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9/1/08

Political and Art Happenings.



I know. I know. I've been neglecting my website fans and friends all summer. Sigh. Sorry. But, it's been a wild summer.


First, I've been busy with politics: serious politics. Really, I have. So, what's this all about? The Democratic National Convention ("DNC") was in town this last week.


I know. I know. The DNC? Is some kind of mistake? How could IKG be involved on this side of the aisle? Is IKG not a Colorado Independent a/k/a as-close-as-one-can-come-to-being-a-Libertarian-without-actually-committing-to-one-political party? Yes? No?


Actually, yes. I must admit that I just loved having the DNC in town; not only did Denver bustle with big city energy, but locals sat outside on doorsteps, met their neighbors and witnessed an historic event. Living inside the Blue Zone was pretty terrific. I met all sorts of interesting folks from across the country and world -- from New York City media types to Mayor of Orlando politico types to my new neighbors on the third floor of Edbrooke Lofts.


First, I met G. N. Miller, a staff photographer from The New York Post, who was unparalleled in every respect. Please to review, among other things, his iconic images of 9/11 on-line at,



Also, make sure that you search his images on-line to view "Resurrection Within", "The Morning After" and too many more to list here. I can truly say that G. N. Miller was as exquistitea person as the images he captures.


Next, I ran across staff reporter, Saki Knafo, from The New York Times. He took a different angle on convention coverage. Please to read his piece published in the NYT on Sunday, August 31, 2008,



I was pleased to find that this peice, among others, confirmed my inital impression of Saki Knafo as a sincere, thoughtful and talented person.


Who says New Yorkers aren't friendly and all-around terrific? Who says? And, I can't leave out mention of friendly Floridians like Mayor Buddy of Orlando a/k/a BFF of Pat Mitchell of Denver. Anyone aquainted with Pat Mitchell can confirm that this piece information alone is sufficent to assume that Mayor Buddy was an absolute doll. I can confirm it.


I could go on and on.


I heard Hillary speak!


I recieved a press floor pass for Barack Obama's acceptance of the presidential nomination at Invesco Field at Mile High!


Stories and images to follow. Suffice it to say, it was an opportunity of a lifetime. And, I was there with my cameras in tow.


Oh: cameras? Art? Well, I've had a productive summer working through new processes and new ideas. As for my currently available work, a (new) major collector is looking at one large piece -- maybe more! Fingers crossed. And, another big damn deal in the art world is considering my work for the cover or back art for his Jazz Trio's new CD! Fingers crossed (again). For now I'll leave you with those few teasers as I don't want to jinx myself.


Okay. Alright, I've thrown in a preview of some of my summer work -- just a piece or two that I completed whilst experimenting with alternative processes such as pinhole cameras, cyanotypes, Van Dyke Browns and Blues and Gum Bichromates. Is a Blue Country/Blue City show on the horizon? Black and Blue inDenver? We'll see.


Thanks so very much for your encouragement and support. Please don't hesitate to e-mail with any questions, and feel free to lay some love on me by leaving a comment...

Love, Izah



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