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bryan farley
Bay Area - California
photographer, educator and father
Interests: making the invisible visible
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Earlier this month I photographed a wedding in Berkeley, California at the Hillside Club. It was a circus wedding. The ones I am including in this post have not been edited much. Circus weddings are not common, so I am... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at More Than Kids
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I have a newer photography blog at Bryan Farley Photography dot com for most of my photography blog posts. I started this blog in January of 2009 to share thoughts about photography education. I continue to use it for notes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at More Than Kids
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The next installment of "Notes on a blog." This post is to my article titled Make Epilepsy Great Again. For Father's Day this year, my daughter gave me the book, From Heartbreak to Wholeness "The Hero's Journey to Joy" by... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2018 at More Than Kids
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Today is National Coming Out Day. Last month, Oakland celebrated Oakland Pride with a parade and festival. I photographed the Oakland Pride parade again and posted photo gallery on my website. There were many other photos that I did not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at More Than Kids
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The Epilepsy Photographer domain directs to a collection of photo galleries for epilepsy related events. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at More Than Kids
Ten years ago today, I finished my final MA thesis and research paper. If I were to give it a simple title, I would have probably called it, "The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same." I based... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2018 at More Than Kids
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Melrose Leadership Academy first graduate class Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at More Than Kids
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On my other blog, I started with Emmeline Goulding Pankhurst's quote about broken window panes. Pankhurst seems like a historical figure that I should know better. I love history; I majored in Women's Studies, yet I don't know much about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2018 at More Than Kids
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About this time each year, I am reminded of the day I photographed Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, and Love & Theft. The concert was held at Shoreline Amphitheatre. On May 29, 2010. I have thought about the concert often the... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at More Than Kids
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One year ago, Skinny Lister finished their show in San Francisco. Their performance started on November 25th, but the band finished after midnight. They played at the Bottom of the Hill with Lincoln Durham and Trapper Schoepp. I saw the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at More Than Kids
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This post serves as my notes to the photography blog post at Bryan Farley Photography for the Craig Pitti Memorial held at San Marin High School on Sunday, November 5, 2017. On the other post, I wrote about "A Season... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at More Than Kids
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Last week my kids started another year of school. Today is the anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. On this day in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr spoke to more than 200,000 people from the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at More Than Kids
When Google celebrated Marshall McLuhan ten days ago, I considered writing about McLuhan's influence on Donald Trump. Today, Donald Trump gave his first Medal of Honor to Private James McCloughan. McCloughan and McLuhan spell their names differently, but pronounce their... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at More Than Kids
I started writing this post two years after Donald Trump announced his candidacy for Presidency. It seems like Trump has been running for President forever. Once inaugurated, he established his reelection committee. He is still campaigning. It's the new normal.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at More Than Kids
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This is part of my continuing "notes on a blog" feature. This post references Four Capoeira Festivals at Bryan Farley Photography. My son turned 11 a few days before the recent capoeira festival. He received his first adult belt. Capoeira... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at More Than Kids
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On Purple Day this year, I attended the First Annual Seize the Moment 5k Run/Walk in Sacramento. It was a color run with a separate race. I published a photo blog on my other site. My kids went with me.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at More Than Kids
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When I was preparing the post on the photography blog, I was signing the Credence Clearwater Revival song, "Who'll Stop The Rain." CCR is an East Bay band and the song is thematically appropriate. I did not find a way... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at More Than Kids
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This post accompanies my photography blog post at Bryan Farley Photography titled "Pop Television and Epilepsy Heroes." These images did not make the final photography gallery for the 2016 Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California Candlelight Gala. I finished the other... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at More Than Kids
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If my father were still alive, he would have celebrated his 76th birthday today. I spent the morning with both children; I spent the evening with my son. We watched baseball and ate hot dogs. My son ate ice cream.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at More Than Kids
Published on Labor Day, 2016. These are additional notes to my blog post at Bryan Farley Photography about my association with Brooks Institute. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at More Than Kids
These notes are from a post on my photography blog at Bryan Farley Photography. Into the Heart of Integrated Learning Ashanti Branch, one of the first day plenary speakers, shared an exercise with the large audience about masks. Audience members... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at More Than Kids
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Last night I drove to the Concord Pavilion for a concert. I almost didn't go (because I almost forgot that I had tickets). Once I remembered that I had tickets, I almost didn't make the 45 minute trip from Oakland... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2016 at More Than Kids
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I wanted my Out of the Darkness blog post to be perfect. (It's over on my other blog.) I wanted to include Robin Williams' references and links to my Brad Paisley's posts. I would hide a lucky horseshoe image with... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at More Than Kids
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Four years ago today, I photographed the 12th Annual All Oakland Youth Talent Showcase on Saturday May 19, 2012 The event's theme was “Taking Back Oakland: The Heart of Resistance.” The young people chose the theme as a way to... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at More Than Kids
I did not think I would become a Trump fan, but it has happened. This does not mean that I will vote for him, but I appreciate him the way I would if John Stewart and Sacha Baron Cohen created... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2016 at More Than Kids