Since I started my phone-tography blog… What? You don’t know about that? OK, stop what you’re doing and bookmark http://phonetographs.wordpress.com.
As I was saying, when I started my phone-tography blog, I knew that I was going to need to keep the content fresh. That means that I would need to find things to shoot wherever I find myself. This scene here seems pretty uneventful and not a likely subject of a photoshoot, right? Well, check after the break for what I was able to find in this spot.
Having an amazing camera in your phone, like I do with my Nokia Lumia 920, there are days when I take pictures of things without even thinking about why. Our devices are so convenient and I constantly use mine to discover and create shareable content, while also forcing myself to view, examine and appreciate my surroundings.
Today was one of those days that I took some pictures and had no idea why or what I would do with them. When I looked at them later, I made two collages. (FYI – I use two collage apps: PhotoGrid and Phototastic)
Today’s Cali-strated theme is “Pretty on the outside – Weird on the inside”
No, I don’t mean the football games. There are no games until Michigan takes on Alabama today. Go Blue. I speak of the Friday that kicks off the long Labor Day weekend, that I get to celebrate regardless of my employment status. What a great country.
Yesterday, I was prepared to have a Netflix night at home with my microwave popcorn in a lunch bag, made “famous” in this YouTube video. That thrilling video was put together on another thrilling night in the JDE. Try not to be too jealous. Alas, my date with streaming video was cancelled by a better offer.
The offer was so good that I had to give the ‘ole skull a fresh shave. Here is a representation over time of my preparation of a fresh skull. It is not always easy being JD…it takes work, but the final product is soooo worth it.
Ahh, the mystique of the JD Experience. I hear a couple times a week how my life seems so action packed and exciting. I think people get this idea from my pictures and postings on Facebook. I’m usually quick to let them know that it only seems that way because I don’t post the lame and mundane.
I tried to explain this in my previous video posting about popcorn. Did you see that one? I’ll wait.
At the risk of ruining both your vision of my glamorous Hollywood existence and the potential for an exciting JD reality project, I will now present to you my Saturday.
I met Ralph Guzzo as a referral from Sufe Bradshaw, another client of mine. Ralph and I had never met and I am not sure if we even spoke on the phone until the day before the shoot to setup the time. The timing was perfect because it was widely noted that my last photography promotional postcard didn’t have any male actors. I was starting to look like one of those creepy Hollywood photographers that only shoot beautiful actresses…which isn’t a bad gig if you can lose the creepy tag.
Ralph and I planned to go downtown and do some very serious pictures with an urban background to showcase his “federal agent” look. Well, when I got there we did some test shoots and realized that his house was an amazing place to shoot. We ended up staying there and getting the job done.
I have to say that we worked well together. You can tell that we were down to get any good shot imaginable. The creativity was there…the collaborative trust was instantaneous and we got some great shots. We also got some crazy shots that we both loved. Almost in honor of Sufe (aka Hollywood) we also networked with each other and brainstormed a short film that we will also shoot in his house.
All in all, it was a good day…and we didn’t have to go downtown!
I am going a bit crazy and I have no idea what this blog entry will be about. I am making it up as I go along folks. Don’t fear…I am a highly trained improvisor and this should end up making sense. Hopefully, there will be some insight and some “funny” along the way. Now that I’ve set expectations WAY too high, let’s get going!
5:00 am. For those of you who have never been awake at that time, it is also known as 5:00, in the morning and sometimes called “the crack of dawn”. How do I let my roommate talk me into such things??
A clear bonus of living in Southern California is simply January. It so happens that a week long forecast of rain is upon us, but the first half of January was lovely. Here are some pictures from two events that took place this month. One was a hike in Solstice Canyon with my friend Diane and the other was a few days spent on The Strand in Manhattan Beach with my friend Lindsay.