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Very new to photography and to Photoshop. Until now I've been primarily a writer, but with a strong love of visual art.

Visual Orientation: Miguel Calderon (staged photography), Tadanori Yokoo (posters, collage), Man Ray (photography, collage), Sandy Skogland (photgraphy, sculpture), Rochelle Costi (photography), Yves Tanguy (paintings, drawings), Diane Arbus (photography), John Galliano (fashion), Maki Miyashita (photography), the Hubble Telescope (photography of entire galaxies!), Alexander McQueen, (fashion).

Musical Accompaniment: Hawaiian or Mexican

ElSato at TrekLens

Lately, in addition to posting, I've had some creative fun of a different sort, inventing themes and cataloguing images -- mine and other people's -- and in the process creating (or revealing) connections between them. I try to ensure that the images in each theme are of high quality in themselves, rather than simply including everything that fits the theme's definition, so that it should be interesting (not tiring or boring) to flip through the pictures.

My themes have "Sato" at the beginning of their names so that they can be easily found and distinguished from others. They are:

(1) Sato: Forget it Jake, It's Chinatown: I've had a great affection for Chinatowns (whether in Toronto, Vancouver, San Francisco, or wherever) ever since I was a kid. In Toronto there are three. The Chinese are the largest single national group of immigrants to the Toronto area and Mandarin has become the leading foreign language to study. As Chinatowns are turning into "Asiatowns" due to an influx of non-Chinese Asian immigrants, I enjoy them even more because there's that much more to experience.

I have a similar theme on TrekLens here.

(2) Sato: Orange Crush: The colour, not the fruit. Why? Brilliant, tacky, full of life, intense. And just because.

I have a similar theme on TrekLens here.

(3) Sato: Fashion, Turn to the Left!: Fashion (including clothing, tattoos, and accessories, plus shows, shoots, and ads involving them) are abiding interests of mine. The title of this theme is (a) a quote from the David Bowie song "Fashion," and (b) an inside joke for those who've seen the movie "Zoolander." Images should be strong regardless of the subject matter -- just fashion is not enough.

I have a similar theme on TrekLens here.

(4) Sato: Toronto is a Trip!: You won't find a single image of the CN Tower here, no postcards.

This is a real place: personal, grimy, lonely, glitzy, crowded, and varied. There's povery, art, commerce, crime, music, and literature. This city has Poles, Africans, Italians, Cubans, Russians, and a lot more. It has the the largest Greek population of any city next to Athens (including other cities in Greece!). Welcome. We say that to everyone 'cause we're so damned polite. Welcome, come on in.

I have a similar theme on TrekLens here.
Member Since
2005-01-02
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Minolta Dimage A1
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