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This new addition to my Silhouette Spirits project takes me off the beaten path from my usual turf. Pretty much all the prior images I’ve created for it have been…
As my dog Nunzi scoots down the beach ahead of me, I can’t but feel some trepidation on this nasty late night walk. Creeping along the deserted stormy shore, pitch black, no moon and no starlight, wind howling, ocean raging, and to me it all adds up and seems like it could be the perfect setting for a spooky horror movie. One where I would be the perfect dumb character who gets snatched by some supernatural something or other.
WHACK! I almost leap out of my skin when the diabolical wind tosses down a large palm tree branch that smashes right behind me and my startled pooch simultaneously lets out a loud yelp.
As Nunzi whimpers beside me, I admonish him that it’s his own fault we’re out here in this scary setting because when I returned home, admittedly after being gone for hours, he insisted a romp along the beach was absolutely mandatory. Since the storm died down and the rain had stopped, I relented. But as the angry surf and nasty wind conspires and blast sheets of cold spray at us, we both agree it’s time we get our butts back home.
We start trudging back and of course the rain starts up again. Swirls of sand are blowing off a berm, and as I squint my eyes, I swear I can see ghostly apparitions mixed in with the particle tornados. Hey, I was sleep deprived and had a long shooting day of flashing strobes and my eyes were beyond beat.
But I didn’t have time to ponder the apparitions because–OOF! I trip over a driftwood log, fall and get tangled up in a large slimy mound of seaweed. I lay there and wince at the pain I feel throbbing in my ankle, which I’m thinking could now be sprained.
Nunzi kindly runs back to me and licks up my face—good boy. I try to get up but I slip back down into the slippery seaweed tentacles.
Ok. Now I’m thinking this would be the perfect moment when the movie monster descends upon us. Or maybe that sketchy homeless guy I noticed lurking under the pier is about to descend upon us. I also noticed he had a large pitbull, perfect for eating my gentle canine. And maybe the guy has a meat clever too and will choppity chop and then and then… (more…)
Just wanted to share a few of my recent cloud and skyscape images. Though my commercial photography is earthbound and people oriented, the past few years I’ve become a sky…
You may think you’re seeing a frog–but in fact you’re seeing five human beings, painted and intertwined to create an incredible art illusion by Italian artist Johannes Stoetter.
Inspired by nature, Italian artist Johannes Stoetter turns living models into animals, fruits, flowers, or blends them with the surroundings. These impressively detailed paintings take up to five months of thorough planning and up to eight hours of work to complete. The winner of the World Bodypainting Championship says that the key to success is to love what you’re doing: “I think I observe the world, nature, colors and shapes with very clear eyes and an open heart. And painting is my big passion.”
You’ll have to look really close at this picture of a beautiful parrot to realize that it’s not a parrot at all. The rich red-and-gold plumes are, in fact, a woman’s limbs painted to perfection. The incredibly clever photograph is the work of 35-year-old body painter Johannes Stoetter. (more…)
My new year’s resolution was to create more images of a non-commercial, personal nature. Shooting whatever I see while walking my dog Nunzi around our Venice neighborhood. Seems I’m actually…
When I was studying for my pet therapy certification test, I remember reading studies about the many health benefits humans, especially kids, garner from interacting with animals. Well here is the visual evidence showing how babies thrive with pets.
A child’s development can often be accelerated by daily interactions with the family pet. Their young minds grow a great deal through their social and emotional bonds. Instead of providing scientific facts to backup this theory, here are photos that without a doubt prove that it’s true.
Here’s a touching tribute to mom that resonated with me and I hope you'll enjoy it too. My Mother, My Best Friend: It’s Not Too Late To Appreciate Your Mom…
From kinetic sculpture to light sculpture to classic marble statues, these works of art are some of the most creative and witty pieces I’ve ever seen. A nice sampling from all over the world.
Wanted to share some images from a fun shoot I did at the American Music Awards gifting lounge. My rough job assignment was to hang out with celebs at the Sauza Tequila bar and capture the fun. Sometimes I can’t believe I actually get paid for this kind of stuff.
So the AMA took place at the Nokia Theatre where there were plenty of mighty fine musicians as well as actors from movies and such shows as Glee. There were many delicious sparkling margaritas to be had too–for free even. My fave I highly recommend is the Wild Berry. Did you know the average celeb, a B- or even C-list, is given over $100K in free stuff annually? Not bad, huh?
Here are a dozen of my favorite images and included among these are: Lance Bass, Jenna Ushkowitz, James Durbin, Jordin Sparks, Ali Fedotowsky, Lacey Chabert, Aubrey O’Day, Xander Singh, Passion Pit, Dot-Marie Jones, The Lylas, Danity Kane.
Bringing out and capturing the natural warmth and personality of people is often the essence of a successful photograph to me. It’s something I strive to create whether it’s a…
As this summer heads into its seventh inning stretch, I chose my favorite summer images that I shot this year and years past. Got a fave summer poem too.
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Websites | Earthporn - ultimate landscape & animal photography collection. Earthporn is a series of breathtaking pictures that capture the brilliance of of our magnificent planet, nature and life. The Earthporn photos originate from various sources at Imgur, Tumblr, Flikr, and Reddit and are compiled at the Earthporn facebook page.
Look at frozen water through cross-polarized light, and zoom in with a macro lens, and you'll find a colorful and mesmerizing landscape. Edward Aites submitted this video to NPR’s Science…
Photography | Wet & Wild - a fountain and fifteen minutes. I love me some moving water. Always have. A few drops. An enormous wave. Don’t matter. Mix in sparkling sunshine and I can’t resist. My brain’s visual junk pile section gets hyper hypnotized and stops me in my tracks.
Photography/Visual Arts | Visual Illusions - believing what you don’t see, kinda. Here are two books with fascinating collections of visual illusions you’ll enjoy. It’s stunning how our minds can perceive images that actually differ from objective reality.
Cancer Can't Catch Her - she peered into death’s eyes, spit in its face and lived happily ever after. Cancer survivor story poem & photos.
A true tale and appreciation of my mighty Special Olympics’ swimming hero
Photographs of Los Angeles nightscapes. Basically, photography is a medium that captures light reflected off a subject. When moving light itself is the subject, sometimes an almost magical transformation occurs. This has always fascinated me. Sometimes the resulting creation is both abstract and hyper-real at the same time.