lebanon… day 4

wandering about beirut.   war torn, yet bustling with hope for a better future.   a land of contrasts to say the least. all images © andrew r. slaton | photographer 2009

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lebanon… day 3

american university of beirut hamra, near where i’m staying. viva lebanon!!! downtown beirut with mountains in the distance.  very hazy… my humble abode.  walid was nice enough to let me take over this… Continue reading

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lebanon …day 2

al jnub (the south) of lebanon is very beautiful.  but it’s also high security, because of it’s proximity to israel, and a relatively strong hezbollah presence. basketball.  lebanese style.  we met an american… Continue reading

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lebanon… day 1

my host, rev. walid, naps after picking me up from the airport at 3 am.  “everyone that comes from the west gets in at that time… i’m used to it.” peter, said’s boy,… Continue reading

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aupa athletic!

morning in gordexola.  the trees and hills never get old to me. we were getting excited on our way to el estadio de san mames… la catedral.  ac bilbao was playing that evening.… Continue reading

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despues de la lluvia

bilbao in spring.  it rains almost every day for a few hours.  but after the rain stops… la luz.   barrika cliffs. sopelana beach cliffs. we took a day trip to san juan… Continue reading

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bilbao, y mas

teba picked me up and took me straight to the little park in artxanda mountain that overlooks bilbao. wow.  what a view. my first look at the bay of biscay.  really, my first… Continue reading

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chasing sunrise

today, the sun came up seven hours early. the plane was shaking.  i don’t much like it when planes that i happen to be riding in shake. quite impersonally, a man hands me… Continue reading

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the old country

as i’ve been preparing for my trip to spain and lebanon, i’ve been thinking a lot about my grandfather, Casey Cohlmia. papa passed away in 2004 unexpectedly. i felt it was too early.… Continue reading

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we are the swarm

unfortunately, i wasn’t able to make it down to austin last week for sxsw.  however, all was not lost.  dallas reaps some of the benefits of south-by simply due to proximity.  so, when… Continue reading

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cover shoot

a few weeks ago i had a cover shoot for american motorcyclist magazine.  the subject was Mike Kraft, an iraq war vet, with a true love for motor bikes. now, i’ve never been… Continue reading

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and so it begins…

i’m back in austin this weekend for a shoot, and once again i’m wondering why i don’t live here.  right now:  i’m at my favorite burger, beer, and darts joint, crown and anchor,… Continue reading

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vegas redeemed

i traveled to las vegas a few weeks ago.  not my favorite place in the world.  but this time it wasn’t for a bachelor party or an extravagant birthday weekend.  i went with some friends… Continue reading

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igor melnikov

having dinner at a friend’s recently, i was exposed to a russian painter whose imagery is breathtaking.  since i saw the two originals on my friend’s wall, i have been haunted by and… Continue reading

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up on a mountain

here’s a quick preview of a new film i’ve been working on called the mountain.  just like the other short films, it’s basically just moving versions of my landscape/ nature imagery, put to… Continue reading

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telluride

to me, experiencing winter in the mountains is like breathing for the first time.  though i don’t remember my first breath, per se, i can imagine how bittersweet it must have been. last… Continue reading

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flat people?

flat people is bob guittard.  bob guittard is my brother-in-law. a few weeks ago i was contacted by a photo editor to shoot a band in the area.  he said he liked my… Continue reading

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white rock lake

i shot a new film recently.  and though i am still learning adobe after effects and final cut pro, i can’t help but edit and put these things together to share with all… Continue reading

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renewal year

i’m not a fan of new years celebrations.  getting dressed up, paying inflated party fees, and sipping head-ache inducing champagne, is not my idea of ending or beginning any year.  so, a last… Continue reading

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snow day

i bought a new camera the other day.  it was a very exciting day, because along with shooting stills, it can capture 1080 hd video.   since i was little, i have wanted… Continue reading

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less is More

      there will be less someday there will be less someday — much less, and there will be More; less to distract and amuse; More to adore less to burden and… Continue reading

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