Werner, A Beautiful Artist

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Hi to all the ships at sea,

Growing up in New York City, when I heard the word orchid, I knew exactly what it meant.  Orchard Street, a Street in New York that my grandpa would take me shopping on Sundays.  I don’t know, while in college, that I learned much about orchids.  I sure had my street smarts.  Let’s fast forward a few years.  I had the privilege and pleasure of meeting the most beautiful man that God put on this planet, Werner Kabitzke.  Werner was born in Germany, but as a young man, moved to Maine.  He fell in love with Maine and all of the flora and fauna that came with it.  He became an expert horticulturist, and his expertise on all things flowers was truly amazing, but his favorite were orchids, and my God, did he grow some magnificent orchids in his green house.  With his green thumb and vision, he was able to breed varieties of different orchids together to create works of art.  A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of spending his 88th birthday with him.  Last Sunday, he prepared himself for the trip from this planet, to the orchid gardens of Heaven.  When you read this, go home and hug your bride, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, life is beautiful and fast.  Have an absolutely fabulous Day.

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Kathrin, Stefan, Suzzana, Werner Kabitzke, Werner Jr. ©Joe Di Maggio

 

 

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New York City Subways

To all the ships at sea,

Anyone who’s travelled to Italy, France, Germany, etc., you have to love the rail system.  It’s amazing, it’s great, it’s cost effective, it’s safe.  The NYC Subway System may not have the luxury, but if you have to get from point A to point B, it’s a great choice.  Unless of course, you have a Mercedes Limo, a driver, and security… but even with that, sometimes with the traffic, you’re better off with the subway.  I love photographing in the subway, it’s a little known fact that you’re allowed to photograph/film in the subway as long as you don’t have a tripod (double check the law.)  A dear friend of mine, Bill DeSmedt, author of “Singularity” and “Dualism,” attached is a portrait I did of him, notice the sign behind his head.  That puts it into perspective.  While you’re at it, check out his books, they’re quite good.  The other graphic is just me having fun.  Sometimes we forget, photography is about the fun.

 

 

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Chinese New Year Photo Walk

Come join us on our trip to Chinatown for the Chinese New Year Parade on Sunday, Febuary 22, 2015.

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