Kinan Faham(the Silent Camera) is a software guy with interests in visual and sonic arts. Through photography and video, he captures the extraordinary in the ordinary.
His renderings bring out the beauty of his subjects in unexpected ways. With films, usually accompanied by music, the viewer is often overcome with many mixed emotions.
Kinan was born in the oldest continually inhabited city in the world and moved to the states for graduate school in 2006. He has been in the Boston area since 2016. Prior to Boston, Kinan lived in NY, CT and PA.
For him, art is a hobby that also forms an essential, inseparable part of his being..
You’re driving back home from work and contemplating the trees and the nice weather when something on the side of the road grabs your attention by the eyeballs.
When you normally see a road sign, your amygdala will, depending on the type and color of that sign , increase the adrenaline stream in the blood and raise your awareness to possible hazards on the road.
This road sign however had a different effect. It caused me to park my car and grab my camera to document this hilarious scene before the authorities took it out.
If you’ve ever been to the Bronx, you most probably have heard of a place called City Island. Simply put, it is a refuge for people who like the city(has a view of Madhattan) but prefer some kind of distance from the traffic.
Here it goes:
In an interesting showcase of power, precision and very well done marketing, the RI air show had, according to the people I saw, a bigger than thou crowd. Whatever the reason was, one can’t deny the effort put into making airplanes and how sophisticated it could get these days.
Tip of the hat for the L-39 demo. I liked it sleek lines, slim fuselage and nimble take off. If I ever were to pick an air plane, it would be the L-39. It reminded me of the (1983-1991)E30 M3 which is my favorite car ever!
On the other hand,the Raptor and the Viper are truly the Lamborghinis of the sky. If you ever decide to get a Lamborghini Reventon, the Raptor should be on your garage list. Seriously, it was a breath taking demo.It was as if I watched Reventon side by side with the Gallardo on a track!
Blue Angels,Canadian Snow birds, John Klatt, Sean Tucker ,Ed Hamill, The Horsemen and others performed an endless series of enjoyable maneuvers.
I bet the rush of adrenaline on that day was phenomenal.
Oh, by the way; Tax payers: Don’t forget the tips!
I was amazed On Friday when I drove up to Hartford to join the members of the Mid Connecticut photography meetup group in Elizabeth park. The sun was out, the sky clear and people were invading the park holding hands, smiling and cherishing the weather turnout on that afternoon after a week of uninterrupted rain.
We had our guns(cameras) ready and I managed to capture part of the beauty of that day using my Cybershot DSC-H50 with Sony’s Wide Conversion lens…Here it goes:
The town of Essex (celebrates) every year the loss of its fleet by the British soldiers in April of 1814. Many accounts exist to how this took place but the common theme is that the Britons anchored in Old Saybrook and used launches to reach Essex through Connecticut river. They were detected by the lighthouse keeper but could not do anything as there were no American troops around.
The following videos and photos show the ceremony commemorating the raid and the day Essex suffered its biggest loss as it was a ship building town back in those days:
A useful source to count the details of that day may be found on Connecticut river museum’s website authored by J. Stuart Rankin, Jr.: