Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Kroll House For Sale!

Eric Kroll is trying to sell his house in Tucson. He asked me to film him burying a St. Joseph statue which supposedly helps the selling process move along much faster!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Gina Velour, Chicago 1997

Gina Velour, Chicago 1997

I was hired to shoot the poster art for the Chicago Underground Film Festival in 1997, and this was my concept of having Marne Lucas (AKA Gina Velour) posing with a super-8 camera as if it was a weapon. We shot a lot of great imagery with this theme but unfortunately they picked a very boring shot for the promotion in my opinion. Styling by me, and make-up by Mark Katz.
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A Krolly Christmas in Tuscon

Watching Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train (click to enlarge)

Liz and I were able to sneak out of town for the Christmas weekend and headed to Tucson to hang out with our good friend Eric Kroll. Because of holiday traffic, it took us nearly 10 hours to drive there from Los Angeles. Once we turned into Eric's neighborhood, we were greeted by a wild bobcat in the middle of the road. That made the whole day's journey worthwhile to Liz since she's such an animal freak. We spent the evening recovering from the long day's journey getting Japanese food and watching movies.

Sabino National Park (click to enlarge)

We spent Christmas day hiking in Sabino Canyon where my leg got attacked by a Teddy Bear Cholla cactus. Other than that unpleasant experience, the air was warm, crisp, and clean, and the Saguaros were erect and stately. After sundown, we found a great Indian restaurant which was difficult since most places were closed late on Christmas day.

Interior of San Xavier Mission

San Xavier Mission Cemetery (click to enlarge)

On Saturday we went gallery hopping. First, we saw some great photography at the Etherton Gallery and ended up at the Ansel Adams retrospective at the Tucson Museum of Art. Then off to the San Xavier Mission where I photographed its colorful, celebratory cemetery at sundown.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Shooting with Jessica

I met Jessica through Eric Kroll a few years ago. We always had an intention to shoot together but never made it happen until recently. I had about an hour to shoot her because we were at her parents' house while they were away. I kept it simple and only brought my Yashica T4 and my new Holga pinhole camera. Here are a few samples of what we achieved in that short, hurried session.

The pinhole images:

and one Yashica T4 image (more to come):

Click to enlarge

Friday, December 18, 2009

Susan's Foot, Big Bear CA 2007

A simple, random snapshot taken during a camping trip a few years ago near Big Bear Lake in California. It's fun to find little treasures looking through old photo folders. I don't remember noticing this shot back then.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Late Night Feelings

For the week of December 6th, I was the guest blogger at the new website LateNightFeelings. A week-long compilation of my blogs can be found HERE. There I shared unreleased photos and quite a bit of commentary about my photography and methods.

Other contributors to the site include Nathan Appel, Bob Coulter, Chase Lisbon, Merkley???, George Pitts, Tony Stamolis, and Katie West.

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