What Surprises The Dalai Lama Most About Humanity?
The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered ‘Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.’
Henry Flores Self-Portraits Using My Plastic Camera, a Holga 120N
Playing with My Plastic Camera is so much fun. It’s like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. Until you process the film that is. I have tried using a Diana lens and mounted it onto my Digital SLR with a Lomography to DSLR adapter, but it is not the same as using film and it is not the same as using a Holga 120N.
@JennySavage and @HenryFlores Perform At The #HollywoodBowl
On October 2000, close to the Halloween Holiday, Jenny Savage and myself, Henry Flores, had a date at the Hollywood Bowl. After winning a dance competition, Jenny and I had the opportunity to dance our asses off to Poncho Sanchez to a 10,000 audience in attendance. I was working as an engineer for Raytheon Systems at the time and I was having the time of my life. This is what the Raytheon Systems company wide paper had to say…
Performing at the Hollywood Bowl
By Lisa Tait
Henry A. Flores may hold a degree in Electrical Engineering, but SALSA is his passion. No, not the kind you eat, what Henry loves to do is dance, dance, dance! Henry has been dancing most of his life professionally for the last seven years.
On July 29th, Henry and his professional competition dance partner, Jenny Savage, participated in and won a Salsa dance competition at the Sherman Oaks Fashion Square. Their prize was the opportunity to perform in the Jazz Festival on August 2nd, at the Hollywood Bowl in front of 10,000 people!
The pair were introduced to the crowd by Son Mayor, one of LA’s hottest bands, as “professional dancers about to show the audience at the bowl what REAL dancing was.” They took the stage and danced a totally improvisational performance to the music of their presenters. Besides the thrill of dancing at the Bowl, Henry also had the opportunity to meet Poncho Sanchez, a world famous conga player, who happily autographed Henry’s vest. Also on hand to give his congratulations to the two dancers was basketball legend Kareem Abdul Jabar.
Henry has participated in numerous other dance competitions, but never before in front of 10,000 people. “Dancing at the Bowl was a thrilling experience” said Henry. “I like to perform and I like to dance.”
Henry owns his own dance company and studio called Latin Intrigue Rhythm and Dance. He credits his parents for inspiring him to become a dancer. “When I dance I feel complete. I think of the time when I first saw my parents dancing together…the way they moved…they are the source of where my dancing comes from.”
Henry and Jenny are currently semi-finalists in the Conga Room competition and will be competing again on November 2nd. If they win, they will once again perform at the Hollywood Bowl, this time as finalists in a dance competition that is part of the Latin Jazz Festival. The winners will receive not only the $3,500 cash prize, but also the prestige of performing at the Hollywood Bowl and the recognition of their colleagues and thousands of Salsa fans.
When he’s not dancing, you can find Henry participating in the Engineering Rotation Program. He has already completed one year of rotation, working with John Franklin in the Test department, and David Madajian in IC Design, and is currently in the Electronics Design group with Greg Hartley. Congratulations Henry!
Back In The Days, Lan Doan, Rama Jay and Henry Flores, On A Motorcycle Ride
It feels as if it was like yesterday that Lan Doan, Rama Jay, and myself embarked on a most excellent adventure. It was fun, we were young, and we were young. The time flies… Now I am a father. Wow! I just checked the date of that photo and it was taken in 2006. WOW!!!
A while back, I had the pleasure of taking pictures of Esti Ashkenazi. She is a brilliant model and friend. I have not taken a serious photo is a few months and I need to get back to work. So, here it is… I need to get back into the swing of things and hence, my search needs to begin once again.
I am looking to engage experienced and amateur female models who are interested in posing in Fashion, Glamour, Boudoir and Fine Art type photos for me. The idea is to potentially include some of the photos on my Alluring Desires Book(http://www.henryflores.com/category/alluring-desires/).
I am looking for potential models located in the Los Angeles, California and all surrounding areas. You must be at least 18 years of age and be able to provide a state issued ID at the time of the photo shoot.
Payment will be one dollar plus a CD/DVD with all images to use for your portfolio with a model release signature.
Champion Bucking Horse Rider, Dylan Kane Flores, Rides Stallion Horse
Taking photos of my amazing son is such a joy. He is the cutest thing. Every day he amazes me by doing the little things, such as making a new sound, blowing bubbles, holding his head up, supporting his own weight, and even his smile. I am certain that my hard drives are going to be filling up super fast. He is my muse and my love.
Piranha was commissioned by Silverstein Properties to create a short film depicting the completion of The New World Trade Center site. Piranha wrote, produced, art directed, filmed, and finished all vfx for this inspiring piece marking the 10th year anniversary of 9/11.