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

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!

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

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!

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20170326: Tiny! Sunday wild flowers, Joshua Tree N.P. So. Calif.

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When I go shooting wild flowers, yeah I got to have my eyes on the ground way too much….

TINY, little flowers are fun to find.

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and of course I get in low for shots too,

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but tiny is tiny….

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yes, those are grains of sand on the desert floor of Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California USA.

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20170325: Joshua Tree N.P. Wild Flowers striking a different balance of colors.

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Never one for the standard same old thing, as i set up for sunset I noticed these tiny purple flowers and the cactus popping through, indirect lighting gave a nice contrast that the brighter hot afternoon sun would not have.

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20170324: Joshua Tree N.P. Wild flowers

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Early morning in Joshua Tree National Park, some wild flowers and a nice sunrise.

Easy to see why this is a favorite place of mine.

Copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

20170317: Looking for Graphic Work, “remote” contractor available NOW!

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I am a “Whistle Blower”, I caught the USA government & it’s court system breaking laws and doing damage to me & my son.

I therefore need to find “Jobs” which I can do and still be free to move out of harm’s way.

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I have 42 years of advertising & graphic design experience, which is available to help anyone who wants to try improve their business chances in the modern world.

I do not sell lies or scams, but honest work.

I have quite a bit of artwork to build with for you. I also have experience in 7 did fields of employment and earned paychecks with 50 plus different job titles. I have a clue about a large selection of markets, products & customer needs.

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As you can see I have a lot to work with, in a variety of styles.

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And as this poster shows, I can cover continents without issue, in Mexico while doing this for a Nigerian in Africa.

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also have a sense of humor,

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Pancho Mango was done for a local fruit cart vendor who works the street in front of the Cafe in work out of.

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a selection of fonts & the play of creative abilities, with 2 photos of some roommates caught in sticky mouse traps one week.

And just a few of the “brushes I can play with in Illustrator or Photoshop.

and of course I do stuff just for me…

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All pricing is by piece or hour depending on your needs. I will discuss any honest contracts & have a PayPal account to make payments to.

I have several ways of getting your design work to you through the internet.

I am a human being and have Adobe CC Suite 2017 plus other contracts for font houses & graphic houses for artwork needed or can create quite a bit myself.

However all of this requires monies to pay bills & still have a place to sleep and food to eat.

PLEASE CONTACT ME, if you have any abilities to help or graphic design/business needs I might answer.

email me at vanderhoofpeter@yahoo.com with details of any job you might have.

I also can do video editing & creating, while this piece IS NOT finished, it is a sample of what I “TAUGHT” myself in just 2 months of using Adobe After Effects for the 1st time in Jan 2017.

I used Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro, & Lightroom to create this creative vision.

All artwork copyright Vanderhoof Photography 2017

 

 

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