Incessant | Self Portrait | March 1, 2014
prestonrittenhouse asked if I’ve ever had pixie cut…
Nope. Never. Well once I did have a boy hair cut, but not a cute pixie cut…a shaggy 70’s “bowl on the head and cut” sort. It was awful. And my mother dressed me in a yellow collared shirt with a green corduroy vest and matching pants. Brown shoes.
I was always the husband when we played house. Always.
Ah well…not anymore!
jacobrothphoto asked: Where would you most like to travel, and why?
People are SO important to me…I’m kinda attached to a solid handful. And I’ve lived in every continental US time zone over a ten year period, so many of this folks are scattered around the country…and some around the world.
So…if we’re talking about physical, in this world, travel…I’d like to travel to France and see one of my oldest friends and her family on their 10 acre organic farm in Plevin, France.
Now…if we’re talking time travel…that’s another story…
…for one hour.
I’ll be here until midnight, Eastern Time.
Ask me anything.
Effuse | Self Portrait | March 1, 2014
What she waited for was something most would try to avoid…and though this notion resonated in the walls of her head, still, beneath her scarf, she smiled with anticipation as her feet danced to keep warm.
Platonists | March 1, 2014
Illness had stolen her days outside the confines of twisted sheets, heating pads and humidifiers. Echoes of children’s laughter and the comforting eek of the tree swing had been replaced by fever induced hallucinations born of memory. Although the short walk from the bed to the toilet and back drew beads of sweat and an addled step; she found that upon returning to her sodden linens, a desire began to stir within her.
The cadence of her breath kept in time with her quickening thoughts of thick and calloused fingers cupping her labia, as if a metronome were monitoring the two in consonance.
Gauzy memories of pale afternoons with her lover flooded her mind and body with an energy that had been as absent as sounds in a forest blanketed by winters weight.
A recalled pressured touch lifted her hips and a quick intake of breath bleeding into a soft moan abraded the arch in her back and she sundered into a sleep that lasted a fortnight.
Darek & Jillian | February 15, 2014
If you’re a regular around here, you may recognize the beauty in the skirt. I’ve photographed her before and she joined me in my recent self portrait series. She’s a fantastic model and we’ve also been collaborating on another project that is a bit hush, hush right now ;)
This was my first time photographing Darek, but man does he have a look and I’d love to get him in front of my camera again.
These two are newlyweds and have become fast friends of mine. In my life barely a year, but are of the sorts of “kindred spirits” that feel as if I’ve known them for years…perhaps were lovers of mine in another life.
The last image in this set is my ultimate favorite of “the late night and tame variety”. He has such a commanding hand in the way he grasps her….
…not a bad image to end on, in my little ‘ole opinion.
Duane & Marie | February 15, 2014
On February 15 we had a masquerade Valentine house party (if ‘n ya couldn’t tell) and I set up a photo booth, as I do…feeding my compulsion to document.
This week I’ve been highlighting some of my favorite images from the evening…
…and I’ve saved the best for last.
Meet Dwayne and Marie.
This delicious couple exemplifies the saying, ” There’s more than meets the eye”. Dwayne towers over most all people he stands beside and Marie is the Mutt to his Jeff. She’s a tiny little sweet, sweet woman with a razor’s edge that keeps her boys in line.
I’ve never seen Dwayne without the rings he wears in these images. And in his own words he’s, “…not a sociopath, but divorced from normal society and its ideas/morays…” Well put, Dwayne. Well put (and incidentally, me, too, good buddy).
The elegance and edge that Marie shares in her masquerade dress, transfers into her day to day life. She and Dwayne have two amazingly polite young tween and teenage sons…a superb example of parenting “divorced from normal society” producing young men that I hope my boys will become.
I plan to photograph this couple down the road in “normal” dress, perhaps in their home…maybe even in the bedroom, if I’m lucky….
There will be one more post in this Masquerade Photo Booth series later today…perhaps this evening, as these images of Dwayne and Marie begin the bleed into a more late night variety ;)
Sarah | February 15, 2014
Chris | February 15, 2014
Katherine | February 15, 2014
Ed | February 15, 2014
Adele | February 15, 2014