2009 December

mark marano : a lens-based artist, explorer, observer, seeker of beauty and truth through the energetic expression of freedom in one experience of life

Mark Marano has uploaded new photos to www.MarkMarano.com


Mark Marano thanks everyone who has joined his new artist page in the first few days! The new url is now:

Mark Marano has added photo-related links to his new artist page:

Mark Marano is cold in Florida! - it's 57 :)


Saw this in the St. Petersburg Times today..

The Greats in Photography such as Ansel Adams

– Baraka
– Chronos
– Koyaanisqatsi: Life out of Balance
– Powaqqatsi: Life in Transformation
– Naqoyqatsi: Life as War

other films:
– 1 Giant Leap
– Ambition to Meaning: Finding Your Life’s Purposes (and audio programs by Wayne Dyer)
– Waking Life
– What the Bleep Do We Know!? & What the Bleep!? – Down the Rabbit Hole

– Nature, places untouched by man
– Watching the Sunlight Dance Between the Clouds Across the Distant Landscape on a Perfect Day: Mostly-Sunny / Partly-Cloudy, 77 degrees with a light, slightly cooling breeze
– Absolute Silence
– Being in the Moment
– Staring at the Stars on a Clear, Moonless Night many miles from major light pollution
– The Feeling of Connection & Deeper Levels of Understanding
– Peace
– Learning New Perspectives
– Opening My Eyes to New Methods of Perception / Levels of Awareness
– Meeting Others Who Understand
– Living Life Free of Constraints
– Travel, Experiencing New Places
– Meeting Others Who Are Non-Judgmental
– Falling in Love
– Positive Energy
– Sedona, Hawaii, the West
– Parks (the temporary escape from the surrounding chaos)
– Surrounding Myself with a Community of Like-Minded Individuals
– Sharing Life Experiences and Philosophies with those who understand
– Knowing There is Always a Reason for Everything, despite not always knowing or being able to fully understand why until much later
– Understanding Why as the Path Unfolds
– Enjoying the Journey
– Re-Embarking on My Quest
– Surrendering the Ego
– Fully Expressing Myself, My Way of Life (see the line above and realize the dilemma it is to be an artist!)
– Learning/Researching/Creating New (art/photo) Techniques to Explore New Ways of Self-Expression
– Understanding the Self
– Understanding Higher Levels of Awareness/Consciousness / God / Energy / the Universe / Spirituality
– Allowing the Thoughts and Ideas to Flow out Fluently from a Higher Place
– Realizing that the Words Always Make Perfect Sense (when you realize what they actually mean)
– Being Inspired
– Feeling the Ever-Present Moment when the mind is silent
– Realizing that Everything is Perfect (despite my often constant strive for perfection)
– Simplifying Life
– Relaxing
– Creating
– Doing Something With Purpose (although often I may not know exactly what the purpose is! perhaps I mean Doing Something that has Purpose / is of Significance)
– Hearing Music that brings back the Memories / Feelings (without excess effort to find/sort/play the music)
– Feeling Emotion
– Sharing Emotion with Those Who Are Non-Judgmental
– Knowing Oneness
– Observing
– Feeling Significant
– Seeing Enthusiasm in Someone Who Desires to Create Something Extraordinary
– Realizing the Connection Between Thoughts / Ideas / Concepts (and often running off on long tangents to demonstrate the importance of all these connections)
– Long Conversations about Life, Philosophy, deep things that truly matter
– Being Authentic, Honest
– Songs With Emotion
– Feeling and Understanding High Energy
– Dreaming
– Feeling the Breeze
– The View from Above (literally/physically)
– The Omniscient Perspective (metaphysically)
– Understanding Our Necessary Purpose(s) as Observers of the Fine Details of the Greater Perspective
– Desiring to Express this, all of this (which is really the unexpressable, as the moment it is expressed, it has already become altered)
– Realizing Above All, the Experience is what Truly Matters (and is what Perfection is, no matter how much one can strive to express perfection)
– (realizing there is really nothing more I can say to make you understand any clearer)
– creating in the moment (when it does occur, it occurs perfectly!)