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The Beaches of Cabo de Gata  

Tuesday’s Frugal Traveler column in the New York Times covers the undeveloped and (so far) undiscovered beaches of Cabo de Gata in Almeria, Spain. In fact, author Seth Kugel describes his ideal beach as: one that you come upon after a hilly, rocky hike over scrub-covered hills. It’s a half-moon cove of ashen sand flanked at either end by rock formations that look like giant Impressionistic sand castles. Instead of palms, occasional yellow and purple wildflowers dot the nearby hills; instead of mojitos there are mandarin oranges and nispero fruits bought at a farmer’s market; instead of warm Caribbean ripples, there […]

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May 18, 2011

DC Modern Luxury at FotoDC Flash! Opening  

DC Modern Luxury magazine posted photos from the opening for the FotoDC Flash! Exhibit. It was a fun event with lots of area photographers. Here with photographer Frank Turner and Philippa Hughes.  “DC’s art set flocked to Crystal City for the much-anticipated sneak peak of FLASH, FotoDC’s posh pop-up photo gallery featuring the specially selected works of new and local favorites …” Check out the event photos here: http://www.modernluxury.com/dc/scene/strike-pose/img10815

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May 18, 2011

Mid City Artists Photographers this weekend  

Four photographers are included on the MCA Open Studios route this weekend. Drop by to see what they are up to! Mark Parascandola 2002 15th Street NW Saturday, May 21, 12-5pm Sunday, May 22, 12-5pm Colin WinterbottomStudios below Vastu Gallery1829 14th Street NWSaturday, May 21, 11:30-6:30pmSunday, May 22, 12:00-4:30pm Charlie Gaynor 1438 Swann Street NW Saturday, May 21, 1-5pm Sunday, May 22, 1-5pm Robert Dodge 2020 12th Street NW, No. 417 Saturday, May 21, 12-5pm Sunday, May 22, 12-3pm Download a handy PDF map here 

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May 17, 2011

Mid City Artists Open Studios May 21-22  

I’ll be participating along with 28 Mid City Artists in the spring 2011 Open Studios weekend.  Download handy PDF map here  Who are the Mid City Artists?They are a diverse and talented group of professional artists who have come together for the purpose of promoting their art and the Dupont/Logan neighborhoods of Washington DC that they call home.  Twice each year, the private studios of select member artists are open for visitors. Discover painting, photography, sculpture, neon, mixed media, prints and much more. Enjoy a day touring with friends and observing the artistic process. Explore how artists have carved out […]

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Apr 6, 2011

The Uncover Series: Curator Amanda Maddox’s selections at FotoDC Flash  

FotoDC’s Uncover Series, part of the current Flash exhibit in Crystal City, has  a story behind it (and some basic math): On Sunday, February 6th, five industry  experts gathered at the Corcoran Gallery of Art & College of Design, to meet and  review the work of 165 regional photographers who had responded to the call from FotoDC for submissions.  Each curator selected five photographers whose work  represented a cohesive and creative vision, with technical excellence, for a total representation of twenty-five. Four of my panoramic photographs of the old Spaghetti Western film lots in Almeria, Spain, were selected for this exhibit by Amanda Maddox, Associate Curator […]

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Cleopatra in Almeria  

By the start of 1963, the ill-fated 20th Century Fox production of Cleopatra was three years in the making and tens of millions of dollars over budget. The film had lost its first director, suffered months of delays due to the star’s illness, and moved its operations from London to Rome to Egypt, rebuilding enormous sets and reshooting scenes along the way. The final cost was over $40 million dollars. Adjusting for inflation, it remains one of the most expensive films ever made.  In February, a boat arrived in the port of Almeria transporting roman carriages and other set decorations […]

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Mar 25, 2011

Mirror to the World: Notes on Locations  

Each photographer in the Mirror to the World show provided a brief statement to accompany their images. Below is the text from mine, which includes notes on the locations represented. The show remains up at Photoworks at Glen Echo Park through April 17. More info and gallery hours here. Mark Parascandola My first experiences with photography were associated with abandoned architecture. When I was about 12, I received a small German camera with a 110 film cartridge as a gift from a family friend. At the time, a department store was being demolished in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, where we lived. […]

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Mar 17, 2011

“Landscapes de un Sueño” in today’s La Voz de Almeria  

The article appears online also here. 

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