Monday, July 30, 2007

Home Again

Flew to San Francisco this weekend, as a gift from my terrific boss ("you need a weekend away"), and shot 3.9 gigabytes of photos, many of them from the Dore Alley Street Festival. Gonna take a while to get some ready, but plenty to come soon. Here's a shot from plane as we approached Seattle, and a tribute to painter Mark Rothko.

Friday, July 27, 2007

More Marcus




Thursday, July 26, 2007

Marcus G.




New to modelling, Marcus was referred to me by his friend, Ray Greene, and we did a quick shoot on Wednesday night. Here's the first few shots I've polished.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

More Terrell






Monday, July 23, 2007

Weekend Shoot #3 -- Terrell






Saturday, July 21, 2007

Weekend Shoot #2 -- Sebastien

Weekend Shoot #1 -- Keith


From last nite, a few shots from the first of three photoshoots (within 20 hours!) with a good friend Keith, who'd like to do some modelling on the side.

Friday, July 20, 2007

More Rays




Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Every Body Loves Ray



Ray Greene, whom I have photographed before, called me up, wanting to do another shoot before he meets with representatives from Ford Modelling agency and makes the rounds of the Industry in L.A. I said sure, and we did a quick shoot on Monday.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

On the walk home from work

If the superstitious believe that a black cat crossing one's path dooms one with bad luck, would it then mean if a rabbit crosses one's path, one gets... good luck?

Happy 07-07-07.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Closure

Today the members of Image Collective, ironically one-by-one rather than collectively, removed their work from the Art/Not Terminal gallery where our Queer Eyes 3 show ended on July 3.

I returned home with five of the nine works that were in the show. I sold one framed piece. Three others are still in the hands of a friend who helped me removed them from the exhibition less than a day after the opening. (Long story.)

I learned a lot during this show, as I both exhibited my work and acted as show moderator.

Now what? We shall see. Part of me wants to take a break, another wants to continue doing what I'm doing, as photography is one of the few pleasures I have right now. Stay tuned...

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Independence Day


I'm heading to work around 8:30 this morning--yes I went in for a half-day of work on July 4--and as I am crossing 2nd avenue at Seneca, I notice in the space of sky between buildings a few small planes flying over Puget Sound.
I also noticed much farther away a small star-like object moving slowly left. It didn't look like a plane, and I was curious if it was a balloon. It appeared shiny, and pulsed as if it were rotating and reflecting the early morning sun. As I squinted to see if I could make out its shape, it stopped moving left and hovered in place, continuing its regular pulses of light. It appeared to be a tall, cylinder shape rotating on a slight diagonal axis, hence the pulsing reflection.
The only camera I had on me was my teeny Nikon CoolPix P2, so I whipped it out and set the zoom at its maximum/digital setting. Because of the extreme zoom, I had to use the corner of a nearby building as a reference point to find it in the cloudless sky. The shot above was the best I could get under the circumstances.

I stood and watched the object for a while, and after about 10 minutes it began moving right. My bus arrived shortly after, so I had to walk up the street to board it, losing sight of the object. When the bus reached an open area father down it's route, I was unable to find the object again.
I'm next to certain it was not a plane or helicopter. It could have been a balloon, though its movement would argue against that conclusion. Who knows?
So, should I report it?

Monday, July 02, 2007

Flex

Another shot of Cory, from the weekend leather shoot...

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Weekend Shoot 3 of 3




On Saturday, I had a shoot with a new model, TJ.

Weekend Shoot 2 of 3





After the birthday bash, I did a shoot with Cory, whom I've shot several times. He showed up in full leather. He also insisted on snapping a few of me, so I include one of those.

Weekend Shoot 1 of 3




On Friday night I shot some pics at a friend's 50th birthday bash at Seattle's lovely Century Ballroom.