This is my scooter. It’s a 2006 Honda Metropolitan. I’ve had her since 2008. Scooters seem to be looked down on here in the states. I don’t get it. This thing makes me have a permanent grin on my face every time I ride her around town, or back and forth to the studio, etc. She gets 100 miles to the gallon. It costs me about 20 bucks to run it from mid-April to late October, sometimes November every year. 20 bucks! Permanent grins! So much fun! There are days when I’ll just hop on this with a camera, and just ride around and take pictures. Seeing this part of the state at 40mph.
Some days I think I was supposed to be born in a place like Italy, where scooters are commonly adopted and used.
I’m a recovering video game junkie. It started with an Atari 2600 that my father bought when it was released, and it’s all been downhill since then. In my 20’s, I was a hardcore gamer and game collector. I did 10 years of attending the Electronics Entertainment Expo out in Los Angeles (when I started going, it was still held in Atlanta!). Throughout all the games I’ve played and bought and collected and obsessed over, I’ve always been a big fan of importing Street Fighter 2D fighting games.
But more than that is my obsession with import video game arcade posters. CONTINUE READING…
Shelly Hudson is doing some awesome stuff. She’s the Executive Director of Red River Theatres. She’s an actor and a director. She directs stage plays. She’s creating a new theater company in the Concord NH area. She loves movies, and talking about movies, and I love being around her.
Shelly needed a new head shot and we got together at the studio, talked a whole bunch about Mad Max and the Oscars and Academy Awards, and had a bunch of laughs while doing it.
See a few more images from our session together on my Flickr feed HERE.
Musical interlude this week. This is me giving you permission to walk over and put a song on. Put on a song that means something to you. Take the next five minutes, key up a song, close your eyes and feel it. Let it move you. Remember something that happened in your past when that song was on. Allow it to trigger something inside of you.
Right now I’m playing Dave Brubeck’s song “Take Five“. It’s so freaking good. It’s moving me.
Turn it up and play it loud and give yourself up for the next five minutes to the power of music.
I can’t even explain to you how amazing it is that I made this photograph. This is Jonatha Brooke. She is one of my all time favorite musicians. She, along with musician Jennifer Kimball, formed the band THE STORY in the 199o’s. I’ve been a fan of Jonatha’s since then. A little while back, I got to make a portrait of her.
How? Simply because I asked.