Two Months and a Tango!

July 31, 2009 § 49 Comments

Yippee do da!
This week marks the two month anniversary of this toasty affair with you, dear reader.  Without you, Big Apple Juice would not have blossomed  so lovingly, or so brazenly!

It’s time to celebrate the stories!
And I present you with a tango:  A slow and soulful dance with my beloved tools of trade. The debauchery, the loves and the escapes…with rustic pinhole photography.

Kick off your shoes, and step into my world.

Smell the warm wood, lust after the shadows and dip your feet in splashes of luscious color.  Beside my chair, on the floor,  amidst the ash and the rainbows. I will tip-toe beside you, and guide you to the music.

This, my dear readers, is a warm embrace. Trickles of love, carefully strung. Knots of hesitation, undone.

And so it goes, from dusk to dawn. Follow the rhythm to my den. Let’s tango!

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Thank you for your continued support, for the advice, for picking up the threads of conversations and for turning this effort into something I cherish. And I know, so do you! :)

-The Juicer at work

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§ 49 Responses to Two Months and a Tango!

  • Congratulations! :)

    Those are some wicked pictures. Anatomy of a Photographer. Dip into the colours I will, but for now some coffee and a few swirls of smoke, all caught in a whirl while watching the sparkles (Pics 1 and 4 from the bottom) should do.

    • The Juicer says:

      Thank you! This post is all about giving in to the senses (before you nod in indignation or disbelief…in a nice girl sorta way :p)
      I am smelling the coffee my dear & the swirls of smoke…all the way here! Scandalous! :) Go ahead, by all means, flavor them with pieces of me:)

  • pcadams says:

    I love the warm colors!

    Happy two months, and may you have many more.

    Phil

  • rubelphotography says:

    I don’t know much about pinhole photography, I will have to do a little research. The blue one on the end is really neat. I like the textures in it.
    Off to do some research…Congrats on the 2 months!

    • The Juicer says:

      Thank you Rubel, looking forward to many more!
      Do check out pinhole photography, it’s so much fun! If you get the hole just right, the pic will get sharper.
      The blue pic is when the party ends, with the morning sun in my window! :)

  • You continue to impress my friend. These shots have a voyeuristic and sensuous quality about them. I am not talking sex here, but instead am referring to the sensation of seeing. Sweet.

    • The Juicer says:

      Your impression aligns perfectly well with what I intended to post. And yeah, not sex et al, that’s not what this is about. But definitely sensuality, warmth and a quiet celebration, within my four walls. It’s an invitation into my world, and I find that idea in itself, sensuous.
      Thanks FJ, very happy you liked it! I admit the post is a bit different than my otherwise clean and crisp pics, but then, I love to experiment and I couldn’t give that up! :)

  • Justin says:

    hey this is really awesome i love the abstract, japanese horror film feel of the colours and composition… =D

    • The Juicer says:

      Justin- Hey! How have you been? Do not tell me if you’ve been vacationing, that would get me extremely envious!
      Ah, you bring a new twist to the interpretation here :) And I love it!

  • Vicki says:

    I feel fully immersed when I view your art and read your words. You have a gift….you are a gift!

  • Amit says:

    This post spells trance and joie de vivre ! I am simply spellbound !

    I hope ‘A start’ never comes to an end !! Many congratulations and all the best !

    • The Juicer says:

      Cheers! To the Big Apple and the joy of life! (clink)
      Nope, as far as I can see, there is no end to this beautiful journey! Thanks Amit, I will continue to strive and do my best!

  • fovea23 says:

    i am absolutely in love with these photographs! nice work!

  • David says:

    I love the framing – it speaks. :-)

    • The Juicer says:

      Delighted…thank you! And isn’t it fun to let some things be unsaid…aren’t they always so in real life? To allow your eye to register some and your mind to conclude the rest? :)

  • Shirley says:

    Wha? It’s only been two months? Amazing…your photos, your words, this blog – are all a part of my (our..as you can already see in all of the posts above) world…it’s been a colorful, in-depth, peek into New York through your eyes and photos, which always draws us in for more. I must say that fundamentaljelly said it the exact way I saw it. You have a gift, my friend! I’ll be back for more.

    • The Juicer says:

      My dear Shirley! Yes, this dear young blog is now just 2 months old. And may I say, it’s been a hell of a ride! :D
      You cannot imagine how amazing it is to get these wonderful comments back, to find that you and FJ and so many others see what I intended to create.
      The support and the feedback I have received here, has been so encouraging and constructive. Well, the Big Apple stories will keep coming and we shall continue to revel in them together! Cheers!

  • esan says:

    Hmmm, nice work! The other day, I stumbled upon http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/article_pages/Canon_1ds_pinhole.html. I’ve never even touched on the subject, but I’m constantly thinking about it. That and dagerotypes – make sure to check Chuck Close.

    Well, curious to see what you’ll have done till I’m back from Turkey,
    E.

    • The Juicer says:

      Esan, can’t wait for you to get back. I know you will have a treasure trove of pics to share!
      I do wanna rework with the tools and get a finer pinhole…there might be more interesting results to come. If I succeed, I will be shooting outdoors and getting sharper photographs to play with:)

  • prescott allen hazeltine says:

    Lovely photographs, Juicer… You have successfully accomplished what I believe is the essence of art, to get people to see something that have seen before, in a totally different way… A way that causes them to stop, and for the first time, look again…

    FJ nails it. You have not only gotten me to stop and view things again, your way, but it is a full-blown sensory experience… Seeing has stopped being merely a recording of visual phenomena, and has entered into inducing an emotional response as well…

    More connections are possible between things that may have been previously disconnected…

    This art of yours, as well as the emotional responses it induces, are absolutely wonderful…

    Thank you.

    • The Juicer says:

      Prescott, delighted that you visited!
      You are right (and so is FJ), the idea was sharing my own point of view – my depiction of a state of mind. As Purely Narcotic says- the Anatomy of a Photographer. Or an Artist.
      How you describe Art is so simple, and yet the crux…the realization that ‘more connections are possible between things that may have been previously disconnected”, to see what we have already seen in a different way, and to stop and look again!:)
      You have created such a poetic understanding of this post, and you expound freely. Love that about you! Thanks for joining in my little celebration!

  • severnyproductions says:

    dreamy, great work

  • i like how some things are being obscure just like these images vs the ideology over thoughts too. many things doesn’t require transparency but art/design surpass all these!

    congrats on twomonthsary! for the many more ahead, YAY!
    (:

    • The Juicer says:

      Thank you for the thumbs up! Getting kinda hooked to Pinhole photography.
      Mighty kicked about the ‘twomonthsary’:D, and for the many more ahead, come along with me!

  • sudeesh says:

    That was very impressive i must say.. Happy 2months dear … I really love the abstract photos.. especially the self ones which are very sensual and sexy .. it reminded me of the book Last tango in paris.. keep up the good work..

  • sudeesh says:

    Hey Cheers !!!! have fun

  • jetstreamprojector says:

    These are really great shots. I can tell what most of them are but at the same time they have an abstract feel. The effect you achieved is really unique and catchy. Great stuff.

    • The Juicer says:

      Thanks Raoul, always such a pleasure to see you here. It’s quite interesting how we rediscover old techniques, go back to where it all began, and learn to appreciate the beauty that lay in them. The possibilities are endless.
      I am so glad I gave this a try, and I am not looking back:)

  • This is obviously so very different from what you’ve showcased so far. And I liked it! I could feel a few nodes in my brains getting refreshed and processing the new wave the Apple just sent out.
    The voyeuristic framing has made a series with some spontaneity that catches my eye.

    :) Keep goin’

  • Rabi says:

    I’m not very good with words and I haven’t really paid much attention to pinhole photography, but I just adore shots 3, 6, 7, and 10. I can’t quite expalin it, but I shall try. They seem like regular snapshots, but at the same time they aren’t. They seem to catch the essence of regular living.

    Still looking forward to seeing more,

    Rabi

    • The Juicer says:

      Rabi- thank you for pointing that out. These are indeed shots from an everyday life, and using pinhole photography to blur the objects and spread the colors as if one was coloring outside the lines, gives them an even more universal feel, instead of relegating them specifically to my living room.

      There’s a certain raw quality about pinhole photos, and you can imagine why. Pinhole is the oldest form of photography, wherein images are formed without using a lens. You’d remember from basic physics we studied long back, if light goes through a tiny hole, it comes out on the other side, to form an inverted image on the screen behind. You can experiment and make your own pinhole camera (I converted my DSLR). Check this out for fun: http://users.rcn.com/stewoody/makecam.htm

  • imputuhena says:

    i love these shots!!…. pinhole photography… i’m so gonna try this :)

  • shirley says:

    Thank you for adding your lovely photos and words to my journey so far! An award is waiting for you at my blog…come swing by! : )

  • Two months?!! Your just a baby!! I turned a year old in July.

  • Nishank says:

    this is absolutely wild dude. loved the shot with the cigarette ash tray and the coffee. would u pls pls mail me the original hi res shot :)

  • Neil Reid says:

    Yippee do da!

    Oh Shipra! If only I’d seen these before! (Although would it really have made a difference? I love your work anyway.) But I love pinhole photography, and in fact just saw some on display in a shop here the other day and was going to ask you if you ever had used that method. Well now I certainly know!

    All at your convenience, might you tell me a little how you did yours technically? I’ve an old SLR film camera that I wonder if it might be rigged to do such things, rather than building a special PH box otherwise. And somehow PH photos seem to lean very close to how I imagine with words. This might actually be a transition I could cross! (At your ease and time my friend. I’ll be heading home in another day and will catch up with you from there in a few days time.)

    Last, and not least at all, may I please be fully coast-to-coast smitten with you? Oops, too late. I already am! You and many others here keep teaching my heart how to be, how to open more and more into a loving hand. Little ways. Little ways that matter to me.

    This is a most welcome photoset, and I thank you so much for sharing yourself with us so lovingly. That’s the simple form of the truth.

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