Thursday, August 30, 2007

More to Come, but first...


After years of planning and missing, I finally got to shoot a good friend, Darryl, from Texas, while he was visiting this past week.
I don't have the shots ready for public consumption just yet, so in the mean time, here's some more shots of Ray.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Second of two: Ray






First of two: Graves




Chiaroscuro


Scheduled a last-minute morning shoot this morning (have another one in the evening) with a model who himself likes to shoot photos. When we were done, I asked him to photograph me before I got another haircut, and here's a couple of shots.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Keith's headshot


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Sky Space


During a visit to Seattle's Henry Art Gallery today with a friend (see previous post), I snapped a few pics in the gallery's wonderful SkySpace. The natural oval frame is not a digital overlay--it is the structure itself.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Hempfest



Before the rain arrived on Sunday, the weekend busy place to be in Seattle was Hempfest. As a non-smoker (in all senses of the word), I went on Saturday as a detatched voyeur. I didn't shoot many photos of the fest itself, feeling self-conscious about shooting people in a situation where illegal activity might be occurring.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Sebastien


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Three Moods



Still more from REJ.

Monday, August 13, 2007

More by REJ




More photos from my shoot with R. Edward Jack.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Other Side of the Lens

Today I had the privilege of posing for R. Edward Jack, a marvelous photographer here in Seattle and a very nice human being. I've posed for him a few times in the past, and always enjoyed the experience.

Today we shot over 900 photos. I had a blast, as you can see...

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Dore, Ink.






Sexual Tension

Tension is all that's holdin up Babycake's drawers...

Friday, August 10, 2007

I Shot J.R. (and I'll Do It Again)




I met the delightful and beautiful J.R. few years ago, and missed the chance to shoot him at IML in 2006. I always regretted that. We had planned to do a shoot while we both happened to be in San Francisco a few weeks ago, but the weather and schedules didn't cooperate. At least I got to snap these candids while he worked collecting donations at the Dore Alley Street Fair.

I'm planning to head back to S.F. for Labor Day, and hopefully we'll finally get to do a real shoot..

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Reflection

Another self-shot from the SF trip--reflected in an elevator at the DeYoung Gallery.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Travellin' Dark

An international blogging pal asked why I hadn't posted any shots of myself from July's trip to San Fran. I explained that I rarely shot myself outside the studio, and usually busy shooting everything else. But my good friend Bucephalus, a fine photographer in his own right, who had flights that corresponded with mine, and whom I had fun shooting at Dore, was nice enough to snap an occasional image of me during the trip. Here's one, as we negotiated the public transit from San Francisco International Airport to get to where each of us were staying.

I always wear leather when I fly. The fabric is actually quite comfortable, water resistant, and the look discourages people from messin with you. The zipper boots are easy to remove and reapply during the security checks. And there's something exhilirating dressing like a rock star when travelling--if one is sitting in coach.

Notable

Just after I got off the bus in Bellevue, on Sunday, walking to work, I found the above note on the sidewalk, folded in half. I read its mysterious message, and longed to know its backstory.

"Before God or anyone"? The mind reels with possibilities.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Babycakes



Bouncing around the Dore Alley was this kid, who's name I never did get. I called him Babycakes not only because he had the hottest little butt in the whole place but also for his playful flirty energy. Here's a few snaps of him. I gave him a card asking him to pose for me, but have yet to hear. Someday, maybe...

Sunday, August 05, 2007

One, Right in the Kisser

A sweet little candid capture from the Dore Alley Street Fair last month. Cute little couple they were, among all the leatheren.


Weekend Textures



I try to keep a camera on me at all times. Here's a few random images I snagged while out running errands or on my way between places.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Scene from the Dore Alley Street Fair

This one's for Reg.

More Lomography





Finally finished up a roll of film in the Lomo Fisheye 1 camera, and here's a smattering of the results, starting with a shot of my exhibit in Queer Eyes 3, then a streetcorner in Seattle, a couple shots from a road trip to Idaho, and then the convention center in downtown Seattle.