Mart building, Photo LA is ever evolving and provides me with a way to cross paths with many photography friends. I stopped by JDC Fine Art and was taken by various photography by Paul Cava, and Paul Turonet’s photography & art. I have loved Marjorie Salvaterra’s photography from the moment I saw her black and white series, Her.

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Paul Cava, Belatage (Blue)
2008
Archival Pigment Print
11 1/2 x 18 3/4 in.
Edition #2/5

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Paul Turonet
Tierra Brava explores the challenges, struggles and hopes of life in Mexico along the U.S.-Mexico border. saddle-stitch book with 50 color prints, 1 loose print in folder, 1 double-sided map in brown box.

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Marjorie Salvaterra
When the Universe Has a Bigger Plan For Your Life, 2012
Archival Pigment Print
16 x 24 in. Edition of 20

Marjorie Salvaterra Her - book

Marjorie Salvaterra
Her – book

Shulamit Gallery’s mission it to broaden cross-cultural awareness and understanding through contemporary art. Their primary focus is Middle Eastern artists of diverse backgrounds like Jessica Shokrian, whose self portraiture resonated with me.

http://www.shulamitgallery.com

http://shulamitgallery.com/jessica-shokrian/

Shulamit Gallery

Jessica Shokrain
Boardroom Power Struggle
(Polaroid Series)
2000-2012

Shulamit Gallery

Jessica Shokrian
Boardroom Power Struggle

Amanasalto, a premium photography and publishing company in Tokyo, Japan. The following are all from Amanasalto’s book: Imogen Cunningham, The Eye of Imogen Cunningham.

http://amanasalto.com

Amanasalto

Imogen Cunningham,
Unmade Bed
1957
Platinum and palladium print, 2013
20 x 24 inches
Edition: Open

Amanasalto

Frida Kahlo Rivera

Amanasalto

Imogen Cunningham,
1928

Amanasalto

Imogen Cunningham
The Eye of Imogen Cunningham
Mirror 2, 1923

Photographer Dan Fauci’s Untitled Sharon Lockhart

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Dan Fauci
Sharon Lockhart
Untitled, 1996
Chromogenic print

David Skernick

David Skernick
The Rat Queen, 2015
11 x 14 inches
Archival photograph
Edition 1/15

Aline Smithson’s Revisiting Beauty made the Critical Mass Top 50 for 2014. Smithson captures girls between the ages of 14 – 17 on the cusp of womanhood not fully aware of their own loveliness and physical presence.

This series is inspired by portrait paintings from the eighteenth to the twentieth century including artists West, De La Roche, Stroganov, Sargent, Whistler, Hockney and portraits created in the mid 1900’s by many anonymous painters. Her background as a painter also informs this work. There is a dreamy quality to this series not to mention Smithson shoots with film, giving increased depth and richness to her work always and in particular to Revisiting Beauty.

www.alinesmithson.com

Alinesmithson. com

Aline Smithson
Revisiting Beauty

alinesmithson.com

Aline Smithson
Pink Feathers, 2013

Shot of Elizabeth Taylor, who never gave a damn what anyone thought.

Timothy White Elizabeth Taylor Culver City, 2000 Archival Pigment Print 40 x 30 inches Ed. 23 of 25

Timothy White
Elizabeth Taylor
Culver City, 2000
Archival Pigment Print
40 x 30 inches
Ed. 23 of 25

Benno Graziani belonged to the founding team of Paris-Match in 1949. He was an exceptional journalist, war photographer, reporter and editor-in-chief who lived intensely the great era of magazines. Suffice it to say it was he who inspired Fellini for La Dolce Vita.

Benno Graziani Jackie Writing,  Ravello, August 1962 Edition 7/10 Silver gelatin, Printed later. Size 23. 6 x 15.7 in/60x 40 cm Captioned, dated, stamped and signed on back

Benno Graziani
Jackie Writing,
Ravello, August 1962
Edition 7/10
Silver gelatin, Printed later.
Size 23. 6 x 15.7 in/60x 40 cm
Captioned, dated, stamped and signed on back

Another photograph by Benno Graziani of Jackie Onassis:

Benno Graziani Jackie and Paparazzi, Amalfi, August 1962 Edition 5/10 Silver gelatin. Printed later. Size 23.6 x 15.7 in / 60 x 40 cm Captioned, dated, stamped and signed on back.

Benno Graziani
Jackie and Paparazzi, Amalfi, August 1962
Edition 5/10
Silver gelatin. Printed later.
Size 23.6 x 15.7 in / 60 x 40 cm
Captioned, dated, stamped and signed on back.

Photo-eye Gallery

Curtis Wehrfritz
He Speaks with the raven, first as a boy
Collodion on Velvet Board, 1 of 1
54″ x 36″, 74″ x 52″ w/Frame

Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt
Lion Family Portrait
Maasai Mara, 2003
Archival Pigment Print
29.5″ x 36.75″

Kamil Vognar

Kamil Vognar
Island
Mixed Media on canvas
30″ x 30″

Tom Chambers

Tom Chambers
Burn to Shine
Archival Pigment Ink Print
20 x 20 inches

John Dominis

John Dominis
Steve McQueen with pistol at home, Palm Springs, California, 1963
Gelatin silver print, estate bind stamp

Susan Swihart is part of a photography collective known as VERGE, which is sponsored by Duncan Miller in L.A. Swihart an observer who takes pictures to capture small moments and translates her personal experiences into shared ones.

Susan Swihart

Susan Swihart,
Verge Photographers

I just loved the way this man was holding his baby.

I just loved the way this man was holding his baby.

Classic Photos 2015 at the newly remodeled spaces at Bonhams on Sunset featured 20th century artists with vintage masterworks as well as wonderful 19-century material. It originally began with ten exhibitors and now has twenty seven galleries and dealers from four countries.

Michael Dawson Gallery in Los Angeles. Since 1905, Dawson’s Book Shop has been a leading source in Southern California for rare and out of print books in the fields of California history, Western Americana and photography. In fact, Dawson’s is the oldest continuously operating book shop in the city of Los Angeles. Ernest Dawson started the shop in downtown Los Angeles.

After three moves downtown and a transfer of ownership to the second generation of Glen and Muir Dawson, the shop settled on Larchmont Boulevard in the Hollywood/Hancock Park area in 1968. Michael Dawson marks the third generation of the Dawson family to helm this Los Angeles treasure. He had a gorgeous selection of classic photography.

http://www.dawsonbooks.com

Judy Dater

Judy Dater:
Self portrait with stone
1981, gelatin silver

Edward Weston, Nude

Edward Weston:
Nude
1920, printed 1977, Platinum

Lou Stoumen

Lou Stoumen, Black Cat Bar & Brothel, San Juan, P.R.
1941, printed later.
Gelatin Silver

The Scott Nichols Gallery is a fine art photography gallery located in downtown San Francisco. His gallery shows a combination of established, up and coming and contemporary photographers. Scott Nichols, a Southern California native, has been a private dealer since 1980 and is considered one of the experts on Group f/64 and Brett Weston.

http://www.scottnicholsgallery.com

Mona Kuhn, Merle

Mona Kuhn
Merle
2003
Fuji Crystal Archive print
30 x 30 inches

Baron Wolman, George Harrison

Baron Wolman,
George Harrison
1969
Gelatin silver print
7 x 4 3/4 inches

Horace Bristol, PBY Blister Gunner, Rescue at Rabaul

Horace Bristol,
PBY Blister Gunner, Rescue at Rabaul
1944, printed 1990’s
Gelatin Silver print
7 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches

Contemporary Works/Vintage Works

www.contemporaryworks.net
This Edward Boubat, Little Girl with Dead Leaves, is one of my favorite photographs. I love the passion of Edward Boubat. He sold his six volume dictionary to fund the purchase of his first camera: a 6 x 6 Rolleicord.

Edward Boubat Little Girl with Dead Leaves, 1946-47/1940's

Edward Boubat
Little Girl with Dead Leaves,
1946-47/1940’s

Erwin Blumenfeld Nude under Wet Silk

Erwin Blumenfeld
Nude under Wet Silk
1936/1940’s
13 1/2 x 10 1/2

Peter Fetterman Gallery

www.peterfetterman.com

Willy Ronis Isabelle, 1990

Willy Ronis
Isabelle, 1990
Gelatin Silver print
14 x 11 inches
Titled and dated in pencil with the photographer’s stamp on verso; Signed in ink on recto

Wolf Suschitzky Charing Cross Road from No. 84 (Marks & Co), 1937

Wolf Suschitzky
Charing Cross Road from No. 84 (Marks & Co), 1937
Gelatin Silver Print
20 x 16 inches
Signed, titled and dated in pencil in verso

Photo LA & Classic Photos 2015


Michael Jackson’s Light Shining on Christmas

Michael Jackson’s Light Shining on Christmas”

When I pull into Forest Lawn Cemetery, I see a grand festive wreathe decorated in yellows, golds and reds. Five years and six months later, Michael Jackson is remembered, respected and honored at Forest Lawn. Dedications to him continue with Christmas trees left in his honor, complete with home made decorations.

Entrance to Forest Lawn

Entrance to Forest Lawn

People have lovingly decorated spruce, pine and fir trees and left them close to Michael’s resting spot, at Holly Terrace. Three different sizes of trees complete with wrapped gifts, tiny bulbs, sparkling tinsel, and handmade cards with candles underneath.

Christmas tree for MJ

Christmas tree for MJ

Christmas tree for MJ

Christmas tree for MJ

Christmas for MJ

Christmas for MJ

Christmas tree for MJ

Christmas tree for MJ

There is a beautiful silence on the sacred grounds. Even the trees seem to understand that G-d is closest to those with broken hearts. There is a Jewish proverb: Do not be wise in words, be wise in deeds. And indeed, Michael walked his walk. He didn’t have to tell others how he helped those less fortunate; he just did. He was a spiritual force that touched billions of souls. When I visited Neverland, I saw the special hospital beds for sick and dying children that Michael had built into the walls of the movie screening room. He was that committed to helping the children. Our culture is obsessed with sex and it’s the cynics that made something pure and innocent, into something evil. I was witness to the opposite.

Forest Lawn tree

Forest Lawn tree

Christmas tree for MJ

Christmas tree for MJ

Forest Lawn for MJ

Forest Lawn for MJ

I wonder if he knew how much light he brought into our world? Does he know how bright his light continues to shine? Michael spread light and was the embodiment of love and yet his loneliness never broke his spirit. As I quietly sit, reflecting on how Michael wanted to heal the world, I am struck by the light streaming through the trees at Holly Terrace. And there is my answer. Michael Jackson’s light touched every corner of the world. A golden reflection of light, lighting in every direction: south, north, east and west. “Heal the World” he sang. If we all cry at the same time, maybe we can.

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MJ at Forest Lawn Cemetery


“He’s not afraid to look at the worst suffering and find the smallest part that’s positive and beautiful.” – Frank Dileo of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson’s Light Shining on Christmas”


Photographer David Bailey at Taschen in Los Angeles celebrates The Rolling Stones “It’s Just a Shot Away”

Photographer David Bailey at Taschen in Los Angeles celebrates The Rolling Stones “It’s Just a Shot Away”

Along with Douglas Kirkland and Melvin Sokolsky, David Bailey is one of the last great living photographers from the film era. David Bailey appeared in person for the first group show since he exhibited in London with artist David Hockney in 1971. Mr. Bailey arrived at Taschen on Beverly Blvd on Saturday, December 13, 2014 for the premiere of the sumptuous book, “It’s Just a Shot Away: The Rolling Stones in Photographs”.

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Photographer David Bailey @ Taschen 13 Dec 2014

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Photographer David Bailey @ Taschen 13 Dec 2014

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David Bailey @ Taschen 13 Dec 2014


There were surprise visitors like Jack Nicholson, Pamela Anderson, Steven Tyler, photographer Sam Fielding and David Fahey; co owner of Fahey Klein, one of the most respected photo galleries in the world.Fahey/Klein has an inspiring collection of photography, and continues to innovate as its exhibition space changes every two weeks.

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Jack Nicholson @ Taschen 13 Dec 2014

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Pamela Sue Anderson @ Taschen 13 Dec 2014

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Steven Tyler @ Taschen 13 Dec 2014

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Photographer Sam Fielding, David Bailey
http://www.samfieldingportraits.com
Sam is working on “Performer: The Book: http://www.oninstagram.com/profile/performerthebook

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David Fahey of Fahey Klein Gallery

Taschen has a reputation for stunning books and now they have their first, equally impressive gallery in Los Angeles. Here’s a few shots of some of my favorite photographs from the book:

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Photographer: Ethan Russell.
Keith Richards: Patience Please a Drug Free America Comes First, 1972.
48 x 60 in (121.9 x 152.4 cm)
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 14
$13,000
16 x 20 in (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 250
$2,350

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Photographer: Ethan Russell.
Mick Jagger “Lips”, 1972
20 x 24 in (50.8 x 60.9 cm)
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 50
$2,960
16 x 20 in (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 250
$1,950

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Photographer: Ethan Russell
Keith Richars with Jack and Coors, 1972
35 x 24 in (88.9 x 60.9 cm)
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 40
$4,500
20 x 16 (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 100
$2.350

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Photographer: Bent Rej
Keith Richards at Home 1,
19.7 x 19.7 in (50 x 50 cm)
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 25
$2,500

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Photographer: Terry Richardson
Rolling Stones, 2013
24 x 20 in (60.9 x 50.8 cm)
Digital C-Type Print
Edition of 5
$5,000

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Photographer: Ethan Russell
Keith Richards Exits “The Starship”, 1972
35 x 24 in (88.9 x 60.9 cm)
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 40
$4,500
20 x 16 in (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 75
$2.100

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Photographer: Anton Corbun
Mick Jagger, Glasgow, 1996
57.5 x 57.5 in (146 x 146 cm)
Archival Pigment Print
Edition 4 of 6: $21.000
Edition 5 of 6: $27,500

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Photographer: Albert Watson
Mick Jagger in Car with Leopard, Los Angeles, 1992
55 x 37.5 in (139.7 x 95.3 cm)
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 10
$14,000

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Photographer: David Bailey
Mick Jagger, 1964
35 x 36.8 in (88.9 x 93.4 cm)
Archival Inkjet Print
Edition of 10
Price on Request

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Photographer: David Bailey
Mick Jagger, 1973
Goats Head Soup
33.9 x 50 in (86 x 127 cm)
Archival Inkjet Print
Edition of 10
20.3 x 30 in (51.6 x 76.2 cm)
Archival Pigment Print
Edition of 20
Prices on Request

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David Bailey at Taschen

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David Bailey at Taschen

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The photographers

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Taschen: It’s Just a Shot Away

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Taschen

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Goat’s Head Soup with Sam Fielding

Photographer David Bailey at Taschen in Los Angeles celebrates The Rolling Stones “It’s Just a Shot Away”


Wandering through Málaga, Spain

Wandering through Málaga, Spain

It is a bucolic Málaga afternoon spent wandering through the pedestrianized center filled with restaurants, tapas bars, ice cream shops, hotels, museums. Easily located near the Hotel Molina Lario I walk into the Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica. I am overwhelmed with emotion when I see the beauty of its interior. Sensitive and easily susceptible to emotions and especially tired from traveling, I wonder if I’m experiencing The Stendhal Syndrome. Who knows why but sublime beauty can make me weep. Not only does travel recharge my photographic battery but it always forces me to rethink our place in the world.

Santa Iglesia Catedral Basilíca - Málaga, Spain

Santa Iglesia Catedral Basilíca – Málaga, Spain

Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica - Málaga, Spain

Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica – Málaga, Spain

Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica - Málaga, Spain

Santa Iglesia Catedral Basílica – Málaga, Spain

Hannah Kozak _Málaga_1098

Next stop is the vast Alcazaba, a castle built into the ramparts of the Moorish city, built between the 8th and 11th centuries on the site of a Roman fortress. There are massive fortified gates, complete with curtain walls and watchtowers surrounded by patios, gardens and pools. I’m especially drawn to the many variations of tile patterns. After walking through the partially excavated Roman amphitheatre, I sat and felt the stillness on a hot September day.

Alcazaba - Málaga, Spain

Alcazaba – Málaga, Spain

Alcazaba - Málaga, Spain

Alcazaba – Málaga, Spain

Alcazaba - Málaga, Spain

Alcazaba – Málaga, Spain

Alcazaba - Málaga, Spain

Alcazaba – Málaga, Spain

Alcazaba - Málaga, Spain

Alcazaba – Málaga, Spain

The yummy Mediterranean gives the area three hundred days of sunshine per year and even when it’s hot, it’s bearable as the winds are refreshing and Málaga enjoys a subtropical-mediterranean climate. Pablo Picasso, a rule breaker I love, was born here in Málaga. Even though Picasso’s relationship with his native city was distant, his nostalgia for his birth place remained. I visited his childhood home as well as the current exhibition.

Picasso in Málaga, Spain

Picasso in Málaga, Spain

Near Picasso's birthplace

Near Picasso’s birthplace

Málaga, Spain

Málaga, Spain

Who is your mom?  Malaga cat wandering.

Who is your mom?
Malaga cat wandering.

I have discovered photography. Now I can kill myself. I have nothing else to learn.
Pablo Picasso

Picasso

Wandering through Málaga, Spain


Hay magia a la vuelta de cada esquina – There is Magic Around Every Corner -Nirja and Frigliana, Spain

There is Magic Around Every Corner

One of the many good things about Málaga, the capital of the Costa del Sol, Spain is that there are lots of towns nearby, full of interesting things. The day after arrival into Málaga, I headed out by bus to Nirja, en route to Frigliana. I heard from a photographer friend that it’s a good place for photographers to wander. Frigliana has received awards for its beauty and conservation.

The ceramic mosaics are dotted around the old part of town. These mosaics were designed by Pilar Garcia Miilan and help to narrate the story of the Moorish uprising in the area.

Shot with Rolleiflex 2.8F and Kodak Portra 400 film

Shot with Rolleiflex 2.8F and Kodak Portra 400 film

Frigliana is not in my Spain guidebook so I’m convinced it must be special. I lucked out with an overcast day, a perfect umbrella for this all white, quaint town that has the old part of town of Moorish origin and the newer part which is built more in the traditional style of a white Andalucian village. I wandered and enjoyed the contrast from busy Málaga and found magic around every corner.

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Frigliana, Spain

Self Portrait - Hannah Kozak

Self Portrait – Hannah Kozak

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Boys in Frigliana, Spain

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Frigliana, Spain

Frigliana, Spain

Frigliana, Spain

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Woman in Frigliana, Spain

Frigliana, Spain

Loved this wine cellar built into the wall.

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Man in Frigliana, Spain

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Frigliana, Spain

Mailboxes outside the road en route to Frigliana, Spain

Mailboxes outside the road en route to Frigliana, Spain

Men in Nirja, Spain

Men in Nirja, Spain

Self portrait - Frigliana, Spain

Self portrait – Frigliana, Spain

Cemetery in Nirja, Spain

Cemetery in Nirja, Spain

Nirja, Spain

Nirja, Spain

Children - Nirja, Spain

Children – Nirja, Spain

Men in Nirja, Spain

Men in Nirja, Spain

Bread shop - Nirja, Spain

Bread shop – Nirja, Spain

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Man in Nirja, Spain

Self portrait with Rolleiflex 2.8F - Nirja, Spain

Self portrait with Rolleiflex 2.8F – Nirja, Spain

If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
Henry Miller

There is Magic Around Every Corner


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