La Fleur Morte


Click on each photo to see an enlarged detail.
These images are excerpts from a larger work that is in progress in which I examine the way that flowers, the reproductive organs of plants, deteriorate after they are picked and discarded.
The first two images were selected for display in the Art Society's November exhibition for 2007 and you can view an interview with Magella Moreau and Dennis McComie on the Gayelle Morning Show,
Cock a Doodle Doo here and download the interview here. If you're curious about the slideshow I put together for my appearance, you can find that download here and view it here.
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On Time Machine

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Willem Dafoe is Gene Hackman

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A note about Wubi

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Internet Campaigning

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Another Lightroom speedup

Macintosh
Windows
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More thoughts about photojournalism

Ariti Jankie called asking for some comments about the AMPOTT awards, no doubt looking for some quotes to beef up the kind of story the Express is likely to produce after sweeping the still photography category.
This is what I sent her, after initially thinking that I really had nothing more to say. Of course, what I proceeded to do was prattle on about photojournalism.
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AMPOTT website goes live

It's still very much in progress, but the website for the Association of Media Photographers of Trinidad and Tobago is now live at ampott.org.
I'll be adding image galleries and more information about how members can signup for some of the benefits that will be enabled on the website in the future.
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AMPOTT Judges' Notes, 2007

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Gayelle TV interview

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AMPOTT Judges' Notes, 2006

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AMPOTT Judges' Notes, 2005

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AMPOTT Judging

The judges at work choosing the winning images at AMPOTT's 2007 photography competition. Read More...
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The Modern Eye

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Alex Smailes & Carnival

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Follow up on BitDepth 578

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Pan jam

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