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I submitted photographs of the President of Ireland from the day he and Ireland's First Lady visited Berkeley. I was the photographer for the Mayor of Berkeley that day. It was a sad day because the president of Ireland was honoring the first responders for the balcony collapse that killed several young students. The pictures were very solemn.

I also submitted one picture of President Obama on the south lawn when  I photographed alongside the White House staff photographers in 2014.
 

I submitted my first grant proposal to the Berkeley Civics Arts Commission for $3000 last night. I have never done  a grant proposal before. I submitted a proposal to do a project with a former Professor from CAL who is a painter.  His name is Russ Ellis.  I have a painting of his and he has one of my photographs. We have known each other for over 4 years.  We are not sure what the project will be but we hope it will have some historical significance. 

I am honored to be chosen for one of my photographs for this years show. My photograph of the San Francisco Fire Chief on the morning of the  110th anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake was the piece the jurist chose. I got my mom up at 3:30 in the morning to drive over to San Francisco because the ceremony started at 4:30 am. Since I am only 16 my license is restricted and I had to have an adult drive with me. I am glad my mom was willing to get up that early with me. At 5:30 am, the crowd goes silent in memory of all that lost their lives that morning in 1906.

Congress has just made the Bison - America's New National Mammal!  I am excited that we have brought back our Bison due to efforts by captive breeding efforts and wildlife protection agencies.  Thank you Congress Member who voted for this recognition.  Thanks for looking at my painting "Montana Max."

 

I attended the shareholders meeting for

EBAY on Wednesday 4/26/16 and had the good fortune to be able to ask a question during the Q&A with CEO, Devin Wenig.

After the meeting I got a chance to meet him personally and have a brief conversation. He asked me if I was interested in becoming a design engineer. I said not at this time because photography is still my passion. He gave me his business card that is also a gift card. He was a really cool guy. He gave a good talk too. It was interesting and brief and understandable.

SDMA AG member Jeffrey R. Brosbe will join Nicole Madie Caulfield as Allied Artist Association of San Diego’s Featured Artists for the months of June and July respectively in a two person exhibition of fine art photography entitled NOUNS. 

The exhibition will be on display from May 28 – July 30, 2016. 

A reception will be held on Friday, June 10th, 5 – 7:30 p.m. at the La Jolla Community Center located at 6811 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037. 

I was up at 3:30 am today so I could be in San Francisco in time to take pictures at Lotta's Fountain ( San Francisco's oldest monument) where a crowd of about 200 people were gathered to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the 1906 Earthquake. The Honorable Willie Brown ( former Speaker and Mayor of San Francisco) was there along with relatives of survivors of the quake. A moment of silence at 5:15 am was followed by coordinated sirens from fire engines that was followed by bloody Mary's at Lefty O'Doul's on Geary Street.

 

At Gallery 21, Spanish Village in Balboa Park

May 25- June 6, 2016

Reception: Sunday June 5, 4-6 PM

Apply Online: http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/default.aspx?OJSID=8610

Art studies focus on line, shape, mass, composition, color, volume, movement. Basically the creation of something that is compositionally correct and aesthetically pleasing. Through the ages drawing and the skill to replicate the human body realistically was held in the highest esteem. Artists and creativity was thought of as those encompassing this ideal.

My beat will be Berkeley! The editor of the Berkeley Times, Todd Kerr interviewed me this week end. He asked me how I got some the the pictures he has already published.  I told him I found places to take pictures where no one else was taking them. I also said I used my training from the time I spent photographing with the California State Senate photographer when I was 13, Lorie Shelley ( the official state senate photographer)who taught me about lighting and waiting for the moment when the subjects were not speaking. He also wanted to know what I like to take pictures of.