jd

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Internationally published fine arts photographer. Art director and founding co publisher of numerous magazines. Student of dance and method acting. Five years of philosophy, comparative religion and art history at MSU.

style speaks

There is a direct link between people we will meet and recurring subjects we choose to photograph. A Subject must ultimately become symbol, alive in formal structure. Esthetics are material– not simply abstract ideas. Passion is a critical element to felt alchemy of imagery. Photographers Interest in photographic event generates intensity. I call this “The touch” that is as important as vision to powerful photography. Without personal involvement, we have a Dead Document of patterns –the product of mechanical man. jd

Invitation to clarity

January 6 2022 Another day waiting to see what mass media would do with contrived “American Insurrection” and Plague stories, only to find I could not sleep. A series of “sincere” new faces among familiar war mongers discuss THE END OF DEMOCRACY, but inverting or switching players and blame. Actual recall fades into fragmented unwitnessed events, while the gift of intuition or sense for THE RING OF TRUTH is but servant to repetition of narrative presented as obvious “objective history” enforcing acceptance of presumed sense. Another murder is mere mental suicide. To this mix is now added a refined digital image manipulation of sensory brainwashed lexicon. We see our identity on the screen in sublimated , distorted or lost undefined emotional content. In fact it is a constant attack on the human central nervous system inducing more voluntary self torture. Obsessive irritation has successfully replaced […]

Cheyenne

Dark Stages Preface

>This collection of photographs is designed to reflect an historic period of live performance in a unique location and era. The medium is primarily 35mm film and begins in 1971 with my first full page international publication in DANCE MAGAZINE edited by William Como based in New York City. My particular education is unique in that I had recently began studying classical ballet in Hollywood , then photographing dance. Soon Shakespeare plays at Thad Taylors West Hollywood Globe Playhouse were being published in print media theatre critics reviews. My background includes years of apprentice to successful photographers in major advertising promotions for Chrysler, Cadillac, Corvette and other mainstream commercial work. My university training was in philosophy and art history. The language and views implied by this work is NOT a revisionist effort intended to create a false perspective or incorporate pseudo philosophy as the current […]

Our Future is Robotic

THREE DECADES IN FINE PHOTOGRAPHY OF HOLLYWOOD *DANCE *THEATRE & *PERFORMANCE ART (Robbie’s Romance is on the Brinke) BRINKE STEVENS,”SCREAM QUEEN”

zombies rule

George Romero–King of Zombies/ jan’s 40th with Jim Beinke & Andrew(effects masters)– Justin Tanner Zombie Attack at Cast Theatre (Midnight in Hollywood)– George Romero Land of the Dead Premiere, Las Vegas.

supersubstantialis

The whole GOSPEL MYTHOLOGY has been very greatly altered. We can consider many ideas from Greek and Latin as well as Church-Slavonic or Aramaic texts that were translated in Russian, English, French, and Italian and gain insight into the failure of translator. By this means we can view how many modern assumptions have become absurd and religion has taken on falsehoods over time. We fail now to even value sense impressions as evidence of what is true, since the narrative is created and fed to the masses in the game of “making history” for consumption,consensus and censor approval. Perhaps the success of superhero genre films addresses a need to experience the authentic behind the illusion and the extraordinary images contain more potency and TRUTH VALUE than the programmed words of experience that has been deliberately falsely edited into a media technology of pseudo-sensorium ?

Discernment of The Dance . . .

THE DANCE has it all! The human can become the subject and object of art. Movement in itself is the appropriate language to communicate energies beyond formal imitation and documentation . . . Let us discuss what that in fact means. Twentieth Century Philosophers concluded that we evolve with our Language –small mouth movements are not enough. Movement IS ESSENCE, does not lie– Everything presented here is sourced from film and work ideas were often born in the darkroom, where photography offered many hidden pleasures. There are differences among photographers in their ” learning process” — to dance is quite distinct yet related to imaging movement and is perhaps the most focused and direct vocabulary possible. To be instructed by a dancer can in fact intertwine and one who does not study movement with their own body learns pose and line from his subjects willingness […]

Lawrence Tierney

I love hitmen: no matter what you do to them, you don’t feel bad. . . .

PHOTO: “And I say YOU ARE MR. PINK.” Lawrence Tierney RESERVOIR DOGS IT WAS 1975 IN HOLLYWOOD AND I WENT TO SEE A DEAR ACTRESS FRIEND, MADY MAGUIRE, IN HOSPITAL. SHE WAS STRUCK BY AN AUTO IN THE CROSSWALK BUT FORTUNATELY WAS RECOVERING. Moments after my arriving, a distinguished bearded man in faded jeans and levi shirt greeted Mady and she smiled saying “My Centaurs have arrived right on time.” My perspective was about to explode. The man was film producer and writer Robert Sabaroff. Original Star Trek among credits. Prior to becoming writer, Sabaroff was recruited by CIA. We met later and he showed me the Rembrandt etching of Faust conjuring in his laboratory. A few additional lines and new faces and figures began to appear. The conjurer image reversed of the old Magus was itself a conjuring disk. The Masters included esoteric knowledge […]

Femmes Fatales Magazine

CELEBRATING THE HOLLYWOOD FEMME FATALES ERA: DOUBLE ISSUE COVER AND TWO CENTERFOLDS BY JDPHOTO FOR SISTER PUBLICATION OF THE ORIGINAL BEHIND THE SCENES “CINEFANTASTIQUE”– DEDICATED TO SCI FI, HORROR, AND FANTASY. It is clearly the end of an era, if we are to give mass psychosis credit for “trending” and propagating the distortions of ideas that Art Forms find purpose in expressing. A campaign of disinformation for undefined political purpose overtaking public attention by the unstudied cliche oriented mass media cannot under any circumstance be confused with a dedication to TRUTH, even if not the metaphysical definition. ACCURACY in recall and refinement might be the better term for a vibrant presentation of concept, even if as form of NOSTALGIA FOR A PERIOD OF CHARACTERISATION, i.e. the strong woman of action. Let us not confuse a whining and complaining popular image of abused female for a […]

Players

THERE IS A STRUGGLE FOR A FORM OF COMMUNICATION TO MOVE FORWARD AND GET PAST A ” MORTAL” STRUGGLE FOR A “CHINESE VIRUS” CURE WHILE IGNORING OTHER FORMS OF TOXICITY, ELECTION FRAUDS AND POLITICAL INCOMPETENCE, CORPORATE THEFT, AND MEDIA DISINFORMATION. WE ARE CONFLICTED BECAUSE WE KNOW WE MUST EMBRACE A NAZI STYLE VISION IN A DISGUISED FORM USING SO CALLED MIND CONTROL, CONTINUE A PROCESS OF MASS MURDER EUGENICS UNDER PRETEXT OF SOME IRRATIONAL RACISM, MILITARISM, OR OTHER OUTDATED CATEGORIES OF ORGANIC SELF DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIORISM. HOW DO WE FIND AND FACE USEFUL FACTS OF CONTINUING SELF CREATED HORRORS? WE PRETEND TO BE HUMANIST, PROJECT OUR FAULTS ON “THE OTHER” WHILE MISLABELING ISSUES OF OUR SPECIES FAILURE ? FEW ELDERS RECOGNISE THIS ILLUSION OF DELUDED PRIORITIES AS OUR HOMELAND. OUR MATERIALISM AND ANCIENT RELIGIOUS SACRIFICES HAVE BECOME MERE VIDEO GAMES WITHOUT A PAYOFF. OUR HYPOCRISY HAS […]

The Fine Art of Reading

LORD DAVID CECIL Why should we feel that the experience given us by accomplished works of art, whatever their subject matter, is agreeable; but also precious and illuminating? Surely the answer is to be found in the fact that the soul is born instinctively desiring order , harmony, beauty, but finds herself in a world disorderly, dissonant, and in great part ugly. In consequence, she is forever unsatisfied. photos: jan deen 1975 Cecile Wilson, Panaieff dance studio, Stuttgart Ballet. Lynda Marx, Marinaccio studio, American Ballet Theatre.

Golden Good bye

IMAGEs: Henry, Serial Killer Cover Theatre Magazine/interview jan deen Milton Berle–father of Golden era live TV variety show. Taxi & Limo Magazine Covers, Las Vegas. Program center-pages for 1971 Lester Wilson $600 & A Mule, first history Black music/dance,Huntington Hartford theatre.

Photomenology–a photographer’s philosophy

content/uploads/2014/09/Gods-Country.jpg”> According to Berkeley, there is no real difference between riding a horse and thinking about riding a horse–indeed physical and mental phenomena are mixed in a most complex manner. Brentano distinguished mental phenomenon as being “directed at an object” and will “include an object intentionally within themselves.” INTENTIONALLY consciousness focuses like a searchlight beam. We expand our aesthetic Idea of Light as emanating from the being as did medieval theologians. We shall begin our effort where Brentano left off and Husserl begins. We do not seek a true science as did Galileo, nor suggest Doubting Everything, as did Descartes. Like a true philosopher, a thoughtful inspired photographer’s basic instrument is not logic; it is observation. Greatness as a photographic artist is a function of often expressing a unique angle of view, having the technique and sensitivity to refine and elevate a subject for one’s […]

Faustus meets Thad Taylor

  Even now my powers are loftier, clearer; I glow, as drunk with new-made wine: New strength and heart to meet the world incite me, The woe of earth, the bliss of earth, invite me, And though the shock of storms may smite me, No crash of shipwreck shall have power to fright me I feel thy presence, Spirit I invoke! Reveal thyself! Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe IMAGE:Havel’s Temptation, Royal Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon Thad Taylor’s Globe Playhouse. Hollywood, CA.

Cumulative Psychosis : Disinformation/Despair and the Anti-Play

I am told by A I mystery voices that despite not having posted anything new in some fifty odd years, I have been protected from 10,973 spam comments on my public website. After giving away all my spillover footnotes, suffering a relapse from my erudite memory failure, I am yet insulted by a Digital Social medium of mass communication in not meeting community standards, whatever that could mean. I have learned that I am probably not a suitable subject for a group passion to invert and to crush language itself. I am fine with that. Why I remain “a person of interest” to those who make sport of disturbing those who have done little more than rubbed elbows with the greats and returned into the shadows of hidden meaning is of little consequence. I am told as I age I am even more irritating than […]

Billy Zane plays Hollywood god: Howard Hughes

Rarely do we see mention of Howard Hughes as a Giant Icon of Hollywood Success beyond anything that we consider Stardom. Dita on a different scale recreated her form of a burlesque synthesizing Hollywood Pinup with Live Performance that broke with cliche by her individualistic artistry. Beyond glamour and sexual projection lies a realm of significant mystery and power that creates Magical Archetypes.   Boys in the Backroom.    

Grave Situation

    The Dismember Ensemble and Tamarind Theatre in Hollywood introduces the 1987 LA Festival audience to director Aaron Osborne. Learn how LSD helped create the first and original Sixties Conspiracy theory when the FBI sets traps to seduce and capture innocent tourists visiting Vegas. Hookers and Hallucinations will melt your mind. Who could ask for more?