How to get a divorce: Year in photos 2009 plus Halloween pix 2015

How to get a divorce with photography and music!  Year in photos 2009 plus Halloween.

I found this amazing video on my son’s Facebook page. This video represents my last year in Boca and then  moving here to Jensen Beach in the Treasure Coast. All these amazing faces somehow because a part of what I called “My other life.”  My other life became my life. An amazing life.

The Music at the beginning is by a Band called “After the Fall.”  The second and third are sung by my friend “Big Vince and the Phat Cats.” I met these guys during this time and their friendship and music became a large part of my award winning documentary “The Garbage of Jupiter Beach.”

At the time i really had no idea I would be putting together a photo essay on all the thing I practice. Manifesting. Gratefulness.

Joy. Things I love. Music. Photography.

Starts off with John Carey at the Old Back Room in Boca Raton. A trip to Colorado to see my Mom who was alive at the time. A trip to Miami with Jody and Tommy for dinner with Bill Aucoin. The stories I heard were incredible. He died shortly after that so I’m glad I got to meet him.

Meeting our friend TC Ridge with Jody who was putting together his band “South of Georgia.
My Mac and Casey. Now gone. Daniel  East drumming for Iki IKo and one of my favorite “drum faces” Ren Fest in Boca. The first one I ever went to and I just loved taking photos there. My first Rock and Pop Masters. The Reel Women’s FIlm Fest with MaryAnn and her niece, being honored at WPBT 2 in Miami. At the time I was creating little video stories. (I guess I still am creating little video stories but this time I was honored for doing so.)

A trip to St Pete and getting to see Julie Black and go to a drum circle. A trip to Melbourne and meeting the War Dog People. Then a trip to Weston with Larry and Tom. The Delray Beach Film Fest was such a blast that year. Yes that’s Gianmarco.
A photo shoot at a vet’s office and that’s how I met “The Faders” who were just beginning to put “The Phat Cats” together.  Carissa came to town and then a  life changing trip to Guatemala. Photo shoot with my drum teacher famed Joey Zeytoonian and his fabulous wife Miriam and her dances and students. Trying to find my groove.  MAMM shoot in Miami with Victor Hugo Vaca and Rodrigo Millar Feliú. Shooting my friends up in Jupiter at various local Jams that were put together by Gary Frost. Albert Castiglia.  (need I say more) Creating my own award winning documentary “The Garbage of Jupiter Beach.” Meeting one of my good friends Tiki Steve. Then going to DC to shoot at NIH (My second time at the mother ship).
My first halloween in Jensen Beach with Penny at Crawdaddys. My first Pineapple festival which is the weekend of my birthday. Meeting Stephen and Michelle and Geoff. Discovering the The Nouveaux Honkies. Wow what a year.

That folks is what you do when your going through a divorce.

Here are a few fun Halloween photos from this year.

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My Halloween costume. Obnoxious Witch.

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My kids. Adam, April and Ethan.

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For Earth Day Pick up the Garbage!

#earthday2015

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Here’s my award winning short film about an amazing group of people who pick up the garbage in exchange for keeping the dogs on the beach.

Featuring the great music of Big Vince and the Phat Cats.

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What weighs 20,000 pounds and takes nearly 4,000 people to move it? The Garbage on Jupiter Beach.
 15 years ago a local resident Anita Lankler made a deal with the City of Jupiter. You let our dogs on the beach and we’ll pick up the garbage. This little group grew into a membership of 4,000 plus and became the “Friends of Jupiter Beach.” 
Once a month hundreds of people, 6 to 86, from fifteen zip codes surrounding Palm Beach County, converge onto Jupiter Beach… to pick up the garbage.

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Stylin music provided by Big Vince and the Phat Cats.
Archival footage provided by Joanna Aiken
produced, shot, written and edited by Cyndi Lenz

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my directors chair- a gift from the friends of jupiter beach

Photography Tina Valant and Cyndi Lenz
Fine Editing and Art and audio mix : Adam Lenz

co won “Best Green Short” at the Delray Beach Film Festival 2010
first place standing in the short documentary category at Moondance Film Festival in Boulder Colorado.

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We we the winners of the Calypso award at Moondance!

• MOONDANCE CALYPSO AWARD: This award is to encourage a spirit of enterprise in saving the environment, habitats and wildlife by creative individuals from around the world. The award is presented to the person who expands knowledge of our world, seeks to improve our quality of all life on the planet, and contributes to the betterment of humankind.

Best Eco Documentary Mountain Fest
Best Documentary Palm Beach International Film Festival Local Voices
international premiere at Eco-Fest in Malaysia

(One day i’ll figure out how to add to my IMBD page

for more info contact cyndi at clenz@mac.com

In honor of Mother Earth if you can’t get to an event don’t despair. Grab a bag and head to to your closet park or beach and fill that bag up with garbage. Imagine if the entire Martin County did this. The entire 148 thousand of us (or so). Imagine if all of Florida did this. Imagine if the whole US did this. Imagine if the whole world did this.

Lets do it!

Happy earth day mother earth