In the work with the work through the work, (Exposure: 1/30 sec at f / 3.2 Focal Length: 62 mm ISO: 800) as witness to the writings of my teacher through the teachings.

Patriarchs sit at supper with sons and grandsons and great-grandsons around them, In walls of adobie, in canvas tents, rest hunters and trappers after their day’s sport, The city sleeps and the country sleeps, The living sleep for their time, the dead sleep for their time, The old husband sleeps by his wife and the young husband sleeps by his wife; And these tend inward to me, and I tend outward to them, And such as it is to be of these more or less I am, And of these one and all I weave the song of myself.
Song of Myself BY WALT WHITMAN

(Source: poetryfoundation.org)

To see into our own seeing, to behold  is to be held. I,II & III (Exposure: 1/3200 sec at f / 2.8 Focal Length: 70 mm ISO: 200)

-L.A

Frozen Fire I (Exposure: 8 sec at f / 22 Focal Length: 70 mm ISO: 400)

Frozen Fire II & III (Exposure: 1/10 sec at f / 2.8 Focal Length: 70 mm ISO: 3200)

-L.A

…’tis the season to go inside, as we raised funds for our community while strengthening our intentions at the academy. Thank you to everyone who came out, showed up, and supported this great cause. 

-L.A

Celebrating with light, teaching coloursplash to my students, capturing their joy through flashbulb eyes. 

-L.A

The Art and Work of LefteriAlexander Petrogiani turned 3 today!

(Source: assets)

Learning for Hope now works with several school communities in Peru, El Salvador and we recently established a working relationship with ALALAY, an organization that works with street kids in Bolivia. Thousands of young children in these countries are benefiting as a result of the work that we do.

This year we will continue our mission. We will open a center in Cusco, which will provide girls who are victims of abuse the opportunity to have access to computers and take workshops in everything from baking to music. In partnership with AGAPE in El Salvador, we will pay for the construction of a playground for the school for students with special needs in Sonsonate.

We may not fundraise a million dollars, but we will make the little bit of money that we raise go as far as possible. Learning for Hope is a perfect example of how far things can go when people want to give more than just money to a cause. Of course, if anyone out there has a million dollars, we are more than willing to give it a happy home. For more info visit us temporally @ charity-charities.org/Canada-charities/Pickering-ON-1661075.html while webpage is under renovation. Special thank you to Merle Cole for all his wonderful photography.

-L.A

The visual sound of raw devotion & the reward to witness the process. (Exposure: 8.0 sec at f / 18 Focal Length: 24 mm ISO: 1600) http://www.alexbien.com - #success

-L.A

Intense Visitation III “The Phoenix Arrives” (Exposure: 1/10 sec at f / 9.0 Focal Length: 45 mm ISO: 100)

Intense Visitation II “Black&Blue Rainbow” (Exposure: 1 sec at f / 22 Focal Length: 24 mm ISO: 100) 

Intense Visitation I ”Wonderlights”(Exposure: 1 sec at f / 22 Focal Length: 24 mm ISO: 100)

All New Full Length Solo Album — A First for Alex Bien

Alex Petrogiani, academy member and volunteer of the Centre of Martial Arts Excellence, took part in a summer initiative for Learning for Hope (www.learningforhope.com). As part of the program and service, Alex had the opportunity to share martial arts teachings and trainings at two local orphanages in Cusco, Peru. These girls, ages 8-16, were victims of abandonment and human trafficking. 

"It was truly an honour to share the gift of energy with these young woman who have endured so much suffering. This volunteer program funded by donations, helps these girls through martial arts to regain their self-esteem, inner strength, and confidence. To find out how you can help, you can speak with Alex and be a part of preparing a contribution by the CMAE next year."

-L.A