Sunday, 25 May 2014

Alexander, Photographer, Lisbon 2014

Walking through the streets of a foreign town has its rewards. You meet people, you exchange ideas, a beer, trade tips and learn things. I caught this young photographer photographing me as I was photographing a street musician and as a conditioned reflex I asked him if I could also shoot his portrait. He agreed and then after we sat in the grass overlooking the river and traded stories. He showed me a great digital file he had just taken in Israel and brought me back to olden days when I was the one doing all the traveling and all the photographing.

Teresa in Lisbon, April 2014


Saturday, 24 May 2014

Birthday Self-Portrait at 65


Una vez más la vida me depara otro año para vivir y admirar la estulticia y la gracia del ser humano. Tuve la buena fortuna de contar con la asistencia de mis dos niños en el empeño de estudio y pronto fui liberado para acudir solitario a mostrarle mi cara a las nubes y la luz gris de la mañana en la playa del pueblo.
En esta ocasión pude recordar unas palabras escritas hace ya un par de meses y que vienen muy a propósito ahora:

Back Pain, Morning...

Somos al fin de cuentas osamenta
El armatoste aquel en el que alguna vez
Enarbolamos nuestros sueños
Nuestra Ilusión tardía

Barca a la deriva en busca
De amores nunca hallados
Vieja torre donde habitó
Herido desde siempre el verbo

Espejo alucinante, metáfora hecha carne
Bandera que anunciaba irrevocable
Nuestra derrota a manos del tiempo...

My Two Studio Assistants


Monday, 19 May 2014

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Sahara Borja, San Francisco 1988

Twenty six years later after this prescient photograph was taken in San Francisco, my daughter is ready to embark in the most exciting adventure of her career as a photographer.
She will investigate and she will write. She is most privileged. God bless her ship, and her Hasselblad.
Never more proud of her than at this stage of her life.

Thank God for Polaroids

My beautiful Sahara and her beloved Uncle Al, San Francisco 1985

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

All of a sudden there I was...

And there I was, being channelled into a Texas take by Wim Wenders by one of my students, the talented Miss Hollie Pain, all done in a couple of seconds by just standing in front of her camera.
The Lord of light and darkness works in mysterious ways.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Palabras más, palabras menos...

                                 Lalo Borja es un Caleño que dejó su Tierra en 1973 rumbo a Toronto, Canadá con el objetivo de hacerse Fotógrafo.  Hoy, después de un largo y fructífero camino es Regente de los Cursos Pre-Universitarios de Fotografía del Canterbury College en Inglaterra y continúa participando en exhibiciones alrededor del Mundo.
         
Bueno, "...alrededor del mundo" es realmente una exageración. Pero hay más para leer si abres el enlace:  Click aquí para abrir entrevista




Friday, 9 May 2014

Adam King Gets His Diploma

                                           Click here to see Adam King's website
Many congratulations are in order to celebrate the Photography Diploma of Adam King who, after a long and circuitous road and a lot of hard work, has finally achieved his intentions with outstanding success at Rochester's, Kent, School of Fine Art.
The link opens with his latest series A Chip Off The Old Block, but there are more photographs to be admired by this talented photographer.Click here to see Adam King's photography work

Friday, 2 May 2014

XXVl

                                  Portrait of Bruce David Thomas in Whitstable-©Lalo Borja

Thursday, 1 May 2014