HERMIN ABRAMOVITCH - PHOTOGRAPHER - PART 3
Has it been 2 months ago already since I posted Part 2? This is a series about my friend Hermin Abramovitch. Now here comes part 3 (and in due time, a Part 4 will follow).
The initial post was Part 1.
I have known Hermin Abramovitch for something like 20 years or more.
We had both been on a photography site called Trek Lens. When Hermin got canned from there I asked him what happened. Apparently, he had a fight with the owner of the site. He recommended I follow him onto DeviantArt, a site much better suited for posting about my artwork.
He posts some poignant and sometimes humorous descriptions with his photos, and I am copying those under the respective photographs.
Note: check this post out on Busy - you can view the images much larger!
HOW TO MAKE A BABY
The Tiwi tribe are from northern Australia and believe in a parallel universe where people could travel through three different planes of existence (unborn, living, and dead). This was called “the Dreaming.” Children were conceived during the dreams of their father and the spirit then “enters” the mother's body and goes into a little egg inside the placenta. It was believed that intercourse was a helper in baby making, but not always linked to the father, since it was the woman’s husband who was the dreamer, which meant paternity was never an issue in the tribe. Many Tiwi women were promised for marriage before birth, since Tiwis believed it was very important for all children to have a father in their lives, so there was no worry about single parenting there. Tiwi women and men stop sexual relations during pregnancy. If a Tiwi father dies, the widow is married to another man on the day of her husband’s death, so no child ever goes without a dad.
HOW TO MOON
According to the Dictionary, to moon is defined as such:
Slang. the buttocks, esp. when bared.–verb (used without object)
Slang. to expose one's buttocks suddenly and publicly as a prank or gesture of disrespect.–verb (used with object)
Sound like fun to you? Keep in mind, of course, that mooning is frowned upon in polite society, and a mooning at the wrong time or place can cost you many friendships. Still okay with it? Well, then, read on to find out how to moon someone properly.
- Have a reason to moon. Obviously, you might want to just moon someone because you think it's a funny practical joke. Well, it's also extremely crude, and insulting, so don't moon someone that you don't wish to be insulted by it. A good thing to remember also, at this point, is to look around. Is there someone you are attracted to nearby? What about family members? If so, it is generally advised to walk away at this point, pants remaining buttoned.
- Form an escape plan. This is optional, if you are running short on time. If you don't have time to figure out where you are going to run to, just run for the nearest bush, or, if you are in a city, alley. If you are indoors, run for the door.
- Unbutton pants. Keep one hand on your fly, so you will be able to pull and zip up your pants again as quickly as possible after mooning. There is nothing more humiliating than attempting to make a moon n' dash- mooning someone, and then running away, than finding out that you are unable to pull up your pants on time. If this is the case, you will fall. With your pants down around your ankles. That is the only possible way that your mooning will actually backfire, making you the "butt" of the joke.
- Pull 'em down.
- Pull 'em up again. The time between these two steps should be kept to an absolute minimum. People will be tempted to actually kick you, in the butt, when you moon them. The best way to avoid this is to not give them time. About a second or so of mooning is plenty to make your point.
- Button your pants.
- Run for it. If you followed step two, you already had an escape plan prepared at this point. You don't need to stick around and argue- there is no comeback to a mooning, and you should hope that whoever you mooned does not chose to run after you. At this point, you should be trying to put whatever possible between you and the person you mooned.
In ancient Judaism, there was little concept of an afterlife; Heaven and Hell did not exist. The discussions of "end times" in Judaism foreshadowed much of how Christians understand the Final Judgment — minus the "judgment". Jews believe God would return to his people, the Temple would (once again) be rebuilt, and that all of the dead would rise in praise of God.
Christianity starts there, then says that God will judge each person according to their sins, allowing only those deemed worthy to remain with him in Heaven. Every person, including every single person who has ever lived and died, will be rejoined with his/her physical body. It is this physical body that goes to heaven, if worthy. The rest would go to a literal "Hell" or a figurative "Hell on Earth". Roman Catholics say that all who are in Heaven will remain in Heaven, those in Hell will remain in Hell, perhaps prompting one to ask why such a worldwide event is even necessary.
While the idea of Last Judgment is in no way extra-biblical, most of the writings in the Bible, including the 4 Gospels and Paul's letters, assumed the Final Judgment would be immediate, generally within their lifetimes or at most, the lifetime of their children. Revelation is the text that really suggests this would be a futuristic event. It is also the mythic text from which most artistic representations of the Final Days are pulled.
Jesus, especially in the non-canonical works, appears obsessed with Final Days and Final Judgment. While Jesus does not say exactly when this will happen he does clearly say that it will be in the lifetime of those hearing his sermons:
"Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom"
LEARNING TO FLY
Well I started out down a dirty road
Started out all alone
And the sun went down as I crossed the hill
And the town lit up, the world got still
I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing
Well the good ol' days may not return
And the rocks might melt and the sea may burn
Well some say life will beat you down
Break your heart, steal your crown
So I've started out for God knows where
I guess I'll know when I get there
I'm learning to fly, around the clouds
But what goes up must come down
LET ME GO
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone at home?
Come on (come on), now
I hear you're feeling down
“We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.”
Well I can ease your pain
And get you on your feet again
I need some information first
Just the basic facts
Can you show me where it hurts?
Scientists claim to have discovered the smallest life forms - the Lilliputians. They are believed to be the smallest forms of life. Much smaller that any known bacteria-- their size being in the realm of nanometres (or one billionth of a metre) -- they were discovered by scientists at the University of Queensland, Australia. Nanobes, as they have been named, are just 20-150 nanometres in length and are much smaller than any microorganism known so far. And if these nanobes are alive, then it is an astonishing finding. They also force us to dwell on two eternally-fascinating questions: what is life? And is there life outside Earth?
In 1998, scientists at the National Aeronautical and Space Administration ( nasa) reported the existence of what they thought were fossil nanobacteria in a Martian meteorite, a claim that has generated a great deal of controversy and scepticism. Till now, there have been no reports of anything like Martian nanobacteria seen in fossils on Earth, which has also added to the scepticism. Nanobes are roughly the same size as Martian nanobacteria, but otherwise quite different. Are they alive? This depends on how one looks at them. They seem to grow spontaneously, contain deoxyribonucleic acid ( dna) and are enriched in carbon, nitrogen and oxygen. That would seem to clinch the issue. But what sort of dna? How is their dna related to other known microorganisms? We need to wait and find out whether the dna is not a contaminant.
We stayed in contact from time to time, and just recently, I went again to DeviantArt to see what he was up to.
Already back in April 2013, frustrated with peeps ripping off his photos, he posted this Journal Entry saying sarcastically "Everything in my account is for free" - and here is the kicker: there were actually peeps so dense they took it seriously and profusely thanked him (you can read some of the comments in the link I provided).
He is a very talented, prolific and inventive photographer - and I only scratch the surface with some of the work I present here. To see his work, go to DeviantArt - AHERMIN.
Currently working in Israel as a Quality Assurance Manager at Solcon Industries LTD. - previously as Regulatory Affairs Manager at Harmonic and at GE Healthcare (Six Sigma Black Belt). He studied at the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania. He speaks English, Hebrew, French, Romanian and Russian.
You can also see some work and read about him on the TUTTART PITTURA blog site