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Chelsey: The Ring of Fire

Once upon a time I used to take photos regularly. Then grad school happened. It turns out grad school is not terribly conducive to free time for side careers. Whodathunk, right? Anyway, I was contacted by the lovely and talented Chelsey to shoot some promo photos for her hula hooping performance art business. And like if you’re…


Day 1278 of 365 4 lyf. I really wish I had gotten around to getting gas logs for my main fireplace. But I haven’t. So after a long day of shoveling show, I warm up on the electric one Steph and I bought a while back. Quite toasty. 365 days


Day 1155 of 365 4 lyf. You know I kind of wish I’d taken this picture with my real camera. I’ve done stuff like this before, but this one just really works for me. Actually part of me even kinda likes the grain. But still, it could have been more. 365 days


Day 1148 of 365 4 lyf. What can brown do for you? Not a whole hell of a lot apparently. So I ordered some clothes for a shoot last week. They were supposed to arrive on Thursday or Friday and since the shoot was Saturday, that seemed fine. Thursday night the UPS computer called me…


Day 1117 of 365 Again. Tired and burned out and didn’t feel like taking a picture. I really need to get back on the inspiration kick. What do other people do when they’re burnt out. I used to be able to pull myself out after a few days, but I feel like I’ve been in…


Day 973 of 365 Again. Didn’t really have a good idea for today, but since my mother loved it so much the last time I was playing with fire I thought I’d do some more. So yeah, only can I blow fire, I can also throw it. Pretty exciting huh? No photoshopping here other than…

Firebreathing video

Firebreathing video

The first time I ever got around to actually posting a video at flickr. I never really thought there was much of a point to flickr video, especially given the 90 second size limitation. But now I get what it’s really for. Showing that you didn’t photoshop or camera trick something.


Day 931 of 365 Again. I give up! I’ve spent the last several hours hacking the database and code for the Cosmic Hellcats website. Somehow character encoding or translation on my movable type installation or my mysql db got screwed up, and for the life of me I can’t figure out how, but several of…


Day 770 of 365 Again. See, this is what happens on those rare ocassions when I don’t take my camera with me everywhere I go. I was forced to take this with my iPhone. Steph and I went to the mall after work. I had to get some stuff for some upcoming photoshoots and we…


Day 750 of 365 Again. Huh… check it out. Day 750. I really have to pay more attention to the big milestones. I didn’t even think about it until I was editing the pic. Oh well. Not much up today. Tried to catch up on a lot of photo editing. Had full intents of getting…


Day 736 of 365 Again. This is how we relax. It was a long day. Got up early and started doing work around the house. Did some quick shopping. Returned the keg from the party. Mowed the lawn. Cleaned the pool. Shannon and Jen stopped by with their kids. If I were smart I would…



Day 709 of 365 More.

Another day, another fire.

Yesterday it was pyrotechnics, today it’s just a good old fashioned modern day barbecue.

Steph asked me to grill some chicken for dinner today, but I was working on Hellcats most of the day, so i didn’t get to it til late. I also decided to use the opportunity to show her how to build a proper barbecue fire. I don’t believe in gas grills. Proper BBQ involves charcoal, lighter fluid, and some good old fashioned flame. It also helps if you have a tasty homemade BBQ sauce to put on the meat. My sauce is famous, as is my flame. When it burns hot enough to light a self-portrait you know its a good temperature to cook some meat.

Wonder what I should burn tomorrow?

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Day 708 of 365 More.

My friend Tommy lives a few blocks from here in a house that overlooks the valley of Mt. Oliver. Every year, there’s this Mt. Oliver township fair kinda thing and they shoot off fireworks for it. Tommy has a great view of it, so he decided to have a BBQ and invite people over to watch.

Of course, the fireworks don’t start til like 11. So Tommy and his nieghbors kind of shoot some off early to kinda prime the sky so to speak. Here’s me burning a couple.

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