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In every lifetime, I will find you

Daily Photo – In every lifetime, I will find you

In every lifetime, I will find you by Michael Benisty.

Who will you find in every lifetime? This is the last photo I took at Burning Man in 2018. You probably won’t believe me, but I had a transcendent vision of this four nights prior, two days before I even discovered this place. If I were to try to describe either what I saw or how I was in a state to envision it, you would probably think I am crazy. But I told my roommates the next morning what I saw, and then I emailed them this photo a few days later and they were like HOLY CRAP. If I ever meet you in person, I can try to describe the whole experience. I’m not sure I can, but I know it was real.

A version of this image as an NFT is available, in very limited quantities, in the secondary market on Nifty Gateway.

In every lifetime, I will find you

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-09-03 15:58:55
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO12800
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Take Me to Your Leader

Daily Photo – Take Me to Your Leader

Here’s another one of the images from my 1000 Stories from 1000 Places NFT drop. It sold out in minutes, but they are now available to trade on OpenSea and X2Y2, etc so be sure to check them out.

I’d never been in this rainforest area of Singapore at night before. I thought it looked amazing and moody with all the lights + the mist that comes down from the upper walkways. I was walking around here with Dotz Soh and a few other people. We just slowly wandered around, taking photos, and drinking in all the sights and sounds. Even though this place is quite touristy, I think it is worth it!

Take Me to Your Leader

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-27 01:12:45
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.4
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length20.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Boring

Daily Photo – Boring

Here’s another one of the images from my 1000 Stories from 1000 Places NFT drop. It sold out in minutes, but they are now available to trade on OpenSea and X2Y2, etc so be sure to check them out.

I often hear an interesting piece of advice for artists, and, well for anyone. Don’t be boring. Well, this is definitely not boring.

However, not being boring also means you take a lot of risks. Some of these risks push the edges of “polite society” or what is proper. So, yes, I occasionally get in trouble, but that doesn’t really stop me from trying new things.

Either way this was definitely not boring. You can’t quite see it from this angle, but two freight trains crashed together and exploded. This used to be a common spectacle in the olden days,

Burning Man, Nevada

Boring

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-09-01 16:02:33
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.6
  • Aperture4
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Commute Across the Bay in Hong Kong on a Rare Foggy Morning…

Daily Photo – The Commute Across the Bay in Hong Kong on a Rare Foggy Morning…

Here’s another one of the images from my 1000 Stories from 1000 Places NFT drop. It sold out in minutes, but they are now available to trade on OpenSea and X2Y2, etc so be sure to check them out.

On our last day here, we took a ferry over to Macau. Right before the ferry, we went through customs because there’s still a whole process to go from Hong Kong to Macau, even though they are both in China. I had to get a multi-pass (Fifth Element Style) entry Visa for China because I was going in and out so much. I still find the whole customs process to be so slow, especially in light of new tech. Anyway, at least it was a pretty morning!

The Commute Across the Bay in Hong Kong on a Rare Foggy Morning…

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-16 13:25:41
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length31.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Christmas Snow in Tokyo

Daily Photo – Christmas Snow in Tokyo

I love all the umbrellas in Tokyo! I captured these two girls that were giggling away while looking at some Christmas decorations just as it started to snow.

Have you noticed how Japanese girls cover their mouths when they laugh? You know why that is? You’ll never guess. I’ll get some of the details wrong on these dates. Before the Meiji period of the late 1800s, women would often die their teeth with a black lacquer to show adulthood or marriage. They often found this embarrassing, so they would cover their mouths when laughing. Even though it stopped 150 years ago, the tradition continues, passed on by daughters watching their mothers for generations.

Christmas Snow in Tokyo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-02-01 23:47:44
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture4
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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A Cinematic Rain In Tokyo

Daily Photo – A Cinematic Rain In Tokyo

Nothing beats a light rainstorm in Tokyo. Well, maybe except for a snowstorm, but I’ve never been lucky enough to be there for those. I probably took over 1,000 photos this night in the rain. I didn’t have any protection for the Sony A7r Mark 3 either… and it held up perfectly. I think I had on the 24-105mm lens the whole time… it was getting absolutely soaked, but it never missed a beat!

A Cinematic Rain In Tokyo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-02-02 05:19:19
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture4
  • ISO3200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Dots In Dots

Daily Photo – Dots In Dots

If you are in Singapore, don’t miss a visit to the ArtScience Museum. You can’t miss it, as it is around that central lagoon. It’s very family-friendly and there are very interesting visual displays inside. I have a bit of an “issue” with some of these Instagram-roadside-bingo collection points. Instagrammers love to go here to fuel their egocentric lives, but I decided to go anyway because it looked pretty awesome! As you can tell, I did not do a selfie here. Maybe it’s because I can’t find an “Influencer Hat” that fits my cabeza in the right proportions… but I was with my new friend @Dotzsoh and she struck a better silhouette than yours truly.

Dots In Dots

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-27 23:13:03
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO3200
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Tane Versus The Durian

Daily Photo – Tane Versus The Durian

It was quite rainy in Singapore while we were there, but it made for some great photos and reflections. This is the Esplanade Theater, and a lot of the locals think it looks like a durian, possibly one of the worst fruits that ever evolved. This affronting fruit must have somehow stayed in the food chain thanks to monkeys or something. But, I actually know a few humans that like it. It smells so bad to most people that it is banned in hotels and airplanes.

My Singaporean and Malaysian friends are constantly trying to force me to enjoy durian. They give me deep-fried durian, durian ice cream, durian yogurt, and durian candy. It’s all horrible and I can barely keep myself from vomiting and it just makes them laugh. At some point, I’ll figure out their tricks.

Singapore

Tane Versus The Durian

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-26 01:58:40
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.6
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Gaia Again

Daily Photo – Gaia Again

Here is Marco Cochrane’s amazing “Gaia” – I wonder where it is now! I know some famous artists like Michael end up selling their pieces to private collectors or to cities to put on display…

Gaia Again

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-09-03 10:38:04
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO64
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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In the Dust

Daily Photo – In the Dust

It was a tough year at Burning Man for many people, and not just including the weather. There’s a good article by Buck Down that kind of breaks it down on Medium entitled, “What the Fuck Just Happened at Burning Man?”
Here is another of Michael Benisty’s in the middle of the beautiful storm.

In the Dust

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-09-05 12:27:53
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture5
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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