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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ART 90266 featuring Robert Glenn Ketchum

This month THREE different auctions will offer unique digital prints on metal that are part of my new work.

"Looking For Love"   2014
21" x 24"
manipulated color photograph printed on aluminum
unique piece, SRP: $750


NO PEBBLE MINE, Pictures from Ground Zero by Robert Glenn Ketchum

NO PEBBLE MINE Pictures from Ground Zero 
by Robert Glenn Ketchum

Thank you to the EPA for recognizing the value of the Bristol Bay fishery. 
NOW, what can we do to protect this habitat further? 
Mission: To protect the national parks and national refuges of southwest Alaska, 
and the Bristol Bay fishery from the development of the Pebble mine, and other commercial risks.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014 

NO PEBBLE MINE #83 Pictures from Ground Zero:
NO PEBBLE MINE #83, Pictures from Ground Zero: #Katmai National Park and Preserve may be best known for the bears, but there is much more to enjoy than just that. This is TRULY wild country, but there are trails to hike, and you can also stroll the considerable shoreline, as long as you are willing to "share" it with the bears, as they like to stroll along it as well. The lakes offer day-fishing charters, canoe and kayak camping, and I have always been a fan of the spectacle "where the mountains meet the water." The sheer size of these #lakes and the height of these #mountains which draw in #weather off the #BeringSea create a daily sky-show that can be breathtaking to watch, ...and if you're canoe/kayak camping, breathtaking to endure!
Photograph © 2014 @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd @NRDC @OrvisFlyFishing #NoPebbleMine #LittleBearProd

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

No Pebble Mine! London Financial Times

This "ad" ran Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in the London Financial Times. The background picture is mine and one of many NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) has used in this campaign. This has been a remarkable campaign with many "partners", NRDC BioGems Defenders, The Orvis Company, Tiffany & Co. - thank you all, glad my images were of value. Keep Alaskan salmon doing the wild thing!


CONSERVATION: Greenhouse Project 101

Follow #LittleBearProd (r.r. bernet)'s board CONSERVATION: Greenhouse Recycling Old Windows & Growing Plants on Pinterest.
Our step-by-step foray into constructing an #upcycled #Greenhouse out of #recycled windows that were destined for the dump...

Note:  This blog post is an ongoing chronicle of the construction of our #Greenhouse project, so it starts with the most recent entries at the top... To read this story from the beginning, scroll down to the first entry.

~ Entry 14 ~


One of the main reasons for creating this upcycled greenhouse is because we get blasted with strong, cold winds late every afternoon. All the years of trying to grow any sort of vegetables, or herbs, was fruitless (pun intended) due to the wind. The greenhouse definitely blocks wind, however because the windows are recycled from a house, they've been treated to guard against sunlight. So we've installed a couple of grow lights. Our temps get cold at night, however it typically warms up for a few hours in the afternoon, so the heartier plants go outside for direct sunlight, weather permitting. The smaller herbs are faring quite well under just the growlights, so they're definitely working!




San Ignacio Lagoon: SAVED for the Whales! by Robert Glenn Ketchum

San Ignacio Lagoon: SAVED FOR the Whales!
by Robert Glenn Ketchum

Tuesdays World-Renowned Conservation Photographer, Robert Glenn Ketchum, dedicates to the Natural Resources Defence Council (@NRDC) successful #campaign that kept a #whale #birthing #lagoon from #industrial #development.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

San Ignacio Lagoon: SAVED For the Whales! #68:
SAN IGNACIO WHALES #68: After a couple of more beers (and maybe some tequila), the "slow movie" was still playing and my sling chair had conformed PERFECTLY to my body, so I decided, why struggle with gravity issues, sit here, keep quiet, and watch the show. It was definitely an academy award performance. A light windbreaker and the alcohol protected me from the cool breeze that rose off the #ocean and soon the moon came up, warming me further... WHAT?
Photograph © 2014 Robert Glenn Ketchum @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd #SanIgnacioLagoon @NRDC @AudubonMagazine @RobertKennedyJr @PierceBrosnan @JMCousteau @HomeroAridjis @ProNaturaMexico @PentaxOnline @FujiFilmUS

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Monday, April 14, 2014

The HUDSON RIVER and the Highlands by Robert Glenn Ketchum

THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS 
by Robert Glenn Ketchum

This is the story of my first major commission and book, THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS (Aperture, 1985). In 1984, #StephenShore, #WilliamClift and I received a 2-year commission from the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund to photograph the #HudsonRiverValley. This blog tells the tale of the book, with many photos not seen before. Enjoy!

Monday, April 14, 2014

THE HUDSON RIVER AND THE HIGHLANDS #80:
HUDSON RIVER #80: The network of roads through these parks was substantial and went into places most people never saw. Off-road was a bushwack nightmare with extremely dense foliage and very few game trails to follow. I thought the road system would be valuable to my work, particularly if I could access it with my van and be allowed to stay (self-contained) overnight. When I asked the Lila Wallace Fund if they had any "friends" that might help me with this, I was introduced to Nash Castro, at that time, Director of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission. Nash was VERY interested in the project, listened to my reasons for wanting access, AND when he saw my tricked-out van, he gave me a set of keys on a ring the size of a softball, and told me that they would open EVERY gate in ANY park under his domain. He also gave me a letter to show police patrols I might encounter, explaining my project and that I had permission to be there.
Photograph © 2014 Robert Glenn Ketchum @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd @Wallacefdn @Aperturefnd @PentaxOnline
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Traveling in CHINA Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

Traveling in CHINA Since 1985 by Robert Glenn Ketchum

During the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. Earthwatch was one organization that allowed foreigners to visit China without going through too much red-tape. These photographs are a first glimpse into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum. 



Friday, April 11, 2014

Traveling in China Since 1985, #74
CHINA #74: As we neared the summit of Mount #Huangshan I began to discern tiny figures moving around in the landscape. As my eye followed them through the screen of trees, I began to realize that there were, INDEED, stairs, railings, AND little pavilions ascending virtually every spire that we could see (in complete mockery of the words uttered by my art history professor at #UCLA). Our guide explained that we should investigate each spire/pavilion and decide from which one we would watch the sunrise. He noted that by dawn, we would be in a dense summit fog that would burn off as the day warmed up, and as it did so, various spires and views would move in and out of visibility as the fog evaporated - SURE sounds like those paintings we were studying !!
Photograph © 2014 @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd #China @Earthwatch_org

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SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn Ketchum

SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient by Robert Glenn Ketchum

During the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.


Friday, April 11, 2014

SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient, #7
SHANGHAI, OZ of the Orient #7 - 1985 to the Present: #Chinese friends have repeatedly said to me, "In #China, nothing attracts a crowd like a crowd." While this was certainly true of my blond-haired, blue-eyed wife and me while walking around (we did draw small crowds if we stood in any one place for too long), it was never more true than on The #Bund esplanade where the public came to enjoy the view and socialize. This was a VERY cold and rainy day, but The Bund was completely packed with people enjoying themselves along the banks of the river.
Photograph © 2014 @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd #China #Shanghai

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Welcome to SUZHOU, 1985 - to the present by Robert Glenn Ketchum

Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present by Robert Glenn Ketchum

During the reign of Mao (1949-1976), China was a closed country. China in the 1980’s was 80% rural, with no outside visitors, particularly from the West. When China opened to travelers, the Chinese government placed severe limitations on who was allowed to enter the country. These photographs are a continuation of other ongoing blog threads of the first glimpses into China in the mid-1980’s by world-renowned Conservation Photographer Robert Glenn Ketchum.




Thursday, April 10, 2014

Welcome to Suzhou, 1985 - to the present, #8
Suzhuo #8: Ultimately the ever enlarging side canals of #Suzhou connected to #TheGrandCanal, a VERY busy, very industrial thoroughfare of boat traffic. Historically in #China, #Hangzhou and Suzhou were considered "garden" cities, resort-like destinations of great beauty that one traveled to, especially to escape the heat of summer. It has been said that The Grand Canal was built to transport the emperor from #Beijing to Suzhou in comfort because the immense road journey was too uncomfortable.  However in reality The Grand Canal was constructed during several different eras and rulers, and it was used primarily to divert water and transport goods and troops. Construction was started in the 6th Century B.C. and continued on various sections through 13th. At more than 1200-miles long, The Grand Canal is the longest canal ever built and, along with #TheGreatWall, one of the greatest human construction projects ever undertaken.
Photograph © 2014 @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd #China #Suzhuo

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SILK ROAD - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

Silk Road - Embroideries of Robert Glenn Ketchum

The city of Suzhou, China, produced China's most beautiful silk and silk embroidery for 3,000 years. Silk embroidery in Suzhou had been practiced by generational families for 1000's of years.  My purpose in going to China starting in the mid-1980's was to turn my photographs into textiles, and this is my story.



Thursday, April 10, 2014

Silk Road - Embroideries #64
SILK ROAD #64: "The Beginning Of Time" stands about 5'10" tall. The #embroiderers used directional #stitching to enhance the reflections across the surface of the water, but that is a subtle detail I will show you in future posts. For now, it is enough to say that the #transparency and #luminosity of this piece is unparalleled in all the work we have done together. It is virtually impossible to light this #embroidery "correctly" because every time the light in the room changes, so do the screens, and it is NEVER bad, just always different. The #Chinese would prefer to work with 6-panels, but as this was only 3, it provided another "discovery" related to the photographic-ness of the image. With just 3-panels, the screen balances because the "wing" panels extend forward to support stance. When you stand in the middle, and close enough to the embroidery to have the "wing" panels part of your peripheral vision, the entire piece takes a jump into significant 3-dimensional space, a illusion that could have only been created by following a #photograph.
Photograph © 2014 @RbtGlennKetchum @LittleBearProd #LittleBearProd #Embroidery @WesCFA @RSSDesigns
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