Author: tomlibertiny

Aspens Vail, Colorado Photography | Tom Libertiny

Aspen Trees | Life

Aspen trees are beautiful. But there’s much more happening underground with them that leads to their remarkable life. One of the unusual things about Aspen trees is that the “tree” part that we view is actually equivalent to an air root.  Simply put, the actual tree lives underground and what we normally think of as a…

Null Paradox

Null Paradox | Finding Grace

We’re doing preliminary work in preparation for the 2018 Null Paradox tour, our interactive rock opera.  Set in the world of Steampunk, our show is about two blood sisters, Gertrude and Grace, and their struggle to decide between pursuing their destiny or the love of their life. During our show, our audience becomes the show…

Gothic Girl Art Magazine

New Gardening Magazine

Following our 4,500 mile road trip from Detroit to Mukuntuweap National Monument in Utah, Susan and I had decided:  it was time to combine our love for gardens, art, and travel into a new magazine. Our conversation had started during the shoot for the 2017 October issue of Gothic Girl Art Magazine, which is set in Susan’s…

Steampunk Art Magazine

H.R. Giger | Steampunk Art Magazine

Back in 2015 I launched a magazine with some friends to look at the genre of Steampunk from an avant garde perspective–particularly from the unorthodox niche encompassed in the phrase avant garde. And then I did nothing with what became Steampunk Art Magazine for two years.  During that time, all my efforts in the Steampunk…

Lake Leelanau Photography by Tom Libertiny

Quiet

Fire your bombs, blast them into the hot night Death’s a brief transition, gruesome he’d say; Dissolve your fears, in the misty dawn’s light   Long years he schemed, a learned man sans delight Before living for two taught him the way Fire your bombs, blast them into the hot night Noble beginnings, his story…

Projecting | Youself

One of the interesting things about writing a book or music and then making the work available to everyone is the reader’s or listener’s feedback. One of my professor’s hated when we used the word “interesting” in a discussion because it didn’t tell him much about our viewpoint, which is what he was looking for…

Now

“Think of what you’d tell a friend you hadn’t seen in a year.”  I had the opportunity to meet Derek Sivers, the author of this quote, after he had founded CDBaby.com.  It’s been years since he sold CDBaby and its been fun to learn about him and occasionally communicate with him as he reinvents himself,…

Entrepreneur Financing | Joan Jett

Joan Jett is my hero.  Yes, there’s her music, live performances, and wonderful attitude.  But the main reason why I love her is that she’s self-made.  After an enormous amount of rejections from just about everyone in the music industry, she simply rolled up her sleeves, formed her own music label, and did it all…