Monday, March 30, 2009

Celebrating a Dying Breed..

Today I met Hannah..

She is fun luving and intelligent and athletic and a Natural REDHEAD..

It has been said that the redhead gene (aka "Ginger Factor X"), whilst recessive, appears in up to 40% of some populations.

BUT, while that is true, REDHEADS are becoming rarer and could be extinct in 100 years, according to genetic scientists.

The current National Geographic magazine reports that less than two per cent of the world's population has natural red hair, created by a mutation in northern Europe thousands of years ago.

Global intermingling, which broadens the availability of possible partners, has reduced the chances of redheads meeting and producing little redheads of their own.

It takes only one red-haired parent to produce ginger-headed babies, but two redheads obviously create a much stronger possibility.


Saturday, March 21, 2009


SOME FACES are just meant to be stared at.. Often we dont know why, but we are drawn to them almost uncontrollably.

This, for me, is one more of those faces..


Monday, March 16, 2009


As with most of my shoots, I never have specific images in mind, only a feeling I am looking to capture.. This shoot was no exception..

I luved the location and the various textures it provided, so I just wanted to play off of that.. Allowing the models to just be one more texture in the image.

So it literally went from a Wizard of Oz theme to feeling like those old Romance Novels..

Thank you Ron (ETB Photo) for being such a gracious host and sharing these locations with me and to Traycee J and Goddess Angie for coming out to the middle of nowhere and spending an afternoon with us playing and avoiding old wells and green moss spiders..


Friday, March 13, 2009

Lost Innocence...

There is something about the Loss of Innocence that is appealing in a very primal kind of way.. That desire is the foundation for a lot of behaviors; Deviant and otherwise.

People often desire to have an experience they have seen or heard others had or be the first to help someone else have an experience that they have already had themselves .

And the more innocent the apperance of the person, the more desireable that urge becomes for others to help them fulfill that experience.

So I often wonder if the person being viewed is actually as innocent as the viewer perceives them to be, or is it just a reflection of the viewers desire being projected onto them.

Thank you Angie for 'Monkey Toes' and pre-moistened Animal Crackers and to DJ for the opportunity to talk thru the process and remember why everthing should always be a teachable moment and a learning experience.