|Blurbarian Since||July 2008|
|Name||Manuel J Branco|
|My Web Site||http://www.flickr.com/photos/manuelbranco/|
|Location||Boston, MA, USA|
|My Occupation||Artist, Photographer, R&D Technician|
The photography in this addition are almost exclusively abstract, but I like street photography as well. I like the cutting edge of everything creative. I'm a student of the classics but admire those who break new ground, artists like Andres Serrano, Thomas Struth, Edward Burtynsky, Cy Twombly and Francis Bacon. I'm a painter and sculptor as well as a photographer but like the immediacy of taking pictures. I take my camera everywhere, always on the prowl for a subject or good shot. It's remarkable how many opportunities we come across almost every day for a great image that can escape even the trained eye.
I have doubts about my photography all the time.
All images for this publication were shot on film and digitally processing with an EPSON Perfection V750 Pro scanner.
I worked as an R&D Laboratory Technician for Polaroid at their now defunct Chemical Operations facility in Waltham MA.
I attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University through the early 70's
|Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...|
|Street photography and selected abstractions as well as a small edition taken in the dressing room of the celebrated ALCAZAR cabaret in Thailand.|
|Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...|
|Andres Serrano, Thomas Struth, Edward Burtynsky, Bukowski, Chris Jordan, Cy Twombly and Francis Bacon|
|This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)|
For pure escapism, anything by Raymond Chandler.|
For pure intellectual stimulation, anything by Arthur Koestler, especially "The Act of Creation" and "Ghost in the Machine"
Also, Joseph Campbell, Anne Sexton (poet), Jacob Bronowski, and Voltaire