Archive for June, 2010

From Above photo exhibition at Nagasaki Peace Museum

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

From Above photo exhibition
Photographs by Paule Saviano
Presented by Gallery EF, Nagasaki Peace Museum, & Community Media Company

Nagasaki Peace Museum
7-15 Matsugaemachi
Nagasaki, Japan
Tel: 095-818-4247
Closed Monday
June 29- July 19th, 2010
Open Reception June 29th 9:30-17:30

Julie Atlas Muz

Monday, June 21st, 2010

..July 2007 New York..

I first met the beautiful Julie Atlas Muz, outside a New York nightclub on a hot July afternoon. I had been trying to arrange a photo with the famed siren for months. Her illusiveness and non-stop circling of the globe forced me to patiently wait 6 months for this opportunity. Down the long corridors of the west side, Julie came swooping down riding her rusty 1970’s green bicycle. This was the first glance I had of the proclaimed “Mermaid.”

In the damp cavernous labyrinth called the Coral Room, Julie prepared to swim in her fish tank. The dim gradient light from the top of the tank made me feel as if I were at the bottom of the ocean. I stood at the foot of the massive 100,000 gallon fish tank as the mermaid slowly descended from the top of the tank. The water currents slowly smooth. The tranquil water was only disturbed when the colorful red and yellow tropical fish dart past the nude mermaid. I watched the mermaid float for hours in the intimate surroundings of this underwater oasis in the middle of New York. I heard no sound, only the slightest splash of the tranquil water when she descends. It was a dream like I had never imagined. More surreal than the endless gleaming White Sands Desert in New Mexico or the ancient snake charmer lined medina of Marakesh.

At the end of the day, with her sundress floating through the air she road away on her rusty bicycle. She quickly evaporated into the busy New York streets as illusively as she appeared at the beginning of the day.


Erochica Bamboo

Friday, June 18th, 2010

..March 2009 Shibuya, Tokyo..

Portrait of Erochica Bamboo in Shibuya.


Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Dear May Kasahara

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

..June 2006 New York and London..

Thanks for your beautiful description of the beach. Was a pleasure to read. I walked down the block and peered at the fog hover over the Atlantic after I read it. Was more of a view for reflection rather than a look of distance. Time does fly by. Last week I was 25. I just realized I was 32 tonight.



Apollo Radio Interview (Chemnitz, Germany)

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

..June 2010.. ..New York to Chemnitz..

Radio interview by Maria Kotzur of Apollo Radio about the upcoming portrait project in Dresden, Germany on survivors of the Dresden firebombings February 13th, 1945. Broadcast June 2010.

Interview options in English and dubbed in German. Press the play arrow to listen. The interview starts at about 25 seconds into the broadcast.



Thursday, June 10th, 2010


Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

..September 2009 New York, Paris, Tokyo, Vladivostok..

You can’t learn to Love someone.

Vladivostok… the lonely forgotten port empire sitting on the End of Nowhere. Who are you? You vex my dreams and nightmares.

If I could get there in a minute and get back in 2 minutes, I would stay for 3 minutes. A point on the way to another destination. What’s down there, what does it feel like?

You’ve been forgotten by Everyone. Except for those who make the trip to the Edge of the World. I can’t get You out of my mind. And I want to forget you.

Molly Crabapple

Friday, June 4th, 2010

..September 2006.. ..New York..

Portrait of Molly Crabapple for Striptease Burlesque exhibition. Absynthe Soaked Pleasures.


Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010