Monday, November 21, 2011


When I was a kid, I used to build little forts everywhere. Indoors it would be sofa cushions and chairs with a blanket thrown over top. Outdoors it would be under a low tree or deep in bushes, with scavenged plastic or cardboard upon which to sit. It seems Nala takes after me.


We knew that she loved to play with the blue sheer fabric. As the weather speeds towards winter she is spending less time outdoors, and is getting a bit stir crazy. One day this past weekend I was busy and she needed a diversion. I dug her fabric back out (it is now clearly hers) and tucked it into the mini-blind leaving her window perch partially covered. She sits up there, either wholly behind the fabric, or partially as in this photo. Whether she is keeping tabs on the backyard through the window, or facing in towards our office, she is clearly content.

No doubt, she is "daddy's" girl. *grin*

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Saturday, November 19, 2011


I spent a few hours today at the Capitol in Madison, WI, with tens of thousands of my closest allies working, marching, and generally having a good time in our effort to recall our unpopular governor.


Official estimates from the Dept. of Administration (who generally estimates well below police figures) put the crowd at 30,000. There was much frivolity and an overall mood of happiness. We were glad to be back in the street protesting our new ALEC-tool governor. There were lots of smiles and the running joke seemed to be that "Wisconsinites only protest when it's cold outside." Temp was a balmy 45 degrees (F).


Lots of friendships were forged this spring during the protests of the newly-elected Guv. Now that he's eligible for a recall drive, the state is on fire to collect 540,208 (minimum) signatures. In the first three days 105,000 were collected. I am certain another 10,000 got added today at the rally.

Not everyone was there in support of a recall. This tiny group of about 75 people were supporters of Gov. Walker. One sign called him a "Great American". Mostly they seemed angry to me. And wrong, of course.


I am thrilled. To paraphrase Pink, let's get this recall started!

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Nala From Below

It's been a hectic couple of weeks working on client related photography. I chided myself yesterday for not having fun with my camera much for the last month. I have not gone there-done that as I have been doing work. Good work, and enjoyable, but not unabashed play. So for today...

Nala From Below (DS3_1272)

I was playing with Nala this morning as she tore around the house making 'Mrrrp!' noises. She leaped up onto the back of the couch while I was still on the floor. The camera was within reach...

*big grin*

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Celebrating the Male Form 2

Wow, it has been a whole week since I posted last And what a week it was. In the last week I attended the SOFA show (Sculptural Objects and Functional Art) in Chicago, did three photo shoots, went to four aerial dance rehearsals, three parties, and taught a beginner class in trapeze. Add in the post-camera editing that needs to happen with each shoot and it starts to take a bit of time. Oh, and did I mention that a restaurant/lounge with an art space asked me to put up a show by this Friday, Nov. 18th? Talk about having to put the pedal to the metal and run full speed!

Well the images for the show are selected and printed, and 2/3 of them are framed. The rest will bet framed momentarily and the show laid out with the expert assistance of my wife. Tomorrow we hang the show and the opening reception is Friday at Bandung Indonesian restaurant in Madison, WI.

It has not been all hard work, though. Editing one of the shoots has been enjoyable. The male nude I shot a few weeks ago came back for a second round, hoping to capture some specific looks.

Nude With Chair (DS3_1114_2)

This one really works for me. I like the defined muscle, the light shaping the buttocks, the slight twist in the torso, and the not-quite black and white coloration. There are dozens of good ones in the collection, and as I am limited to only sharing images that contain no face, there are only a few I can or will share. Some will go only to my Boudoir page on my business web site.

It is fantastic to be so busy. I hope it continues unabated.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Nala Senses Winter in the Air

It has been a while since I posted a gratuitous photo of my cat, Nala.


She loves being outdoors as the temperature descends. She did not go out last winter, so I do not know if she will still enjoy being outside once the snow flies, but for now she is a happy kitty.

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