Archive for August, 2010
Yes, I know that at one point I said I’d never become one of those people who takes self portraits on a camera phone while driving. But I was in Pablo, running errands around noon today, and I had to capture the moment.
At the time I was taking this photo, it was occurring to me that it’s very likely I will emerge from 2010 a vastly different person than the one who entered it. I’m not the same anymore. This should have been obvious to me for weeks now, but it wasn’t. It literally just hit me.
And this has little to do with a permanent change in latitude and longitude, although I hope that’s coming too. But there’s a lot more to it than that.
I liked the photo of Frank that I took the other day so well that I decided to try something similar with Michael.
If I had to rank the guys I’ve worked with, I’d have a tough time. I’ve been lucky to have met some awesome men. But Michael would be very high on the list. I think that I’ve probably shot more photos of him than anyone (I have a bunch more to to through and post, from yesterday). And I’m not done with him yet. All that aside, in the process Michael is becoming one of my true friends.
And I like him because he’ll get naked pretty much any time and anywhere I ask him to, such as in my backyard on a Sunday night at 9:30.
More new portraits.
These two have been together 11 years, if I remember correctly.
As a portrait, this photo of Frank is one of my favorites. It’s been a long time since I’ve taken a shot that I like so much.
This was shot as part of my Drifters series, which is starting to finally come together the way I intended it to. You can see the second photo of Frank for the series (which is not safe for work) by clicking here.
We had to have dinner at Texas Roadhouse in Kokomo, Indiana last night. Okay, maybe “had to” are strong words, but it was Jay’s dad’s birthday and this was where he wanted to meet us.
Texas Roadhouse, in case you didn’t know, doesn’t have the greatest menu for two burgeoning almost-vegetarians — even the green beans were cooked with bacon. I had a to-hell-with-it moment and ordered a small steak and baked potato, which I regret today as my stomach hasn’t felt healthy since. Jay had a vegetarian plate which included two kinds of potatoes, bacon-fat saturated green beans, and a salad.
The night wasn’t a wash, though, as our waiter at Texas Roadhouse was far cuter than the average guy in Kokomo. Here’s a godawful camera phone photo I managed to capture. It made me wish that I had brought my real camera to dinner, although that would have been more than a little obvious.
Had we not been with Jay’s dad, I would have handed him a business card and told him he would be perfect for some kind of “cowboy” photograph. He had a very cute butt, too.
Jay liked him well enough that he gave him two pieces of the birthday cake he made for his dad. Jeremy, the waiter, was very pleased and smiled broadly.
Fraser is a semi-professional soccer player who was recently in my studio.
I have a couple more shots of him on my site.
It took until August for my favorite flower to start blooming. But now the bush is big and filled with flowers.
This is one of my favorite things that my mother ever gave me, and the afternoon when we stood on the side of her house and she picked the seeds for me is one of the last great memories I have of my mother, before the cancer set in. This plant, outside our front door, was germinated by seeds that are descended from hers.
I don’t understand why some of my orange cosmos are yellow, though. But it’s okay.
Here’s my latest actor headshot, of a charming character actor named Gray.