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Second Friday Open Studios in Alameda

I came across a flyer for Alameda’s “Second Friday Art Walk” – while at Alameda Island Brewing Company. Hmmm, I got flat files and boxes full of photos, at least some of which I’d like to share.

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Obsolete Technology Study: Audio Cassette

I also have a “studio” a space that a friend and I share here on the lovely island of Alameda. After a quick chat- we’ve decided we’re going to try and participate.

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Obsolete Technology Study: 16mm Cinema Film

So here are some of the photos I’m hoping to display. Some, like the movie reels and audio cassettes are part of a project focusing on obsolete technology.

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Copenhagen, Shattered

Another subject I hope to share includes highlights from recent travels. There are a few photos I’m happy to share from a recent trip including Copenhagen, Büdingen (Hessen), and Berlin etc.

Bikes of Copenhagen
Bikes of Copenhagen
Dom St. Peter (Osnabrück)
Dom St. Peter (Osnabrück)

One item I can’t display here is my hand printed black and white traditional prints. Folks who want to sound fancy call these “Fine Art” and “Silver Gelatin” prints. If you’re old enough to be from the film photography era, they’re just normal prints. Except, that I also have some “Alt Process” prints of sorts too that I might display: I’ve been playing around with so called “litho printing”. But these aren’t digitized. You’ll have to hold them in your hands in person if you want to see.

Call or email me (phone four juan 5 – sveen four 2 -0121) for schedule and location if you’re interested.

 

Googliciousness?

Google Mountain View, Silicon Valley (Editorial Use Only) (Michael Halberstadt / SiliconValleyStock.com)
Google Mountain View, Silicon Valley (Editorial Use Only) (Michael Halberstadt / SiliconValleyStock.com)

Of all the stock photos I take, all things Google is the number one selling subject. And I should hasten to add more importantly the most infringed upon subject matter from my stock photo library.

Google Express (Michael Halberstadt)
Google Express (Michael Halberstadt)

So I spend a plenty of time chasing Google cars and running around Google campuses. Here’s a bit of what I added to my stock photo archive from Google of late.

Google Self Driving Car (Michael Halberstadt)
Google Self Driving Car (Michael Halberstadt)

My family trip to Seattle included a little business. This included a side trip that included the Google “Silicon Canal” campus (and neighboring Adobe.)

Seattle (Michael Halberstadt)
Seattle (Michael Halberstadt)

Not long ago, I managed to make it in to the Googleplex soon after the new GOOGLE typeface change. Security there is completely unpredictable. They’ve kicked me out and waved me in on different occasions. In this case they let me in. The mascot for the soon-to-be released “marshmallow” OS was already on display. There was a colorful “andproud” display I’m assuming is in favor of gay rights but not sure.

Google Mountain View, Silicon Valley (Editorial Use Only) (Michael Halberstadt / SiliconValleyStock.com)
Google Mountain View, Silicon Valley (Editorial Use Only) (Michael Halberstadt / SiliconValleyStock.com)

Researching a few recent articles in the news about the cutest little Google self-driving car I figured out where they keep the damned thing! So I spent an afternoon stalking the place. Didn’t get many of the newest GCar, but did get plenty of the Lexus SUV.

Google Self Driving Car (Michael Halberstadt)
Google Self Driving Car (Michael Halberstadt)

And really close to home it turns out Google [x] is right in my backyard. I live in Alameda. Recently my wife pointed out a Google bike at the nearby Rockwall winery. A little research turned up that they bought out an outfit called Makani Power that has an experimental “energy kite.” Though I don’t think they can launch this “kite” out on the old Alameda Naval Air Station (NAS) they are doing something in “plane view” (get it, that was punny!) And I added yet another Google [x] project to my library.

Makani, Alameda (Michael Halberstadt)
Makani, Alameda (Michael Halberstadt)

p.s. please don’t steal my photos- contact me for usage rights… this is my day job.

Alameda Naval Air Station

My lovely town of Alameda might now be known for quaint Victorians, antique fairs and an unusually slow pace compared to its urban surroundings. But it was once home to a huge military infrastructure. After a series of run ins with a security guard I have decided to make documenting Alameda’s Naval Air Station – or at least it’s remnants – a priority.

Here are a few recent photos, with more to come as time permits.