Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The Sun is a very large piece of coal that floats in the sky somewhere over Staten Island. It burns brightly night and day but you can't see it at night because it is covered with a large blanket to allow people to sleep.
I had to change the title because it made me thinkof that horrible 80's song by Christopher Cross. GAH.
NOW THIS EXPLANATION IS DOING THE SAME THING! GAH!
This science fact filled post submitted to Photosharks: Fire.
I fell twice today. GAH! IN MY NICE COAT!
The first time was sort of fun because I shouldered a snowbank and was almost buried.
But the second time was on black ice and would have KILLED a lesser man. (If there was one)
This is what the front of my incredible calves look like.
CLICK HERE TO SEE MY ORIGINAL CALF PORN. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO!
Until then, I'm not leaving the house without my walker AGAIN!
(Ok, MAAAYBE I won't need call my friend who works at Otto Bock. Even though he's been TRYING to get me into their products.)
My dear, close, personal friend Laurie Ballesteros was talking about upgrading her camera body from her well used XT to a 50D. Nice jump. But I talked her into getting the KIT and selling me the lens at a great savings. And..SHE DID.
So whyyyy did I want this lens so badly?
Because with any luck, now that she has TOUCHED it (and included some sweet flickr and Texas swag) I can get some of her cooties and take photos nearly as good as hers. I hardly ever tell her how talented I think she is because I like to keep my friends even more humble than myself. I razz her terribly and she takes it very well. (She even has reason to block me forever, but she is fiercely loyal once she befriends you and will even get you a sweet deal on a lens.)
If you want to see what I aspire to go check her out, especially her plastic stuff that makes me so jealous I could just spit.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Gentle Viewer Anonymous writes:
Dear lowly and humble photographic servant. What have you been doing?
So I wrote back that I've been enjoying the winter etc... and immediately get back...
NO, DUMBASS! I MEAN WITH YOUR BLOG! WTF have you been DOING? IT'S FULL OF CRAP!
love, a concerned Gentle Viewer.
OOOOooh. I get it now. Yeah. I haven't been taking much because as much as I've been enjoying the winter, it's not particularly productive photowise and in the past I've had extensive archives to dig through. I still have them, they are just dug through.
I've also been in that Blackhole known as facebook and putting together things on flickr. Above of which is a sample.
Some of my favorite portraits collected into one set.
(also known as 'just pictures of people')
Go see if you are there. If not. WHY NOT?
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Is letters like this:
"Dear lowly and humble photographic servant,
I'm a hot, young, married, stewardess/aerobics instructor looking to have portraits of an intimate nature taken of me as a 1st anniversary gift for my husband who lifts and builds more things before lunch than you could in a lifetime. We've seen your website and would be very comfortable having you take these photos for us because you are clearly GAY.
Call us with your rates.
a hot, young, married, stewardess/aerobics instructor"
Yes, if you are looking for portraits of an intimate nature I am the clearly GAY photographer of your dreams as long as you don't ask me to prove it.
The OTHER nice thing is the people who I wouldn't otherwise meet, which encompasses everyone who doesn't live in my building (Hello, Landlords) or the people who sometimes see me at work.
One of those people is the lovely Heather McCarthy, Director of the American Folk Festival and Understated Comic Genius who presented me with the above book as a gift for taking some portraits of her (Of a Safe For Work variety!). She very diplomatically said she picked it up at an auction because she knows I like vintage things and have a passing interest in photography OR because she is hoping for GOOD pictures next time.
Thank you, Heather! :)
Sincerely, your lowly and humble (Every-Day) photographic servant.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Friday, February 06, 2009
There is always some bastard hiding in the dark.
There is always some bastard microphone looking like it's poking someone in the eye.
There is always some bastard trying to get by you or blocking you.
There is always some bastard massively dark area and massively bright area to throw off the metering.
There is always some bastard syllable distorting a face so that you KNOW they will hate how they look.
There is always some bastard loud music hating photographer whining about something.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
...considering they are mostly WOOD.
And they are small.
Never....and I mean NEVER....EVER...eat 3 at a time.
That's all I'm saying.
You are welcome.