Portfolio Photography

 

 
Miscellaneous selection of photographies 

London Bridge 4 am

Wheat field 55

Istanbul scene 99

Istanbul scene 56

istanbul Monument 42

London Bridge 88

Close up Glove 144

Close up glove 52

Promenade 128

Istanbul 44

Forst DS 55

Animals 82

Animals 85

Animals 86

Animals 92

 

Sky N°  521

London photo shoot 229

Reflection 22

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Seashore Trolley Museum’s – A voyage in the Past

The Seashore Trolley Museum, tucked in the woods away from the hustle and bustle of Kennebunkport village, was marking its 75th anniversary in 2014 by showcasing its extensive collection of electric trolley cars during a series of special events.

A “Founders Day” celebration on July 5 will feature a narrated trolley parade and, more significantly, the return of the “Golden Chariot” Montreal observation car to the museum’s operating collection.

My Friend Patricia Erikson asked me to help her the story of the restauration of the Narcissus for the Portland Magazine.

Our collaboration was fruitful and fun and Patricia wrote a great article about collaborating with Photographers from that experience.

The place is a photographic heaven and wonder.

Judge from yourself !

Copyright Alban – Esprit Voyageur 2014, Portland Maine. 

Links : Portland Magazine article  & Portland Press Herald
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PORTLAND FASHION SHOW

Artistic Director Cindy Flanders reports that this year’s show includes works from new & returning designers. Styles run the spectrum from formal to street. Statement Jewelry pieces, repurposed, upcycled & embellished clothing as well as vintage inspired garments. WMPG’s Fashion Show strives to include a wide-ranging and energetic collection of the talent & creativity that is thriving in Maine.

Designers returning from previous programs include: Deb Train; Elynn Design; Aquarius Funk; Raisa; Kelli Burnham; Rayne Grace/kittywitch; and Stephanie Harmon.
New designers joining us this year include:Pamela Moulton, Mimi Mathleson; Jocelyn King; and Kenzie. Ms. Flanders advises us to take special note of these items of interest: Goth/punk inspired dresses by Kenzie; Finely constructed corsets by Kelli Burnham; Moss jacket/ wearable art designed by Rayne Grace, also known as the kittywitch; and Hand painted garments by Mimi M.The WMPG Fashion Show is a benefit for WMPG Community Radio, a volunteer-driven non-profit community radio station broadcasting 24 hours per day from the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine. WMPG broadcasts an eclectic schedule of programming, which includes music of many genres, local public affairs, and news, all free from corporate influence. Local listeners, businesses and organizations, and benefits events like the Fashion Show provide a large portion of the funding for WMPG. Listen to WMPG

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WMPG Fashion Show 2015

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Istanbul Crossroads

 

At the Crossroad between Asia and Europe, Istanbul has always fascinated me as a photographer. My last trip in 2005 was an excuse to see the Bosphore again and to film some “Dreamscenes”. here the one shot on Istikal Avenue :

[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/19244323[/vimeo]
& Here are a few shots of this trip.

All my photos are water marked and copyrighted. For any use, please contact me.

 

What’s Wrong With This ?

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This is a 21 minute film, in Full High Definition. These images are extracted from the film.

Sunrise above Casco Bay, on the coast of Maine.
Facing 70° East, titled  “What’s Wrong With This”
The answer to this question relies at 17:18 after the beginning of the film…
Despite the Tar Sand Oil Threat for the coast of Maine and Sebago lake clearwaters, voters have  defeating a waterfront protection ordinance that would have essentially prevented the loading of oil sand crude, also known as tar sands, onto ships at South Portland’s waterfront.
There were 4,453 votes against the ordinance versus 4,261 votes for the ordinance, according to the clerk’s office. 192 votes that made a difference. So 96 (+ 1) people would have been able to change that decision and Maine waters would have been protected from a potential danger.
Sebago Lake is the deepest and second largest lake in Maine and supplies the town of Portland. It is the primary water supply for the Portland Water District. The Tar sandoils are particularly corrosive, volatile and toxic. Having a 63-year-old pipeline linking Portland to Montreal with oil, is an obvious potential hazard and a risk to be taken. Not to mention the constant flow of huge Oil Tankers in the beautiful Casco Bay. The Portland City Council recently passed a resolution saying the city is “concerned” about tar sands oil. The waters of Maine are so clean, and the ocean still unpolluted right now. Let’s hope the future generations will have the same chance that we have. One can only think of Rotterdam or Honk Kong, to illustrate what could happen in the long run, in several generations.
The oil tanker that traverses the screen at 18:09, a few seconds after a flying Loon, is a metaphor for what these Tar Oil tanker will do to us; they will darken the horizon and eventually prevent us from seeing the sunrise…Catastrophe…!!!
Vue Sud Est de Casco Bay – 06:07 AM – 00:00:00

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Web Links !

Perusing the web is the last thing you should do…Go take a walk…But if you have to, you can check some of these links..

Jim Wilson | God’s Chorus of Crickets | crickets audio recording slowed way down

Tom Waits (on Jim Wilson): “Wilson, he’s always playing with time. I heard a recording recently of crickets slowed way down. It sounds like a choir, it sounds like angel music. Something sparkling, celestial with full harmony and bass parts – you wouldn’t believe it. It’s like a sweeping chorus of heaven, and it’s just slowed down, they didn’t manipulate the tape at all. So I think when Wilson slows people down, it gives you a chance to watch them moving through space. And there’s something to be said for slowing down the world.”

Source: “Woyzeck to run at Freud Playhouse”. Daily Bruin (USA), by Andrew Lee. December 3, 2002
Find more on the recording on this link: www.democraticunderground.com/10023815586

Borrowing journalistic postures they smash formats with humour or with poetry. Playing with oxymoron and manipulating images, they bend and move points of view reclaiming their subjectivity … What are the strategies of these contemporary artists who in gathering up information melt and remap the world? source : http://www.orevo.com/2011/10/05/vimeo-html5-test/

. The Arctic Light by : TSO Photography

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/22439234[/vimeo]

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/24456787[/vimeo]

Theo Jansen : Dutch artist and kinetic sculptor. He builds large works which resemble skeletons of animals that are able to walk using the wind on the beaches of the Netherlands. His animated works are a fusion of art andengineering; in a car company television commercial Jansen says: “The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.” He strives at equipping his creations with their own intelligence to manage avoiding obstacles, by changing their course when one is detected, such as the sea itself.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSKyHmjyrkA[/youtube]

. Women…. :

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.

. Evolution :  Hans Rosling’s 200 countries, 200 years, 4 minutes – The joy of Stats – BBC four

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo[/youtube]

 

. Rutt-Etra-Izer: l’art vidéo en application web

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/23619204[/vimeo]

 

. Battleship Island – Japan’s Rotting Metropolis


. Edouard Salier – 3D Clip Director

He Took a Polaroid Every Day, Until the Day He Died

. BDM pour le magazine du bout du monde : http://www.boutsdumonde.com/

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ9jmPIBwbI&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

. http://www.europeana.eu/portal/

Atlas Films

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For almost 10 years, I had the good fortune to work side by side with one of the greatest news reporter of the XXth Century, Camille Chatelot. Camille Chatelot spent most of his life traveling around the world for as Pathé News from 1946 until 1976. Before he passed away in 2001, at age 92, he was still a fascinating optimist and a believer in mankind.

Together we ran a production company called Atlas Films for 10 years, we distributed Archival footage of worlwide photography and films about Ethnology and under water treasure searches. The last film we worked on was an historical saga, in Aboukir, Egypt, where Atlas Films found the vestiges of the famous battle against the British Navy.

Here is a collection of some of the images and stories we used to talk about and soon, I will put up selected scenes of an interview of Mr Chatelot.

International Women’s Night in Portland Maine

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It takes compassion, vision, courage and perseverance to help your community and to be a leader.

Adele M.Ngoy is one of the women behind and in front of the scene of the International community in Portland, Maine, as the President of “Women around the World” a not for profit organization.

Adele is also a talented and gifted fashion designer, see for yourself in this little film.

Adele brings joy  to the world.

Bravo & Merci !

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/121838671[/vimeo]

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