About the Author

Manuel J Branco
Blurbarian Since July 2008
Name Manuel J Branco
My Web Site http://www.flickr.com/photos/manuelbranco/
Location Boston, MA, USA
Gender Male
My Occupation Artist, Photographer, R&D Technician
My Bio 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

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

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