20170918: A calendar for the Scorpio in your life!

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Yes, Mexican Scorpions on a pile of “Escorpion”, the Spanish word for Scorpion.

I will also have the English version ready soon.

This is the graphic I did just for fun that is now a calendar for sale.

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Again, I can mail it from here myself so I may set up my Zenfolio to accept the orders or you can place them here on this website. International mailing from here will vary in costs, but I do have the “PayPal Donation Button”, so if you want a 12 x18 inch poster sent to you worldwide, comment to me below or send me an email with you Country & mailing zip code so I can figure out the postage cost. It currently takes somewhere around 25 days of mail travel time to send a package to the USA, so all orders will be filled and shipped with at least 30 to 40 days before arrival at your door.

Contact email: vanderhoofpeter@yahooo.com

$9.95 (US$) PLUS postage ($15 to $20+ US$$) for a 12 inch x 18 inch 2018 calendar on 80lb business card stock paper.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20170912: OK, all equipment is in the new landing zone, studio building time!

OK, so being a night photographer, yeah, I am working long & hard to make the place a working set-up for both the business I need & the house to live in. working till 4am, then back up at 10:30am… I have progress…

The 4am shot, yes, I am tired, the lousy photo is in part due to a dirty lens.

but at 3pm the next afternoon, progress.

I have clothes lines for wet clothes on the patio, above the laundry sink & in the banos. Keeping them full and moving stuff around as needed, the pile is growing smaller..

Yes, I can walk the whole house & not stub a toe if i stay in the middle of the rooms. But at least I can see where stuff is & organize it.

And I needed to finish the screening of the windows, here is the front door.

So yes, with a lot of patience & the forethought see what I can use where to make a business, I survived the 20 months of hell in that little room.

I am hoping to hang my signs of open for business in about 2 more days.

I hope I inspire a few people to “hang tough & be patience” to make their dreams come true too!

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20170907: NEW DIGS & internet too!

OK, so the new apartment is much better…

instead of 3feet below the street in a courtyard the has a plugging up drain…

I am 3 feet above the street and a huge street drain 100 feet from the building entrance.

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And yes the landlord OK’d me to put a sign up about my being in business up right where the arrow is.

Inside, well I have a total of 4 rooms.

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Yes, I can lock down my studio area… cleaning in progress in this photo.  That is all done.

I am settling in and making myself at home. Those photos are coming soon.

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Yes, the hot water heater is DEAD! but at least I have a private banos/shower after 20 months. (banos is bathroom)

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Around the corner where the truck is to the right, I have a tortilla place. Fresh made corn tortillas piping hot, 14 pesos for a kilo & I can get a half kilo which takes me a couple days to eat.

Alicia is a person who helped me get this place she lived in USA for years & speaks decent English. The owner of the apartment lives in USA and speaks English.

The Manager & his wife who is the sister of the owner are very helpful. Jorge speaks some English so my little Spanish & his little English makes it possible to communicate. Their food is also very good. I can’t eat beef & pork, but they make chicken burgers and quesadillas. I get chicken & mushroom quesadillas with fries quite often. 50 pesos! Open 7pm to midnight.

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Where that red crate is in the street, is a small store, fresh fruit & veges, Mexican sweet breads, and some basic food supplies as well as dry goods. I can walk to all the stores I use to go to before easy enough.

The studio! and yes folks the floor tile really is that ugly…. but I can live with it!

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About 20 feet deep, lots of room to put my computer desk & should I have clients for photographic work, room to set up a shoot area.

I will offer graphic design lesson on a computer outside the studio on a old computer on the other side of the windows.

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While air flow is not great, the heat is deflected somewhat by the fact the apartment is deep inside so much other buildings. I stay some what cooler in here. It some what funny, the locals grab jackets when the temperatures get down to the lower 70s… me, well I am running around in shorts and sweating even when it rains around here.

At 5000ft+ elevation yes, it does get cold in the winter, specially after 100 degree summers, but this tropical weather around here.

With the private patio, I can leave my windows open most the time and get plenty of air. And since I hate having mosquitoes bite me, yes I figured out how to screen a Mexican window.

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I still have the door window to do.

And yes, I am a bachelor to the max… my private hand washing laundry sink!

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The flowers and herbs are outside now, I have wires for hanging clothes inside when it rains as well. The sink in the banos is not working just yet, so I am also washing hands & shaving out here. But it is nice not to stand in line to wash my clothes any more!

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I can make about 6 trips a day with the dolly, I have to stop and drink my water when I get home. But I am just a Mexican moving as far as anyone else is concerned. Yes, the “American” has weird stuff. But otherwise no one cares & even the local police pay no attention to me, other than one motorcycle cop, taking a double take on this load of wood. The shock on his face made it obvious, he realized the weight of my load. But he just turned and went on up the street without any further cares.

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One of my first meals in the new apartment.

Any way, settling in and having fun once more!

More photos to come as I get the place cleaned up & set up.

Adios for now!

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20170725: Time to move! Storms! Lightening!

The world is flooding and yes my front door is no better!

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Yes I am looking out of my room door. In a small courtyard, 4 walls do make a pool.

The drain system is very poor and whoops, the rain got very heavy.

At the door step! (the white object is a splash guard so I can have the door open)

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The path to the banos & sink.

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As the storm started up again in the night. The courtyard does drain and in an hour or so the water had receded.

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Both this unit was very close to having a swimming pool inside.

So yes, I have been looking around for a new place fro a few weeks and this just made QUITE OBVIOUS, I need to get out quick.

Some more Lightening shots all from my doorway!

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So yes, if you want you can hit the donation button up at the top to help me with moving costs to save my equipment, plus help me keep my own butt dry!

Creative Shooting!

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20170717: WIP Event July 29th 2017

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Just a bit of graphic work for my friend Lamina, his latest event coming up.

 

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So If you happen to be in Nigeria, July 29th 2017, stop in and check out his event!

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20170706: Any donations to Keep a “Whistle Blower AGAINST CORRUPTION” alive & free?? ISS Creator.

OK, so I am not into begging, but heck I do need to survive.

Looking for work, OR YOU CAN JUST CLICK THE “DONATION” Button and give my PayPal account a couple of dollars.

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I can not use USA courts as they have offered to “Just Kill me.”

I do have to eat & pay bills, keep equipment running.

I did create the International Space Station, no small piece of Human History…

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just a couple people involved….

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Nope, the USA gives me nothing for my creation.

However just as I gave the USA the International Space Station to save it, so to this day do I continue to help… A Recent offer of Fresh Drinking Water for the Poor.

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So if you can spare a $1 or $2, think about helping some one who did so much for the DREAMERS of the World.

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Creative shooting.

20170507 FAKE NEWS, pushing for censorship…

I wrote this piece on Mediumdotcom and I am re-posting myself here, just to continue to spread awareness of why CENSORSHIP IS WRONG…

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FAKE NEWS, a push for censorship!

OK, FAKE NEWS… oh my god!

Right, well as a child the GOSSIP COLUMN entertainment magazines were loaded on the supermarkets with fake news.

No one screamed to the kill them crazy publishers!

Now suddenly it is proper for the MASSES to demand that you only allow the “government sponsored” news be told…

Oh course it is the GOVERNMENT SPONSORED News agencies telling you this!

Hum, intelligent minds are curious!

Dumb people want entertainment & cheap food.

“Bread & Circuses” at least 2500 years old and STILL the battle cry of the the apathy now crowd….

If you teach children HOW to THINK, not what to think, you improve the survival of the human species.

If you allow a church/religion to dictate to the government what that government should allow to be taught. You improve the survival of that church/religion, till it KILLS OFF EVERYTHING.

Religions are parasites, they produce nothing produce of value. They demand the highest quality in food, housing and virgins for sacrifice.

In other words they suck the life out you, claiming that you will be “REWARDED AFTER YOU DIE”… what better way to protect the monies you steal than offer a money back guarantee claim-able only AFTER YOU ARE DEAD!

So for thousands of years the world was flat because the religions did not want you to realize the religions were sailing AROUND the world claiming to own it.

How can a world be flat if the explorers sailed east and returned to the starting point and other explorers sailed west and also returned to the starting point.

Illogical behavior to get illogical answers accepted.

So here we are in 2017, governments everywhere have been caught cheating & stealing & robbing the countries blind.

People are pissed, so what happens?

The religions speak out AGAINST INTELLIGENCE…

The religions speak of how it was better when no one heard this voice of opposition!

Religion speak out against anything that does not support it’s person point of view….

Suddenly “FAKE NEWS” is everywhere and a person who can tell the difference is a criminal…

The 4 Bible religions, Jews, Christians, Catholics, Muslims, all created from the same texts, in the same lands on the planet, claim the planet is only a few years old….

WHO IS FAKE NEWS!

Who screams the loudest to remove and CENSOR FAKE NEWS?

Yeah the people who CREATE Fake News…

TRUMPed has been in office for a couple of months now, just passing his 100 day mark…

Campaign speeches of “Draining the Swamp” are now replaced with massive levels of corruption, nepotism, Laws against free speech, laws to protect the 1% ELITE RICH & Wall Street Bankers, putting CEOs of polluting corporations in charge of the government agencies that protect the Middle Class against such actions…

and ANTI WAR….

Is now the the opposite as he LEADS the charge to wars everywhere,

of course I am “FAKE NEWS” because right there in TRUMPed’s financial statements is the stocks…

How dare I have facts….

Notice too the Boeing & HALIBURTON ( USA always sends in the Haliburton to clean up after a war) and many other companies that always PROFIT from USA war games…

And Now TRUMPed wants all “Whistle Blowers” arrested as terrorist…

So the next time you ask for Facebook to CENSOR Fake News, ask yourself, who does Mark represent if he is on a campaign tour across USA, accepted Millions of dollars in agreement to work with USA government to expose “terrorist/criminals”… and block “Fake News” by the governments standards?

The next time you ask someone their opinion, ask yourself, do you want to know what they think? Or do you want to hear them tell you what you want to hear?

Ask yourself if you parent or a boss, how many times have you told someone to “Think for themselves” and then gotten mad or punished them for thinking differently than you?

My 26 year old son knows to this VERY day, he never has to WORRY ABOUT CHALLENGING DAD. It is accepted he has different eyes and sees the world differently.

If he stops thinking for himself, then the feces hits the fans… not because he believes or sees something differently.

How does a industry grow, if everyone does the same thing?

How does a society right it wrongs if only a “Socially acceptable” answer is allowed to be seen?

How is there any medical breakthroughs if no one challenges the “Old way” or stops caring about profits and works for people instead?

I grew up learning to research out the data myself…

I learned to change my mind when the data required it.

I grew needing to THINK FOR MYSELF TO SURVIVE.

Now I am a “Whistle Blower” with a government of my country of birth wanting me dead & my so called “old buddies from school” running away fast because it scares them to think for themselves…

and worse to remember I was right 41 years ago!

So start thinking for yourself…

It is scary sure… but to let the government scare you into selling out your children & friends will be even scary,

specially at night when the Nightmares come…