JAYA_GURU_OM from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

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. /// Total running time: 01:02:08. 48khz/ 24bit HQ audio (audio hardware required for the best quality playback).

Meaning: (Sanskrit) Om Namah Shivaya = Om salutations to Shiva. /// Jaya Guru Om = Meaning: Guru is that which dispels the darkness (the Guru is the heavenly teacher). /// Jaya Guru (Deva) means Victory to that light.

This musical recording is about clarity, balance, and relaxation.

Special thanks for GuruDev, Laraaji, and all of my life teachers.

This work was completed in 2014 by David Rapoport.

TRANSITIONS: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

2010. Endings and New Beginnings. When does something become obsolete, and when does it regain or retain its value? What determines usefulness, and when is it discarded? Is this the natural order or disorder of things?
Spoken Words / Visuals / Music Artwork by David Rapoport. Special thanks to Peter Homitzky.

© 2010 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

PETER HOMITZKY: DISCOURSE ON ART from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

PETER HOMITZKY (American, b. 1942): Interview: Filmed in 2010. (Art Students League), New York City and (near his home), Upstate NY. Interview with Peter Homitzky, artist (painter). Instructor at the Art Students League, New York, NY.

Mr. Homitzky discusses his career, his life, the history of the art market, the skills of painting, scale and vantage, style and viewpoint, and what it means to be successful in the art professions.

He talks about an educated middle class that dominated the art market years ago, and the failure of the art market today.

What is the difference between style and viewpoint? What is the significance of altering the scale and vantage in a landscape, or any image that relates perspective? How do they affect what a painting represents as subject? How does skill play into this?

I learned how to paint and draw for my photography: I learned how to see. I could see, but sometimes, I could not see. Then I would squint, and see some other view of the same thing.

What is the importance art in general, and how does it relate to what we know and understand what we know about our world? What is the nature of commerce with regard to art? How has the art market changed since the 1960's and 70's?

How do I relate to the world of art, and art photography? One on one. Closely, and honestly. No denial. With depth and direction. Beyond the known.

Interesting and essential aspects about art and the art world, are explained and revealed by this veteran contemporary artist (underrated,and under-celebrated: but known by those that matter to him). His works are exhibited and exhibited worldwide.

His life in the arts is one that an artist can only dream of. His days at the Modern, the Five Spot where Monk played, and his association with so many great, and well celebrated artists. He talks about their motivations, and what he learned from his contemporaries. It is mind-blowing to hear the list of artists that he knows, or has known.

He taught me that no matter what something appears to be: for me, that it can be perceived as totally different, depending on other possible perspectives, as they present themselves.

All in all, the best knowledge is that knowledge that is contradictory to itself.

I am always thankful to Peter for his guidance, patience, and wisdom. ---dr.

A short film by David Rapopoort (American, b. 1960), photographer, filmmaker, and musician.

© 2010 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

TO BE FREE (ANAHITA) from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

New York, NY. Interview with Anahita. Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 11:45am.

So many people, from diverse backgrounds, are talking about what it is to be happy.

This visual work is about discovering truth, knowledge, belief, spirituality, faith, freedom, compassion, diversity, gratitude, and happiness in oneself.

Is it possible to be satisfied with ourselves, our lives, with what we have: as the world is, right now? What is the significance of serving others, and showing them what it is to be happy? Is this what freedom is all about?

© 2014 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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