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Current Residence: Los Angeles
Favourite genre of music: all good music
Favourite photographer: too many to list

Favourite cartoon character: Woody Woodpecker

Women's March Against Trump

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 7, 2017, 7:55 AM

These photographs were taken at a women's march in downtown Los Angeles on March 5, 2017 protesting in particular the Trump administration's immigration and deportation policies and recents arrests, as well as promoting women's equality - - considered at risk in the current political climate in the United States.

Women's March-1-13 by makepicturesWomen's March-1-9 by makepictures

Women's March-1-8 by makepictures

Women's March-1-7 by makepictures

Women's March-1-6 by makepictures

Women's March-1-2 by makepictures

Women's March-1-5 by makepicturesWomen's March-1-4 by makepictures

Women's March-1 by makepictures

Women's March-1-10 by makepictures

Women's March-1-3 by makepictures

         Women's March-1-11 by makepicturesWomen's March-1-12 by makepictures

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Journal Entry: Fri Jul 22, 2016, 9:28 PM

Trump Star composite v15 copy by makepictures

By and large, the locals and tourists on Hollywood Boulevard hold Mr. Trump in less than the highest esteem. But once the star was destroyed in the very early morning hours and then immediately that same morning replaced, the Trump supporters, none from Hollywood, came out to "protect" the star which was covered with a sheet of plywood.  After the election results were in, the star remained covered but with a fresh sheet of plywood and got a full circle of protection from plastic "security guards."  A few weeks later, his bright shiny new star was uncovered without ceremony or even much notice.


And this:…

And this showing the star being destroyed:…

More about the flag waver here: Trump Flag by makepictures

This Journal Skin was designed by Night-Beast


We all have our heroes. 


When I was a teenager I had an alter ego - - someone  I would have preferred to be and whom I thought I might become.  That person was Bob Dylan.  He has since become my hero, no longer a delusion, and my favored candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Bob Dylan was at first defined by his music but he became just as much defined by his “look” and his aspect.  In a time before music videos, those were found in photographs.


The photographer most responsible for showing us Bob Dylan when I was a teenager was Daniel Kramer.  I didn’t know that then.  But essentially all of the photographs that made me connect deeply with Dylan were Kramer’s taken between 1964 and 1965.


The publisher Tashen just released a monograph of Kramer’s Dylan photos and I was thrilled to be invited to the opening of a related gallery show here in Los Angeles where my son took this photo:

IMG 6939 bw by makepictures

I got to meet and thank Daniel Kramer for his work. As you can see from this shot I took, he’s still at it:

Daniel Kramer-1-2 by makepictures

And this was certainly one of the most influential Kramer photographs that became the Highway 61 Revisited album cover, arguably Dylan's most influential work; shown here with two cultural artifacts that the Dylan oeuvre and legacy no doubt helped to spawn:

Daniel Kramer-1-3 by makepictures



You can read more about Daniel Kramer here:………


Bolt Award

Bolt Award

Each year, on deviantART's birthday, we honor one of our own with the Bolt Award the most prestigious award to be bestowed upon anyone. Ever. For his never ending enthusiasm and commitment to not just deviantART, but the empowering of artists on a global scale, we are extremely proud to present the illustrious Bolt Award for 2011 to makepictures. Josh's charismatic personality, and seemingly never ending knowledge enriches every person who interacts with him. A true living legend. Congrats Josh!

-awarded August 2011



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Thanks so much.
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Happy B'day JSW Hug Best wishes for the years to come :) (Smile) 
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