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  • Elephant Hunting
    it to be followed by the acquisition of wisdom We cannot continue in our past vein of polarity in this country That is a tall order for a system founded on adversarialism to kill our penchant for choosing sides As I watch people lining up to do fund raising For the Gulf there are several big assed Elephants in the room Here they are described in brief The people of the Gulf States are screwed For a LONG time We have unwittingly created not just the death of an eco system but a vast economic death Giving money while a nice gesture and possibly short term help IF one chooses a charity that does not spend 90 cents of each dollar on infrastructure is not going to get those people out of the woods Think Third World desperation despair and powerlessness THAT is one of the elephants we have created If you watched the news report in yesterday s blog and know anything about the oil industry you will realize that it not only supplies oil but jobs It also is a filthy business It has been polluting the Gulf Coast for decades So IF you are one of those that is on the pole end that insists on the cessation of all offshore oil activity congratulations This could possibly occur You just raised the cost of oil and its minion of oil based manufactured products You also just killed off all of those people s jobs and welfare I am sorry to point out will be paid for by all of us Great more social and economic destruction Nice work Problem is that you use the oil every day too If you are on the other end of the pole you are all for headlong development More jobs Independence from foreign oil suppliers Less war and death and oddly enough the death of the Gulf Coast eco system already strained Since the Gulf Stream connects virtually 50 percent of the world s oceans directly you just quite possibly killed the ocean and the jobs and food source of millions of people Nice work once more Now for all you ignorant well intentioned self righteous pole sitters it should be pretty obvious our arrogance is the biggest elephant in the room Number Two is the massive loss of the eco system that will create a huge chain reaction of death and destruction in every realm Number Three is the death of the economic system of the Gulf States and another massive blow to the US economy We are about to experience unprecedented suffering in this country But there exists a Fourth Elephant Remember all the politically inspired Global Climate Change uproar which one of our corrupt leaders implemented Al Gore and his climate change make me some money folks Well between that lovely little volcano that spewed as much ash and toxicity into the air this past year as 20 years of US industrial output or more and the poisoning

    Original URL path: http://davidpuu.com/blog/elephant-hunting/?replytocom=568 (2016-02-17)
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  • globalism
    david pu u photography Donna Von Hoesslin ed brenegar environmental imagery environmentalism globalism Hailey Partridge Hans Rathje Jeanette Ortiz K38 Rescue Mary Osborne nature ocean ocean art Partridge twins Santa Barbara Seth Godin Shawn Alladio Sierra Partridge social change Social consciousness social sustainability surf culture surfer Surfer magazine surfing surf photography Sustainability travel ventura Wave Photography waves Zuri Star Tag Archives globalism Our Own Memorial Posted on May 25 2009

    Original URL path: http://davidpuu.com/blog/tag/globalism/page/3/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Coastal Classics Are No Accidents
    around each other I said sure yea in a very nonchalant fashion I was so casual about it and somewhat clueless that Glenn knew to take me aside and explained Dave this is sort of a Big Deal People look and wait for years for this Look at who we have in our lineup I did Gulp Wow and you guys want ME I laughed But inside it was game on I had a close look at the company and artists A chat with my colleague and friend Robb Havassy confirmed it all Better pay attention I would be engaging and creating imagery with some of the cream of popular culture s Art crop Great artists are funny I have found that frequently they are so understated that human nature causes them to be overlooked Havassy is like that So much so that I almost did not get my work to him in time for his remarkable book Surf Story Glenn is like that So is Thom Hill So are ALL of the Coastal Classics people It seems that somehow I was being drawn right back into the vortex from which my photography had arisen decades ago that of drawing painting and the traditional craft of the working Artist So when Thom casually asked if I would be interested in doing a little catalog work for them I agreed with a simple Yeah that would be nice and began doing my homework In a down economy Coastal Classics is growing As a company grows it has certain requirements to embrace it s historic modus those things that created forward momentum in the first place yet morph into what it needs to become in order to compete in the marketplace This week in a commercial space that is to be the Coastal Classics art production location in Ventura California I loaded in my production equipment assembled a group of my own creatives under the direction of Thom and Glenn and Sarah Lubeck the Coastal Classics artist director and went at it The shoot was originally scheduled to be for two days with an additional day safety if needed We completed principal photography in twelve hours I did 16 different set ups We shot in three locations and produced both catalog and branding imagery that featured many of the artist s work I had admired for so long Primarily using continuous lighting and Canon s 5D Mark 2 system I was able to created a rich tableau of work in 1854 shutter actuations We drove nowhere This was shot in my home town We walked from our studio I jogged to the beach and Thom Donna Glenn and I simply just had a nice little casual golden hour evening down on the pier and at Surfer s Point much as all of us do on any given day here in Ventura There is no place like home and the charm and allure of a small town Ventura has been wonderful that way

    Original URL path: http://davidpuu.com/blog/no-accidents/?replytocom=632 (2016-02-17)
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  • Coastal Classics Are No Accidents
    around each other I said sure yea in a very nonchalant fashion I was so casual about it and somewhat clueless that Glenn knew to take me aside and explained Dave this is sort of a Big Deal People look and wait for years for this Look at who we have in our lineup I did Gulp Wow and you guys want ME I laughed But inside it was game on I had a close look at the company and artists A chat with my colleague and friend Robb Havassy confirmed it all Better pay attention I would be engaging and creating imagery with some of the cream of popular culture s Art crop Great artists are funny I have found that frequently they are so understated that human nature causes them to be overlooked Havassy is like that So much so that I almost did not get my work to him in time for his remarkable book Surf Story Glenn is like that So is Thom Hill So are ALL of the Coastal Classics people It seems that somehow I was being drawn right back into the vortex from which my photography had arisen decades ago that of drawing painting and the traditional craft of the working Artist So when Thom casually asked if I would be interested in doing a little catalog work for them I agreed with a simple Yeah that would be nice and began doing my homework In a down economy Coastal Classics is growing As a company grows it has certain requirements to embrace it s historic modus those things that created forward momentum in the first place yet morph into what it needs to become in order to compete in the marketplace This week in a commercial space that is to be the Coastal Classics art production location in Ventura California I loaded in my production equipment assembled a group of my own creatives under the direction of Thom and Glenn and Sarah Lubeck the Coastal Classics artist director and went at it The shoot was originally scheduled to be for two days with an additional day safety if needed We completed principal photography in twelve hours I did 16 different set ups We shot in three locations and produced both catalog and branding imagery that featured many of the artist s work I had admired for so long Primarily using continuous lighting and Canon s 5D Mark 2 system I was able to created a rich tableau of work in 1854 shutter actuations We drove nowhere This was shot in my home town We walked from our studio I jogged to the beach and Thom Donna Glenn and I simply just had a nice little casual golden hour evening down on the pier and at Surfer s Point much as all of us do on any given day here in Ventura There is no place like home and the charm and allure of a small town Ventura has been wonderful that way

    Original URL path: http://davidpuu.com/blog/no-accidents/?replytocom=633 (2016-02-17)
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