Monthly Archives: September 2013

Tibetan Monks Deconstruct Sand Mandala

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One of the best parts of being a photojournalist is being able to photograph some really cool events! Sunday I photographed a spirtual and emotional event at the Jepson Center. Tibetan Buddhist monks of Drepung Loseling Monastery completed what their head teacher, and leader of the visiting group, Gala Rinpoche called a “spiritual journey” as they deconstructed the colorful sand mandala they had spent the week creating. The monks worked in residency at the Jepson Center for the Arts meticulously creating a healing mandala, which they swept away with a paint brush during a closing ceremony that ended with a procession to River Street and the sand being dumped into the Savannah River.

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Flashback Friday: Musical Dreams

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In my first few years of photography I had no real idea of what direction I wanted to go. At one point I had the notion that it would be fun to photograph concerts and musicians and get paid for it. Keep in mind that at this point I had no real idea of what it took to be a professional photographer. Around 1994 I met a club owner and music promoter in NC that asked me to photograph several concerts for him. Most were performers that were up and coming at the time and a couple actually became rather famous. It was a great experience and I really enjoyed it. Once I got to Savannah I just didn’t have the connections I did in NC but I still managed to get myself into a ZZ Top concert for a few songs. These days when I am photographing a concert I often think about those dreams I used to have and wonder how differently things might have been if I had followed them.

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Mark Chesnutt

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Savannah Scenes: Bonaventure Cemetery

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This weekend I had a rare Saturday off, so after I completed some chores around the house I took a little time to visit one of my favorite spots in Savannah. Bonaventure Cemetery is one of those places that I love to visit any time of year. It is a great place to walk and think. It is also a pretty cool place for photos. I took along an old Polaroid SX 70 and was able to capture a few shots with it as well.

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