Description This was the first picture I took with my first digital camera. Its of my beloved male Maine Coon, Kunta. He was my surrogate son and best friend. He got diabetes at 8 and I had to nurse him back from death by feeding him through a feeding tube in his stomach ever 45 minutes 24/7 for 6 weeks. I worked for 20 minutes, then drove home to feed him, drove back to work, worked 20 minutes. Repeat that all day then I did the same routine at night sleeping 20 minutes at a time until his kidneys were recovered enough to remove the feeding tube. Then it was insulin shots twice a day and special food. I had him until he passed away at 16 years. I cherished every second with him. He died with his paw in my hand. He had the heart of a lion and loved me as much as I loved him.
Joshua Guttman, Atlanta, GA, USA Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement
Welcome to my new Gallery. I'm a computer scientist, photographer, singer, songwriter, and performer in the Atlanta area. Photography school started out as a way to get me out of the house after my divorce but then a year and half later there were no more classes for me to take! I was shocked. What was I to do with my Tuesday and Thursday nights? So I went out and started perfecting my craft.
I'm into whatever stirs my passion and I love taking pictures of passionate people and singing passionate songs.
Like any gallery, this one needs an opening. So I have created a virtual gallery opening by taking 25 of my very best photographs. You will find them in the gallery called “The 25 Best”. If you like, you can pick up some cheap wine and cheese cubes to make the experience complete. :-)
You can order anything from an inexpensive small print to a wall sized piece that will last for 165 years. Don't be scared by the initial framed price, in most cases that is the "Artist's Recommended Configuration" and will be larger than life, will be printed on the best paper, have the best glass, and a very fancy frame that will keep the picture intact from 165 years. You can dial down the settings significantly if you would like something less Iconic in your home. I base my settings on the image and how it would be framed perfectly in a gallery. That may not be what you want, or can afford, but if you do, It’s available. :-)
Please keep in mind that these are very high quality images and very high quality framing, so try not to compare it to what you could put together at Target.
I make very little money on these even compared to the days of shooting and editing and categorizing and uploading it take. With the bad economy, I'm trying to row with all oars: computer science, photography, songwriting, singing, and performing. It’s made me very interesting but also very tired. So enjoy!
Thanks in Advance and feel free to leave comments,