Archive for July, 2011
- I walked into the living room this morning and the cable and Internet immediately went out. Jay said they came back as soon as I left the house to take the dog to the vet.
- Facebook won’t allow me to upload my “hot boy of the day” photo.
- At work, I’m suddenly being denied access to systems I use all the time, and have for years.
It’s been a very long time since I shot many photos for this series. Maybe it’s time to come back.
All photography is this post by Katie Moon.
The Purple Hat Project came into existence just a few weeks ago, after the Winter 2011 session of the Indiana House of Representatives approved an Arizona-style anti-immigration bill, and passed a second bill to amend the state constitution prohibiting gay marriage and gay adoption.
In March, an article by Mickey Maurer appeared in the Indiana Business Journal suggesting, “Let’s enact legislation requiring immigrants and homosexuals to wear purple hats. If we are going to treat them differently, we have to know who they are—on sight.”
My friend Josh decided to take the Business Journal’s satire and run with it, thus encouraging all people who support equal rights to wear purple. His goal with the Purple Hat Project is to show how many Hoosiers, gay and straight, do not support discrimination in any form.
There is an open photo shoot on Saturday, in which all people (gay and straight; singles, couples, families, and pets) who believe in equality for all are encouraged to come, have fun, and pose. Since Saturday is Jay’s and my 11th anniversary, I can’t think of a better time for us to do it, or a better way to commemorate the day. If you come, wear your purple!
For me, being in front of the camera is about as pleasurable as having dental surgery, but Katie Moon is doing the photography and I can’t think of another local photographer that I’d rather sit for. She’s amazing, as evidenced by the shots in this post.
More images from this shoot can be seen on http://www.sbarnesphotography.com in the gallery, Groups.
These two shots are from two triptychs I just added to my second site, http://www.virimpudicus.com.
In the bar (ultra lounge?) that my friend Kevin and I found ourselves in a few days ago, there was a human-size sculpture of Satan sitting on the corner, enticing the customers.
It was very cool.
I also took a portrait of Kevin. I have realized that despite the fact that I’m a photographer, I have very few photos of my best friends.