Friday, January 20, 2012

Violently Poetic

Run for the hills!

 

You can only choose one. Do you take the gas mask, or some quality literature? Me? The mask. Definitely. I’m loony enough that I could make up stories while I’m stashed deep inside a cave. But, I have to be able to breath to do it.

 

This is just a simple outtake from my last selfy. I couldn’t let all those beautiful props go to waste. They needed their own time to shine. You know, without a pants-less guy behind them.

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So when you saw my selfy, did you go “Oh…I wonder what those books are?”

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bad Career Choices

We’ve all made one.

 

There’s almost always a story behind my selfies. Usually, a funny one. Here it is. But, instead of re-writing the whole thing, I’ma copy/paste from my original G+ Post.

 

Seldom, do I ever know what I'm going to do for my selfy, until minutes before doing it. This one was no exception. I got up early on Saturday, and got dressed, with one goal, completing my Selfy Sunday image. Yeah, well, 4 hours later, I was still kicking around the house without a single idea.


So, I just grabbed my bag of tricks, and hopped in my truck. While I'm driving, I have this vision. Turned around, drove back home, loaded up the truck with props, and drove for another 60-90 minutes looking for this spot. It was almost perfect.


So after lots of test shots, and lots of minor adjustments, I was ready. With the camera in position, and the remote on the table, I dropped my drawers. Yep, everything was already off. Snapped off a couple frames. Got up, reviewed them, sat back down, ..... and repeated the whole thing a few times.


Now here's the thing. Where I wound up, is a long dirt road, that takes you to the Trona Pinnacles, a National Natural Landmark. It's visited by people from all over the globe. So at least twice, I had to take shelter near my truck (it's a big ol' Yukon) just in case there were children passing by.


But then, I notice a vehicle pulled over, about 100 yards away. Just sitting there, facing me. Yep, still nekkid here. What's a nekkid guy in a gas mask to do? Well, finish, of course. So, I don't know if they were watching me, taking pictures of me, or maybe just pulled over to pee? But I finished my business, then they drove away. So if any scandalous images of me appear on the internet, you know where they came from.

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What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

Friday, January 6, 2012

2012 = Vintage Sleeping Arrangements

“What the hell did I do last night?”

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That was the theme for the last Selfy Sunday Project. A very appropriate theme, for the day after New Years. I can proudly say, I have been sober for almost 10 years. Yes, I’m very proud! But…when I drank, I drank a lot. And for a long time. Every day. For years. What does that have to do with this picture? Everything. I’ve really woke up like this. Well not exactly like this. Actually, in much worse, and way more unusual places.

 

I just want to say thanks again, to all of my regular (and occasional) readers. You guys are the bestest! I look forward to another year - a new year - of self portraits. Everyone has a smokin’ new year ahead of them! I hope you choose to make the best of it.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Holidays

Christmas and New Years. Yes they’re past.

 

I took a much needed “internet” break. I took a complete break from the internet, starting just before Christmas. No Pinterest. No Google+. No blogging. No Facebook. No email. And I L.O.V.E.D. it! But…I also missed it. And I missed all you!

 

Glad to be back, and look forward to a new year of posting, commenting and sharing, online.

 

Here’s the note that Davin left for Santa. He wrote it all by himself. He’s 6! And yes, Santa ate the cookies and drank the milk.

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Did you have a good holiday season? Do anything special? What did Santa bring you?