Studio MBK

I have the sense that the universe is more darkness than light; that when we experience something brought forward into the light it is more rare than we think.

Money and Chicks

mymteverestiscalling:

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I have been having a discussion with some acquaintances and friends about the valuation of artists in our society. Basically, my take is that art has virtually no value to American society as a whole if we are to judge by the incomes and respect artists command. It is not considered real work and when an artist does make it people do and say things that lead to the writing of songs like “Money for Nothing,” by Dire Straits. You know, the one where blue collar workers shake their heads in envy and proclaim “You Get Your Money for Nothing and Your Chicks for Free.”

Every artist knows this is a ridiculous assessment of their lot. The vast majority make very little money with their art and without the stardom I suspect their ability to have lots of sex with lots of different partners is little better than the blue collar workers who envy them. And then of course there is the incredibly hard work, yes work, that any artist with national/international attention has had to do and continues to have to do to make their art and feed the fan machine.

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smbkconcerts:

Who knew that the blues could be so much fun and joy?? The Albert Cummings band came to the Towne Crier in Beacon, NY on July 19, 2014 and smoked the house. What a fun band to watch, listen to and photograph. I took over 900 pics, way more than normal, but there was so much body language on that stage.

Albert Cummings, Karl Allweier (bass), Warren Grant (drums) at the Towne Crier Cafe, July 19, 2014. Credit: Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh for Towne Crier

For change of pace, recent concert photography…

lensblr-network:

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by Michael Bogdanffy-Kriegh  (studiombk.tumblr.com)

It is always fun to wake up and discover a whole lot of new people have been exposed to your work. Thanks to lensblr-network for reblogging my photo and for the work they do in finding and promoting the work of photographers on Tumblr. I am always honored to have one of my images reblogged by them. Check out all the other great work that they find and present to their community.

lensblr-network:

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It is always fun to wake up and discover a whole lot of new people have been exposed to your work. Thanks to lensblr-network for reblogging my photo and for the work they do in finding and promoting the work of photographers on Tumblr. I am always honored to have one of my images reblogged by them. Check out all the other great work that they find and present to their community.