We saw a lot of interesting exhibits at the Coconut Grove Arts Festival on Saturday afternoon, but the one that interested us the most was a photographer who takes “Kite Aerial Photography.”
Eliot, my friend Brian Hauserman, and I were amazed by the ingenuity of Evan Reinheimer of Patchogue, Long Island.
Evan, an award-winning photographer, flies kites which hold his cameras so he can snap aerial photos all over the globe. It’s a great technique to show new photographic angles.
I asked Evan why he doesn’t use drones. He said kites are much more flexible and he is totally committed to the art form. Kites allow him to fly close to his subjects without danger. He knows exactly what type of kite he needs depending on the winds of the day.
His website explains, “ Evan uses a variety of high end advanced compact cameras. The camera sits in a rig that is suspended from the kite line. The camera sends a live video feed to Evan on the ground and the rig has an electronic servo that allows him to compose the photograph.”
Evan certainly has an interesting life and certainly provides us with a new view.
The girl friend (l), Bezos, and the wife.
One would think that a guy as smart as Jeff Bezos would know never to text a photo of his private parts over the Internet. You would hope that the world’s richest guy would have some common sense. He knows exactly how the Internet works. He probably would have been the first to tell you that the chances of someone getting their hands on your provocative photos on the Internet is pretty much a guarantee.
So why didn’t that stop Romeo? Like a lot of very successful men and women, he thought he could get away with it. He let himself believe that Lauren Sanchez was really interested in what he had between his legs. As Bill Maher pointed out last Friday night, “the only thing between Bezos’ legs that Sanchez was interested in was his wallet.” Hahaha.
Bezos thinks he is once again the powerful one because he is going after David Pecker of American Media, for extortion and blackmail. He said that “Pecker’s organization threatened to publish intimate photos of him and Lauren Sánchez if he did not stop his investigation into how his text messages and other photos had been leaked to the National Enquirer.”
Is Bezos that naïve that it never occurred to him that his girlfriend could share those photos with others? Again, this is a self-made man, the richest person in the world. One would think he would make better choices. I really don’t care what Bezos does in his private life, but I am offended that he would take such a public risk.
He is married for 25 years to the woman who helped him build his empire. He is the father of four. I just can’t respect him the way I did. I wanted him to be the ultimate entrepreneurial idol. Now he is just a reminder of the lower standards Americans have become accustomed to.
Bill Maher explains why the photos of Bezos below the belt are real.