Friday, February 27, 2009

so, here it is the end of the month and i haven't posted a thing since the start....well, hmm, gotta do something about is a terrible distraction from the important things, like posting to your blog!! ha ha
anyway, i haven't been a complete slacker, and just to prove it, i'm gonna try to throw up a few recent images that i don't feel too terribly bad about all the world (potentially), here it be

i went to a "Teddy Bear Parade" at a local pre-k school, and as it was winding down, made this frame, which i have submitted as a "still life" - here's the quote - 

"The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary."                                                                                                                                                                                     - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

this is the shot from the parade - not an easy thing to shoot, mind you, between shifting lighting through the hallways, movement (mine and theirs) and a little boy who just had to be in front of the lens as much as possible - this isn't him, but it took me a while to get this little girl with her bear draped over her head...i just liked the eye poking out

on my way back from checking out a play group at the library, i suddenly found myself in the midst of a reflection kick, beginning with the vacant building next to the library (below) - the interior windows blocked within the reflected windows of another empty building across the street - and then i came upon this smooth black wall (above) that was reflecting all the traffic - 2-legged and 4-wheeled both - at the main intersection...made this oneinto a stil life, too, but i don't have the quote handy

and then there was the fire escape and old window - the plastic covering inside torn, perhaps so someone could look outside - too bad they weren't looking out just as i was there shooting this, eh?!

these two are from a family interactive night put on by the school district and other org's - the theme was "pirates and princesses" - since joining redbubble and seeing the photoshop enhanced images there, i thought i'd play around with it on these images - something i've not done much of - for one, because i'd be fired, but mostly, it's just not something i've had much interest in doing, but i was waiting that night for pix to tone, so i had some time to kill - the top one has been pretty well-worked - the background in the mirror reflecction burned away, hand-colored, and then i think also a watercolor filter over the whole thing - the bottom one, i just applied the watercolor filter - this kid already looked like a painting even without that - he reminds me of an old Vermeer portrait or something...
anyway, just a smattering of what i've been up to in the last few weeks...
wish i had less kid-intensive work to post, but our adult-oriented assignments tend toward things like last night - the Home Builder's Assoc. expo opening....anyone who's ever shot these things can probably guess why i'm not posting those images! nuff said

Sunday, February 1, 2009


pretty cool....who would've thought I'd get to meet JJ via a job in Monroe!
yeah, yeah, don't hate...i know you're jealous...i would be too
so, at the risk (okay, certainty) of being a complete dork, let me just say sometimes this job is DY-NO-MITE!!!!!