Neil Hollander – Baba photos

Neil Hollander este fotograf american din Davis, California.

In tinerete a lucrat politist, iar ulterior profesor la o scoala din Davis, unde  preda fotografia. Impreuna cu elevii sai au facut o serie de ptoiecte fotografice.

In urma unei corespondente pe e-mail inceputa in 2004, Neil Hollander mi-a trimis recent, prin posta, o serie de fotografii din arhiva personala. Sunt acele fotografii alb – negru si color, pe spatele carora este scris cu pixul cate o explicatie si pe care le aratam doar in familie, pentru a comemora amintiri dragi.

Am fost impresionat de faptul ca  intr-o lume in care “socializam” pe Internet, de multe ori fara sa ne aratam adevarata identitate, totusi sunt oameni care sunt dispusi sa impartaseasca  aspecte din viata personala si profesionala.












Iata cateva fragmente de corespondenta:

from Lucian Muntean [email protected]
to “[email protected]” <[email protected]>
dateTue, Jun 21, 2011 at 8:20 AM
subjectRe: news

Dear Neil,

I invite you to publish a photo gallery from your portfolio and an article on our art magazine
If you are interested please send me 12 – 20 images  at small size (600×400 pix) and a text.

from [email protected] [email protected]
to [email protected]

dateTue, Jun 21, 2011 at 8:46 AM
subjectRe: news

L: Thanks for the invite.  I’ll have to learn how to do this on my computer, I’m a Luddite as far as computers go.  I do have a web page which you may find funny.
It’s listed as:
It appears that I’ll have plenty of time to learn new tricks.  I’m on track for a medical retirement.  Or get up, get coffee, review schedule for next nap, followed by take pills.
On the positive side, I’m cleaning my office.
Send me your snail mail address and I’ll send  you some relics.
Be well, congratulations on your new home and most importantly, confusion to your adversaries.
Neil / aka:  babaphoto

from [email protected] [email protected]
to [email protected]
dateThu, Jun 16, 2011 at 9:52 AM
subjectre: news

Email is just fine.  I’m a box of rocks concerning how to use face book.
As for me/us, I don’t know where to start.  I’m what is known as a “disgruntled employee and a misrable excuse for a human being”.  I have received several awards and been elected as a delegate to the national teachers convention (twice).
I managed to stupidly break my foot while a busy street while pushing child in wheel chair.  The children were most impresed with the extent of my bad-word vocabulary. It still F*&^&&g hurts.  I went to the doctor appointed by the school.  He said I really broke it its not a fake.  Had surgry and now I’m “borg” with metal plate holding foot together. Spent better part of the year in a wheel chair (btw-wheel chairs SUCK!
As per regulatons I was transferred to a less risky position where I would be safe from another injury. ha ha ho ho.  I’ve been teaching for 20+ years at the most notorious school in the district.  I was reassigned as “detention master”  uber-professor for the unwashed.  They loved me, offered me a special invented position too.  But, G-d kept my hand in my pocket,  Which was good because that principal was forced out.  It was the low standing on the national test.
By the end of the year I was assigned to 3 high schools, one class four conduct.  Some of my cherubs see the party as thier fist
His replacement was/is known as “der unter nazi.”  I haven’t said a word to that putz in almost 10 years.  I think one could say I hold a grudge.  I know he does.
This year I was initially assigned to a small one room school, school with high energy students.  In fact we made the front page of the big newspaper saying our campus was the roughist.  We had more police calls in one year than all the other compined awere ignored.    We have a lot of ex cops, soldiers,
My posting was expanded increments.  Every day (nearly), some bodies lost chiild in the class an d put on a happyface.

As for health issues, considering the alternative, getting old isn’t such a bad deal after all.

Years and years ago I was a cop.  Now I watch t.v. cop shows and laugh.    I suppose I’ll be doing the same thing about school teacher t.v. shows.
Be well my friend, take care, Blessings
Neil H.  aka: El Maestro Baba.

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