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Cinestill 800t Halation

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Oh the Halation!
I love shooting film at night. Cinestill 800t is a really fun film to do this. It’s marked as 800 ASA/ISO film and what I really like about it is the halations. Halations happen because light bounces back into the film and bleeds outward on highlights. (It has something to do with Kodak movie film, ask a dork or checkout cinestill’s website for a better explanation.) The halation creates this halo effect around bright lights and it’s really cool.
Cool & Interesting

What I think makes halations cool and interesting is that when you take a photograph you never really know what you’re getting until you develop the film. The halations adds to that mystery. It adds another element of excitement. Was the exposure right, did I miss focus because I shot in the dark, did I shake the camera… Now I get to also wonder how the halation will look.

Each element changes or improves the look of a photo. Some people shoot photos for the experience of shooting. Other shoot for the final photograph. I enjoy shooting film for both of these.
Wrigley field, Chicago
Cinestill 800t at night
The glow of halation at night

FIlm and Digital

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Film & Digital
iPhone 13 Pro
Kodak Ultramax 400
Homemade French baguette bread.

Double exposure on FIlm

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Some of my favorite double exposure shots
When everything goes right this is what happens - Kodak Portra 160
This one reminds me of a Florida t-shirt - Kodak Ektar 100
Double exposure at night with flash really gives an unreal look. Almost looks faked, but its real because its film - Shot on Cinestill 800t
This is a random one but I love the heavy vignetting - Shot on Kodak Ultramax 400
Underpass by the Design District Miami - Shot on Kodak Portra 800

Neon at night - Biscayne Blvd Miami, Florida

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Portra 800 handheld
I don’t like tripods but love night photography. I wanted to challenge my steady hand and loaded up my Nikon FM2n with Portra 800. I used a wide a 24mm 2.8 lens to help minimize motion blur. I don’t remember the shutter speed I used but it was slow. Maybe 1/30th or 1/15th of a second. Then self developed with CineStill C41.
I've never had a hotdog from Dogma but they get 4 out 5 on Yelp, so maybe next time.
Not sure if it was broken but only part of the neon sign of Gold Dust Motel was on.
Across the street from Dogma.
Film is awesome!
The Vagabond motel sign is cool but I perfer this one on side of the building.
Night Film photos on Biscayne Blvd
In Low Light
When I scanned a few of these I did bump up the exposure just a bit. I was surprised how well they turned out. 
The South Pacific Neon sign is just the coolest!

"Flowers on 37th"

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Alot of Satoshis in one whole Bitcoin

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Just like how one whole $ Dollar is divisible into ¢100 Cent
One whole ฿ Bitcoin is divisible
into    100,000,000 Satoshis
One Dollar is the same as 100 Cent
100 Cent is the same as one Dollar
100,000,000 Satoshis is the same as one Bitcoin
One Satoshi is the same as 0.00000001 of a Bitcoin
If you buy 0.025 Bitcoin it's the same as buying 250,000 Satoshis
Get some Bitcoin sats

Studio Revelation Thoughts

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"Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life." Revelation 2:10
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3 Mambises

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  3 Mambises / mixed media on watercolor paper (2020)

Mixed Media works / Kiki Valdes

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   Holy / mixed media on watercolor paper (2020)
  Holy Spirit / mixed media on watercolor paper (2020)

Vaquero #2

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Vaquero #2 / mixed media on watercolor paper (2021)

Speak No Evil

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Speak No Evil / mixed media on watercolor paper (2021)

Vaquero #1

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   Vaquero #1 / acrylic on watercolor paper (2021)

The Trail

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KIKI VALDES: The Drawing Chronicles (Dec 1st)

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Oliver Sanchez, the director of Swampspace, announced today the art gallery premier exhibition for Miami Art Week 2017.

The Drawing Chronicles
Opening Reception: Friday December 1, 2017 6-10pm
 December 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018

The recent works of Kiki Valdes are a maniacal storm of ink on paper. The drawings are dedicate yet aggressive compositions of comedic abstractions and figurative visions of the artist’s recurring dreams. Mr. Valdes skillfully appropriates art history themes of the ethereal muse, captivating love triangles, social angst and piercing anguish. His ability to convey depth captivates viewers with a unique and powerful sense of emotional engagement. The work leaves us satisfied with our desire for beauty, humor and social relevance.

"The world is at an eclipse of nuclear chaos and personal communication has been replaced by smartphones and dating apps. Love has lost it's old feeling. My drawings is in search of love. The world is crazy and I just want to feel 15, have butterflies and draw comic books. I feel that's why I've engulfed myself back into drawing. For me, is how it all started." - Kiki Valdes
Presented by: 
3940 N. Miami Avenue 33127 
(Miami Design District)

In 1999 Milton Friedman predicted Bitcoin

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In 1999, Milton Friedman predicted internet money aka Bitcoin.
He won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.
He was a advisor to President Ronald Reagan

Miami Art Week: Kiki Valdes at MDPLS / Dec. 3rd

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Lobby Exhibition Space & Upstairs 
Thursday, Dec. 3rd - 7pm - 10pm 
101 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130
(305) 375-2665

Great article at

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New Article Featured on 
My friends over at recently published an indepth story on my process at the studio and my new show that opens this Saturday (Nov 21st) at Miami-Dade Public Library System. Check it out!
Within the secret rooms of the Miami-Dade Public Library, abstract cartoons are warped, expressed, and re imagined in the artist residency lab for local Miami artist, Kiki Valdes. A graduate of New World School of the Arts, a YoungArts Alumni, and a Maryland Institute College of Art graduate from Baltimore, Kiki Valdes’ home is the 305. I was escorted into the grand historic library building through the maze of hallways and rode up secret elevators to find Kiki, in a black t-shirt, dark shorts, and Converse shoes, decorated with colorful paint strokes of labor. Behind him were his masterpieces, from small to large canvases, sprawled out from wall to wall. With about a week until the exhibition on (November 21) and 4 weeks of work already behind him, his pace was remarkable – Kiki Valdes produced an array of figurative abstractionist cartoonic pieces sure to wow any spectator in the library or private art collector. Here is his creative process and his perspective on Miami art. Meet Kiki Valdes, art resident of the Miami-Dade Public Library System.
Third Dream Media: You’re an animal. All the paintings look beyond anything you’ve done. Do you center your work on a certain theme?

Kiki Valdes: I’m trying to work with figurative abstraction and then just really breaking down any type of figure, or cartoon shape, and using it to create something else. My previous work was a little bit more cartoon-based; but that’s because I was just trying to understand the shapes. Now that I understand the shapes better, I’m starting to break them down and they’re just starting to become much more abstract. I feel I am going towards abstraction. My hand is kind of the same.

[I asked to advance through the plastic coverings on the floor to examine the smaller paintings neatly aligned on one side of the floor. There are 3 larger, stretched out canvases surrounding a collection of cartoonist portraits.]

So these are drawings/paintings that I put onto canvas, so I’m going to show about 20 of them. Along with these, [portraits] and then I’m also bringing a little bit of the older work, that I’m going to combine with these – so I’m probably going to end up showing 35 paintings in total.

It’s like a warped childhood. They are an interesting take on animation, color, bold lining, and high contrast. It looks like you are not afraid to create these figures. From this collection, which ones have been the most challenging?

It’s not really one in specific; it’s more about creating that new language, that’s the most challenging part. You’re creating something that is who you are – and then, there is no right or wrong way to do it. It’s kind of what direction you want to go, and trying to decide where you want to be. Obviously, there’s ways for it to be stronger, you’re just not sure how to get there.
"It’s not really one in specific; it’s more about creating that new language, that’s the most challenging part. You’re creating something that is who you are – and then, there is no right or wrong way to do it."
Read the rest of this article over at 

Kiki Valdes presented by MDPLS Permanent Art Collection (Nov. 21st)

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The biggest Bitcoin transaction

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The Largest Bitcoin transaction was
The transaction was a voluntary audit 
by the bitcoin exchange Bitstamp.

DO banks voluntary and publicly
prove their assets?

Thanks to Oscar Fuentes (The Biscayne Poet)

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I have to truly thank Oscar Fuentes aka The Biscayne Poet for making my new exhibit at the Miami-Dade Public Library System possible. He is truly an ambassador of the arts of the truest form. Not only does he make poetry and share it with all walks of life he collaborates with visual artists. I think you all will be pleased with the show on Saturday, Nov. 21st 3pm - 5pm.