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Foggy morning over Sarasota Bayfront. Sarasota, Florida,  photo by Wayne Eastep 

My fellow artists and I have joined together and created  CENTRAL CREATIVE COMMONS, located in the Central-Cocoanut Historic District, in Sarasota, Florida.          

  

CENTRAL-COCOANUT HISTORIC DISTRICT

 Central Creative Commons is located in what is known as the Central-Cocoanut Historic District of Sarasota, on the northern fringe of the Rosemary Arts District. You didn’t know about the Central-Cocoanut Historic District? Neither did we until I did some investigative photo-footwork and located these boundary markers. “The district is along Cocoanut Avenue, between 11th and 22nd Streets to the south and north, and between Tamiami Trail and the railroad tracks to the west and east (Wikipedia).”  Central-Cocoanut Historic District was designated in 2005. 

Many of you are familiar with the two orange and green buildings at 1330-1340 Central Avenue which houses the studios of  painters, photographers, mixed-media, sculpture/ceramics, design, and more! 

 Announcing  OUR • FIRST • 2018  • OPEN • STUDIOS:

When   Saturday, January 27, 2018 

Time   10 am to 4 pm 

Location   1330 – 1340 Central Avenue between 13th & 14th Streets, Sarasota 34236.

Multiple painters and photographers will be participating.  

January 27 participating artists include: Lucy BarberWayne EastepBrandy EigerKathy Wright. 

 Artists will open their studios. We’re planning regular monthly open studios; you’ll have multiple opportunities to stop by, meet the artists, experience exciting art in professional artists’ studios, see what’s new and see what’s changing in the creative realms. The public is invited and it’s free.

Artists in the Central Creative Commons include:

Lucy Barber

Wayne Eastep

Brandy Eiger

Grace Howl

Susan Katz

Karen McKiver 

George Pratt

Kathy Wright

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Central Creative Commons Open Studios

Open Studios at Central Creative Commons, Sarasota, Florida

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Froglet: a young frog; specifically: one that has recently metamorphosed from a tadpole. In the swimming pool post-hurricane Irma. Sarasota, Florida

Tadpole you’ve been metamorphosized, now you’re a Froglet, congratulations.  

Forget the phrase “they breed like rabbits”  a frog will lay 20,000 eggs, yes you heard me right 20,000 eggs, yikes. 

See more images at: https://www.WayneEastep.com

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Your not a frog, nor a tadpole or pollywog omg…..You must be a FROGLET

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2017 Great American Total Solar Eclipse 

Sarasota, Florida U.S.A.

Latitude 27.341274 Longitude -82.82267

2 pm to 4 pm Eastern Standard Time

August 21, 201
80% coverage of the sun by the moon

While photographing the 2017 eclipse on Lido beach in Sarasota, Florida a gentleman from Ireland came up to show me his watch and asked, what do you think is going on”? The minute and hour hands were moving on their own spinning freely on the face of his watch.

Two women walked along the beach each with a Cheerios cereal box with two holes cut into the narrow end of the box making it a pinhole viewing device for safe viewing of the eclipse.

A woman from Argentina wanted to know if that was a fisheye lens.  “Yes”, I answered.  “I thought so, I learned about that in a photography class I took”, she said.

Two women from South America sat down on a towel beside me.  After awhile they asked, “has it started or is it finished”.  I answered, “it’s about 75% complete”.

A man who had been walking in the surf came up and asked, “Can I take a look”?  “No, I am working” I answered.  “I see, ok” he replied and walked back into the surf.

Having seen images of other total eclipse’s I was eager to see the corona around the sun. Lesson one in photography, often what you think you’ll photograph won’t happen. So it was with this eclipse, no corona.  The second lesson of photography, stay put and accept what’s before you, move beyond looking and SEE.  I realized I was standing at the water’s edge with the sky above and within this stage set a celestial drama was playing out.  The poetry of earth, ocean, sky, sun, and moon seemed good enough to me.  So I made the images you see here.

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2017 Solar Eclipse, Sarasota, Florida

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2017 Solar Eclipse, Sarasota, Florida

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2017 Solar Eclipse, Sarasota, Florida

 

 

 

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2017 Solar Eclipse

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Healing Power of Photographic Art

I remember the feeling of peace and calm when I made this image at dawn.  The quiet was accompanied by the chirps and songs of birds nearby and far away. 

Original photographic image used for interior decor

So it felt right when this image was selected by Jerri Menaul of Art Vitae for installation at the new cancer center, Florida Cancer Specialist & Research Institute in north Fort Meyers, Florida.

The interior space was a long wall between the administrative offices and exam rooms.  While documenting the installation a number of staff and patients stopped to say how positive it was for them to have this beautiful and peaceful image in a place of medical treatment and healing.  As an artist, knowing that the energy I put into creating an image  has capability to connect with others and enhance their lives is a reward in and of itself.

 

 

To see other examples of how my images have enriched corporate and residential spaces visit the gallery, Art Decor Installations on my website:  https://www.WayneEastep.com

Photographic art display in medical center.

                Florida Cancer Specialist and Research Institute, Cape Coral Cancer Center

 

Photographic art display in medical center.

Cape Coral Cancer Center

             Florida Cancer Specialist and Research Institute, Fort Myers, Florida

 

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Life Observed

I am a seeker and keeper of stories using visual poetry to observe the ordinary in hopes of seeing the humanity that points toward our oneness.


A constant in my photographic work is observing life and communicating those observations with images.  I am excited to participate in the current competition being sponsored by Lens Culture.  The theme is Street Photography.   Here are the five images I’ve submitted.

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In the heart of midtown Manhattan NYC, among the hard surfaces of concrete, glass and steel, a moment of childlike wonderment. A bubble one of the most delicate things there is catches the attention of preoccupied New Yorkers and gives them a moment of joyful engagement.

 

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I spontaneously gave this image the title “interchange 5th Avenue.”
Then I thought, “maybe I should check the exact meaning of interchange.
The Oxford dictionary gives this definition:
“1 (of two people) exchange (things) with each other: 2 put each of (two things) in the other’s place; alternate, exchange between two people etc: 2 alternation.”
This meaning is pertinent to my image: “road junction where traffic streams do not cross.”

 

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Observed from 15 stories up, people walking in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Broad Street in New York City, NY.

 

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Gentleman in the white suite is a member of Santeria an Afro-Caribbean religious tradition of the Yoruba people of Nigeria.

 

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View from Hotel Raquel, Old Havana, Cuba

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entry: Lens Culture / Street Photography Awards 2017

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Eastep Photography Gallery

Eastep Photographic Art Gallery, 1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236

Each face and every company has a story.  I create images that help tell your story.

Visit  https://vimeo.com/home/myvideos  to see a recent interview on SNN Suncoast FYI.

Eastep Photography studio and photographic art gallery is open by appointment.

Call or email for a time to visit the gallery or schedule a photo session in the studio.

Studio phone:  941.355.9605     email: WayneEastep@Gmail.com

1338 Central Avenue, Sarasota, Florida 34236

Map Link:     https://goo.gl/maps/tQYzuGCg2AP2

Photographic services include:

portraiture, business head shots, advertising illustration, still life, product photography

commercial and editorial licensing to use existing images within my archive.

The gallery features coastal images of Florida plus an extensive range of subjects from 125 countries.

The photo library of digital images can be viewed on a large screen tv at your leisure.

You can select images, choose the material your prefer, and we will print to your specifications.

Samples materials for printing are available for comparison at the gallery.

The gallery is a showcase for interior designers.  Collectors and the public are welcome. 

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