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Home is where the heart is,
a camera is an artist's heart -
every shutter-click is a heart beat.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Photographs: "Sea Space Light Matrix" series

"Sea Space Light Matrix" series

By Karin Lisa Atkinson

Location: Los Angeles
Camera: Nikon D3100 18-55mm lens
Conditions: Natural light, no flash, no tripod, natural movement,
slight post-processing of sharpness, depth and contrast.
Size: about the size of a 10 year old child's head

Poem by Karin Lisa Atkinson
Society Islands, Polynesia 1989: 
"Trust in the Moment. Moment by Moment Nobility, Illuminates That Within"

Monday, November 24, 2014

Photographs "Young Pelican's View of the World" series

"Young Pelican's View of the Sunset"

"Young Pelican Seeing the Sights"

"Pelican's Sights"

"Pelican's View of the Sun Setting"

"Pelican's View of the World"

"Hanging Out With Friends"
(Hey you, are those your rigs out there fraking the ocean?)

"Boardwalk Empire of Urbane Birds"
(Hey, are those your oil rigs out there drilling the ocean?)

"Human's Are Funny Birds"

"Laughing Bird"

"Alien Resident" 
(with no international passport)

"Young Pelican's Glow at Sunset"

by Karin Lisa Atkinson

Location: Pier in Santa Barbara
Santa Ynez Mountains at Pacific Ocean in California
Camera: Sony DSC-RX100 M2 (pocket camera)
Conditions: Natural light, Sunset, big wind, no flash, no tripod

"Wise Old Bird, Grandfather Pelican The Elder" 

"Sunset Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara, California"

"Santa Ynez Mountain Sunset, Santa Barbara on the Pacific Ocean"

"Nightfall Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara, Pacific Ocean"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Photographs: Peacekeepers View of the World (Ethiopia series)

"Inner Peace"


"Eternal Patience"

"Ras Täfäri Peacekeeper's View of the World"

"Peacekeeper At Rest"

"Man of Peace"

"One Man Working For Peace"

"Wise Land"
Semien Shewa Zone, Oromia Region, Abbay River, Ethiopia

"Land of The Wise"
Semien Shewa Zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia


"Experienced Man"

"Blind Faith"

"World Insight"

"Sister Brother"

"Women's Day, Women's Day Dream"

by Karin Lisa Atkinson

Location: Oromia, near the Sudan and Ethiopia border,
The terraced valley of the Holy Caves of Miracle Healing Water,

Camera: Canon PowerShot (pocket-camera)
Conditions: Natural light, late windy afternoon, hot dry dusty, no flash, no tripod

Poem by Karin Lisa Atkinson

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Photographs: "Yo Venice! ~ Venice Beach Art Crawl Birthday Party" series

"Venice Beach"

"Venice Originals"

"Yo, Venice"

"Venice Boogie Board"

"Tender Bartender Boogie"

"Native Spirit" (Me and my Pony)

"Party Snake"

"Venice de Mīllo"

"Angels in the Alleyway"

"Pirates, Painters, Pizza and Paparazzi"

"Bright Lights and City Night Bikes"

"Still, Life"


"The Artist Makes the Art"
The Art once made, unmakes The Artist -
The Artist creatively makes, 
then is creatively unmade, 
to creatively make more.

"The Silver Flute"

"Gotta Have It"

"Speak The Truth, Life Is An Art Project, The Unaccounted For, Missing In Action"

"Alone and Not Lonely"

"Heart Strings"

"Clean Green Health"

"Om Aum Amen Āmīn, Peace Gotta Have It! - 
Mitakuye Oyasin, We Are All Related - 
Manàdjitòdan kakina kegòn netàwigig kakina e-dashiyag,
Be gentle with all things of nature for everyone.
So Be It! Ainsi soit-il! "

by Karin Lisa Atkinson

Location: Venice Beach, Los Angeles California
Event: Venice Beach Art Crawl Birthday Party at Cadillac Hotel
Camera: Sony DSC-RX100 M2 (pocket camera)
Conditions: Evening into Night, slight fog, lots of ambient light, no flash, no tripod