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BALANCΞ

Dec 10th - Dec 19th

CARD #1

1 of 3 NFTs in Autograf Genesis Auction

Sinclair

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CARD #2

1 of 3 NFTs in Autograf Genesis Auction

Sinclair

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CARD #3

1 of 3 NFTs in Autograf Genesis Auction

Sinclair

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THE ART

Divine Counterpart
Auction: December 17th
Before you, I would always stumble. Falling down and giving up was what I was good at. Then you came along and helped me find my footing. You keep me stable. You help me take flight.

This photo is an ode to the love of my life. We push through life as it pulls in the opposite direction and yet we always end up on the right path. Life is the tightrope and you are the only thing keeping me from falling. I love you.

Shot on Portra 800 with a Canon AE-1P, not only was the photo shot by me but also developed by me from home. All distortions were done in camera while the colors were manipulated in Lightroom.
Finding Balance in the Mystic
Auction: December 17th
I created this image during one of my daily visits to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre while working on a personal project in Palestine. I've always been fascinated by documenting sacred places and witnessing people touching a mystical experience. In this image I see a balance of stillness and light that creates a space for this worshiper to hear the whisper of Source. As we all seek to find balance in our chaotic world, we may need to create the space to touch our own mystical experiences more often so we can also hear those whispers from Source.  This image was created in the Old City of Jerusalem 2007 while working on a grant funded project in Palestine.
Rise
Auction: December 17th
Morning sunrise over Tiger mountain in the Cascade mountain range in Washington state.

During 2020 with the world in turmoil & a nationwide lockdown due to the pandemic I was having a hard time finding solace and calm. Normally I would go out in nature and find balance but that was not possible with the lockdown. One morning there was the most beautiful apricot glow through my blinds. I hadn't taken photos for many months. Normally I take photos on a daily basis. I grabbed my camera and went on my deck and captured the most magical sunrise of my life. I felt that mother nature was helping me find a way to restore my sense of balance and calm and letting me know that everything was going to be alright. I have been able to take photos ever since.
Find your Symmetry
Auction: December 17th
At times, it may seem that the world is out of balance,
and if you look at it from the right perspective you can see that there is balance all around you.

This image features The Sister Bridges. They are three similar self-anchored suspension bridges spanning the Allegheny River in downtown Pittsburgh.

The bridges are called (from left to right)
Roberto Clemente Bridge / 6th Street Bridge
Andy Warhol Bridge / 7th Street Bridge and
Rachel Carson Bridge / 9th Street Bridge

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
to remember more than i knew
Auction: December 17th
“to remember more than i knew” comes from a collection of oceanside silhouettes shot from one mile away, elevated on the cliffs of Santa Monica, California. The original intent of the photo series was to serve as a meditation on transience, but I kept returning to this piece in particular. Captures of multiple clear silhouettes are rare from the distance I shoot at, and this photo reminded me of something intangible- the feeling of a warm memory with a friend who’s no longer here. “to remember more than i knew” is my embrace of the friends I’ve lost far before their time. It is my loving acceptance that I will remember them for longer than I knew them.
Yawn Patrol
Auction: December 17th
Life in balance. Another day breaks in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. The air is cool and damp. Birdsong rises from the reeds and bushes. High in a palm tree, the sentinel yawns. It has been a long night for this lone baboon. From its precarious perch, it has kept watch to protect its family, because danger can come from anywhere.  

This is Africa. The stark beauty and delicate quality of light are forever juxtaposed against the constant struggle to survive.
Reflect
Auction: December 17th
This is an image I created with my friend during the peak of the 2020 lockdown in my country and it was born out of the need to hold on to my identity as I was slowly losing touch with the present and past. The image explores the dual identity of humans- who do you see when you look at your reflection? The good? The bad? or are you hanging a place inbetween? This image captures the actualization of balance within your true self as a form of self realization.
Alone//Together
Auction: December 17th
Balancing life, love, and happiness can be easier when you are alone with someone. Traveling and living and laughing hand in hand while exploring a new city like new york, balancing the hustle with the bustle while the focus is so deeply on another person. Taken on a 1968 Bronica ETRS in Times Square.
Pink//Magnolias
Auction: December 17th
My grandmother's (Ma'Dea's) favorite flowers were southern magnolias. When we would sit under the big magnolia tree she had in the backyard watching the chickens run by and listening to the horses bray and neigh and snort. She would always tell me stories about her life on a New Orleans plantation and how the magnolia tree brought both beauty and pain. A balance of lives lynched in front of her with the beauty of the vibrant pinks and whites that would come every year. I miss her, but I know she is near when I smell the sweet aroma of Magnolias wafting through the air. Taken on 1969 Mamiya C330 in Chicago, IL.
Om Train
Auction: December 17th
There's a steam train from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad that was abandoned in the tiny town of Madrid, New Mexico in 1959. (Population: ~200, and they pronounce it "MAD-rid".) When I visited Madrid in 2019, a close inspection yielded this small ceramic statue hanging out on the train and blending into the scenery. A tiny, happy mystery.
White Sands After the Storm
Auction: December 17th
During a recent visit to White Sands National Park in New Mexico, an enormous sandstorm blew through the park for most of a day, erasing all footprints and signs of human use. The next morning was an early-rising photographer's paradise of unspoiled, perfect sand dunes and lovely lines. This particular scene caught my eye as the tough foliage of one of the plants living in the dunes cast an architectural shadow over the knife-edge line of the dune. White Sands is an amazing, ephemeral landscape because nothing is the same from day to day, and the dunes move up to 30 feet per year.
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THE ARTISTS

Angelica Ramirez
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Angelica Ramirez

Before film photography, Angelica was bored with her surroundings, and with COVID keeping her from traveling she had to find beauty in her home town. It wasn't until she started shooting film in and out of the water that she understood how lucky she was to live off the Gulf. Strictly shooting film and developing it all at home, analog photography is her true passion. Fighting depression and anxiety, Angelica uses color manipulation to take her work to an ethereal level, transporting the viewer to a paradise of her own creation.

Crystal Street
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Crystal Street

Crystal Street is a documentary photographer, writer and community builder. She won multiple prestigious awards for her documentary work and spent over 2 decades working as a photojournalist, commercial photographer, producer and comms specialist. She is currently the community manager at Unlock Protocol and also studying religion, yoga and peace at Naropa University.

Judy Lindsay
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Judy Lindsay

Judy Lindsay is an award winning multimedia designer, movie producer, photographer, and abstract artist. She is often found out on the trails of the Cascade mountains with her horse, Annie.

May
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May

My name is May and I am an evolving creative. My current expression of art is through photography. My passion for photography is spurred by the ability to freeze moments and tell stories.

MK Raplinger
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MK Raplinger

MK Raplinger is a self-taught photographer and 3D artist based in Santa Monica, California. Inspired by an optimistic perspective on nihilist philosophy, her work is a means of embracing our cosmic insignificance. Raplinger began creating photographs in this style after moving to the beach from north Texas, immediately struck by the feeling of the sublime experienced at the sight of the seemingly infinite ocean and sky. By combining an awe-inspiring sense of scale with intense natural light and saturated colors, Raplinger conveys a sense of transcendent peace.

Pam Voth
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Pam Voth

Pam Voth is an internationally-published, award-winning photographer and cinematographer. Her work celebrates a connection to the natural world, embraces place, and often expresses her sense of humor.

Taesirat Yusuf
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Taesirat Yusuf

I am a self-taught multidisciplinary artist based in Lagos, Nigeria.

My work is deeply inspired by telling the Nigerian stories through my photo-projects and spotlighting the unknown parts of my country, our culture and most importantly the people. I also always want a piece of me in my work that's why most of my photography and my illustrations are personal and intimate.

Brittany Pierre (co-curator)
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Brittany Pierre

Brittany Pierre is an African American self taught photographer who shoots (and develops!) medium format film. Her current focus is street photography and archiving Black life in a way that is separate from trauma. Inspired by the warm depictions of life in America in the style of Gordon Parks, her goal is to present Black America in the light of beauty, strength, and resilience.

Burnish (co-curator)
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Burnish

Burnish is a California-based photographer and artist. She's been photographing for 20 years and recently celebrated her 10-year anniversary in the arts nonprofit world. Her photography celebrates unexpected details, symmetry, and texture, and she's often awake before dawn and roaming the backroads of California with her camera. A recent convert to the world of NFTs, she's joyfully focused on building a diverse and balanced space for all.

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