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The Sound of My Life by JaimeIbarra The Sound of My Life by JaimeIbarra
If you've been reading my journal entries, you know the story surrounding this guitar. I went through a LOT to buy this guitar. Like my camera, it is one of the (very) few material possessions I treasure.

I believe a picture can say a thousand words, but to me, music speaks untold millions.

Truth-be-told, I consider myself to be a much better musician, than a photographer. My life as a photographer is only about 5-6 years old...but my life with music goes back as far as I can remember. It will always be my best friend.

On the subject of not being able to express things with mere words: I want to extend my profound (and speechless) heartfelt thanks to the altruistic soul from New Zealand who rescued my guitar from the pawnshop, and put it back in my hands. Thank you so much, brother :)

:iconcatchme-22: « The man, himself...

I am in the final stages of completing the new CD...over 8 years in the making, but I feel it has been well worth the effort. I'll announce more as events unfold this year :)

You can listen to a demo-reel of samples from the new CD project, here: soundcloud.com/ibarramusic/vir…

:peace:

Tutorial videos of my post-production and Photoshop techniques are available now at: www.ibarraphoto.com

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:iconrmdr:
rmdr Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You play flamenco?
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katerinapolak Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
really beautiful :+favlove:
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StarLady Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
well nice picture... you are cute ;)
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blodstopfe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
very nice ID pic.
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:iconmesolimbia:
Mesolimbia Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're beautiful, I love this. : )
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lookatmewithlove Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
handsome :D
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sumarlegur Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You look like Randy Blythe.
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Maggie-Marie Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
would I be able to listen to one of your songs? the link I clicked on doesnt work, takes me to myspace and says you have deleted the page
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JaimeIbarra Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Sorry...I forgot to update that! You can listen to samples from the new CD (in-progress) here: [link]

Thanks!
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Erendil94 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
I love this --> "I believe a picture can say a thousand words, but to me, music speaks untold millions."
And that photo! :D
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Lanceare Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great story man. I, too am a musician who has a couple of guitars that mean a great deal to me. Perhaps I should follow your lead and post photos (though I don't have your skill as a photographer). One of my guitars - a '67 Gibson J-50 - I inherited from my grandfather.

I hope you make it back to Austin. I'm in Houston now but I lived in Austin for four years. It's a wonderful place to live.
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nightdimness Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Featured [link] :)
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Vitamincory Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
very nice I completely understand you with the love for your guitar i've been playing for 8 years now and now i want a saxophone, what kind of guitar is that in photo by the way?
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JaimeIbarra Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
It's a hand-made Flamenco from an independent luthier in Madrid, Spain...it's my baby :)
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Vitamincory Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
wow, mine is an alhambra, wich is also spanish and assembled manualy, not so custom as yours but still, i understand the difference between an ordinary acoustic and a spanish flamenco guitar. Once you play one you never want to change it!
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JaimeIbarra Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional Photographer
El flamenco es la única música que toco
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maddi96 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
your guitar looks a little like my old one. but she was burring and my guitar-teacher said, no one could arrange her.

and an really amazing shot!!
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aWacko Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Wow, nice xD
Really expressive ^^
And a beautiful photo, I really like the perspective ^^
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escaped-emotions Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hey there, just wanted to let you know I adore this photograph and have included it in my latest news article Calling The Boys, Boys, Boys - Male Portraiture! :heart:

I hope you like it and don't mind my including you in this. :tighthug:
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Lukreszja Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured :heart: : [link]
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:icon99thbone:
99thbone Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
the tones forever strike a chord within the imagination -- later days
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:iconbybunny:
bybunny Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
I have featured your work here [link] I hope you don't mind. Thank you for sharing your art here, and have a beautiful weekend..
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A-Blind-Vision Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful music, performed by a beautiful man.
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:iconleventis:
leventis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010   Photographer
Sometime back I listen to your pieces from myspace. I loved it. Good job man. Keep you spirit up.
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dani63 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Great portrait :)
I'm happy you got your guitar back.
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:iconmwc072:
mwc072 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
You look so great~!!!
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xXDistantDreamerXx Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, I love this shot. (:

I lovelovelove your music, too. I can't stop listening to it! :heart:
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exoticfirefly Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
I'd rather your talents stay in Oregon. I love flamenco guitar so I want all of it to stay here.
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PoorLGirl Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Te agregué a mi colección "Lovers" porque amerita la imagen, vos y tu guitarra parecen amantes.
La música es el canal más directo a mi corazón :)
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xxPersillyxx Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
good shot I think :D
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dioxity Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Its not often that i come across a photograph of a man and his guitar that bleeds integrity. Bravo : )
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DanezRod Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
It is cool that you got your guitar back. I know what you mean when you say your baby, I own one my self, although I do not play much anymore. I've heard you play before...You are really good.
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farzadonline Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
good luck with music too jaime! i'm guitarist as well and recently had my fourth record released, it's fully acoustic and influenced by middle eastern music.. check it out here: [link]
peace..
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:iconmindforge:
Mindforge Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome to see that you will get to keep your baby.
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cowgirlup3201 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Student
I looooove the lighting and feel of this picture!! =]
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Blue-Braeburn Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
If you say that you play your guitar, better than you take photographs...my, my, what an experience it may be to hear you strum away...btw, the way you are strumming, looks like a Spanish style of playing it...my favorite ^^ good luck with your endeavors and thanks for sharing them with us, because even though you have no idea...your photography colors my world =)
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little-bug Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Man, your music is incredibly beautiful! It's so good you have your guitare back =)
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LILY-m Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful light ... I like this photo :)
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:iconraindars:
Raindars Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
my capo its just like yours xD
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:iconjaimeibarra:
JaimeIbarra Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Well...it IS only the most awesome capo ever made, ever ever.

:)
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:iconraindars:
Raindars Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
i know i know i know that! hey i've seen that sometimes you put titles in spanish... can you really speak the language...? is that it's my first language
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JennyGodin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
you got your guitar back!!! YAY!!!! Im so happy for you!!! That is so great!! thank you to the kind soul that rescued it. XD so so happy for you!! <3
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JaimeIbarra Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
:)

<3

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Bassemrr Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
I want your capo, man.
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:iconesdee:
esdee Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Believe me, I know what kind of love and passion you have for your guitar because I feel exactly the same. Keep on playing because I love those tracks on myspace. Great shot too.
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GoemonPL Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
She's wonderful. I guess i'll get the cd if it will be available for european audiences. My dad loves flamenco music above all and since I already heard how beautiful you play it would surely make him happy.
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nikongriffin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
The only thing I can think of that compares to taking your guitar to a pawn shop would taking an ailing pet to be put down. What a horrible decision to have to make, but imagine getting your pet back. That's good karma.
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djinn-world Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
awesome picture! a beautiful mix of photography and music!
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philneff Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hm. I always imagined the sound of your life to me more like, "Weeooohweeooohglarpglarpglarpsnargdinkadinkadinkasqueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekyekyekyboingzooprrrrrrrrmrmrmplop."

I learned something today. :w00t!:

Seriously though, good luck. You know I'm behind you. (Which, come to think of it, should make you very nervous.)

:)
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