Shine On!

Black And White Photography, Emilio, Photography

“Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun. ” ~ John Lennon

I’m sorry but you won’t find me on wordpress if you have a desire to see more of my work. I am on Facebook, though. And Flickr. Please visit me there and say hello. Emilio Pasquale Photography. Even though my name is not Emilio. Nor Pasquale. OK, so a bit of history…

When Monochromia first started, mine was the very first post. When I thanked Joe for the honor, he admitted that he had pulled my name out of a hat. Nice guy, that Joe. He couldn’t even lie? But I still feel honored.

Then, one day I admitted that I was not a thirty-something photographer, as my caricature logo and writings had lead everyone to believe. I am a child of the 60’s, now retired. I had chosen the name in honor of my grandfather, Emilio, and my uncle, Pasquale, who had passed through Ellis Island with my grandmother on their way to Brooklyn in the early 1900’s. My father was born here in 1923.

I picked up my first camera when I was 18. My dad built me a b&w darkroom in our garage in North Hollywood California back then. Straight out of college, I got a job working as an apprentice motion picture editor. I retired in 1999 and became a Realtor in Las Vegas in 2004. I am now fully retired and loving every minute of it!

So, please come visit me on Facebook or Flickr. I also sell artwork at Fine Art America and am working on getting a portfolio together. For my third career, hopefully.

Paul Douglas

Las Vegas NV

April 19, 2018

25 thoughts on “Shine On!

    1. Thanks, C.S. I think it’s under Paul Douglas, but try Emilio Pasquale, too. It would be nice to see your work again.


  1. Wonderful story your life, like that of most of us who passed the sixties 🙂 If you do not care, for me you will continue being Emilio.
    A pleasure to say hello, my friend. 🙂


  2. Its a great photo along with your story Paul 🙂 You still have a sense of humor like you’re a thirty something but welcome to the retirement club nonetheless. Awesome work and thanks for “coming out” 😀

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    1. It’s getting more difficult to keep a sense of humor when the world seems to be going to crap! Thank God for people like you and Terry!

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    1. Looking back at it all, now, I should have honored my father instead. But I was a Junior, already named after him. It’s a long story.

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