1. 00:30. Slideshow, Music, and Artist's Narrative:

    Documentary portraits by: David Rapoport (2010).
    What do we value most in an image? What is most significant?

    Each photograph is about what is in the frame. The subject matters.
    What do we communicate in this process?

    Thanks to: GuruDev, Robert, Charles, Elinor, Silvio, and SVA. /// © 2013 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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  2. 01:00. EXPERIENCE of the IMAGE: Trailer:

    Unexpected. Creative. Not the obvious things. Somehow right.

    1) Place: These photographs are specific to location: New York City: a) West Village, b) Greenwich Village, c) Chelsea, and: d) Soho:

    2) The time period: 1987-1999:

    3) People: those who were in those places, during this time period: and:

    4) The ability to express: with creativity, openness, and love.

    Special thanks to GuruDev (JGD), Robert, Paul, Charles, SVA, and NYU. /// © 2013 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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  3. 01:20. WOMEN:

    School of Visual Arts, MFA Photo, Video, and Related Media.

    Documentary Street Portraits:

    In search of:

    1) my parents / teachers / Guru: of the heart,

    2) my spiritual 'self,'

    3) more (documentary) street portrait subjects,

    4) some kind of mental action / interaction,

    5) an experience (of the image),

    6) the possibility of freedom of expression, and:

    7) the right to exercise freedom of choice: yes or no: regarding participation in the project.

    This was my project for my MFA Thesis.

    Link to Original Thesis:

    Photos, music, and video by David Rapoport.

    Thanks to GuruDev, Charles Traub, Elinor Carucci, and SVA.


    © 2010 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ///

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  4. 05:34. (When I Look) i_Consume:

    Please take these pictures for their face value: or for what they are worth:

    1) What people consume (we all must do this):

    2) Photographs of people who are selling, consuming (or in the act of consumption):

    3) The story of shopping in the urban center (and consuming all of the treasures):

    4) Odd, conventional, fantastic (and bigger than life):

    5) What is sold everywhere (or in your favorite store):

    6) What I am consuming: the pictures of people who are consuming:

    7) This is a documentary series: the photos were taken out in the field: (NYC, 2003-2008):

    8) i_Consume was one of my Grad School projects, and:

    9) It might have been my long search for the perfect man-made object.

    10) I wanted to get the most out of my life, although that in the back of my mind, I knew that there was something more: beyond the busy market place.

    Special thanks to: GuruDev (JGD), Robert, Charles, Elinor, Paul, Bruce, Shelly, Jacqueline, NYU, and SVA. /// © 2008 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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    2 Photo-essays by David Rapoport:

    David created these stream-of-consciousness videos about: (the concept of) quality of life in chosen places.

    He explores why this idea is significant for him:

    The lifestyles of people offer us a glimpse into something potentially unknown to us, with tremendous value for society, and humankind.

    His realizations were made through improvisation, intuition, and conscious awareness. He offers this creative knowledge (of the experience) to the viewer, without attention to the most obvious things.

    This video is about a specific place in: a borough of New York City. This work is of: Fine Art Street Photography (2014-6), commentary, and original music (by David Rapoport).

    This presentation is about the artist, (his interaction with) people, and the surrounding environment.

    David wishes to make more moving-picture films about places: hence the name: Small Town Project.

    © 2016 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ///

    © 2016 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Photography, Video, Art, and Music by David Rapoport, a.k.a. Raportsky. ///

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