Monday, 15 September 2014

'By Invitation Only' - September 2014


After the Summer break - We're back with our monthly posts,
and we start with the theme:

S H A R I N G

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When I think of sharing, an important element for me is
sharing our planet with all of nature and animals, 
simply with everything alive.
Which means
sharing is also caring.

 I have endeavored to illustrate my thoughts and feelings about it
with some stunning images from
Gregory Colbert, Creator of  
Ashes and Snow



which speak to me of what I believe to be essential sharing.

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"In exploring the shared language and poetic sensibilities of all animals, 
I am working towards rediscovering the common ground 
that once existed when people lived in harmony with animals. 
The images depict a world that is without beginning or end, 
here or there, past or present."
Gregory Colbert



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Gregory Colbert, born in 1960 in Toronto, 
is a Canadian film-maker and photographer, 




 but he is so much more than just a film-maker or just a photographer.



He creates feelings,

 

he creates magic,




his photographs speak for the world, 



speak for nature and for a better future.




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“Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. 
Love risks degenerating into obsession, 
friendship is never anything but sharing.”
 Elie Wiesel




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"Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
(Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, 
the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C.)




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“If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character
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If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home.

If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nations
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When there is order in the nations, there will peace in the world.”
 Sathya Sai Baba


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Gregory Colbert,

best known as the creator of Ashes and Snow
an exhibition of photographic artworks and films housed in the Nomadic Museum.
Colbert sees himself as an apprentice to nature. 
His works are collaborations between humans and other species 
that express the poetic sensibilities and imaginations of human and animals. 
His images offer an inclusive non-hierarchical vision of the natural world, 
one that depicts an interdependence and symmetry between humanity and the rest of life. 

In describing his vision, Colbert has said, 
"I would define what I do as storytelling…
what’s interesting is to have an expression in an orchestra —
and I’m just one musician in the orchestra. 
Unfortunately, as a species we’ve turned our back to the orchestra. 
I’m all about opening up the orchestra, 
not just to other humans, but to other species."
read all here

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Please click.....
....to read each individual post from our international group.

I'm looking forward to hear your thoughts about this month's theme:

SHARING

I certainly appreciate any kind of shared knowledge and life experience.



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“Das Glück ist das einzige, das sich verdoppelt, wenn man es teilt.”


"Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it"
  Albert Schweitzer

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Albert Schweitzer,  (14 January 1875 – 4 September 1965) was a German - and later French - theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary in Africa....here

 The expression "reverence for life" is the key to Albert Schweitzer's personal philosophy. No person must ever harm or destroy life unless absolutely necessary. This attitude permeated everything he did.

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Ashes and Snow  here   info and exhibitions  here

Ashes and Snow books and store  here    

contact:  tel: +1.212.253.9552  email: contact@gregorycolbert.com

 

 

20 comments:

  1. I do believe that this is the most beautiful & evocative blog post I've ever seen. It is beyond. It is so simply the true Karin with whom I would love to hold hands and share a glass of great wine. Knowing you is an education in itself.
    Thank you for brilliantness.

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  2. Jamais vu un post pareil.Sublime, en photos, en paroles, en emotions. Un message de valeurs supremes dans un monde qui devient de plus en plus cruel de nos jours. J'y reflechis... quel beau debut de journee!
    Karin, merci!

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  3. Magnifique… this extraordinary show had a very significant impact as I stood for hours inside a freezing cold container on the ward of New York, mesmerized but he images, the movements and the music. When scared or depressed, I take the beautiful book from the exhibition and relive that moment.
    Merci

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  4. AMAZING. The power of photographs...these are incredible!!! You are so right sharing the earth with nature and animals is the ultimate in sharing the beauty of why we are all here. Wonderfully done!

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  5. Hello,dear Karin!

    I've jumping here by you via Marsha.....:)*
    I want to say THANKYOU for your extraoridnary beautiful post,which made my day!
    Such a very fantastic words do you use and...OH,my Goodness,these photos makes my heart beating so very hard!!!
    Thankyou!:)))*
    It's a very big talent not only to see our great world but also let us to see them in the right way,let our hearts and souls to speak.....Beautiful!

    Greetings from Holland,
    V.

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  6. Oh my...absolutely incredible images...Beautiful.

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  7. Splendido post e bellissime immagini: un passaggio onirico, magico, delicato attraverso il mondo e la natura. Bravissima... Ciao da Roma

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  8. "FRIENDSHIP is never anything but sharing"..........LOVE THAT!
    TRA....LA and that is what we are doing today and every day when we post a blog post!Isn't it GORGEOUS!
    Beautiful done............thank you!

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  9. What a lovely post. Breathtaking photos and equally thought-provoking words. We spent some time with a troop of African elephants a few years back. Getting to know their rhythms, experiencing the deep rumbles of their conversations with each other - it was life changing. How much we can learn from the other animals we share the planet with. Thanks so much for a thoughtful post. XO

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  10. Amazing... these images are extraordinary... so beautiful.. Thank you for the introduction to this incredible artist... xv

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  11. Lovely sentiments and remarkable images... To see humans communing in this way, peacefully, with nature and animals.

    Gorgeous.

    And what an incredible photographer.

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  12. I love the quotes Karin, they are beautiful. As a photographer's companion I am always concerned about "sharing" images without the agreement of the photographer but I know that you are just trying to let more people know about this gorgeous work...
    Amicalement,
    Heather

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  13. Beautiful words with stunning photos. If only more decision makers shared these sentiments…….

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  14. This is so amazingly beautiful. I love this post. I've already gone through it three times!!
    Thank you for sharing.
    xoJennifer

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  15. This so very, very ethereal….the sentiment, the images, the words…the whole notion of sharing the planet….

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  16. Beyond beautiful photography...your post has taken my breath away...thank you so much for sharing. xx

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  17. Karin these images are just incredible and I cannot thank you enough for sharing!
    You might enjoy some of the photography I am sharing on my site as well!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Stunning Fine Art Photography by Darryll Schiff

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  18. Oh my, Karin, these pictures are exquisite and have taken my breath away! Thank you so much for introducing us to this talented and creative photographer. The beautiful photos have left me speechless. Thank you for your wonderful and inspiring posts...you always enlighten us.
    xoxo
    Susan

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  19. Ashes and Snow just blew me away when I saw it.

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