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josh.reichmann

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I was excited to write about and "review" MASK. This piece https://luminous-landscape.com/mask-chris-rainiers-photography-and-the-living-monuments-of-spirit/ is the first installment on Chris's latest work. For me, The themes and imagery are clearly very important and moving.  Interested if other's feel the same way. Thanks!
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Re: MASK: Chris Rainier’s Photography and the living monuments of spirit
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 04:02:08 am »

Quite interesting project, thanks for sharing. Here in Portugal, in some villages from the North, we also have a strong tradition of masks, during Carnival. They come from Pagan times:

https://www.visitportugal.com/en/NR/exeres/04FD358E-21E1-49C5-994B-61806F5D5CAF

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Re: MASK: Chris Rainier’s Photography and the living monuments of spirit
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 04:53:02 am »

Quite interesting project, thanks for sharing. Here in Portugal, in some villages from the North, we also have a strong tradition of masks, during Carnival. They come from Pagan times:

https://www.visitportugal.com/en/NR/exeres/04FD358E-21E1-49C5-994B-61806F5D5CAF

Regards.

Amazing, thank you,
Incredible how the whole world has these traditions lurking near the surface. 
I’d never see these.

Josh
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Re: MASK: Chris Rainier’s Photography and the living monuments of spirit
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 01:01:00 pm »

Excellent Paulo, and nice entry portal to the "Other World" Josh. Nice path to head along~
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Re: MASK: Chris Rainier’s Photography and the living monuments of spirit
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 04:39:55 pm »

A nice article and wonderful images. Masks have been a fundamental part of human culture forever and are fascinating on a lot of different levels. These images are quite evocative and I think important as well. Both from a documentary standpoint and that they are pleasing and unique images in and of themselves. I really like the treatment of color in them.

As an aside on masks, take a look at the antler headdresses from the Mesolithic at Star Carr in the UK.

http://www.starcarr.com/headdresses.html

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Re: MASK: Chris Rainier’s Photography and the living monuments of spirit
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2019, 12:02:16 pm »

Excellent Paulo, and nice entry portal to the "Other World" Josh. Nice path to head along~

The gradual path !
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Re: MASK: Chris Rainier’s Photography and the living monuments of spirit
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2019, 12:00:21 pm »

Very powerful images. Path? Lam Rim?
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Re: MASK: Chris Rainier’s Photography and the living monuments of spirit
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2019, 03:47:48 pm »

Very powerful images. Path? Lam Rim?

Ha! Yes, and Mahamudra... and some other secret ones ;)
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