We spent the weekend in Houston visiting Patsy’s folks, and today they took us to a state park with tons of wildlife. We were hoping to see alligators (which is part of why I have ‘never smile at a crocodile’ stuck in my head (is there anything that rhymes with alligator?)) and we finally found one right at the end of the trail – but we saw TONS of egrets and herons and ibis (not to mention other photographers) and various smaller less interesting birds.
I’m really getting into this idea. I hope to have at least a half dozen new images in this theme for the weekend, though I’m not sure I’ll be able to track down suitable square frames in time.
Many years ago now I made a photo-kaleidoscope as a web project. I always intended to make some actual still images in that vein, but somehow I never got around to it. Now that I’m spending more time (with fewer distractions) in my studio finally I started working on these again. I’m really happy with the first few (with a little luck there will be framed prints at my open studios event this weekend)
Last night I had the opportunity to photograph an alternative fashion show for two amazing designers. This costume is one of the outfits being promoted – more will follow over the next couple days.
The final performance of “Good” at the Boston Conservatory’s Zack Box theatre is today at 2pm. It’s a great show, well worth attending – and admission is free
Needless to say, I am very proud of Patsy and her entire cast. They’ve all done a really excellent job, and with very difficult material.
Some more production photos:
My tomatoes might not be doing so well, but it’s a banner year for dahlias at the Bandes estate this year.
Patsy and I have had a comedy of errors preventing us from getting over to the ICA to see Shepard Fairey’s retrospective so we had set aside this afternoon to finally go while the show is still running. On the way over we heard on the radio that there was going to be a closing party for the show there tonight – as soon as I heard that I thought ‘I wonder if we’ll catch a glimpse of him while we’re there.’ Sure enough, shortly after we arrived, I heard Shep’s voice from the gallery nearby. He was giving a tour to a group of high school kids – I couldn’t believe my luck! I said hi and reminded Shep that we used to see each other in the printmaking studios at RISD – we didn’t know each other well back there, but I’ve always been proud to have known him a little bit as a kid, and it meant a lot to me that he was gracious and said he remembered me.
I snuck a couple of photos of his talk, despite the oddly draconian no-photo police wandering the galleries.
I was thrilled with the dahlia in the backyard from the other day, but this one in the front yard puts it to shame – it is so big that I can’t even fit the whole bloom in the frame!
I think it probably has something to do with overcoming my childhood terror of bees but I really really enjoy taking pictures of them now. This is probably my best so far.