May, 2010

nature’s echo 2

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nature’s echo

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Put simply, fractals are rough or fragmented and repeating geometric patterns that vary according to a set formula;  a mixture of art and geometry.  Approximate examples of fractal self-similarity echo through nature on infinitely different scales.

Each pair of photos here compare these patterns as they cascade through the natural world.  The aerial photo on the left, taken from 5-7 miles aloft, is compared to a micro or land-based view on the right.  Once considered,  the geometry of fractals found in nature is ubiquitous.

All photos are © Martin Klimek Photography.

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Aratinga

A trio of feral parrots take flight in downtown SF

4.23.10 | 6:35 pm

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On this night

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martin klimek; klimek; klimekphoto; photography; martinklimek.com; klimekphoto.com; california; san francisco; urban; city; colorMay 6, 2010 | San Francisco

4:18pm – 9:53pm

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In America, No. 3

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Flea market | California | May 2010

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beneath the deck

martin klimek; klimek; klimekphoto; photography; martinklimek.com; klimekphoto.com; bridge; golden gate bridge; metal; metal work; structure; red; span; san francisco; bay; water; abstractUnderside of the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge as it curves out over the Bay.

4.26.10 | 4:31 pm

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Follow the River

Follow the River from Martin Klimek on Vimeo.

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iPhone No. 1 | restless eye

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iPhone captures | 2010

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Escape from Alcatraz | 2009

Escape from Alcatraz from Martin Klimek on Vimeo.

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shipping dept.

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martin klimek; klimek; klimekphoto; photography; martinklimek.com; klimekphoto.com; shipping; tools

martin klimek; klimek; klimekphoto; photography; martinklimek.com; klimekphoto.com; shipping; tools

martin klimek; klimek; klimekphoto; photography; martinklimek.com; klimekphoto.com; shipping; tools

martin klimek; klimek; klimekphoto; photography; martinklimek.com; klimekphoto.com; shipping; toolsOn a recent shoot I found myself here; the shipping department.  If you consumed it, it probably passed through here.

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New Editorial Work

martin klimek; klimek; klimekphoto; photography; martinklimek.com; klimekphoto.com; david gottfried; california; berkeley; brower; david; building; architecture; green; regenerative network

martin klimek; klimek; klimekphoto; photography; martinklimek.com; klimekphoto.com; david gottfried; california; berkeley; brower; david; building; architecture; green; regenerative network

martin klimek; klimek; klimekphoto; photography; martinklimek.com; klimekphoto.com; david gottfried; california; berkeley; brower; david; building; architecture; green; regenerative networkDavid Gottfried, founder of the World Green Building Council, is photographed in Berkeley, CA for the Swiss Magazine ‘Shape’.

May 2010

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Gate 5

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Where your old crap goes to become new crap.

Recycling yard  |  San Francisco  |  4.30.10

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Ephemeroptera

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martin klimek; klimek; klimekphoto; photography; martinklimek.com; klimekphoto.com; animal; insect; mayfly; micro; wings; bugWith a life span of just a few hours this mayfly expired on my doorstep.  Too strange and beautiful to ignore I took a post-mortem portrait.

May 7, 2010  | 1:52pm | 1:56pm | 2:03pm

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two ramps

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I’ve driven these roads more times than I can count.

2010 | 2004

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chef-in-training

martin klimek; klimek; klimekphoto; photography; martinklimek.com; klimekphoto.com; culinary institute; food; chef; class; study; computer; mac; laptopA student at the Culinary Institute of America takes notes during a break from class.

St. Helena, CA | 3.30.10 | 11:35 am

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