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MY PORTRAITS: Mixed-Media and Photography.

I got tired of photography as it was, so I wanted to do some other things. I used many mediums and materials: mostly analog. Then, I used my computer: printer, and supplies: essentially digital. I experimented with just about everything: art materials, photography, and computer technologies.

These are the people I know, or met in passing. The photo is the experience, and the artwork design is the impression. I seek the bigger truth in what I see and capture.

Going beyond all of this: the darkness and the light: meditation: discovering some bigger mind: I started with my imagination.

What is this all about for you?

Speclal thanks to GuruDev, Robert, Peter, and Arne.

© 2015 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Photo: 0001_portraits_mixed_media4: 2015.

FIRST_IMPRESSIONS: Black and White Photography.

What is it like to get inside another person's consciousness? What does one find there?

This is what this experience is all about. Going to some place, perhaps it is home, or some other place, and the photograph is the souvenir of what was happening there at that time.

This is about: first impressions, the truths that they contain, and the infinite truth.

I see it this way:

There are a several elements: 1) the looking, 2) the meeting, 3) the exchange, 4) creativity (the photograph, or the taking of the photograph), 4) the parting, 5) imagination / the memory, 6) the resulting photograph, 7) the collective memories of the entire series of photographs, and 8) the knowledge gained by all of this.

This is my experience.

Speclal thanks to GuruDev, Robert, Paul, Bruce, Tom, Liliana, and New York University.

© 1999 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Photo: Father_Demo_Square_1996_: 1996.

PEOPLE (Portraits of): Mostly 35mm portraits taken from 1987-2007 in New York City. This was my vision as a young man, and this is how I saw the world.

There was diversity, a dynamic energy, activity, a bigger mind, many colors, an amazing brilliance, and all living creation there. I sought out to capture all of these things on film: mostly with a small camera: I took pictures of whoever was there, and whatever was happening.

Spiritual love was free, and I wanted to give and give.

I was inspired by belongingness, especially to people that I hardly knew, the friendliness, the sincerity, the depth, the significance, and the great feelings that I got from it. I am very thankful for this opportunity.

Special thanks to GuruDev, NYU, and Jacqueline.

© 2007 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Photo: reflobby635madison: 2005.


CAITY as KIKI (After Man Ray): from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

01:40. Caity Gwin as Kiki De Montparnasse, after a Man Ray photograph by: Man Ray, entitled: Kiki, 1922. Special thanks to GuruDev, Caity, Chris, SVA, and the Man Ray Estate 2012 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


JAYA_GURU_OM_NAMAH_SHIVAYA: VIDEO: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

01:02:08. JAYA_GURU_OM_NAMAH_SHIVAYA: Spiritual/ chant/ devotional/ Sanskrit music. /// Visuals: over 350 abstract variations of a photograph of a beach sunset, generated (dissolves and effects) in moving pictures.

Meaning: (Sanskrit) Om Namah Shivaya = Om salutations to Shiva (Diety, infinite consciousness, or love). /// Jaya Guru Om = Meaning: Guru (heavenly teacher) is that which dispels the darkness. /// Jaya Guru (Deva) means Victory to that light. This musical recording is about clarity, balance, and relaxation.

Special thanks for GURUDEV, Laraaji, Jai Uttal, and all of my life teachers. JGD.
This video_art_work is © 2014 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


OSTODA: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

57:32: Complete Film: CD Audio:

You will find the message within the music:

Eastern: for the freedom of music: jazz Improvisation in rehearsal studio: experimental music, with abstract visuals. Created with consciousness. We just set up, and started to play. It is what it is.

Video: music-computer-art-movie, Video: lights, EFX: Added to: 2010 footage: taken late summer that year: in New York City in the twilight. Many times, when I do not look, when I hardly look, when I squint while looking, or when I experience some obscure view or vision of something, I recognize or see it in a completely different way, like I have never seen or experienced it before. Then, I listened.

1) Osamu Fukuzaki: Piano, 2) Toru Hoshino, Upright Bass, 3) David Rapoport, Acoustic Guitar.

Special thanks to: GuruDev, Laraaji, Jai Uttal, Brian Eno, Kraftwerk, Charles, and all of my life teachers.

© 2012 by David Rapoport, Toru Hoshino, and Osamu Fukuzaki.


TRANSITIONS: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

06:42. When is something useless? When is it obsolete? Endings and New Beginnings. Narrative, poetry, photography, and video by: David Rapoport.

Special thanks to: GuruDev, Peter, Ed, Mary, Charles, and SVA.

© 2010 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


SOUND_MEDITATION: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

49:52. Created for You: on last Thanksgiving (2015): (art) audio capture: for Your interest, consideration, and listening pleasure.

A Very Special Thank You to: GuruDev, Nam June Paik, Barbara London, Laraaji, Robert, NYU, SVA, and Art of Living. JGD. ---dr.

© 2015 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.