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The human menagerie: portraits, loosely and broadly defined [does not include studio portraits of individual women, which appear in others of my books]. Section headings: 1) Children, 2) Friends, Lovers & Relations, 3) Men, and 4) Out and About. Includes candid, semi-candid and not-at-all-candid images of people on the street, in parks, museums, flea-markets, shops, airports, subways, restaurants, street-fairs, artists’ studios, weddings, friends’ homes, a pagan gathering, a meditation retreat. 2008, 240 pages.

SJG

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Steven Gelberg
SJG San Francisco Bay Area

I began photographing in 1994, following many years as a Hindu monk, writer, and academic scholar. With no background in the visual arts, photography appeared serendipitously and soon absorbed my full attention.

For me, the essence of photography is found in the pure pleasure of seeing: the experience of opening a more patient, contemplative, intuitive, imaginative eye to the world. It’s about surrendering to the strange synergy between quiet receptivity and probing curiosity -- appreciating the “suchness” of things, while experiencing their complex resonances within personal consciousness. Moving about the world with a camera opens my eyes and mind to the beauty, strangeness, and mystery of it all, while crafting images in the darkroom provides a means for communicating my wonder and delight.

My work can be found in many private collections. Most images in my books are available as original photographic (silver-gelatin) prints. Feel free to contact me via my website.

Publish Date  May 05, 2008

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  240 pgs   Standard Paper

Category  Fine Art Photography

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