Tagged preservation

Gyeong-bokgung, Reminder of a Great Heritage


The wonderful thing about Korean Architecture is that without obliterating its own principles of geomancy – the art of placing or arranging buildings or other sites auspiciously, based on geomagnetism- it reflects the strong influence of the cultures, religions and nations that once controlled the region. On my previous post, we saw how Koreans adapted…

In Harmony with Nature


“There are ancient secrets and lessons hidden in nature. If you seek for guidance, you will discover the truth” –Bobby Lake-Thom Every time I hear someone complain or bash the National Museum of the American Indian I get upset, and frankly it makes me sad. Some of the reasons I’ve heard for the dislike are:…

Preserving the Unpreserved


“I am I, plus my surroundings, and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.” –José Ortega y Gasset, 1883-1955, Meditaciones del Quijote (1914)           I have always viewed photography as a way to preserve or immortalize moments, gestures, people, situations, buildings, our way of living and…

Protecting a way of life and one of the most important sources of survival…


Fishing is a very ancient practice that dates back to approximately 10,000 years ago. During those times, oceans, lakes and rivers were considered “hunting areas” where humans caught fish and other food resources to survive. Boats, fishing instruments, and tools became more sophisticated as humans evolved and with them their food gathering process. By the…

I’m blogging because…


I’m a photographer (among other things) and the main reason I became one, more than 30 years ago, is my love for nature and wildlife, also the reason I became a biologist. As we all know we plan our lives and many times we get sidetracked by destiny, well in all these past years, besides being a photographer, I’ve been a scientist, a history teacher, a journalist, TV producer, and PR professional, and ironically I have taken more pictures of places, cities, buildings and people than nature…it is just the way things happen. In the last couple of years I’ve…