James "Kimo"Rosen is a retired Professional Photographer
living on the Garden Island of Kaua'i
with his best friend Obama Da Dog.
Kimo's World #85
blogging, photography and opinion articles
Later I became the publisher of Alaska people magazine. I did it all--story leads, sold advertising, shot photos and when the magazine came out would personally drive them to distribution points from the printers.
|I photographed this cover of|
Jewel for Alaska People Magazine
Back in my prime, in 199 .I was publisher
and owner of this publication.
Fast forward to present day, although I do not work for various health problems... I do manage to maintain a blog and every once in awhile submit photos for publication to the local newspaper along with many opinion columns as a hobby and to keep my mind occupied. This is basically what I did for a living but in a much more stressed and unhealthy environment.
The thing that I enjoy doing more than anything is taking photos with my point and shoot digital camera and having them published in the Garden Island news The quality is just as good as when I toted around 5 lenses, a tripod and various other equipment. I get a kick out of photographing the sunrise, breaking news and people with my point and shoot Panasonic Lumix camera that I bought used on eBay for $40.00.
I always told my photography students when I led various workshops over the years, "It's not the tool, it's the carpenter." Nobody ever asks a master carpenter, "what kind of hammer did you use to build that house?"
|I take photos with a point a shoot |
camera that I purchased
for $40.00 of eBay.
I really get a kick out of not using film, no darkroom necessary to develop images and being able to digitally transmit images around the world in seconds.
This is why I enjoy blogging, taking photos and writing opinion articles. This old dog learned a few new tricks.
The best part, the camera fits in my t-shirt pocket!
"Now you know the rest of the story..." ;-)
|James "Kimo" Rosen back in 1976 |
with purebred Old English
Check out this beautiful one minute short YouTube,"Best Friends - a kid, a dog and a puddle..."