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    David Pu u 2 Comments The above image and copy is a post I did to my Instagram and Facebook pages this week This Post is the first in a series of pieces I will do on my transition from the Canon System to that of Samsung My perception is that this one system could serve as a foundation for Continue Reading Posted in Blog Ethics Slice Posted on May 8 2015 by David Pu u 3 Comments There is much to be said regarding the power held in the art of a creative The reason for this lies in the modus of all of the Arts to effect the climate of the human heart and soul Once again a Facebook post by a friend illustrated the outrage that runs close to the Continue Reading Posted in Blog Of Men and Wisteria Posted on March 19 2015 by David Pu u 4 Comments A few of us were to get together at Art maven Joe Cardella s home this weekend Many have been through the mill as it were in recent months so Joe invited the lot of a group of artists and critical thinkers over for a pleasant Sunday afternoon under the great awning of Wisteria which are Continue Reading Posted in Blog The Byproduct of War Posted on February 17 2015 by David Pu u 0 Comments I have been watching and studying the History Channel production titled Vietnam in HD recently It is both informative and excellent work which documents via high resolution film scans and authentic narrative the massive conflict as a nexus for American warfare and culture You can watch it on Netflix The seeds for the Vietnam War Continue Reading Posted in Blog Not My Tribe Posted on February 11 2015 by David Pu

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  • Heart Surgery
    surf photography Sustainability travel ventura Wave Photography waves Zuri Star Heart Surgery Posted on August 13 2015 by David Pu u 2 Comments Where your heart is there you will find your treasure The above is a Bible verse Typically when one quotes these it is obligatory among theologians to cite the chapter and verse location so that people can look the lines up and read them in the larger context of the text I am not doing that here I will leave it to those who read this to sort out the reason for that I typically have reasons for most of what I do in my work and life Most of us probably do This is where the location of our heart matters so very much Recently I have been watching with great interest some of the shifts which San Francisco is undergoing With diverse types of pressure from Silicon Valley related interests and a massive historic increase in the population base of the City underway every aspect of the place is being challenged Remember that old song which was a love sonnet of sorts for SF I Left My Heart in San Francisco Well have you ever done that Left a heart behind It is easy to do The key image today was shot in SF s Union Square The corners of the Square had art installations Amidst the hustle and bustle which is the retail madhouse and history of the place someone put a heart Watching people s reaction was fascinating It matters more than we might think where we place our attention and love I question my own choices perpetually lest I lose my way Here is a quirky video piece I did for a Matt Jennings song that said a lot to me about

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  • Heart Surgery
    photography Sustainability travel ventura Wave Photography waves Zuri Star Heart Surgery Posted on August 13 2015 by David Pu u 2 Comments Where your heart is there you will find your treasure The above is a Bible verse Typically when one quotes these it is obligatory among theologians to cite the chapter and verse location so that people can look the lines up and read them in the larger context of the text I am not doing that here I will leave it to those who read this to sort out the reason for that I typically have reasons for most of what I do in my work and life Most of us probably do This is where the location of our heart matters so very much Recently I have been watching with great interest some of the shifts which San Francisco is undergoing With diverse types of pressure from Silicon Valley related interests and a massive historic increase in the population base of the City underway every aspect of the place is being challenged Remember that old song which was a love sonnet of sorts for SF I Left My Heart in San Francisco Well have you ever done that Left a heart behind It is easy to do The key image today was shot in SF s Union Square The corners of the Square had art installations Amidst the hustle and bustle which is the retail madhouse and history of the place someone put a heart Watching people s reaction was fascinating It matters more than we might think where we place our attention and love I question my own choices perpetually lest I lose my way Here is a quirky video piece I did for a Matt Jennings song that said a lot to me about the

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  • The Byproduct of War
    a nexus for American warfare and culture You can watch it on Netflix The seeds for the Vietnam War were sown here It is a very good read My Father was sent over to Indo China as a member of an Army US Intelligence team on the heels of the Korean War He was charged with doing photography and map making and his camera kit was actually a Korean War era Nikon one which he loaned me in 1968 or so when I displayed an interest in Ocean Photography I was 10 11 ish The work he did was foundational to the US later actions in that region which we today know as Vietnam Nikon as a byproduct of warfare It was at that time when he shared his imagery Boxes upon boxes of slides of Indo China He was very fond of the memory I was actually conceived and born in Milwaukee Wisconsin where my Hawaiian Father was attending Marquette University on the GI Bill and met my Mother When it later came to be my turn to possibly go to War in Vietnam I had via personal convictions developed through prayer and conversation with a high ranking Military officer who was in charge of much of the war theater there determined that no matter what I would not go into that swirling mess My reasoning had nothing to do with the Fathers my friends had lost fear of death or anything of the sort I just knew in my heart that this was not God s plan for my life He made that crystal clear to me in a manner which left an indelible imprint on my soul which remains to this day Many people ask me how I became a photographer and why I care about the

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  • Not My Tribe
    culture surfer Surfer magazine surfing surf photography Sustainability travel ventura Wave Photography waves Zuri Star Not My Tribe Posted on February 11 2015 by David Pu u 3 Comments I am appalled once more at what I heard when we returned to our shores A rancor clamor and discordance like captive farm animals rather than free men Yet in the middle of it ring our voices the ones that make a heart rise and my tribe is recognized even as a voice in turn rings out Not my tribe to those others and I turn away in response The stark sound of it wakened me and I recognized it as being the voice of my own heart We become what we connect to Let mine be with the sea and the voice of God who moves upon the waters the echo of which is found in all life Aloha oe Click on any of the images in the gallery for a full view or to click through as a slide show Posted in Blog Echo Terminus Bali The Byproduct of War 3 Responses to Not My Tribe Lynn Lawrence says February 11 2015 at 4 03 pm Rancor what a

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  • Photography & Cinematography | David Puu
    Comments We left Ubud by taking a winding route by our friend Gusti s home and then made our way out to the shore of E Bali to spend a bit of time at the beach as well as catch up with Michael Lorenti a fellow member of 1 for the Planet with his company Sensatia Botanicals Continue Reading Posted in Blog Featured Bali Journal Week 1 Posted on January 21 2015 by David Pu u 1 Comment This first week has been hectic sort of no surprise as the travel and shoot modus all of us use is deeply embedded at this point in my life We are staying on the outskirts of Ubud off the beaten tourism path in the compound of a Balinese family and the home of A fascinating Continue Reading Posted in Blog Outward Bound LAX to Denpasar Bali Posted on January 18 2015 by David Pu u 0 Comments It has been three years since I have been on Bali The last trip was expeditious in that aside from all the work stuff in my own imaging programs and working for Donna s company Betty Belts I went there specifically to ask her to marry me and we had gone separately In the time since Continue Reading Posted in Blog Running and Gunning Posted on January 13 2015 by David Pu u 1 Comment Whew just off a series of e mails with Lorenzo De Stefano who is Director of the film Hearing is Believing which I am the Director of Cinematography on The crew will be down at the Blue Whale in LA filming a performance by Rachel and the remarkable Taylor Eigsti for the project Thursday night Continue Reading Posted in Blog Ocean Ohana Guardianship Posted on January 8 2015 by David

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  • Ethics Slice
    of the Arts to effect the climate of the human heart and soul Once again a Facebook post by a friend illustrated the outrage that runs close to the surface in American Culture at a Govt which seems to have run amok They had been discussing the Clinton family criminal record and apparent lack of prosecutorial action to rein in what many see as an ongoing insult to the Nation Below is what I wrote It is as much a reminder to myself as it was to my friends We hold a lot of responsibility and power both as Americans and as creative lights Living in a Nation which at incalculable expense has established itself as the proverbial monster in the room with over 1000 the actual number is not public military bases installations globally and an Imperialistic potentiality that makes Ghengis Khan appear as an amateur we have a lot to live up to So why do we put up with what we see in Politics Just a simple question Maybe ask yourself this why do I play along Every creative has a great personal responsibility to question their belief structure and do so perpetually Why Because what we make will alter the human heart and cumulatively that affects events which determine the course of History It really is not the politicians who hold court in the halls of power It is us That is why when you look at History the despots come for the Artists first But not in the way we pridefully believe to shut us up They come to purchase us So here is my question What is your price Here is a beautiful piece from HBO and Steven Spielberg On the surface very inspiring and humbling But beneath a darkness swirls The Krissoff story

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  • Ethics Slice
    the Arts to effect the climate of the human heart and soul Once again a Facebook post by a friend illustrated the outrage that runs close to the surface in American Culture at a Govt which seems to have run amok They had been discussing the Clinton family criminal record and apparent lack of prosecutorial action to rein in what many see as an ongoing insult to the Nation Below is what I wrote It is as much a reminder to myself as it was to my friends We hold a lot of responsibility and power both as Americans and as creative lights Living in a Nation which at incalculable expense has established itself as the proverbial monster in the room with over 1000 the actual number is not public military bases installations globally and an Imperialistic potentiality that makes Ghengis Khan appear as an amateur we have a lot to live up to So why do we put up with what we see in Politics Just a simple question Maybe ask yourself this why do I play along Every creative has a great personal responsibility to question their belief structure and do so perpetually Why Because what we make will alter the human heart and cumulatively that affects events which determine the course of History It really is not the politicians who hold court in the halls of power It is us That is why when you look at History the despots come for the Artists first But not in the way we pridefully believe to shut us up They come to purchase us So here is my question What is your price Here is a beautiful piece from HBO and Steven Spielberg On the surface very inspiring and humbling But beneath a darkness swirls The Krissoff story Watch

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