Pixiport has been busy as usual this month. New
Featured guest photographer Lucio Valerio Pini from
Rome Italy, Glenn Osborn has a wonderful new story for
us "Hunting On Lake Hope" along with Greg Summers
photograph, Ken Windsor is taking a new direction with
his "The Art Of Internet Photography" and Carol Tipping
delights us with her interview of art photographer and
writer Elena Ray.
Carol Tipping Caterpillar Portal a new subject
"For, or Against Cloning". Wonderful how she explains
and uses the visual step by step guide in all of her
image editors. Be sure to check out her archives.
Photo Board International has really been active and
now has Eric Root's" Vegasphotog PC Technical
Corner "where he not only posts great information but
also answers any technical questions you may have.
Spectrum Gallery from PBI is growing fast and the art is
Darkness and Light: The Duality of Lucio Valerio Pini
This month we have a Featured Guest Photographer
who comes with a warning label.
We feel the work of Lucio Valerio Pini conveys an
important, timely and relevant message-but part of it is
violent and real, so caution is urged to viewers of his
It is with a firm belief of not censoring art that
expresses what is part of the human experience that we
bring you Mr. Pini's work, which creates a union of
reality and art. However, we urge you to read the
artist's statement first to understand what you will be
viewing and why he has chosen his particular means of
In his fourth gallery, Lucio Valerio Pini expresses the
beautiful and lyrical side of his extraordinary talent with
a collection of fine art photography that will delight and
add to your experience on PixiPort.
||The Art Of Internet Photography-Ken Windsor
This article looks at some of the basics of "Internet
Photography." It is important to understand that both
viewers and presenters have many different reasons for
surfing the net, and adherence to a few basic rules will
make the journey a more enjoyable and profitable
experience for us all.
The world wide web emerged as a major source of
information, but, as we all know, pages of text without
images can be incredibly boring.
Looking at a page on the net, your perspective is
very different to that of reading a newspaper. Although
you may not realise it, the eye and the brain reacts to
a printed page by immediately looking for the headline.
Yes, you may have seen the image first, but you always
skip it momentarily and look for that all important
Your mind says "hey the image is there, but what is this
all about, I can come back and look at the picture in a
minute, but at the moment I really want to know what
they have to say.
With an internet page, the brain reacts to design
and visual stimulation in a more subtle way, with the
graphic design elements being of far greater importance.
I see a few raised eyebrows here, but look at it this
way. You go into a shop to buy a daily paper, and
maybe you have at most a dozen to chose from.
Whatever your interest, look for the same alternatives
on the net and you have many many more sites, all
competing for your time.
A badly designed home page, uninspiring images,
and the viewer will just move on to the next site.
To illustrate my point, let us assume that we are
interested in finding a hotel in London.
The first site we find is this one, a large group of
Hotels, should be good.
Read on... »
Photo by Greg Summers
Burke is standing in the water naked. The reeds and
cattails surround him and rustle in the wind. The
sunlight glints off the water and he squints, every
muscle taut in the hunt. A redwing blackbird notices
Burke is invading his territory and squawks loudly,
alerting the blue heron Burke was approaching just
thirty feet away. It's the closest he's ever come to one,
and now the great bird lifts its wings, brings them down
once, sharply, and lifts from the water, sloping away
across the pond.
Burke curses the little black bird and wishes he could
grab the little bastard and crush its bones, knowing it
hasn't enough meat to bother cooking. But the heron,
that would make a fine meal and perhaps he could
fashion a headdress of its feathers.
A frog croaks as if ringing the bell for the end of another
round and Burke slices back through the muck. At the
water's edge, he finds a patch of dry grass and sits
down to wash his feet then lies back in the sunlight.
Overhead the sky is clear and azure, so deeply blue he
can see stars. He folds an arm over his forehead,
shading his eyes and smells the murky water, listens to
the wind in the reeds.
H U N T I N G O N L
A K E H O P E
Full Story........ »
Interview with Elena Ray/Photographer Writer
I want to jump right in and ask you - about the images
of the figure in the desert, with the black bird,
seductively - yet menacingly, stalking ? There is a hint
that the bird is your "shadow". Can you explain your
meaning of "shadow"? is it your "shadow side" or "dark
side? " A part of yourself? Or is it to do with fear?
The raven/shadow is definitely stalking the suited
androgynous figure. Our shadows, both literally and
figuratively, stalk us. Shadow, for me, entails those self
truths which we deny, fear, and ignore. We become
superficial, neurotic, etc, when we avoid the shadow
issues of life. Shadow deepens life-ask any painter! The
driving concept behind "Immigrant" is the recognition
and integration of both the shadow element and the
androgynous element(s) . Libertina, the main character
in "Immigrant" is played by one actress. She is a man
wearing the Zoot Suit, a woman in red, and a repressed
shadow figure beneath a black veil. The black veil hides
her and also flies, a metaphor for Raven. The images all
relate to each other in this way.
Full Story »
Work of Olympia, Washington Photographer Tantra
Bensko Wins Place in International Juried Exhibition in
The work was one of only twenty-three works of art
selected from among thousands of entries from all over
the world, by Guest Curator Dick Lopez, who judged the
work from slide entries. Mr. Lopez is the founding
director of the Long Island Center for Photography and
is a noted photographer himself.
Tantra Bensko's photographic art can be found in
numerous magazines, such as The Pedestal Magazine,
Branches Quarterly, Exquisite Corpse, Raven Chronicles,
and Samsara. Her Polaroid work won a ribbon at the
Salon Mondial in Luxembourg. Her art is showing in
several other galleries internationally, including London
and New York. Locally, she is having a solo show at the
Voyeur May/June called "Reality Burn!".
Tantra also has won the ribbon at Salon Mondial in
Luxembourg and was accepted into
the Photography 2002 show in New York. She will be
the featured artist
in The Pedestal Magazine in Exquisite Corpse and
images published in Logascene and Samsara Magazine.
Visit Tantra's Gallery on PixiPort »
The "Special Assignment - Colors" is located in "Bob
Snell's Photography Workshop" of
PhotoBoardInternational.com, which is a division of
PixiPort.com and linked to the "Spectrum Gallery" on
Pixiport. There has been a tremendous, growing
audience for both of these unique Photography Web
Each section is based on a color theme,so far red,
green,blue,yellow,green,white ,purple and pink is the
going up. All work is from PBI,(Photo Board
International) a photography art related discussion
board with workshops,tips,information and the best on
the net are onboard.
The board is open for free membership and members
are "reviewed" before acceptance to insure that only
serious photo artists and photographers are accepted.
Visit Spectrum.......... »
PHOTOGRAPHY: ART IN FOCUS
International and National artists include, Ciro
Antinozzi,Fred Leavitt,Bob Snell,Carol Tipping,Peter
O'Neil,Shirley Cross,Judy Mandolf,Rene
Asmussen,Steve Bingham,Greg Summers,Paul
Biddle,Helyn Davenport and Graham Z Seldman.
I am just urging those of you coming to the October
Expo for Pixiport to
please make your hotel room reservations with the
Holiday Inn Deland as
quickily as possible. They are filling up fast and rooms
will soon be
unavailable. The code for our Expo is PFA.
The nights are October 3,4,5,& 6. the heavy nights are
the 4th & 5th. Please
don't be shut out of a room at this conveniently
located top quality hotel.
The phone number is 1-800-HOLIDAY and use the PFA
code. You will be taken
care of promptly.
We have media-press from many countries coming
to cover PixiPort Expo.
PixiPort Expo Countdown...... »