Ray Laskowitz

My journey in photography started many years ago in 1972. Like so many others I was enchanted by the notion of capturing real life on film. I enrolled in a night school darkroom class at my local community college. I was amazed at the process of exposing a piece of photo paper, dropping it in the developer and waiting for the picture to appear, which was magic.

I learned that most things in the darkroom were governed by the phrase “time and temperature.” You could bend that rule a little but not too much.

Those who know me understand that I bend as many rules that I can. Sometimes I even break them. This served me well throughout my career. Sometimes it’s even gotten me in trouble. Little trouble. Not big trouble.

I began my photographic life working for newspapers and wire services. That meant for most of my fifteen years in the business I worked with black and white film. Eventually, the newspaper world turned to color photography. Then, most newspapers failed. I had moved away from newspapers well before they crashed. First to agency work and then to my own company.

My company, Laskowitzpictures, LLC., grew and did fairly well. I don’t talk about money, but I did well enough to buy a house and another house. We lived in one house. The other house was an investment.

I managed to do this by saying “no” a lot. I picked clients with whom I wanted to work. Some of them are:

Microsoft, Motorola, Apple, Red Stripe Beer, Budweiser, Chivas Regal, Blue Note Records, Capitol Records, Getty Images – Creative, American Express – Travel, Visa, New Orleans EMT, The Jazz and Heritage Foundation, Labarre Associates, BCC, Lonely Planet Trade Books, National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Traveler.

Today, all of my work is made in color. I rarely make digital pictures in color to be converted to black and white without thinking about it first. The two genres require different mind sets.

I accept assignments, license images for commercial use and sell pictures for private use.

Hire me, license my work or buy my pictures.

Ray@raylaskowitzpictures.com 505-280-4686 Or talk to me in the comments.

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115 responses to “Ray Laskowitz”

  1. veraersilia Avatar
    veraersilia

    THUMBS UP!! V.

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  2. The Domestic Monk Avatar
    The Domestic Monk

    I’ve enjoyed some of your recent pictures about musicians. I myself am a Musician singer/songwriter and have enjoyed them. God bless, Domestic Monk.

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. Although I work with them and hang out with them, as I wrote I am not a musician myself. I sort of hold them in awe. — Ray

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  3. onelifethislife Avatar

    Hello again! Thanks for following Onelifethislife. I really enjoy your photos. They are filled with color, emotion, inspiration and are composed very well. Thank for sharing the stories behind them as they bring the final touches to each photo. Wonderful, Wonderful Artistry!!!

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you very much. You are very kind. — Ray

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  4. iamlenise Avatar
    iamlenise

    Hello πŸ™‚ I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Claim it here http://wp.me/p1DPTJ-14q

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  5. letizia Avatar

    I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Reader Appreciation Award! There’s no obligation to accept (I just wanted to tell my readers about your great blog) but if you want to pass it on just follow the what I did on my post or google the award. http://readinginterrupted.com/2012/08/19/reader-appreciation/

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you very much. Let me see if I can follow you. I’m more low tech than you could guess. πŸ™‚

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      1. letizia Avatar

        Let me know if you have any questions πŸ™‚

        and, again, no obligations – if you don’t feel like writing up a whole post with nominations and the like, you don’t have to!

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      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        You managed to do this a lot more simply than some. I think that I’ve got it. It’s a funny thing about no obligations. If you’re like me — and I suspect that you might be — you’re obligated because it’s the right thing. πŸ™‚

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      3. letizia Avatar

        Thanks; I try to intertwine accepting the award and still maintain the theme of my blog if I can!

        If you go to the blog on the cat, that I mentioned in my post (Hands on Bowie), he has a tab dedicated to the awards he receives. It could be a good option for you as your blog is so artistic?

        But, please don’t feel obligated – I know, easier said than done, but still…..:)

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  6. kofegeek Avatar

    nice photos ray, make a facebook page then so I can browse your photo easier πŸ™‚

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  7. tracyj323 Avatar

    I love your blog so have nominated you for the Liebster Award!
    http://tjsobservationsandlife.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/the-liebster-blog-award/

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  8. Emma Windsor Avatar

    Hey Ray….thank you soo much for the like on my Izabel Goulart blog….:)

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Hard not to like. πŸ™‚

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  9. WilderSoul Avatar

    You capture a lot of atmosphere in your photos, gives them an emotional impact of an understated tone.
    Dropped by with a little gift as a thank you for following my blog when it first started!
    http://wildersoul.wordpress.com/free-gift/
    Kia ora!
    Anasera

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Hi Anasera, Thank you for your kind words and your gift. I’ll share it.

      Take Care, Ray

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      1. WilderSoul Avatar

        You’re most welcome!
        πŸ™‚ Anasera

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  10. Sreejith Nair Avatar

    Hi Ray,

    Totally agree with your views on creating a photo.

    Initially I had an impression that, there should be minimal post processing.

    But, Now I feel that, creating a picture shouldn’t end with only a click, right?

    Have a nice day.
    Sreejith.

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Hi Sreejith,once upon a time I worked as a photojournalist. I would never do the things then, that I do to images now. OTH, probably the most famous photographer in the world was Ansel Adams. He created an entire system for making his final image look like the scene that he originally saw, which is something neither a camera, film or digital capture can do.

      Be well, Ray

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      1. Sreejith Nair Avatar

        Hi Ray, Thanks for your time.

        I just googled “Ansel Adams”, and browsed through some of his works.

        I could feel the depth in his photos, so realistic.

        I totally agree with you, with all these digital technology we won’t be able to do this.

        Need a lot of things to learn to at least come up with some decent work.

        Thanks again.

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      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        Hi Sreejith, sorry for the lateness of my reply. Most of us think that Ansel Adams would probably be using all the digital tools available to him if he were alive today since he used all the wet darkroom tools available to him during his time.

        My best advice is two things. One, always practice. Try to take pictures every day. And, study the old masters. If you’d like some suggestion about who to look at please ask.

        All best, Ray

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      3. Sreejith Nair Avatar

        Hello Ray,

        Thanks a lot for taking your time and replying.

        I know I am just a beginner in this craft and certainly I would like to improve my skills in photography.

        Any advice from experienced hands like you, I will really welcome wholeheartedly, and try my best to practice it.

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  11. livingwithshadows Avatar

    i am very much enjoying your beautiful photography. thank you

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you very much.

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  12. Harold Green Avatar

    Thank you for discovering my photography blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com.

    You gave me the opportunity to discover, explore and follow your blog. Hope we both enjoy our journeys.

    On behalf of the Through Harold’s Lens Creative Team, my trusty sidekick Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you the best.

    Regards,
    Harold

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you, Harold. I’m not sure how I came to you, but I really liked what I saw. I’ve been on my journey for a long time and I’m still traveling on. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for following Storyteller. Be well. Ray

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  13. itisnoovember Avatar

    Thank you for following Ray, I appreciate it! I do like your gallery. Looking forward to following your blog. Take care!

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thanks for following.Hopefully I’ll play a few of the notes right. πŸ™‚

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  14. poppaz Avatar

    Just found your blog and your “about me” resonates with me. Keep up the good stuff, I’m a follower now.

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you, Joel. I’ll do my best…. πŸ™‚

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  15. T Ibara Photo Avatar

    Thank you very much for taking the time to stop by my blog and leave a nice comment. I am very happy to have discovered yours and will be sure to visit regularly. Best wishes from Japan, from Takami πŸ™‚

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you so much, Takami. I hope that I can keep making pictures that you like.

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  16. emeraldwake Avatar

    Hello Ray ,You have great style,pleasure to be here,Bless ,in free time check my visions ,EM πŸ˜€

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. I just did stop by. Good work.

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  17. chaisme Avatar
    chaisme

    Really nice photography :))

    I am not a photographer neither know much about it but there are 2 kinds of photographers- one who takes good photos and one who makes good photos.
    You take as well as make lovely photos :))

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you very much, chaisme. Mostly I work hard and get lucky sometimes. πŸ™‚

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  18. Russ Avatar
    Russ

    Love the series on the dereliction of New Orleans. Reminds me a lot of Marchand and Meffre’s work in Detroit. Never ceases to amaze me how the US can let entire cities just die.

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. It isn’t really all that intentional. I just photograph what is in front of me.

      Actually, now that we are 9 years on and Katrina is well behind us is we are in a bit of a boom. Even the oldest, most broken down neighborhoods are getting rehabbed.

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  19. edmooneyphotography Avatar

    Hi there Ray,
    Thank you for taking the time to stop by by little corner of the blogosphere, and for the follow. Your support is greatly appreciated.
    Have a great Weekend πŸ™‚
    Eddie

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      You’re welcome. Busy shooting weekend this holiday. That’s always good.

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  20. darwinontherocks Avatar

    You have very interesting flower pictures ! Even if i must admit that your street photography is very nice as well, but I can’t help it, I have a soft spot for nature-related stuff πŸ™‚

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you for that. I don’t fit into boxes very well. πŸ™‚ I photograph what I see.

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      1. darwinontherocks Avatar

        I think that’s a good plan and it means that you can photograph basically everything πŸ™‚

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  21. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

    Why wouldn’t I? BTW, it’s not a plan. It just is.

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  22. georgetteann Avatar

    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! If you choose to participate, here is a link to the information: http://georgetteann.wordpress.com/2014/11/15/one-lovely-blog-award/. Thank you! πŸ™‚

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. I like nominations. And, this site isn’t THAT professional. I used participate. And, I’ll try again. But, when I switched to a self-hosted blog site something prevented me from actually doing it. Airdrops might have repaired that problem.

      BTW, if you’d like to see the more commercial site go to http://www.laskowitzpictures.com

      That’s the one that gets me work. πŸ™‚

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      1. georgetteann Avatar

        You’re welcome. I’d love to see your professional site! Thanks for directing me to it. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your posts on this blog and look forward to seeing more. πŸ™‚

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      2. georgetteann Avatar

        You’ve taken some phenomenal shots–very talented! I especially like the New Orleans photographs; you truly capture its essence. I’ve saved your commercial site so I can visit again! πŸ™‚

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  23. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

    Thank you so much. Very kind and very, very humbling. πŸ™‚ As far as New Orleans pictures go, I’m more-or-less a location photographer. The more you stay in a place, the better you get to know it and its ebbs and flows. Its essence, as you call it. Pictures find you a little easier.

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  24. SwittersB Avatar

    http://swittersb.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/pointing-the-way-toward-excellence/ Ray if time allows, I nominated you for the Excellence Blog Award

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you so very much. I have another nomination that I should also work on, but have been putting off for a few weeks. It’s time I do both. πŸ™‚ — Ray

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      1. SwittersB Avatar

        I know they take time…if time presses in just know I appreciate your work and wanted to point the way for others to see.

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  25. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

    Thank you again. That means a lot. πŸ™‚

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  26. thatssojacob Avatar

    Hey Ray, just happened across your blog. Decided to give it a follow. If you like, come visit me at http://www.thatssojacob.wordpress.com to return the favor. Thanks!

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Jacob, thank you. But, I rarely do pro quid pro. When somebody asks me to do it, I never do it. I like work because I like the work, not because I need to do a favor for somebody. That sort of messes up the intent. Sorry.

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  27. mcarol28 Avatar

    Hey,

    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award, because I think your blog is cool. If you already have it, enjoy another one. You can learn about it here: https://mcarolfotos.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/liebster-award-thank-you/

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. Let’s see if I can actually figure out how to use it. πŸ™‚

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  28. jessie Avatar

    Hi, lovely to meet you. I have just stumbled across your blog, enjoying it. So I promise to come check it out from time to time!

    Jessie

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you for stopping by. — Ray

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  29. madwatch Avatar
    madwatch

    Some really good compositions and storytelling.

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  30. MamaMickTerry Avatar

    Hello Ray!
    My friend Christy told me all about you and I am already in love with your art. I hope you don’t mind if I stalk your pages a bit. I’m a person who is still trying to decide if I’m a writer who takes pictures or a photographer who writes. I’m always looking to learn from the best and it appears that Christy has steered me in the correct direction. I look forward to seeing, reading, and learning more.
    I was actually looking at your sites yesterday and your people photos are striking. I have never visited New Orleans, but probably won’t need to if I have your lovely photos to view.
    Thanks for listening to my rambling – you’ll see more of me πŸ˜‰
    Michelle

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Hi Michelle. Yes, Christy mentioned you might reach out. πŸ™‚ If I can help you, please just ask. The question of writer or photographer is a pretty good one. I’d say that whatever makes you happiest is your direction. That doesn’t mean you can’t do both. I write in order to communicate. I photograph because I have to… Thanks for the kind words and you still need to come to New Orleans. You can’t taste, smell, hear or feel what it’s like to be in New Orleans. In fact, we came back after the storm because those were the things we missed. πŸ™‚ I’ll follow you on Twitter altho I rarely tweet anything different. Everything starts here. Or, on my website. Ray

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      1. MamaMickTerry Avatar

        Thank you, Ray! New Orleans is definitely on my bucket list and has been for years. You make it look even more inviting.
        Thank you for being so kind and helpful. I have “puppy dog” tendencies when I find a kindred spirit, so I’ll try not to wear out my welcome.
        Have a great rest of the week!

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      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        Just wait until you get to some of my “broke down” posts. It won’t look so great then. πŸ™‚

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      3. MamaMickTerry Avatar

        The broke down ones are often the best!

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      4. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        Oh, I wander way out in places no human should be. I’ll get back to it when we return. For now, rainy day pictures and my attempt to be artistic.

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      5. MamaMickTerry Avatar

        I know what you mean. I’ve learned to respect the ‘no trespassing signs’ but will push the limits on railroad tracks and abandoned buildings. My husband has just learned to go along with it. When he sees what he calls my ‘picture taking face’ he knows to pull to the side of the road and that the pain will be over soon πŸ˜‰

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  31. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

    No trespassing signs are easy. No. Not them. If you read back far enough in Storyteller, you’ll see the day I wrote about the Desire neighborhood and where I was standing… on an un-remediated EPA Superfund Cleanup Site. No human should ever be there again. I should have known better. Most of it was fenced off with heavy gauge concertina wire like the kind you find on the edge of military bases or Federal prisons. When we have a lot of rain that cause the ground to flood, black toxic goop bubbles up in that place.

    The same thing with most of the Lower 9th Ward. Likely you saw that on CNN ten years ago. Some has been rebuilt, but 90% of it hasn’t. Much has returned to nature. That’s probably as it should be. It’s swamp bottom land. Some of the remaining streets are always wet. They are leaking from below. That also means that I run across all sorts of wild life. Snakes. Small alligators. Rodents.

    I doubt many visitors will ever see these places. There used to be a tour bus that took you through the Lower 9th, but I think that stopped.

    You have to understand, I come from a photojournalism background. I don’t think of myself as an artist. Most of what I photograph that matters to me has a story behind it. I rarely bring anyone with me. It’s hard enough watching my own back. BTW, walking is better than driving. You see much more. Photo tip 7,981,465. πŸ™‚

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  32. Nomzi Kumalo Avatar

    Hello Ray. Such energy and life in your photographs. Feel free to visit at mine when you get the time. πŸ™‚

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. I just did. πŸ™‚ — Ray

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      1. Nomzi Kumalo Avatar

        Oh. Super. Thanks. πŸ™‚

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  33. benedicteaadland Avatar
    benedicteaadland

    Hi! I just nominated you for the Creative blogger award. I really like your blog and I think your blog is the most creative of them all πŸ™‚ Love all your photos and that you write about them! Hope you will take your time to answer the award, that would mean a lot! Wish you a good night πŸ™‚

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. Let’s see what I can do. πŸ™‚

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  34. Snapshot Perspectives - Visual Storyteller Avatar

    I nominated you for the Real Neat Blog Award… Please check it out here: https://snapshotperspectives.wordpress.com/about/

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you so much. That’s very kind. I will do it. I promise. It will just take me a week or so.

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      1. Snapshot Perspectives - Visual Storyteller Avatar

        No problem πŸ™‚ please take your time

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  35. meineDwenie Avatar
    meineDwenie

    Hey Rey. I thank you for liking my blog. the content, photographs and artworks. But I wonder when you liked my Poems (balak- a Cebuano poetry), they were written in my dialect. I was confused if you understood the words? πŸ™‚

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Google Transalate. πŸ™‚ Works mostly.

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      1. meineDwenie Avatar
        meineDwenie

        Ahh. HAhaha. Another piece of gratitude for the effort. πŸ™‚
        And I like all of your photographs, BTW. I even wanted to own a high definition camera so that I can own a Photography blog.

        P.S. (Mind me asking your nationality) ^^

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      2. meineDwenie Avatar
        meineDwenie

        I try using Google translate and I laugh so hard. Reading the new text is so funny, it destroys my piece but as well as transform it into a funny translation.

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  36. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

    It works well enough to understand the meaning. For now, it’s the best I can do when people right in languages that I can’t read. Thanks, but it’s not the camera. It never is. I live in New Orleans. Most of the time.

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    1. meineDwenie Avatar
      meineDwenie

      Yeah, I really appreciate your interest in reading other’s piece with their language.
      And yeah, it’s not the camera, but I seldom to believe it will also enhance the photograph’s quality. πŸ™‚
      Thank you!

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      1. meineDwenie Avatar
        meineDwenie

        Hi Ray. Can I ask for help from you. I am still struggling hot to place a how do you call that picture or icon at the tab header. Like symbolizes your blog?

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      2. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        Certainly. Go to Appearance, look down to Header and click on it. Once that page comes up, you’ll see your options. πŸ™‚

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      3. meineDwenie Avatar
        meineDwenie

        It only says Header image – the image that can be viewed in my blog not the icon we can see at the top of the tab domain.

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  37. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

    I’m not sure what you mean. The header and the tagline below it? On my theme, it is right there under the picture choice. Different themes may have slightly different formatting options.

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    1. meineDwenie Avatar
      meineDwenie

      Maybe. Okay I’ll try exploring until I can achieve what I want to have. Thanks for the help anyway πŸ™‚

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      1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

        Click on the box that says header text. It’s below s elect image.

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      2. meineDwenie Avatar
        meineDwenie

        I guess it really depends on the type of theme we are using. I can’t find that header text. :[

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  38. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

    I’m sorry. I don’t think I help further without knowing what your theme is. What you can see depends on your theme and how the administration page is organized. For me, its right where I said it is. You click on the word and it opens a pop up.

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    1. meineDwenie Avatar
      meineDwenie

      Yeah. But I’m still thankful for the steps you told me. I am using the Bushwick theme, by the way.

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  39. Ray David Photography Avatar
    Ray David Photography

    Thanks for your blog and for following mine.

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  40. elisa ruland Avatar

    Hi Ray, thanks for wondering through my dusty of posts of long ago. I’m happy you took the time to do that, and also cringe a little bit at the thought. Sometimes I find it difficult to go back and look myself for some reason. Also, I’m enjoying your blog, photography…your art, very much. I like to observe and learn. Your philosophy on photography makes my heart soar. Thank you.
    Elisa

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  41. Faye Q Avatar

    Hi Ray, Just wanted to agree on how true it is that ‘what the picture is’ is what truly counts. I love your posts and can’t wait for more! – Faye

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  42. Harold Green Avatar

    Hi Ray,
    Like a magnet I was attracted to your post on Bley and Postmodern Jukebox. I was hooked. Had to have more. So Follow.
    Thank you for following my photography blog: http://throughharoldslens.com. I hope you enjoy your journey.
    To launch your travels, find a Country or find a Genre, β€œclick” and jump aboard. Or, here’s a few β€œQuick Links” to some of my favorites, from over 400 photographic posts, on Through Harold’s Lens:
    β€œShaken! Not Stirred”(Sweden)
    http://throughharoldslens.com/2013/09/13/shaken-not-stirred-european-tour/
    β€œMaiden Mild” (Poland)
 http://throughharoldslens.com/2013/06/12/maiden-mild-european-tour/
    β€œWhere Spirits Soar” (Chile)
    http://throughharoldslens.com/2014/01/25/where-spirits-flow-musicians-of-our-world/
    On behalf of the entire Creative Team at Through Harold’s Lens, my trusty sidekicks, Mr. Mirrorless Sony, Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you fun and safe travels.

    Best,
    Harold
    https://www.facebook.com/haroldmetcalfgreensr

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Uh, thanks Harold. But, I think WordPress sent you to the wrong place. Those kind words were not fit Storyteller. 😬

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  43. Kasey Avatar

    Lovely πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see (and read) more of your work!

    Kind Regards,
    Kasey

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  44. On Humanity – A Frank Angle Avatar

    […] Ray Laskowitz is a photographer in New Orleans. I can’t recall how we found each other, but I find his photos capture many aspects of humanity. Fittingly, he describes his blog as β€œabout pictures and their backstories.” My experience told me he is the perfect artist for this collaborative endeavor. I gathered the text, then he supplied the images. […]

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  45. GP Cox Avatar

    Pleased to meet you.

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. You too. πŸ™‚

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  46. mdhoffmannphoto Avatar

    Your final words say it all …. “What really matters is the picture”

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Same thing about any art. The picture. The song. The painting. πŸ™‚

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  47. remotetalker Avatar

    A really inspiring blog. It’s so rare nowadays to discover people who, apart from presenting their art, have something clever and interesting to say. You are definitely one of them, a true storyteller. Great respect for that. Thank you for reading my interviews, too πŸ™‚

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you very much. When you are doing it, you don’t think you are doing well. Your comment — and others like them — mean a lot.

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  48. sphericalinsight Avatar

    You have been a great help to me in terms of my writing and presentation. So, here I am writing to you, to seek your opinion, recently I decided to do a segregation of my work in the genres I like.
    1.) Travel & Photography (https://sphericalinsight.wordpress.com/)
    2.) Life & People (https://forlivinglive.wordpress.com/)
    3.) My Mystery & Suspense Books (https://suspenseofmystery.wordpress.com/).

    Could you please provide me your opinion and insights.

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  49. Avid Observer Avatar

    Amazing photographs. I really loved your blog. All the best and keep sharing your great work πŸ™‚

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    1. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

      Thank you. After six years it gets a little — oh, I dodn’t know the word — tiring. <aybe.

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      1. Avid Observer Avatar

        Wow six year! You’re​ doing great πŸ‘Œ
        I found your blog really different ☺

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  50. Ray Laskowitz Avatar

    It probably means that I’m just a little OCD. πŸ™‚ Seriously, most blogs only last a few months. Most don’t make it to the two year mark. It’s mostly about expectations. Some bloggers want big followings. Some want to market or sell something. Some are project-specific. Most people just give up.

    Storyteller has always been about the pictures and experimenting with them. Sometimes, I even teach a little. I have no big expectations.

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  51. Ron Houssaye Avatar

    Hi Ray, thank you for your past comments on my blog, http://addictedtomercy.com. I’m in the process of reconstructing my list of subscribers. Would you mind sending me your email address? I want to put you back in as a subscriber of my blog. Send a reply email to: ron19527@gmail.com. Thank you.

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