Thursday, 28 October 2010

Header shots

Took some commercial shots for the upcoming page for the cards... Cute, though I put too much of myself into it and she looks like she's drawing them, not writing them :)) Then again it could go with the "cards that artists write" :))

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Beauty of some people....

 I know most of these are more less alike, but I can't get enough of her :))

The sitter


from Helen Mirren to Machete, movies update

Okay, sorry, I know that sex and sex related jokes are totally last millennium, but come on. As "any self respecting stalker of Helen Mirren" would say: "Who says Hollywood is out of ideas? Obviously they haven't seen this picture of Helen Mirren giving Russell Brand the old "rub & tug" on the set of Arthur. In fact, seeing a geriatric Mirren giving Brand a bathtub HJ is the most original thing I've seen in weeks, and mind you, I watch Bravo daily. The only question is how is Hollywood going to top this? Chances are we'll see Betty White giving an "Asian massage" to the wolf-boy from Twilight sometime soon. "Team Jacob" indeed!".................
             Even the prudes got to admit - that IS icky/funny :D
             But I love Helen Mirren. Okay, I hate her for having a better body at 105 than I ever had, but she is so beyond 'British dame' it's scary. Dignified, elegant, ice-queen, oh yes... But her character in Red, shooting off a 2k cannon machine gun in a parking garage while wearing a silk dress and army boots? Seriously... As kinky as I may be, that scene made my day. 
             Have you seen the weather around here lately??
            She even beats John Malkovich, who isn't easily beatable, not really.


I also watched Malkovich in Jonah Hex, which is kind of like Crow in Wild Wild West and liked the lot - thought it was kind of short. I am a fan of long movies, otherwise it looks like they cut out all the best bits to preserve either the mindless violence or profound moments of inner turmoil with graphics. 
             Another movie I watched twice in a row, and liked both times( I am very fond of things nobody else seems to think much of), is one of the General's favorite pastime movies, Basic. That's kind of like General's Daughter and G.I.Jane and something Denzel Washington might have done, with Connie Nielsen in it. She's like Angelina Jolie with a higher pitched voice and less hair - though Connie I can actually watch without wincing. As boring and predictable as the movie is in grand scheme of things, and as some performances are perfectly lovely (poor Giovanni Ribisi, hehe. He sure can typecast), my honey and myself both just LOOOOOVE the ending. "We thought you handled yourself so well out there - we were gonna offer you a job." Love it. LUUV it :D  I've downloaded Demonlover to keep the thrill of the chase, but haven't really had the zeal to watch it yet. I'm sure there's a way to combine hentai and Connie Nielsen and make a bad experience to watch out of it and if anyone can do it it, it's the French.
 Johah Hex - very ugly men and very pretty girls - the highlights of the wild west that has nothing to do with Deadwood whatsoever :D
              And in the end, there's Machete. The tribute to B movies of the Mexican persuasion that really overshot. Haha. The Grindhouse team sure can shine their awe at the things that they grew up with. In short, it's adorable. It's not surprising that it's the first time Danny Treyo plays the lead, poor man, but he certainly gets his goods this time - not sure even James Bond had this much divine sex in his flicks :))
                In short - adorable :))

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

A possible cover. Though I need to get a lot, lot better....

Had a dream about being at my kid brother's place (used to be a housing-project party den, once), both my brothers there and several other people, including Sidharta, one of the best bands we have around. We talked bands and music and watched David Bowie and Diana Ross videos, very eighties style :))
               The stuff my brain comes up with... :))

Medicating the doggie :) The thought of a nasty fungal infection makes my skin crawl. :s

Monday, 25 October 2010

Spent a joyous afternoon, meeting a new friend. One can tell, because I didn't take any pictures at all :D The morning shoot was cool, although I seemed to have disappointed the girl with the cool earrings, as she finds the pictures too dull. The ones that i find done the best are the ones she likes the least. That is the abyss between the art and fashion :)
         Starbark is a little bit sick - she has some sort of an external snout infection. It looks nasty and I hope it doesn't hurt.. it doesn't seem to itch. No idea how the heck she got it. Another reason why i shouldn't kiss her :S What is the fun of having an adorable dog if I can't squeeze and hug her all the time!!?
          Talking to my date (why can't the dates we wish to work be this nice? Why do those have to be psychotic and friendly dates without expectations are always so magnificent?) I realized several witty things. Example - why don't I wear hats, even if I am a hatter's granddaughter? Why, because using a camera under a hat is a might graceless :D
           We talked about a graduation study regarding photography. being a graphic artist, I suggested she titles her research: the aesthetic value of a graphic effect on photographs of the 1920's - the exploration era... and starts with describing quickly evolving, adapting materials to a new form of documentation and thus expression, and what was then a flaw and shortcoming is nowadays regarded as artistic patina and romantic highlight. She could follow the trial and tribulations of female jungle cartographers or archaeologists and their strives to capture the time of great courage and vision... if used as a red thread, this sort of study could be done very readable :)
             Pat and I discussed a beach sandal commercial yestereve and I mused how a female photographer, a beach native (Australian) is a lot more likely to capture the feel of a product rather than a male one would, as men are a lot more focused onto the materials and matter. As this sort of a cushy sandal is a little bit of home one walks on even in the rest of the world, it is cool to put it on everyday youngsters in all-day-long activities, and all sorts of situations - all taken slightly from the viewpoint of the shoe. Unlike the Ugly Betty doctrine, this ones really are function, not fashion :))
             Despite the fact Barky is ill and some of my pickies were not a success, it has been a great day. Not the least of which was the General's request to look up requirements for a detective's licence... O.o 
             My General?... All grown up and entirely nuts - like me?! As I live and struggle for breath ... :D

The geisha


Nea in variables

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Matea, the dancer