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Four of Cups – yi 1

Four of Cups - yi 1

Ok, brand new tarot cards. Well, replacement ones.

The rough thing about the Tarot Project is that since it’s taking me so long, I tend to change my mind about ideas from time to time, which in turn means it takes me even longer since I have to redo certain cards.

I’ve grown unhappy with my theme for the fours (blind) and so I’ve decided to redo all of them. I realized I didn’t have water represented, so that’s what they’re going to be now.

So I shot with Yi the other day for some zivity photos and for the tarot set and I came up with two possibiliites I kind of like for the new four of cups. So I need to know from all of you. Which one is better?

the other version

Four of Cups – yi 2

Four of Cups - yi 2

Ok, brand new tarot cards. Well, replacement ones.

The rough thing about the Tarot Project is that since it’s taking me so long, I tend to change my mind about ideas from time to time, which in turn means it takes me even longer since I have to redo certain cards.

I’ve grown unhappy with my theme for the fours (blind) and so I’ve decided to redo all of them. I realized I didn’t have water represented, so that’s what they’re going to be now.

So I shot with Yi the other day for some zivity photos and for the tarot set and I came up with two possibiliites I kind of like for the new four of cups. So I need to know from all of you. Which one is better?

the other version

Sarah: Black and Light 42

Sarah: Black and Light 42

I’ve been waiting for zivity to post my new set of Sarah for months and they finally did. These are some samples from it. If you’re a zivity member, go check it out. If you’re not then go join now

UPDATE:Sarah and I are both running zivity contests. She’s giving away a "Secret prize" to her top voter by the end of the month of September, and I’ll give away an 8×10 print to the top voter on the Black and Light set by the end of the month of September. And if the top voter on Black and Light voted more than anyone else on her other sets then I’ll make it a 16×20 poster. So by all means, if you’re a zivity member go get to voting! And if you’re not, you should be.

Sarah: Black and Light 39

Sarah: Black and Light 39

I’ve been waiting for zivity to post my new set of Sarah for months and they finally did. These are some samples from it. If you’re a zivity member, go check it out. If you’re not then go join now

UPDATE:Sarah and I are both running zivity contests. She’s giving away a "Secret prize" to her top voter by the end of the month of September, and I’ll give away an 8×10 print to the top voter on the Black and Light set by the end of the month of September. And if the top voter on Black and Light voted more than anyone else on her other sets then I’ll make it a 16×20 poster. So by all means, if you’re a zivity member go get to voting! And if you’re not, you should be.

Sarah: Black and Light 7

Sarah: Black and Light 7

I’ve been waiting for zivity to post my new set of Sarah for months and they finally did. These are some samples from it. If you’re a zivity member, go check it out. If you’re not then go join now

UPDATE:Sarah and I are both running zivity contests. She’s giving away a "Secret prize" to her top voter by the end of the month of September, and I’ll give away an 8×10 print to the top voter on the Black and Light set by the end of the month of September. And if the top voter on Black and Light voted more than anyone else on her other sets then I’ll make it a 16×20 poster. So by all means, if you’re a zivity member go get to voting! And if you’re not, you should be.

Three of Cups

Three of Cups

Newt posed for my tarot deck. Actually we had a good photoshoot and we got a lot of photos done, but I was most excited about this, not only because I hadn’t done a tarot card in a long time, but because this was a card idea I had a long time ago.

Hopefully I’ll have more pics of her done soon.

Page of Cups

Page of Cups

Working on the last several tarot cards that I’ve shot that I hadn’t had a chance to post. This should take me up to 51. Only 17 more to go.

Four of Cups

Four of Cups

And I am caught up with my tarot cards. I still have a couple I want to redo slightly (moving some pictures to different numbers) but at least I’ve finally gotten through all of the ones that I was backlogged on.

This is Leia. She was nice enough to sit for a Tarot shoot a few weeks ago (ended up in my 365 for that day). There’s some other photos of her as well that I’ll hopefully get to sooner rather than later.

Two of Cups

Two of Cups

Rima contacted me about posing for the Tarot deck on Wednesday and we shot her on Thursday. It’s about the fatest turnaround I’ve ever done on a shoot, but it was another case of just trying to get a shoot in when both the model and I happened to have time.

I was quite happy to work with her, since through happenstance right now, the deck was very "caucasian." It’s been hard to find people of color for it. Especially women. I was hoping her complexion still comes across well in the B&W.

The big challenge here was representing "love" while only using one person so that it conceptually fit with the other twos in the deck.

Interpretation, comments and criticism welcome as always, and in fact encouraged.

Sarah blue eyes

Sarah blue eyes

Sarah is a model who contacted me when she saw another model’s pics I’d taken. She had the perfect look to be one of my pages for the Maverick Tarot, but as with lots of the other models I’ve worked with, I decided it’d be a good idea to take some other shots too.

I got tons of great shots with Sarah, and I’m sure I’ll be posting more in the coming days.

Laurie eyes

Laurie eyes

Like most of my recent models, I met Laurie on Model Mayhem. I actually saw her as a preppy staff card type for my Tarot Set, but she told me she really wanted to try to be one of the sword cards. The more I talked to her, the more I liked the idea of using her there. She has a very versatile look and that ended up being perfect for the idea of the 3 cards, a reflection of the one suit in another.

Also used as Class with Dave assignment: Eyes

Ace of Cups

Ace of Cups

More Tarot cards that I shot this weekend. I’m continuing the idea of keeping the aces and tens linked. This time with Max posing for the cups cards.

Yes, that really is beer. Yes he finished it.

Ten of Cups

Ten of Cups

More Tarot cards that I shot this weekend. I’m continuing the idea of keeping the aces and tens linked. This time with Max posing for the cups cards.

Yes, that really is beer. Yes he finished it.

5-14-07

Day 276 of 365 days. About a year ago, I was having a conversation with people about the annual sexiest women/men alive surveys that a lot of magazines do. I decided to run my own version of the contest on my blog. I gave people one week to vote on who they believe the top…

Cheryl’s eyes

Cheryl's eyes

Spent the day with my friend Cheryl who is visiting from Seattle. Obviously no one can visit me without doing a photoshoot. So this is the first of the shots that I have processed of her. More to come when we’re done hanging out.

Back before I was a bum (errr… starving artist), I used to be a pretty decent user interface (UI) designer. Cheryl was my intern. Over the years she’s become a really good friend. These days, Cheryl lives in Seattle where she designs video games for Nintendo Gameboys (right now she’s doing Shrek 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean 3). She’s also one of the voices in the game the crazy successful Sims video games (she’s a little easier to understand in real life). So whenever you play a video game, keep in mind that it might not exist were it not for my supremely excellent mentoring skills.