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Original work by Cara Van Leuven. Special to Blogfinger.©. January, 2020. ©

From Cara’s website:  http://www.caraVL.com

“When she’s not in the saddle competitively jumping or busy creating, Cara can be found in the agility ring with her two border collies. She and her fiance share their recently renovated 1861 farmhouse in Grantfork, Illinois with the borders, two warmblood mares, Henry the cat, three ducks and three really unpleasant geese.”

 

BOB DYLAN. (…”dreamin of a song.”).  From his album Triplicate.

 

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Buggy, Farmhouse, and Windmill from The Amish Portfolio. George Tice © Click to enlarge Silver gelatin print by the artist.

 

This image is from the book of photographs edited by Ralph and Caroline Steiner  (1986) called In Spite of Everything, Yes.

George Tice is a New Jersey photographer who is famous all over the world.  His work with the Amish is especially unique.

Here is a link to our post about George Tice at the Newark Museum in 2013.

George Tice at the Newark Museum

 

HUGH JACKMAN AND THE LONDON CAST OF OKLAHOMA—1998

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Paris 1937 by Lucien Aigner. Currently at the Gallery Kayafas, Boston.

By Paul Goldfinger, photography editor @Blogfinger.net

The photojournalist Lucien Aigner was born in Hungary.  He moved to Paris where he worked with some of the pioneer Leica-toting photographers such as Robert Capa. When WWII happened, he escaped to America where he continued his work.  He spend his last days organizing over 100,000 of his negatives.

I have been a Leica photographer most of my life, including now when I work with a Leica digital, the M-9.  But I still spend time scanning negatives for digital files to create prints and to post on Blogfinger.

Josephine Baker was an American singer who moved to France where she was a sensation. She liked to perform in abbreviated costumes including one where she wore a very short skirt made of bananas.  She was famous in Europe, but less so in the US.

Baker was active in the US civil rights movement; she would never perform in front of segregated audiences. During WWII, she assisted the French Resistance, and DeGaulle personally gave her their highest honor.

Her biggest hit was “I Have Two Loves”  (“J’ai deux amours.”)  which we have played on Blogfinger in the past.  (see below)

JOSEPHINE BAKER:

Josephine Baker 1930.

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In a village in southern Vietnam, a woman weaves a fishing net. By tradition, Vietnamese women make nets for their husbands. Danny Yen Sin Wong

In a village in southern Vietnam, a woman weaves a fishing net. By tradition, Vietnamese women make nets for their husbands. click to enlarge  ©
Danny Yen Sin Wong

This image, from NPR, is submitted by Stephen Goldfinger.    The article says, “A Vietnamese woman looks as if she’s swimming in a sea of green fire — one of many striking images from the Siena International Photo Awards.”

The photo is accompanied by a mention of the contest  theme which is “photos that capture beauty in a hard life.”

BILL FRISELL.    Movie music from “Once Upon a Time in the West.”

 

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Untitled. By Tim Aanensen. ©

Untitled. By Tim Aanensen. ©

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

Tim Aanensen, a 38 year old artist from Ocean Grove, has been inspired to express himself through art ever since he was encouraged to draw and paint as a preschooler. He took up photography in high school and then majored in that discipline while at Hamilton College. While studying in London, he took up painting and that led him to pursue his own abstract style which continues to evolve.

Over the years Tim has continued to study painting.  His attraction to art led him to conclude that this would be his life’s work.

Tim has exhibited at the Academy of Design, the Belmar Arts Council and at the Arts Alliance in Red Bank. He maintains a studio in Ocean Grove, a town where he has spent many summers visiting with his family. Tim and his wife currently reside in OG.

Untitled. By Tim Aanensen. ©

Untitled. By Tim Aanensen. ©  Click on any of the images to enlarge them.

Recently Tim has been inspired by birds, but not in the Audubon sense; instead he finds wonderful visual ideas by observing birds using photographs as well as recalling them from his “imagination.”

His paintings are fanciful and remind us in a way of Chagall or Picasso’s style of seeing the world.

Tim uses a found photograph to build a story using pen and ink. By Tim Aanensen. ©

Tim uses a found photograph to build a story using pen and ink. By Tim Aanensen. ©

Tim works in multiple media including oils, watercolor, pen and ink, acrylics and pastels. He is always producing new works and he is always evolving with his art. He doesn’t like to stand still: “I believe in developing.”

Tim aanensen in his studio. Photograph by Stephen Goldfinger, Blogfinger staff. ©

Tim Aanensen in his studio. Photograph by Stephen Goldfinger, Blogfinger staff. ©

Tim is also a photographer, and we hope to show some of his images in the future.

Meanwhile, if anyone is interested in viewing his work, he does sell his paintings. He is looking for a gallery to display his art.

Tim’s email is taanensen@gmail.com; or on Facebook at Tim Aanensen Fine Art.

Tim’s paintings have a rhythm—reminds me of the samba.  If we can accompany Blogfinger photos with music, why not Tim’s paintings?

JOAO  and ASTRUD GILBERTO:  “Garota de Ipanema.”

 

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