Striptease

Unlike humans, trees choose to go naked as the weather gets cooler revealing colors not seen in any other season. For autumn is filled with vivid colors combined with withering life prepared to face the harsh face of winter.

This set was captured on October 25th 2009 in and around Mohonk mountain in New Paltz, NY. The castle known as Mohonk house has been converted to a seven story hotel with SPAs and restaurants to accommodate visitors. You’d see the hiking paths starting at the parking lot, passing by the Victorian gardens all the way to the lake and Skytop. From the tower, you could see Shawangunk Mountain Ridge in the best color combination ever.

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By Kinan Faham

"the Silent Camera" was conceived in 2009 and was inspired by the music of Arvo Part especially his piece "Silentium". I perceive the modern world as oscillating between two extremes that are analogous to two of Arvo Part's pieces: "Perpetuum Mobile" represents the hustle and bustle of everyday life, the sea of people surrounding you, the noise in the streets, the deadlines, the challenges and the lessons to learn, the new technologies and risks facing our civilization, the musical pieces you learn [or fail to master],.. etc. "Silentium" represents the resolution of every musical note, every spoken word and every movement of your day. It is the moment that you are most likely to remember after the day's noise has settled and its turbulence has subsided. It is the moment that we all crave and the moment that will allow us to persist to the next day when the Perpetuum Mobile cycle starts again.

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