Art: 1) Smaller moves / waves, done in the right ways: are extremely effective.

2) Quite often, art is taking the middle ground, or no ground at all:

3) There is nothing to prove, and the prize is to be shared by everyone: no need for competition, or conflicts.

4) Words (written, and spoken) have multiple dimensions, every sound has millions of harmonics, every image has thousands of meanings.

5) Why grasp onto the limitations (in desparation)? The possibilites are well within reach. I want to find out more about this.

Thank you for your consideration.

 

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kg2ry VIDEO CHANNEL: 24 WORKS by David Rapoport.

SMALL TOWN PROJECT (fine art photography: Part 1: THIS PLACE (As I Know It)):

I created these video photo-essays about (the concept of) quality of life in certain places. My narrative explains why this is significant. This is all about the cultures that exist here and there, and the importance of lifestyles of the people who live there. Many people are doing things right in their own way. They offer us a glimpse into something unknown to us, with tremendous value for society, and humankind.

My realizations were made through stream of consciousness, and conscious awareness. I offer the viewer: something new and different.

These places could not exist without the people who live there.

SMALL TOWN PROJECT: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

09:42. THIS PLACE (As I Know It): from the SMALL TOWN PROJECT: series:

This video is about an unknown place. This work is a photo-slideshow of fine art street photographs (2014-6). I added narration (commentary), and original guitar music, by David Rapoport.

Special thanks to GuruDev, Robert, Charles, Shelly, Silvio, Elinor, Paul, NYU, and SVA.

© 2016 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

LINK to PAGE: SMALL TOWN PROJECT: WITH THIS PLACE:

NEW YORK as THEME PARK: as Part of DAVID MISCELLANEOUS (a collection of short films):

02:57. Artworks. This is New York, the way you always wanted it to be.

This series happened as a result of some unexpected, dissipation of energy, on paper.

NEW YORK as THEME PARK: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

PROCESS / IDEA:

It came about randomly, but also systematically:

I started as 35mm still film images.

The beginning stages were embellished, with art materials.

Somehow, I envisioned what the results would be before the works were completed, specifically: while I was in the process of constructing them.

This premonition was the theme park.

The visual information about harmony, and the city that is bigger than life.

This interpretation of the urban landscape was created to make others feel more alive, using my personal mind associations of my feelings about the place.

Dare I use the word: spiritual, about this work?

SPECIFICS:

THEME PARK: original (finished) artworks: on paper: each one is 20.25x16.25 inches in size.

Special thanks to GuruDev, Robert, Peter H., Peter, Arne, Silvio, Elinor, Julie, SVA, and Art Students League.

© 2015 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

LINK to PAGE: NEW YORK as THEME PARK:

UNTITLED (A COLOR FIELD INTERPRETATION of a METAPHYSICAL PORTRAIT (Part 1)):

05:56. Photography and Art:

THE COMMUNICATION:

The perception: and relating to people, as light.

UNTITLED (A COLOR FIELD INTERPRETATION of a METAPHYSICAL PORTRAIT (Part 1)): from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

Photography as 99% fantasy.

The photograph is like a a magic trick: we see, but it is mostly about what we do not see, or what is hidden from view: and this is the grand illusion of it.

It can also be about cosmic energy, some kind of mental perception, lightness, sensibility, or energy in motion.

I believe that photography sees differently than we do, and this is the fascination of it for me.

We begin to notice a difference: in the camera eye, and how we would visualize the subject, if we are actually there.

This reality shift is the METAPHYSICS: contained in these portraits.

WHAT I SEEK:

I want to achieve:

1) some other intelligence, 2) state of awareness, 3) sense of clarity, 4) a broader vision, 5) a better sensibility of things, 6) a bigger fascination, 7) knowledge and wisdom, 8) a more positive world, 9) a sense of openness, 11) abundance, and 12) spiritual love.

My aspirations for all of these attributes are a major part of what I do.

For me, this process is ultimately about fulfillment: for the artist, and also for the viewer.

I want to work, and improve the lives of other people: I make photographs to serve others.

This is how I see it.

SPECIFICS:

THEME PARK: original (finished) artworks: on paper: each one is 8x10, 20.25x16.25, or 20.25x30.25 inches in size.

Special thanks to GuruDev, Robert, Peter H., Peter, Arne, Silvio, Elinor, Julie, SVA, and Art Students League.

© 2015 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

LINK to PAGE: UNTITLED (A COLOR FIELD INTERPRETATION of a METAPHYSICALPORTRAIT (Part 1)):

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