Saturday, February 27, 2010

Lead me not into temptation...

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Satan is testing me.

I was chatting with my friend, Hindsfeet, last week and I told her that I have given up ice cream for Lent (among other things). Ice cream is my Kryptonite.

So, I'm filing images away today and I come across the photo above. What you cannot see is that this fellow is on a motor scooter. Everything in Indonesia happens by scooter. This dude is the Indonesian version of the ice-cream-truck-guy that came through my neighborhood as a kid. Yeah, I realize I'm dating myself with that comment. I'm ok with it.

The blue speaker at the bottom of the photo was playing a happy jingle and every kid in this hood had just been served.

I'm thinking it's not coincidental that this image popped up today, Satan. Thanks for that... ya creep.

And I never said anything about giving up peanut M&Ms. \o/

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Shooting the Shooter

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This is my friend and colleague, Sarorn. He asked me to photograph him as part of a special project. I was excited about it from the moment he asked me. "Ron" is an outstanding cinematographer/photographer. His work is remarkable. And his assignments have him criss-crossing the globe -- so it's rare to catch him...even for a few hours.

Ron had some unique ideas about what he wanted to do and it was my job to execute them. The photo above is one example of many.

When we're together, the creative energy is electrifying. And when we entered the studio yesterday it was special. Working with Ron is not work at all. It's an event. We share a passion for life and the lens.

Thanks for asking me, Dude. It was an honor.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Driveway After Dark

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I think I feel new series coming on. I've been intrigued by night photography of late. Last week, Jr. and I scampered out into the driveway to grab this photo. I hauled several lights outside and we had at it. Our driveway looked like the landing lights from the nearby airport. I had all the neighbors peaking out of their windows wondering what I was doing **NOW**. They've never seen anything quite like me. And that's just the way I like it.

Junior is doing his best to look comfortable when it's twenty degrees outside. Good job, pal.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day 2010

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Danny was an usher in his cousin's wedding tonight. I couldn't resist the opportunity to snap a photo or two before he took off his tux. My son looks like a young man today....

xoxoxo

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Patterns of Winter - #6

Patterns_ofWinter - #6

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Patterns of Winter - #5

Patterns_ofWinter - #5

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Patterns of Winter - #4

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I'll let you in on a secret -- When I gave myself this "Patterns of Winter" self-assignment, I had no clue where it would lead. After I posted #1, someone commented that they were looking forward to #2.

There was no #2. And there was no #3 or #4. They did not exist.

I'm a big believer in personal work. I churn out a lot of images for a lot of clients, but there is nothing I like better than getting out and discovering and creating for myself.

It makes no difference what your art is -- writing, painting, sculpting or music. You get better by doing it. Just my humble opinion.

It's a game for me. My game is about momentum -- my momentum. Moving forward. Learning, growing and moving. Spiritually, artistically, physically and mentally.

I think God likes it that way.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Really?

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Really?!

Text me? Tweet me?

Whatever happened to Be Mine, Love Me, Kiss Me, Hug Me?

Good God, people…..I think it's time for a candy revolt. I'm all for social media. This blog wouldn't exist without it. The fact of the matter is this: Social media isn't very social. Just my humble opinion.

There. Somebody had to say it.

Now get out there and give your Valentine a smooch -- the old fashioned way.

I'm just sayin'…..

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

Patterns of Winter Series - #1

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This is what you get when you combine one sidewalk, one inch of snow, one 13-year-old kid on a Ripstik and not one care in the world.