Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Hally Happoween

From a shoot I did tonight with Jesse, who was kind enough to step in when a previously scheduled model was unable to come to town due to a family emergency.

Random Access Imagery

Amazing what one can grab with a little cell-phone cam...

Monday, October 29, 2007

Last-Minute Savior

When yet another model flaked on me within hours of the scheduled shoot (I have some sort of super power in attracting such treatment), my good friend Bucephalus agreed to step in and do a shoot in his Halloween costume. He's always fun to shoot, even willing to take the leap (literally) and do a "Halsman" shot, painful as it was in that crown of thorns made of nails!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

On Your Mark

This weekend I was asked by my good friend/model/personal trainer Mark Bryant to do some behind-the-scenes shots while he taped his workout DVD. It was a long shoot (6 hours), and I was out of my usual element (the studio and all its equipment and control), but I enjoyed the experience.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Right Aid

I have a sporadic, ongoing project to photograph myself being viewed by security cameras every time I encounter monitors (save for banks, where I'm very likely to be arrested). I figure if we've surrendered our rights to go about our business unobserved, we at least still have the right to document said observations.

This was shot at the RiteAid on Madison Street in Seattle.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

"Baby Jane" Kicks Ass

Another weekend, another chance to see it.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

"What We've Done..." is Brilliant

Last night I ran--not walked--to see an old college chum, Lisa Dora Sanphillippo, to star in the title role of "What've We Done To Baby Jane," the innaugural production of her new production company.

Lisa is a whirlwind of energy, a master of comic timing and instinct rivalling Lucille Ball. She was born to play this role. Her costar, Imogen Love, was equally adept as long-suffering Blanche, and Kevin Mesher deftly played Everyone Else, including side-splitting turns as Edwin the simpering accompanist and a very buxom maid. The three actors put their own spins on the already-campy film material, for an original and entertaining evening. The audience often stood and stamped, already laughing so hard we needed new ways to telegraph our enthusiastic approval.

The show started with an ingenious puppetshow for the sisters' flashback. The action then made the most of minimal stage and lights, with characters uttering "slam" when exiting through nonexistent doors or dance-stepping "down" non-existent stairs. Perfect use of the venue.

From the back row I shot over 420 photos when I wasn't hooting, clapping, and guffawing. Thanks, again Lisa & Company, for a terrific evening.

The show runs through November 11 at Seattle's cooler-than-school ReBar, tickets are available here.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Another Cell Phone Docu-shot

The translucent ceiling of the Seattle Metro bus shelter where I wait for my first (of two) buses for my morning commute, at 6:30 am (when right now it's still dark, hence the spooky yellow streetlamp as lightsource).

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Cell Phone Candid Shot

Walking out of the YMCA last nite, I spotted, this view of Seattle's world famous Central Library building.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

More Ayses

More photos from my weekend shooting Ayses.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Cell Phone Candid Shot