F8 and Be There

An elephant handler gets goosed by an elephant on display in Dallas, Texas.
The story behind the photo.
Kevinv-BW-small1Years ago, as a brand new photojournalist who had graduated from the University of Texas, I was lucky and blessed to land a job at the Dallas Times Herald. At the time, DTH was considered one of the top major newspapers in the nation. DTH was in the midst of a roll in winning Pulitzer Prizes–all in photography! The photographic staff was chock-full of incredible talent who all had “the eye of the tiger”. Being the first photographer to ever be hired there directly out of college is an honor I cherish to this day, especially given the talent I was thrown in with and mentored by. In many ways, I look back and consider my time at the Dallas TImes Herald Newspaper worthy of receiving a doctorate in photography (if there were such a thing). That’s how much I learned from my photo editor and fellow photojournalists. As in any decent organization, the low man on the totem pole has to earn his way up, so me being the “new guy”, I was handed the chicken crap assignments and expected to bring back gourmet chicken soup. One thing I learned from shooting these kinds of assignments was “F8 AND BE THERE!” Which I learned translates to “WHEN YOU’RE LUCKY, BE READY!” These were wonderful days. I think all photojournalists would agree that the photojournalism age peaked between 1980 and 1985. Those were the days when newspaper editors valued photographers the most, and ironically, also when they enjoyed their largest profit margins in history.

One Saturday morning, amongst other lame assignments, there was one to go photograph the elephants being unloaded in downtown Dallas for the circus that was arriving in town. Unlike the oldtimer who would have simply run over, grabbed a quick shot and run back to the newspaper office, I was still low man on the totem pole, so I was trying to prove myself. I was quickly learning I was only as good as my last shot. As I drove over to where the elephants would be staged, I agonized over how in the world I would be able to photograph this subject in a unique and different way from the way so many others had already photographed elephants. Upon arrival, I immediately began looking for something unique, but was disappointed to find nothing that would pull on the heartstrings such as a kid in a wheelchair or an elderly gent watching the elephants. I tried every angle from jumping on tables to laying on the ground to get the shot. Then I noticed that the elephant handler was not a toothless old guy, but an attractive woman. So I thought, let me see if I can find a way to play off this beautiful blonde doing her job as an elephant handler. So I followed her up and down, photographing her with a tight telephoto lens, getting lots of great, cutesy type shots. Then I changed my lens to a 50. Since I had been shooting with a telephoto previously, I’d only been seeing from the waist or chest up. What can I say, I’m a guy! When I switched to the 50 mil lens, and could see her full body, I noticed something I’d been missing when shooting tighter with the 85mm…that as she walked by every elephant, each one threw out his trunk and goosed her in the rear-end as though trying to grab a peanut. So I dropped in behind her and photographed this beautiful blonde elephant handler being goosed by these “overly fresh” elephants. To this day, I’ve wondered what caused the elephants to goose her–did she sit on some chewing gum or something? This truly turned out to be a classic (and funny) lesson for me in “F8 AND BE THERE”.

Ultimately, the end result was the photo won numerous awards, the pat on the back from my photo editor and peers and it opened the door to receiving a dream assignment — spending a week on an aircraft carrier with fighter pilots. To this day, this image has been published all over the world and earned thousands of dollars in royalty fees.

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Imagination’s War

Imagination War
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ordicalder-underlies-conceptual-photographer-fineartistFine Art Photographer since 2001. My collection includes beyond the conceptual, the other categories of Fine Art, Portraits like. The artistic process that I developed is best Understood through the concept of “underlies” the poetic photographic. We Can says that is influenced by Psychedelia and Esotericism and It means Realizing poetic and aesthetic values of real scenes in daily life, outdoors and in the light of the sun.
My aesthetic is influenced by the Great Master Painters Surrealist in special school, by photographers “Pillars” by Graphic Design and the History.
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Spiral - Work selected for the Hall Young Art XXIII Mato Grosso, 2003

Ordi Calder

Ordi-Calder-Ordilei-Caldeira_ordilei-caldeira-foto-do-artista I’m Conceptual Fine art photographer with two works Selected Conceptual FIAP Award (2011).
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Ordilei Caldeira is a self taught fine art photographer for 11 years (2001) his own style is the Conceptual, influenced by Surrealism, Psychedelia and Esoterism. Passionate about photography, also photographs Architecture, Landscape, Nature, People, Portrait and Travel.
2012 two works selected for exihbition ABSTRACTS 2012: the alternative eye, at 1650 gallery Los Angeles
In 2011 two of His conceptual work received the “Selected Award FIAP”.
His poetic photography is best understood through the concept of “underlies” the perception of the real scenes imbued with poetic values and where he can compose their subjective aesthetic.
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The Nature of Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sunrise at Sea and Mountanis
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ordI’m Conceptual Fine art photographer with two works Selected Conceptual FIAP Award (2011).
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About :
Ordilei Caldeira is a self taught fine art photographer for 11 years (2001) his own style is the Conceptual, influenced by Surrealism, Psychedelia and Esoterism. Passionate about photography, also photographs Architecture, Landscape, Nature, People, Portrait and Travel.
2012 two works selected for exihbition ABSTRACTS 2012: the alternative eye, at 1650 gallery Los Angeles
In 2011 two of His conceptual work received the “Selected Award FIAP”.
His poetic photography is best understood through the concept of “underlies” the perception of the real scenes imbued with poetic values and where he can compose their subjective aesthetic.

Ordilei Caldeira, Ordi Calder
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Sea Amalgamated

Sea Stars
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Ordi-Calder-Ordilei-Caldeira_ordilei-caldeira-foto-do-artistaI’m Conceptual Fine art photographer with two works Selected Conceptual FIAP Award (2011).
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Ordilei Caldeira is a self taught fine art photographer for 11 years (2001) his own style is the Conceptual, influenced by Surrealism, Psychedelia and Esoterism. Passionate about photography, also photographs Architecture, Landscape, Nature, People, Portrait and Travel.
2012 two works selected for exihbition ABSTRACTS 2012: the alternative eye, at 1650 gallery Los Angeles
In 2011 two of His conceptual work received the “Selected Award FIAP”.
His poetic photography is best understood through the concept of “underlies” the perception of the real scenes imbued with poetic values and where he can compose their subjective aesthetic.

Ordilei Caldeira
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Run for your life! The steps of these children, advance in time.

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE II

Ordi Calder, Ordilei Caldeira is a self taught fine art photographer for 11 years (2001) his own style is the Conceptual. Influenced by surrealism, psychedelia and Esoterism. Passionate about photography, also photographs Architecture, Landscape, Nature, People, Portrait and Travel.
In 2011 two of His conceptual work received the "Selected Award FIAP".
His poetic photography is best understood through the concept of "underlies" the perception of the real scenes imbued with poetic values ​​and where he can compose their subjective aesthetic.

He currently lives in Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro coast of place incredible nature.

International Exihbitions

2011- Accepted Award 5º Zajecar Tourism - FIAP contest (Ordi Calder was one of two Brazilian photographer selected for the exhibition)

2011 - Accepted Award 14º China International Art Exihbition - FIAP contest (Ordi Calder was the only Brazilian photographer selected for the exhibition)

Individual photographic exhibitions:

2010 - Exhibition Intersections in Time. Museum of Old Hill water tank. Cuiaba, Brazil.
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2009 - Exhibition "Light spellings, graphic facts" SESC Arsenal, Cuiabá.
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Honarable Mention:
2005 - Honorable Mention in the first look at Cuiabá. Misc - Museum of Image and Sound in Cuiabá
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Art Salons:
2004 - Selected in the Hall Young Artist Art Grosso
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2003 - Selected in the Hall Young Artist Art Grosso
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Shadows


To me this picture embodies my ideal concept of shadows within a context. It gives a sense of place because of the Japanese writing on the wall and a sense of order and symmetry because of the way the shadows are neatly placed at the sides of the plaque.
It was taken about 3 years ago in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, using a digital SLR.

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Gabriele Rampinini, Photographer in Tokyo

Mannequin

IMG_6193My name is Gabriele Rampinini, I'm Italian and I live in Tokyo, Japan.
I particularly enjoy taking pictures of mannequins, shadows, graffiti, buildings and trees.
Recently I started using film (mainly black&white, 35mm and medium format) and I learnt how to develop it myself (not very difficult but very satisfying).
I believe that working with an analog camera in the long run will help me being more selective with the subjects and the perspectives I choose for my pictures.
Of course I realize that for sport and fast action in general, digital is the way to go, but for things that don't move analog cameras slow you down just enough to let you think more about the composition before taking a picture. This usually results in stronger images, I feel.
Anyway I use them both and I find it very refreshing to switch form one to the other... At the moment I'm enjoying the Hipstamatic on the iPhone... it's a lot of fun!

Above all, what I look for is originality and a sense of quiet beauty. Through the subjects of my images I strive to give the viewer something of my character. I try to give them MY perspective even on subjects they may be familiar with.

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For any further information do not hesitate to contact me.

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Great Horned Owl Eye

Great Horned Owl peaking with one eye in tree hallow
"Great Horned Owl Eye" is the photo of the week. This owl is sitting on it's nest in a hallow of a tree obviously keeping an eye on me (literally) as I take this photo. I originally had this in color but somehow the B&W rendering helps bring out the textures of the tree and highlights the owl better. I tried many crops of this photo but liked this approach since the bark of the tree directs your eye towards the owl. There should be some baby owlets in this nest by early April so hopefully I'll have a chance to photograph them too.
Photographed at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.
ChrisBidleman

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