20170404: Playing like a youngster… Grunge effect.

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OK, so people photography is boring to me & all that.

However, I was asked to do some work for a young man & given the image he sent me and the request of turning it into line art.

I sent him back these 2 images… to consider for his posters for sales in his shop.

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I did not listen to this man’s music, the image was kind of there in & of it’s self. A musician , a photo that I guess a lot of young people know….

So the Grunge effects, the twisting turning it into some art of his flavor…

Waiting to see what the client thinks.

An old dog that knows a few tricks, an artist that never stops learning, that is me, not in any box because I just ever fit in one.

Creative Shooting/Artistic fun  Folks

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20170120: A birthday story that SHOULD be shared. A tear jerking one.

I wrote this up for my son, he emailed me for my birthday, and some one once again reminded me of why I do not forget.

So while this is for him, as the USA invites Trump into their President job I present it as a reminder of WHAT INTEGRITY IS….

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Photo from 2015 our first time meeting in 12 years, and lasted about 24 hrs. My son Ben’jamin.

Hi Ben,
since you bring up birthdays…
There is another reason I don’t do much of any celebrating on my birthday, it is kind of a semi private story, I tell people of it
It is not a shame on me story & yet is it.
It starts in South Lake Tahoe, about Jan. 8-9, 1984. Yeah just after len’s birthday but it is more of a time marker ,I don’t remember when the young man moved into the weekly rental units I was living in but it was about a week before my birthday.
Harold was his name I think, (I’m bad with names anyway), any way he came over just after moving in to the unit next to mine. Wanted to go to the casinos one night. Said he would buy drinks. I had a car so I agreed to take him. He told me he had just moved up. But I don’t ask many questions of people, I was still doing Tarot card reading back then, So the less I knew of people the better.
Well, I took him down to the casinos a couple nights but I was not into his flashing cash and wasting money. I made a little money & had my art of painting back then, I did both oils and acrylics and needed my monies for that & rent & food.
Any way, on Jan. 13th about 11:30 pm, yeah late in the night, Harold came knocking and wanted me to drive him to the whore houses in Nevada. 80 miles away. I refused, telling him I would take him the next day because tomorrow is Friday & my pay day so I would have the money for gas as well. I told him i would be happy to drive him down after work and take a book with me so he could stay as long as he wanted.
I don’t buy prostitutes, not with my empath level. Any way he insisted, quite a bit but I got him to leave & go back to him place so I could go to sleep.
I did not tell him that Saturday was my birthday & I wanted my paycheck so I would have money for my own party by myself. He did not know that Saturday was my birthday, like I said we did not get into and deep conversations a single week into meeting each other.
Well, Jan. 14th, I came home from work & knocked on his door. No answer.
I waited a couple hours, then went in to the casinos to get some dinner & cash my check.
I came home 10:30pm and still not seeing any sign of Harold, I went to bed.
About 7:30 am on Jan 15th 1984, I got a knock on my door. It woke me up, so thinking it was Harold, I did not do much anything to cover myself just a quick tee shirt to hide my naked ass.
I open the door to two older people, a man & a woman. I was a little shocked, but asked they “Yes?”
They asked if I was “PETER”.
Yes. I replied.
They then introduced themselves as Harold’s parents. Apologized for waking me, but them kind of wanted to talk to me, Harold, their son, had killed himself on the 14th, yesterday.
Suicide!
I dropped my jaw. And asked if I could get dress first, then talk.
They said Yes, of course, please come over to his room when you are ready.
5 minutes later I was in Harold’s unit, everywhere where gift wrapped packages and brand new things…
They then explained that against their better judgement they had let Harold continue to move up to South Lake Tahoe
“you see, Peter, on Jan 1, Harold got married. On Jan 2nd Harold was driving with his bride up to South lake Tahoe for their honeymoon. There was some kind of auto accident and she died in the car in front of him. Harold wanted to come up any way and a few days later moved into this apartment. You are the last person to see & talk to our son alive.”
We spoke for a little while, the family had property up there in the area, a cabin, he when there made a “Suicide video message” and started up a car in the garage and went to sleep in the car knowing it would kill him. He just could not live without his wife. Yeah, his world fell a part just 2 weeks earlier…
I spoke of his whore house request and in tears to this day, Wish I had taken him. How I had been there for people, relationship counselor & aid for abused people. I was sorry I had missed the signs, but I only had spent a couple hours with him. I did not know of the accident.
His parents told me, Harold said he owned me $1000s of dollars for drugs he had me buy for him.
I told the truth, I smoked pot but no I would not and did not buy him any other drugs. I spoke of his spending that monies in the casinos, and told them that No Harold owed my no monies of any kind for any reason.
We spoke a little longer then I took my leave to go to my room.
Hell, yes I smoked a bowl, and cried! Those people never knew it was my birthday either…. I simply never told them.
A little while later an hour or so the parents came back over to me and asked me to come to Harold’s room for a minute.
I went in there, and they told me that since I had been a friend to Harold in his last days I could choose anything in the room I wanted.
Brand new snow skies, boots, winter gear and other nice stuff every where.
I walked around the room, and then saw an old dictionary, I picked it up, it was from Harold’s school days.
I told them I would like that dictionary.

Well the surprise on their faces was obvious, so I quickly explained, I would like some thing I would use to remind me I missed being there & as a writer I would & could use a dictionary. I then looked around the room and said I just would not feel right about something else.
They agreed, and said they would bring it over in a few minutes, they did and had signed a thank you in it to me. When they gave it to me I also gave them one of my painting, signed in memory of Harold.
I doubt you remember an old dark brown dictionary, always near at hand, by the computers and used many times you needed to know how a word was spelled. But I had it till len’s house or when I got out of prison. I thought I had it when I ran from len’s in 2015, but the last I remember seeing was around len’s house.


So no, I don’t celebrate my birthday, it is a memory of not caring “quite enough” for another person. I like to be alone, or just a quiet night.

I was born on Martin Luther King jr birthday, a civil rights person.
I was given to an abusive person and always reminded how I was a worthless piece of trash and would have to pay everything given me back to len. Having to share my birthdays with him a just an insult that could not ever be explained, specially to that family. From 3 years old on, I was always a part of len’s birthday. I hated that man and of course would not be allowed to explain to “his people” of why.
And then when it came time to step forward and forget myself for another person, I thought of my birthday and myself. Some one killed their self when I could possibly have made a difference.
Your mother took away my desire to let any one close.
The government took away you, and as you say if I am physically in your presence it is emotionally troubling for you. I can’t hurt you, I am not abusive like those other people.
len destroyed any relationship to a family in childhood.
And whatever person I friended, has always betrayed me…
So yes, I walk alone. I have learned to deal with it and live this life.
I can only hope that in sharing these stores with you, that you do NOT DROP INTO PITY but understand the STRENGTH I offer all the people I pass in my life. And the strength of person/integrity, role model I OFFER YOU.
Please do not feel sorry for me, instead please feel the inner core of strength I offer.
I am what I am, I survive and I smile as I walk knowing if nothing else I just pissed off another enemy for having survived another day.
And yes, every year some jerk will come out of the shadows to cause me to remember this story.
Cause me to remember to fight & not give up.
Any way I need to dry up my tears, wipe my eyes and finish cooking myself some dinner.
Tomorrow I will sent this off to you.

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20160929 Spotlighting Vanderhoof Photography International Services.

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I am just doing a post here folks to let you all know what I do and offer.
Vanderhoof Photography is a one-person mobile business.
I have no home office.
I am international traveling, and a Jack-of-ALL-TRADES.
I do photography, in a variety of styles, photojournalism, product, portrait and my favorites landscape & night photography, light painting.
As a light painting night photographer, I have a deeper understanding in lighting moods than most daylight photographers.

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As a Photo Editor of 6 weekly newspapers for 9 years, I have an eye for what sells as well whether hard news or advertising.
Since my product to invent was at age 4 years old and that item in 1962 became a Fad for over 10 years, I have a long history of making sales and knowing market direction.

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I have background in writing and my best piece of writing was the single page letter that outlined the creation of the International Space Station. A long story but NASA has not tried to challenge me story.
It is a previous blog post. Written in 1983, I turned the NASA and world around in about 4 months.
In 1975, I wrote a high school paper on Karen Silkwood, in 1983 Karen Silkwood was featured in a major motion picture as the title & about the nuclear industry bad behavior, just as I had pointed out in my High school report.

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Karen Gay Silkwood (February 19, 1946 – November 13, 1974) was an American chemical technician and labor union activist known for raising concerns about corporate practices related to health and safety of workers in a nuclear facility. Her mysterious death received extensive coverage and was the subject of a victorious lawsuit against chemical company Kerr-McGee. Silkwood was portrayed by Meryl Streep in Mike Nichols‘ 1983 Academy Award-nominated film Silkwood.

She worked at the Kerr-McGee Cimarron Fuel Fabrication Site plant near Crescent, Oklahoma, United States. Silkwood’s job was making plutonium pellets for nuclear reactor fuel rods. This plant experienced theft of plutonium by workers during this era. She joined the union and became an activist on behalf of issues of health and safety at the plant as a member of the union’s negotiating team, the first woman to have that position at Kerr-McGee. In the summer of 1974, she testified to the Atomic Energy Commission about her concerns.

For three days in November, she was found to have plutonium contamination on her person and in her home. That month, while driving to meet with David Burnham, a New York Times journalist, and Steve Wodka, an official of her union’s national office, she died in a car crash under unclear circumstances.

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My 1st front page photo as a freelance photographer, yes a night shot. The shot of Steve hanging on a rope is AM…

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I have background in graphic design, painting with oils & acrylics and studying the “Old Masters”, plus my 1st darkroom was at age 16 years old. 1974. In 1976 I had my 1st front page freelance photo. Yes, it was a night shot too.

In 1983, a roommate asked a question, that lead to my creating the International Space Station. That story is also in a previous blog post
In 1988, the newspaper I worked for held the company wide meeting  and laughed at me for suggesting that the internet & computer graphics was something to think about getting into. 1992, I was helping install computers networks & teaching the use of modems & Mac computers based on my home screen printing business for that SAME newspaper publisher.
In 1993-94, I released 3 postcards, that were still on sale in 2007. I had only a “Photo byline” so the company had to be making money off the postcards to still be selling all 3 postcards 14 years later.

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I have something over 50 different job titles in 7 fields that I have collected pay in or done as a personal business.
There is not too many things you want photographed, I haven’t got a clue of what the customer wants.
I DO NOT do weddings, birthdays, politician parties/celebrations/events or religious ceremonies, unless I want to cover the photojournalism story for myself. I don’t care about big egotistical people.
I do cover hard factual evidence photojournalism.
I have a Spiritual mark that is the highest mark on the planet as it is given by a God, not a human. Bible Revelation 2:17.This is from a Study Bible, red ink means it is Jesus Christ spoken words and can NOT CHANGE FROM ONE BIBLE TO THE NEXT. Note the plural on churches, the lack of Who’s church being named and no human can over ride “Christ’s” decision. It is a true “God Object” no human being can change it & so far no Spiritual being has been able to offer any suggestions of anything else changing it. It will remain on my soul forever.

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I do NOT BELONG TO ANY RELIGION, as this is a requirement of my keeping the Revelations 2:17 mark, which is a spiritual energy mark on my soul. I MUST HEAR ALL SPIRITS that want to talk to me. You must go to the Spiritual Realm to see it or look “with spiritual sight” at my right hand. If I belonged to a religion, it would be necessary to LIE for that religion.
It can’t be a physical object because someone could steal it or I could drop it out of my pocket thereby losing it and the someone could learn the “Unknowable name”.
I have studied advertising since 13 years old and understand what sells and how to sell products, using the principals of psychology, and knowing how the human person looks and sees things to buy.
I offer my services over the internet through a varieties of websites that allow me to make your files available to you from anywhere in the world where internet is available.

Just playing around,

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and from a posted article of “how a photo or graphic piece works” Leading lines,

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While almost everything in the photo leading the viewer’s eye to the city is a random movement element, the directional leading lines are there. Norway 2015, Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2016

I don’t like rich fancy living quarter when I am somewhere on site doing jobs. Simple means and close to ordinary people of than land. Vegetarian foods, with a little fish or fowl. No Beef, Pork or other red meats, I am allergic to it.
I also have a special enjoyment of First Nations, native spiritual rites. Not of tourist performances, but talking to and being around the elders & ancient ways. Because of my spiritual connections these people mean the most to me.

I have and offer a large variety of skills. These different sites are maintained by me as I travel internationally.

I offer custom made tee-shirts on Vida.com

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My LinkedIn Profile

https://mx.linkedin.com/in/petervanderhoofartist

 

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http://www.vanderhoofphotography.zenfolio.com marketing & Client site:   My products are available from vendors in Europe, North America and Australia. E-books are also available for download off my site. Client access is world wide.

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I answer questions on Quora.com

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I write for Medium.com

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I am also on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram

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So if you have need either by internet or a future on site photographic job, I am available.

All images copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2016

 

20160928: Banos OUT of Service

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If you look hard, you can see at the top of this door way, BANOS, bathroom in Spanish.

Yes I do believe this Banos is out of order…

Creative shooting,

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2016

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These are my photos, my words, and my design work in Indesign by me.

100% my freaking work folks…

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