Transformation

It's incredible how musicians can transform music. Chris Rea's jazzy piece, On the Beach is transformed by a voice and mixed up by York into a dance radio hit. I love the original and the dance version. But the dance version gets is my favourite of the two.

I love when artist do this. Take one thing, see it through their own set of artistic filters, transform it and make it their own, creating something new to be enjoyed in a new way. I think this is something few artist can do. It's something that I hope do some with my photography.

Is Everyone A Photographer?

Have you ever thought in how photography seems to be the one profession where people could instantly join the club purely on the basis of owning a camera? Think about it. Taking a drive to the nearest hardware store to buy a fully equipped tool belt is just as easy as stopping by an electronic store to pick up a camera and yet under no circumstances would I publicize myself as a newly indoctrinated carpenter who could build you a marvelous kitchen set.Jorge Quinteros.

Greater Conversation

But listen, don’t get me wrong. I’m all for discussion and community and social interaction. That’s what has made this hiatus so difficult. I miss the people. I miss the conversations. Not all of them or even most of them, but some of them, at least. But I’m not interested in talking and writing about something as asinine as Google Glass and how it’s going to revolutionize the way the top 1% of the wealthiest nation in the world is going to conduct their entitled, abnormally unique lives ...

Let’s talk about the things that last. Let’s talk about making lives better around us. Let’s talk about making choices that aren’t about blessing ourselves, but rather about helping others. Let’s talk about the things that would still matter to our great-grandparents, and the things that people will still be talking about when we have grandchildren of our own.[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][Aaron Mahnke](http://aaronmahnke.com/thoughts-on-my-social-hiatus/)

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