Halloween Tips

As I write this on All Hallows Eve, it is 9:02pm in New York and 6:02pm In Los Angeles while I am somewhere in between and this is the first blog entry I have ever posted in the air. Hoping I don't lose my connection before I finish it.

Tip 1

In choosing your costume, never decide to be a box of tampons. Never, never, never! I'm not sure what the girlfriend is...other than embarrassed.


Tip 2

If you decide to be a zombie show girl DO NOT get caught stuffing your face with a slice of pizza. Human flesh only.


Tip 3

Yay! Here's a zombie munching on a human arm while chained to his zombie clown lover...A++.


Tip 4

Take a lesson from this Joker. Perfect make-up and even better than perfect attitude.


Okay, I now have to close out so I can white knuckle my way through this nasty turbulence. Hoping our engines aren't sucking in any witches flying this high.

Happy Halloween to all you ghosts and goblins out there!

PS. I shot these photographs one year ago in Austin, TX.

The Jokers

I had nothing for today's post. So, I starting perusing my digital photos in Lightroom and suddenly all my photographs looked like crap. Still got nothing. That's something that changes a lot. The way you look at visual images can change - dependent on your mood, the temperature outside, what kind of day you've had, etc.

I'm thinking that my mood is tired and somewhat blasé. Hence, nothing caught my eye.

Until this one...


...and now as I'm uploading, I wonder if I like it based on the mood I'm in. I was really caught by these eyes. Their gaze.

Staring at the photo I was thinking about what words I would write. Of course my first thought was 'none'. Then I was thinking what I would title the post. Obviously, it's going to be The Joker. Then I thought of Heath Ledger. And within a nano-second I moved on to Steve Miller. I shot Steve Miller. Gotta a put a Steve Miller photo in this post. Turns out I just happened to have scanned his negs back in '09. And two of the frames were either scanned or enlarged from the contact scan. One of them was a normal looking Steve Miller shot. The other looked different, and eerily similar to the photo above. They belong together. 


Now I'm thinking most of you have no idea how I am assimilating these two people. 

Maybe this will help...


I love it when a blog post comes together...when I least expect it.