David Rapoport: a.k.a. RAPORTSKY:

I put my identity and soul into my work.

Is it: non-Photography, non-Video, non-Art, non-Music?

1) A photograph has a speck of truth in it. An artwork has more.

2) The best kind of art is chance / mistake.

3) Art is more truthful than photography: art exhibits intention.

4) Is a photograph 99 percent fantasy?

5) Photography is the limitation, but it is also the possibility.

6) The best kind of knowledge: is that which contradicts itself: because it is active and dynamic. This is also true about artistic expression.

JGD. ---dr.


10:15. Untitled (A Color Field Interpretation of a Metaphysical Portrait (Part 1)): Version 2 (4k version is also available).

The perception: and relating to human subjects, as light.

It can also be about some kind of mental perception, lightness, sensibility, or energy in motion. I believe that photography sees differently than we do, and this is the fascination of it for me. We begin to notice a difference: in the camera eye, and how we would visualize the subject, if we were actually there. This reality shift is the METAPHYSICS: contained in these portraits.

Original (finished) artworks: on paper: each one is 8x10, 20.25x16.25, or 20.25x30.25 inches in size.

Special thanks to GuruDev (JGD), Robert, Peter H., Peter, Arne, Silvio, Elinor, Julie, Paul, NYU, SVA, and Art Students League.

© 2015 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Metaphysical Portraits: Print Gallery:

(When I Look) i_Consume: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

05:34. (When I Look) i_Consume:

Please take these pictures for their face value: or for what they are worth:

1) What people consume (we all must do this).
2) Photographs of people who are selling, consuming (or in the act of consumption).
3) The story of shopping in the urban center: New York City (and consuming all of the treasures).
4) Odd, conventional, fantastic (and bigger than life).
5) What is sold everywhere (or in your favorite store).
6) What I am consuming: the pictures of people who are consuming.
7) This is a documentary series: the photos were taken out in the field.
8) These photos were made in New York City (2003-2008).
9) i_Consume was one of my Grad School projects (MFA - SVA).

Thanks to: GuruDev (JGD), Robert, Charles, Elinor, Paul, Bruce, Shelly, Jacqueline, NYU, and SVA.

© 2008 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

NEW YORK as THEME PARK: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.


02:57. This is New York, the way you always wanted it to be. This series happened as a result of some unexpected, dissipation of energy, on paper.

It started as 35mm still film images.

The beginning stages were embellished, with art materials. Somehow, I envisioned what the results would be before the works were completed, specifically: while I was in the process of constructing them.

This interpretation of the urban landscape was created to make others feel more alive, using my personal mind associations of my feelings about the place.

Original (finished) artworks: on paper: each one is 20.25x16.25 inches in size.

Special thanks to GuruDev, Robert, Peter H., Peter, Arne, Silvio, Elinor, Julie, SVA, and Art Students League.

© 2015 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

New York as Theme Park: Print Gallery:

David Rapoport: TRIPLE ALBUM: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

David Rapoport: TRIPLE ALBUM:

02:17:00. 18 new versions of (my original) old songs, that I rediscovered while listening a portable HD audio player: in the exact order that they played at that time.

Trailer: Excerpts from:

Part (Side) 01: 01- In that Magic: (Special thanks to Vado Diomande for his sampled drum sounds), and: Part (Side) 06: 18- Wondering.

It is amazing how the world can effect so many big emotions in me, and totally move me to create.

This collection of songs is about my past. It is also about the gift. It is 100 percent: heart and soul. It is mostly from the subconscious: stream of consciousness. It is about relating in all possible ways.

Late at night, I played my LPs on my stereo, while watching TV, with no sound. The horizontal and vertical hold was set to distort the picture. We would listen, listen, watch, and watch.

The songs, and visuals that I create evolve, and they are ever-changing. This is the nature of the art. There are six parts to this recording. Each part represents an album side. Six album sides make up a triple record set.

I hope that you enjoy David Rapoport: TRIPLE ALBUM: JGD.


Song List:

Part (Side) 01: 01- In that Magic (12:16): (Special thanks to Vado Diomande for his sampled drum sounds). 02- Amazing Grace (03:24)

Part (Side) 02: 03- West Village Song (27:01)

Part (Side) 03: 04- Electric Chorale (You are the One) (05:42) 05- Self (10:00) - (Special thanks to Toru Hoshino and Osamu Fukuzaki for sampled sounds). 06- Song for SHIVA (Short Version) (03:45) 07- A Prayer (05:16)

Part (Side) 04: 08- Anne (04:09) 09- Hare Narayana Hare (Multi-track Version) 10- Hare Narayana Hare (Solo/Duet Version) (Special thanks to Deena Granowetter for playing cello on this track) (05:00) 11- Jazz Song (15:20)

Part (Side) 05: 12- Just Fooling Around (02:54) 13- Bakery Song (05:06) 14- People (08:06) 15- Please Forgive Me (Set You Free) (12:06)

Part (Side) 06: 16- Sophie (04:15) 17- This Little Light of Mine (05:15) 18- Wondering (03:35)

Special thanks to: GuruDev (for His great wisdom, spirituality, and inspiration - JGD), Shelly, Robert, Charles, R. M. Fund, Laraaji, Herman, J. Uttal, Bob, Aram, Fred, Manish, John, Bobby, and George.

2016 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

WHAT I AM: from David Rapoport on Vimeo.

15:38. WHAT I AM: It might have been about spirituality, but it was also about making a living.

WHAT I AM: is good luck. It has had positive effects on people: I cannot explain this phenomenon. Perhaps it is about being thankful for what one has, and for making the most out of life, whenever possible. How can people achieve a decent living in a world that was or is not particularly friendly to them? Is there a secret This is how my grandparents lived. Most of the action takes place in Europe, USA, and the Middle East.

WHAT I AM: is an experimental film, created with: 1) my grandparent's 8mm (standard) home movies, captured to digital video (640x480 pixels), from the 1950's and 60's, 2) photos from the past: 1920's to the 70's, 3) authentic, live, sound recordings, from the 1970's, and 4) musical performances (recordings) by David Rapoport, from the 1990's to around 2010.

WHAT I AM: won the Award of Merit, at the Hollywood Film Festival, Los Angeles, California, USA, 2012.

Special thanks to GuruDev (JGD), R. M. Fund, R. N. Citron, E. Bowes, R. Frank, C. Traub, E. Carucci, Ima, Aba, Mom Dad, Dan, Kalia, and my family.

© 2012 by David Rapoport. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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