I recently found my PHISHBILL from Halloween 1998 when I made a Thompsonesque  assault on Las Vegas with a cadre of narcowarriors from the mountains of Colorado.  I remember being a lone figure, painted blue in a Tyvek bio hazard suit, grooving my way through the casinos and then through the Thomas & Mack Center for the show.  Security was on to me.. even amongst the freaks I was freaking people out http://enligneviagra.net/.  I survived that trip into the Zone but I am still not so sure about that trip to Vegas…  Oh Vegas.

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Tonight was the opening of Facing Fear at Launch Pad Gallery.  This is an open-call show featuring work by over 100 Artists… Artists making work about facing fear in one way or another…  Laura and I both have pieces hanging in this show and yes, they are fantastic and they are for sale.  You should buy them.  My piece dealt with some of my time based fears and is called Temporal Kitty.  It is the 3 panel wall piece you can see below.  All in all the art is really impressive and should be seen in its entirety.  The show lasts for the month of November and then, I am afraid, it will be gone.

Launch Pad Gallery – 534 SE Oak Street, Portland, OR 97214 – 971.227.0072
NEW HOURS: Wednesday-Saturday 12 – 4pm, & by appt.



 

It was another hot and heavy session of Gospel Brunch on Sunday.  The once a month service is causing quit a stir at the World Famous Kenton Club on North Portland.  We arrived early and stayed late.  Bailey’s and Coffee, Smoking Gospel Music and Beautiful People touched our lives for a couple of hours.  Ya gots to check it out.

Here is Plastic Jesus.


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Sunday Gospel Brunch with The Git Rights at The World Famous Kenton Club, Portland, OR.

We finally made it to Sunday Gospel Brunch.  OMFG.  We will return.  You should check it out.  Part of this video is perhaps NSFW… depends upon where you work I suppose.  Turn it up or turn it down accordingly.  Enjoy.


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Junk to Funk.  Recycled Fashion.  Portland, OR. Laura and I (through Domestic Bliss Photography) donated a studio photo session as a prize for this excellent event and we are really looking forward to getting the winning designer into our studio.  ”Junk to Funk is a collective of art, education, environment, business and policy innovators who inspire individual towards responsible consumerism, creative re-use and conscientious disposal by providing unique fashion based entertainment and educational opportunities.”  The event was hosted by Mayor Sam Adams and The Mercury’s Marjorie Skinner.  We obtained media passes through our good friend Mel and showed up to take a few shots on the runway and check out some local fashion innovators.  The event was a huge success from my view.  The fashion was pretty mind blowing and the house band (Junquestra) rocked.  Both of these items overshadowed the scripted messaging and MC’ing which only made me want to drink Whiskey.  The all ages audience section as well as separate bar section were both packed and there were ample opportunities to educate yourself or purchase some cool recycled products and art.

JUNK to FUNK FULL IMAGE GALLERY (136 Images)

Technically, I chose to shoot without flash, using a high ISO (4000) on my Canon 5D Mark II to see how it would perform.  I also pulled out my 70-200mm f2.8 L IS lens to play with.  Post production was necessary using Adobe Lightroom 2.0 to correct white balance, crop and reduce the little bit of noise I did get.  Overall, I am really happy with my gear.  It rocks actually.

Here are a few of my favorite shots:


Whiskey Ride by Traci Price
Bedtime Bride by Brady LangeRebrewed by Adrienne DuckrowRubber Tube Dress by Lindsey SternDeconstruction / Reconstruction by Emily HydeNet Consumption by Taylor Cass StevensonSunkissed by Kristen Olson-HuddleLady Cumulus by Sarah Lynn SvobodnyRed, White & Bride by Rebecca RossPlastic Pride by Ruth WaddyThe Paper Doll by Emma & Ellie PelettChastity Blinds by Jen LamastraFilm Dress by Sudan Price & Janice Archer

What do you think?

JUNK to FUNK FULL IMAGE GALLERY (136 Images)

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