Posts tagged njwight

These frogs were about the size of my smallest finger nail. I wanted to make them look menacing so got down at eye level on the river bank. I call this Westside Story. (You youngsters may have to look that up.)

These frogs were about the size of my smallest finger nail. I wanted to make them look menacing so got down at eye level on the river bank. I call this Westside Story. (You youngsters may have to look that up.)

I followed this female spotted hyena for 20 minutes as she carried this huge hunk of meat back to the den. It disappeared pretty quick and then jr made off with a new toy!

Very excited to be offering this 2015 calendar of the best posts from 4+ years of tumblr’ing! Great gift idea…hint, hint. Take a look…

Very excited to be offering this 2015 calendar of the best posts from 4+ years of tumblr’ing! Great gift idea…hint, hint. Take a look…

The Chimpanzees of Fauna: Seeing Past the Bars I have been photographing the chimpanzees of Fauna Sanctuary for more than two years. They are remarkable beings that have taught me a great deal about my creative process and my intentions as a photographer. I  struggle with comments from people who do not want to see photos of the chimps that include the bars they now live behind–even though we are responsible for them being behind bars? Please visit and read. I would appreciate any thoughts you might have…and certainly any help in getting this out into the world.

The Chimpanzees of Fauna: Seeing Past the Bars
I have been photographing the chimpanzees of Fauna Sanctuary for more than two years. They are remarkable beings that have taught me a great deal about my creative process and my intentions as a photographer. I  struggle with comments from people who do not want to see photos of the chimps that include the bars they now live behind–even though we are responsible for them being behind bars? Please visit and read. I would appreciate any thoughts you might have…and certainly any help in getting this out into the world.

This youngster was getting up his nerve…

This youngster was getting up his nerve…

Delighted to be on the radar for my 15 miunutes of fame yesterday. If you saw Giraffe Mohawk, it belonged to one of these two faces. The top I beleive…they were munching along the acacia’s together.

Happy hummer… #hummingbird

Happy hummer… #hummingbird

It’s FASHION WEEK!  #NYFW #fashionweek

njwight:

Attending a gay wedding in NYC…

It’s FASHION WEEK!  #NYFW #fashionweek

njwight:

Attending a gay wedding in NYC…

Salmon snack. Love the drops on his eyelashes.

Salmon snack. Love the drops on his eyelashes.

Boys-it’s time for a little reality check…

Boys-it’s time for a little reality check…

I can respect your opinions on people, but it upsets me that you think of Joan Rivers as an idol. What aspect of her did you "idolise", I guess, I just can't think of a better word. Hope you don't take offence to my question, I am just curious of her positive traits that outweigh all the negative stuff she has said (misogyny, racism, fat-shaming, hate speech against Palestinian children etc) — Asked by Anonymous

I don’t mind your question but don’t misquote me. I did not say I idolized her. I did not know her. I said I thanked her. You might not be familiar with the history of comedy, I am. Joan changed things in a completley misogynyst business.  She (and a few others like Phyliss Diller) pushed through the heaviest doors so that someone like me could even get an audition.

She was a polarizing personality. She was a comic. She was doing her job. Shocking to many. Beloved by many. I did not say I found all of her humour funny, including some of the self-deprecating humor she was most famous for.

I said I applauded her. She worked for five decades in an unbelievably difficult, judgemental and unforgiving industry. She put herself out there. She accepted the hard knocks-and she had her share-and she kept working, fearless, knowing exactly how people felt about her and how polarising she was. She knew who she was.

She owned every success and every failure, publicly.

She was outrageous by all definitions.

And, she was certainly never “anonymous.”

Adorned Himba. I have very fond memories of visiting with the Himba in nothern Namibia. I am proud that this photo was chosen for a Black History Month art exhibit in 2012.
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A gorgeous ankle bracelet on the Himba tribe elder woman. As well as being ornamental, the large bracelets protect the ankles from snake bites when walking in the grasses and rocky areas.

Adorned Himba. I have very fond memories of visiting with the Himba in nothern Namibia. I am proud that this photo was chosen for a Black History Month art exhibit in 2012.

njwight:

A gorgeous ankle bracelet on the Himba tribe elder woman. As well as being ornamental, the large bracelets protect the ankles from snake bites when walking in the grasses and rocky areas.

Baby Zebra in the Rain  Please click by and check out more photos and why rain can be a very good thing for photographers.  You know…it doesn’t take much to encourage an artist-a click, like, tweet, share, pin, digg, stumble, comment, join…all of them make our heart happy and sustain us on our merry creative way.

Baby Zebra in the Rain  Please click by and check out more photos and why rain can be a very good thing for photographers.  You know…it doesn’t take much to encourage an artist-a click, like, tweet, share, pin, digg, stumble, comment, join…all of them make our heart happy and sustain us on our merry creative way.