Saturday, October 25, 2008

I choose to heal ... rather than wound ...

April is in town.
Natalia is in town.
Vassanta is in town.
Carly Erin is in town.
Sarah Ellis is in town.

Elley S is coming to town
Ms Susie B is coming to town
Candace Nirwana is coming to town

... and I'm shooting with them all ...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I choose to persevere ... rather than quit ...

I live
I create
I breathe
I am moved
I am inspired

You are kind
You are beauty
You are mystery
You are inspiration
You are a current of air

 We will always  know love

Continued ...

Monday, October 20, 2008

I choose to create ... rather than destroy ...

I didn't come up with this ... Og Mandino did, so I'm told.

But it fits best what I feel and believe in after today's spousal support hearing in an Oakland courtroom ... the law doesn't have to be fair ... only blind ... yet ... I'm smiling ...  you ... you know ...

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I breathe

I live

I create

I'm inspired

I'm moved

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I didn't come up with that one either ...  Ankha did ...  I feel it ... thanks Ankha ...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Wednesday, hump day, hectic business wise ... lots of projects, lots of loose ends ... need to close before Friday ... one more power point .. one more excel sheet ... 

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Every morning I wake up slowly ... somewhere in the distance there's a noise ... faint music ... a nest of squirrels ... a steam train whistle ... young mockingbirds ... the noise du jour ... I slowly open my eyes ... the light is bright ... too bright ... 

... a smile escapes ...

Continued ...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008





free fall


loose yourself

in salty air

music dear to your heart

I love  you






saddened flageolet
on my mind

work in progress

Monday, October 13, 2008

Blah Monday

They happen.

Tomorrow is Tuesday.

You ...

You know.

Continued ...

No weekend fun !

Report writing on Saturday  ... it's that time of the year ...

More report writing on Sunday ... one break to go check out a potential new studio space ... fabulous location ... alas ... fabulous $$$ ... this is the SF Bay Area after all ...

My boom-box died ... replaced ... can listen to music again ...

No editing, no retouching

Continued ...

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday ... yes ... Weekend ... no ...

... but more report writing ... this seems to be the outlook for my weekend ...

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A couple of quick retouches between two phone call conferences.  

Shooting this sequence left me a puddle ... Sarah Ellis in Studio #405 in Los Angeles

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Retail Therapy ?



missed connection

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Finished a major report last night
 ... bits and pieces of data kept coming in till 8:30 pm from all over the globe
  ... forcing me to work till dawn
 ... report sent off 6:55 am
 ... mission accomplished
 ... got two hours of sleep


what else ?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Bill Murray

on his recent divorce ...

"I was just dead, just broken" ... "When you're really in love with someone and this happens - I never had anything like this happen" ... "It's like your faith in people is destroyed because the person you trusted the most you can no longer trust at all ... The person you know isn't there anymore."

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Couple of more pics from April from our London shoot ... to be continued ...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Talked to my mom ...

... today ... she's feeling good and is able to walk around the house again.  Not up to go outside at this point but still, this is major progress.  She's not in pain.

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Editing pictures from a shoot in London (ON).  April on her balcony.

April is a fashion model and branched out into fine art and figure nude modeling.

She's energetic, versatile, reliable and passionate about modeling.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Still backlogged with photo retouching but slowly catching up on photo shoots I've done in early July.

I had to pleasure to work with Hollywood Starlet ... A dedicated, enthusiastic young model from Maryland hard working in Los Angeles on a movie and commercial career.

Starlet has a good head on her shoulders and is determined to make it just like her top inspirations Halle Berry and Denzel Washington.

"I am articulate, bubbly, sweet, honest, precise and easy to work with"

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Lazy Sunday, October 5, 2008

throat singing

overtone singing




new age

you tube


music dear to your heart

i love you

flageolet sounds

work in progress

Friday, October 3, 2008

TGIF, October 3, 2008

Working a customer crisis, standard stuff for the last day of the week.  All is cool, what else is new ...l

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Retouched some images a couple of days ago for the print portfolio of Nicole from a shoot at Lu Wedge's Studio #405 in Los Angeles.  Make up and hair by Jessica Zweig.  Images are cropped for a 9 x 12" portfolio, pretty much standard print portfolio size for models.

Continued ...

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Feeling a lot better, my body is returning to normal, emergency room visit didn't shot any signs or cardiac enzymes ... just a major anxiety adrenaline overdose ... weird what emotional upset can do to you.

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Worked a couple of hot issues at work, nothing major but it shows once more that proper project management of large engineering projects remains a difficult thing to do regardless of how dedicated the team is.

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It feels so good to have friends take you out for lunch ...

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Finished some more retouches of the shoot with Sarah Ellis and her "virgin model" friend Rachel ... lol ... I still think fondly about this shoot and all the new friendships this brought ... there were a lot of "first's" happening that day ...  all brought good things ...

Although this was Rachel's first shoot ever, the deep friendship between these two models showed through and resulted in an interaction that would be difficult to achieve by any other means.  I was my privilege to capture this.  

It is once more not about the posing but again about the connection.  Make up by Lauren Warner.

I also blogged about this shoot on August 26, 08.

Continued ...