Spanish Market 2015

The artist procession from Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assisi to the market bandstand. Archbishop John Wester blessed the artist at the market on the plaza of Santa Fe, NM.

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20 Tecolote Cir.

A beautiful contemporary southwestern home in the western hills of Santa Fe I just recently photographed.
















A contemporary home in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains

A beautiful and elegant contemporary home I photographed located in Sangre de Cristo Mountains.






















1170-B Camino San Acacio

An exceptionally beautiful and elegant old Santa Fe charm home located in the upper Canyon Rd area.




















117 Rim Road, Los Alamos

A very unique home located in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Sometimes a home persents a problem of which angle, view, nook and cranny to photographed.

























815 E Palace Ave, Santa Fe

Here’s another fabulous historic home that I photographed. This home is over a 100 years old.



























42nd Albuquerque International Ballon Fiesta

Opening day of the 42nd Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico.





























WAMO transformed a walk-in ice cream freezer into a cool repurposed office.

I recently photograph a architecture firm’s new office in New Mexico they transformed a walk-in ice cream freezer into a cool repurposed office! WAMO Studio architects Vahid Mojarrab and Carol Ware recently moved into an old Taos Cow Ice Cream freezer in Santa Fe that they transformed.






Facebook changes Terms of Service

 


A short Q&A on Facebook’s commercial use of your photographs

 

Q: What Did Facebook Do Now?

A: Effective today (September 5th, 2013) Facebook has put into effect new Terms of Service and privacy policies that radically increase Facebook’s power to exploit your content and identity.

 

Read more here: http://bit.ly/17BElCm

 

Q: What Do These Changes Let Facebook Do With My Information And Content?

A: Facebook is now able to exploit your name, likeness, content, images, private information, and personal brand by using it in advertising and in commercial and sponsored content — without any compensation to you. Facebook is monetizing not just your images, but a sizable portion of your entire online identity.

 

Q: I Don’t Share A Lot Of Private Information Or Images On Facebook. What Does This Mean For Me?

A: Facebook is still collecting and exploiting private information about you. It is ASMP’s interpretation that the statement “…when you are using Facebook, or when Facebook is running” allows Facebook to monitor your web browsing, as well as to gather information from your mobile phone while the Facebook mobile app is running such as your location, recent calls, and other mobile activities.

 

Q: Can’t I Protect Myself By Making My Profile Private?

A: Maybe, but probably not.

 

Facebook has specifically removed the language from their TOS that allows you to limit how your likeness, information, and content are associated with brands, commercial uses, or sponsored posts. The have also removed the clause that makes them subjects to the privacy limits set in place by you on your profile.

 

Check out this excerpt from the TOS Changes; the bold text is new additions to the TOS, the strikethroughs are language that is being removed from the TOS. This is one of the most important pieces of language in the whole document.

 

You can use your privacy settings to limit how your name and profile picture may be associated with commercial, sponsored, or related content (such as a brand you like) served or enhanced by us. You give us permission to use your name, and profile picture,content, and information in connection with commercial, sponsored, or related that content (such as a brand you like) served or enhanced by us, subject to the limits you place. This means, for example, that you permit a business or other entity to pay us to display your name and/or profile picture with your content or information, without any compensation to you. If you have selected a specific audience for your content or information, we will respect your choice when we use it.

 

Q: I Don’t Use Facebook, So Why Should I Care?

A: One of the things ASMP and its allies are most concerned about is that these usage terms and attitudes towards users’ content are becoming the norm. Facebook is a leader among online communities and services, and as they go, so do several others. Turning a blind eye to these changes simply because you do not use one service ignores a more important change in the overall culture of the internet and how online companies view and respect users, users’ information, and content. Change does not happen in silence, but through the voices of many.

 

And note that any images your clients upload to Facebook are covered by these terms, so some of your photos may end up as the property of Facebook without your knowledge.

 

Q: I Read A Statement From Facebook That Said They Would Respect My Privacy And Content. What’s Up With That?

A: You may be referring to this: http://on.fb.me/15GmMMM

 

While this friendly statement may seem to break down many of the proposed changes into easy to digest language, the real nature of these changes is apparent when you start to read the documents that lay out the legal language for the actual proposed updates.

 

No one likes reading Terms of Service and agreements, but it is more important than ever to understand what you are agreeing to when you use these services. These Terms of Service are open-ended, vague, and far reaching. Please take the time to read them, or contact us with questions attos@asmp.org.

 

Please read the full document here: http://bit.ly/151NjbK.

 

Or a more in depth analysis by Peter Krogh here: http://bit.ly/17BElCm.

 

Q: What Can I Do?

A: There are a few things you can do about this and prevent it from becoming the norm for online services.

 

  1. Become informed — Read and analyze these proposed changes and how they effect you. Ask questions.
     

  2. Spread the word — Talk to your friends, students, family, and colleagues about these changes and how may affect you personally and professionally.
     

  3. Call for action — Help others to become informed. Urge other professional organizations and entities you are a member of or work with to partner with organizations like ASMP and others as they work to ensure fair and respectful treatment of users by online services like Facebook and Instagram.
     

 

 
 
 

A charming home nested in the foothills of the Sangre De Cristo mountians

I just love photographing homes in the southwest. After years of photographing MacMasion and condos in southern Florida that look all alike. It’s a pleasure to capture custom built homes that don’t look alike.


























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A historic home I just photographed 855 El Caminito, Santa Fe, New Mexico

This 1924 John Gaw Meem adobe house has all the classical elements that we have come to love and admire: location, mountain views, privacy, an interior balance of charm and function, with a quintessential Meem portal & gardenscape retreat on its West flank. Two later built guest houses (or studios) are attached on the South side and offer great flexibility of use and need. The 3200 sq. ft. Main House has three bedrooms and three baths and the two guesthouses are presently set up as 1/1 units with kitchenettes and living rooms. Listing agent Andy Ault 505.670.7911, Keller Williams Santa Fe.






























Terrific home nestled in the Sangre de Cristo foothills 196 Gonzalez Rd, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Enjoy the famous New Mexico sunsets from this terrific home nestled in the Sangre de Cristo foothills. Located less than a half mile from Palace Avenue and the Historic Eastside the property has spectacular views of both the Jemez Mountain Range and Sun and Moon Mountains. This home’s versatile, open floor plan provides many options for the next owner. The main level includes living room, dining room, kitchen and master suite plus a second bedroom or home office/study and a full bath. A large entertaining view deck with access from the kitchen and the master bedroom provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy outdoor living. On the second level there is a huge family room currently being used as a gaming room complete with pool table and a media center with a beautiful kiva fireplace. In addition, the second level includes two bedrooms and bath and has direct outdoor access. This area could be perfect for separate guest quarters or mother-in-law suite. The home also includes an attached 2-car garage.