Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The sexiest lipstick tube ever

Yep, this is the sexiest lipstick you have ever seen. I just finished touching it up a little and was so proud I had to post it really quick.

Monday, February 23, 2009


These were what I felt the best of the best when it came to the opera images. I have hundred's more, but still these are pretty fantastic. Please enjoy!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Opera Summary

So, I have been shooting Opera Columbus's production of Turandot, which is actually Puccini's last opera. I figured before I post the photographs (actually I'm downloading them all right now) I would give a little back story about the opera.

It starts out with Turandot, the princess of the Peking people giving three riddles to any suitor of royal blood that cares to try and win her hand. Well, after the Prince of Persia tries and fails (resulting in his beheading like all the other suitors) the exiled Prince tries because he is captivated by Turandot and is deeply in love with her just by seeing her. The Prince actually passes the three riddles, but Turandot wants nothing to do with him because she does not love him. So he gives her a riddle to say speak his name and if she does before sunrise, well then he will die and she won't have to marry him if she doesn't love him. Well, after his father's (the exiled king) servants kills herself because of her love for the exiled Prince (he doesn't love her) Turandot (somehow I still haven't been able to watch every scene) falls madly in love with the Prince and happiness ensues...except for the whole Liu is dead situation.

So yeah, it quite interesting and I implore you all to look it up considering Puccini died while creating this Opera and also Nessa Dorma is sung during the Third Act which is one of the most amazing Acts of all in any opera.

If anyone has a better summary please let me know, I'm just going by what I have picked up over the past couple of weeks.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


This top image is actually the first man that I had asked on this mission if I could take his photo and he kindly let me as he rolled up his cigarette.

This assignment was extremely trying for me because it seemed like I had more no's than yes's....even from people that you would not expect to say no at all. I'm trying to come up with a different way of approaching them, but I'm not really sure what would be the best way actually. A few within the contact sheet that I have put up actually did allow me to take their photograph them knowing full well what I was doing either by silent communication or by me asking. I'm going to keep working on this, but I did go out today as well and lets just say I just wasn't into it all that much, so I am not posting any of those up. Maybe I just need sunny weather.

Monday, February 9, 2009

So, for a project we had to create a "piece of art" from a photograph we had taken. I personally am a more abstract painter and well with limited time (and space now that my dryer is moved in my apartment) I couldn't oil paint, but did the next best thing that I love to do.....color with Crayola Crayons. So I took a photograph of something in my life that meant a lot to me and I abstracted it in a way that I wanted to bring out my puppalup's personality and how I will always view her.......a puppy. So yes, this is my idea for that project. The original photograph is three posts down....its the one below the goofy rendition of her (I also enjoyed playing on photoshop that day as well).

Saturday, February 7, 2009


So I have started working on my website:

Check it out!