May 27, 2006

I'm Not Patrick

I got robbed again at a wedding, 300 bucks cash this time. I shot some advertising stuff for Full Throttle. I made some portraits for dailycomedy.com. I bought an Epson Stylus Pro 4800 and it takes up a big part of my desk. I've been in the city but not overly keen on blogging. I haven't made many photos for myself the past few weeks. I have had some ideas, just no initiative.

I shot a friend's party last night in a the swanky part of town and several people told me Patrick McMullen was around. I thought, who the heck is Patrick McMullen? I could Google the guy, I guess, but I don't really care. A club owner asked me if I wanted to be him. I wasn't even sure how to answer that. Would I want to be a different photographer? Would he want to be a different club owner? Odd.

Apparently this McMullen guy wasn't even taking pictures last night. He was being video taped just walking around the clubs. Fame for fame's sake I guess. No interest. I simply muttered to the club owner that I was interested in a darker side of nightlife. He just looked at me with a polite bewilderment and I went my way. I unlocked my urban camouflaged bicycle from in front of the velvet roped crowd and peddled off.

Take pictures, stay yourself.

May 09, 2006

You Can't See Me

Sometimes the background is perfect when you swing the camera in front of your face and snap a self portrait. I don't do this too often but last weekend's war games with my Godson prompted just such a moment.

I remember a photo that my professor Janice Levy took in the same manner. Whenever I do it, I am reminded of that photo. She was a real inspiration and a great professor. Heck, she still is.

May 04, 2006

Found 'Em

I found my compact flash cards. They were in the outside pocket of my camera case. Yay!

No word from the Santa Monica PD.

I made of match.com portrait of a random guy today just for fun and because I could.

I tried to buy another D200 and learned they aren't available anywhere in the country! How does that happen? I thought only 1990s Apple Computer had those problems.

Take pictures.

May 02, 2006

Breaking News...

On my way to the Palm Desert yesterday I got a call from the Santa Monica police department telling me that another photographer shooting a wedding at a hotel near mine was robbed as well. It's looking like it was all an organized affair. Let's hope another set of surveillance cameras improves the odds of someone getting caught.

Take pictures, beat up thieves.