Start by Painting on nudes — pt 3

lea is the ultimate

she wanted to do the project as much as i did

to play with paint and color

to have fun with our one life

together with hands and brushes

we made our backdrop

then turned our attention to the body physical

the slow transformation from mousy french girl

to a savage creature

it was the most full expression of the piece

a dance of color and love


Start By Painting on Nudes — pt2

model 2 was much more into painting

she and my girl painted much of the back ground and base coats

i can in at the end and smeared colors over it all

she was timid ways i would not expect

but the idea of the art

of being creative in it

seemed to set her free

till the again the camera was raised

she seemed to leave her eyes

results almost seem exploitative

i do not own this work

many hands laid upon it

i only created the space to breath

here i begin to play with studio light

not my forte

only one way to get better

Start by Painting on Nudes — pt 1


i have always wanted to paint

i am starting slowly

good friends like Troy Henriksen and Gaia

inspire me

make it seem tangible

i start with girls from WM

seemless backgrounds as canvas

then skin

then photo

the piece is the photo

the rest is ephemeral

at least this time

might as well start on naked women

this is a collaborative exploration

color shape structure

living art

the photo

the piece

the girl

the emotion

that have only dipped my toe

here is girl 1 of 3

she got fully nude

was compliant

distanced from the process

she was a passive figure who came alive

japanese in paris

always an intriguing blend

stay tuned for more

>i realize the childish nature

of the work

of the exploration

but a friend said to me

go back to where you last left off

guess i was 12<


Buried Alive: Sara Palin Stripper Showdown on Election Night

buried alive is the stories that never saw the light of day, personal and accidental.

I went to scores strip club in baltimore, rated the cities best by city paper, to check out their election night Sara Palin look alike contest. Before the girls paraded down, sean the manager leaned in a said “this is going to be quick cause if i leave them up there too long they will start stripping.”


sean bought me a drink and i settled in at the stage, almost as if he was watching, stood obama on the tv’s behind me accepting his nomination as the 44th president of the united states while strippers dressed as sara palin swung around on a pole, trying the best not to get naked. I sat, holden on to the lens, lost in americana