Monday, February 8, 2010

My Dream Job!

So, I searched Craig's List for jobs today, and found my dream job, the one I should have applied for AND gotten back when I was fresh out of high school and just getting started with the extreme mess I have made of my life.

Globe Circling Master artist-photographer-writer seeks interns (Gramercy)

Date: 2010-02-06, 5:49PM EST
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Harvey Lloyd, top million and a half mile adventure travel artist, master photographer, writer, aerial photography specialist, iconoclast and poet ( seeks the best, brightest, creative, energetic, dedicated self-starters as interns, assistants, or apprentices in his atelier. Apply if you have a “fire in your hair” passion for art, photography, science, technology, endless curiosity, study the university of the Internet, and have an insatiable desire to see and witness the world. You will dare anything to become a “tenth degree black belt” rebellious, sensitive, madly creative, out of the box artist. You will work like hell to know and master the exponentially expanding artist’s “paintbox” —the magic, empowering art and techniques of digital photography and digital software .In short, you are one of the best and the brightest!

Artist-photographer Harvey Lloyd runs a creative, no holds barred, damned to hell with all pedagogic rules, aging mind sets, political correctness and restraints—a fire in the belly, freedom loving chaotic studio. We work passionately, recklessly, intuitively and sensitively to shatter the boundaries, cliches and limits of any and all arts and sciences that deal with vision and images. We live, love and breathe the magic of the digital revolution, work, practice and play 7/24 to explore and ex the limits of creativity and freedom. We are the future!

The digital age demands new blood, new minds, new eyes, passion, tenacity, boldness, courage and the greatest audacity. Fear of failure is the opiate of unenlightened pedants, bean counters and the orthodoxy of mass culture. Read every line of this revolutionary manifesto please, and e-mail your answer as requested below.

I erect myself at the exact point where knowledge meets madness and I erect no safety rail.

Digital photography grandly bestows on us the virtually unknown and limitless child born of quantum perplexity, chance—the serendipity of the unexpected— and the holographic nature of light and light’s universe. Digital images emerge as pure information, a new life giving profound, passionate potential, a quantum leap to the stars from the limitations of celluloid film. The power of digital technology, cameras and software gives is the power of limitless information in the service of imagination, a becoming filled with the DNA and fires of an unborn child, evolution taking a giant step to knowing herself, the reckless, fierce and holy scriptures of new art. . Sculptor David Smith proclaimed, “An arrogant independence to create is my only motivation ”

Digital photography is a quantum leap from the discipline of film photography which was limited to “real” images. What you saw is what you got. Digital, like quantum physics deals with light’s universe, indeterminacy. It is a cloud that exists only in the form of unlimited information . This astonishing, exponentially expanding medium challenges us to learn to explore and see the many masks and faces of the world and of the universe—to see “what isn’t there.”

You must concentrate upon and consecrate yourself wholly to each day as though a fire were raging in your hair.
—The Zen Way to the Martial Arts

This manifesto calls and challenges those few who have the fire in their hair, and the passion, courage, tenacity and will to triumph over all obstacles. In the immortal words of heroic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton in his ad for an Antarctic exploration adventure, “Safe return doubtful. Honor and recognition in event of success.” Join us if yyou dare, and set sail on the unexplored and tempestuous seas of Lloyd’s way, “The Zen of Fluid Motion Digital Photography.”

See Lloyd’s new books, FIRE IN MY HAIR, Reinventing the Art of Photography in the Digital Age; and VOICES FROM THE FUTURE, Young People Speak About Their Lives, Art and Photography (your voices ) and THE SAMURAI WAY, Spiritual Adventures with a Warrior Photographer. On the website, Lloyd’s revolutionary abstract BREAKING THE LIGHT digital images display light’s invisible patterns. These single exposure images predict and map a digital future unknown, mysterious and unseen until now. Lloyd’s work shatters the conventions of two hundred years of traditional photography.
His abstract digital camera paintings proclaim a revolutionary new direction and historic turning point for the art of photography.

Jack Kerouac shouted, The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww '

Learn the secrets of the greatest mystery—how to live and work at a totally creative, freedom loving and paid for artist’s way of life and profession in the real world—and never get bored, quit, retire, slow down or stop creating. The power of digital technology frees an artist to, in the great French “Art Brute” painter Dubuffet’s words, “re-invent the world every day.”

Lloyd has over forty years behind the lens making adventure travel, aerial, journalistic, abstract expressionist images, documentary films, and multi-screen, multi-media shows worldwide. He has ten published picture books to his credit among which are THE SAMURAI WAY, Spiritual Adventures with a Warrior Photographer; SACRED LANDS OF THE SOUTHWEST: aerial photography of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico; AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, the first book on how to do this art;. Books, DVD sound & light shows in progress and finished include YELLOWSTONE: THE DEVIL’S VOLCANO, FOUR SEASONS OF HENRY MOORE at the New York Botanical Garden; ULTIMATE ROSES: The inner life of roses; THE DEAD SEA: Aerial Photographs of Mysterious Rainbows; and SACRED LANDS OF THE SOUTHWEST; The Grandeur of the National Parks.

Light is more fundamental than space and time...There is no medium for light in the physical world because light is not in the physical world. The physical world is in light. Light is visual consciousness itself.
—SAMUEL AVERY, Transcendence of the Western Mind;
Physics, Metaphysics and Life on Earth

Lloyd hangs out of helicopters over seven continents and seven seas. His chaotic, creative, anything goes, multi-award winning, inventive, idol smashing studio is a rare bird in the fierce wars of the business worlds of art and photography. You will learn professional and business practices from his forty plus years of business and marketing skills—getting published in media, writing proposals for picture books and getting them published, creating installations, multi-screen and documentary projects, securing paid assignments to exotic destinations around the world—to gaining media coverage, negotiating, budgeting, billing and employing winning business strategy. Like Patton and DeGaulle, war our cry is L’audace, l’audace, toujours l’audace

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

The great guru and sensei, the raptor of the Empyrean heights once said, “Expect Nothing, You are the universe IMPORTANT: Please see, read or get the book THE SAMURAI WAY: Spiritual Journeys With A Warrior Photographer by Lloyd and, if you can, see his other published books. Visit the studio website Send an e-mail to with your comments on the website and the imagery. Your perception and understanding of the images, essays and books will influence the process of selection. No attachments please Paste comments and resume on the e-mail letter.

Our spinning planet displays dawns and sunsets, cloudscapes, rivers, mountains and oceans which conspire to create vast panoramas of peace, magic and magnificence, like the American Southwest, a unique place of gigantic forces, red rock canyons, and stone parks that exist nowhere else. Beauty is a lady, a lady who must be courted with care, for she is disarming, dangerous and hold’s Pandora’s Box in her bosom. The earth is beautiful and she will rise when she wills, carbon or warming a small issue to a five billion year old world that long ago came to peace with plate tectonics, gigantic vulcanism, boiling seas, and nuclear winters that caused extinctions. We live, love and create here to admire and get over the idea that we are gods ruling the planet or that we can change the earth; she will change, when and if she wishes. To admire her is to be praised by the gods who first make mad those who would rule with the arrogance of hubris. The eloquence of nature passes beyond words, beyond thoughts, beyond the mystery of the human brain which in its mysterious workings and complexity surpasses any creation in the known universe. We are here because evolution, Earth's daughter wanted us here. Huxley wrote, "Mankind is evolution's way of knowing herself." Gaea, the Earth Mother, carries with her the molecular wisdom of five billion years.

What do you desire to accomplish? —a limitless, startling and fresh vision and perception of yourself and the world—a new found unshakable belief in your own talents and abilities; indefatigable intellectual growth, constant joy and achievement; a profound capacity to unravel the world’s mysteries by insight, intuition, no-mind and instinct; immense self-knowledge and confidence; inspiration, jubilation; the energy to seek, to grow and to find your own bliss; a never ending and exuberant desire to celebrate the wonder, enchantment and beauty of life on earth, In Tennyson’s words, “To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths of all the western stars, until I die.”

CREDO: One of the fundamental principles of the samurai code of Bushido is that in your own mind, you are already dead; there is nothing you have to fear. An artist should live and feel the same way. You are not attempting to exist in any state other than living and creating your art. You are not afraid to die unknown as far as recognition of you or your work by the popular world. What others think is of no concern. You create your art come what may. The only thing that matters is the passionate and overwhelming inner aesthetic that drives you on, that makes you feel that this is what I want to do, this is what I believe, this is what I'm going to discover, this is what I'm going to explore; this is the blazing, future. I don't care how dangerous it is. I don't care how enigmatic it is. I've got to go beyond what I've ever done before. I may and will go beyond what most people see or understand at this time. That is the Zen warrior’s and the artist’s code, “the absolute will to die” as I have translated it in my own terms in my books THE SAMURAI WAY and FIRE IN MY HAIR. —Harvey Lloyd

Copyright © Harvey Lloyd 2009

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