15-04-08 Studio Shoot With Mexico City On My Mind

And then I fell in love, with the most wonderful boy in the world.
We would take long walks by the river
Or just sit for hours gazing into each other’s eyes.
We were so very much in love.
Then one day, he went away and I thought I’d die.
But I didn’t.

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The night before we left for Mexico City I had a chance to shoot two of my favorite models, Larissa Simpson and Cyrus Bandali, during Robert Meyer’s Advanced Lighting Seminar.  I brought in no props or costumes but Andrea Buman and Carol Elizabethe Manzi were kind enough to let me use their stuff. I didn’t realize until today what direction my subconscious was leading me.

Come on in and spend a few hours in the studio with me

(as always click on the images to see them full size.)

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15-04-07 Back In A Blur (Weekly Photo Challenge)

Our blind hound whined. With that, a horde
Of voices gathered above the Ouija board,
Some childish and, you might say, blurred
By sleep; one little boy
Named Will, reluctant possibly in a ruff

Like a large-lidded page out of El Greco, pulled
Back the arras for that next voice,
Cold and portentous: ALL IS LOST.
FLEE THIS HOUSE. OTTO VON THURN UND TAXIS.
OBEY. YOU HAVE NO CHOICE.
James Merrill – verses 3 and 4 from
Voices From The Other World

Mexico City passed in a blur of spectacular images and food, people and history. We arrived home happy but blurry in time for Mad Men – quite the return to NYC!

2 images from the Churro fryer at the Mercado Roma…

The first the Churro and oil

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The second with stirrer and feeder added…

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Other examples of blurred vision…

https://averagegirl2309.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/blurry-innit/

https://lachicaquevinoalavida.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/little-bird-i-have-heard/

https://aintfoundagoodtitleblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/weekly-photo-challenge-cheap-model-blur-2-photography/

https://invisiblehorse.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/blur/

http://vackrare.com/2015/04/07/w-p-c-blur/

https://artisticlicenseoflife.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/weekly-photo-challenge-blur/

https://silversingingegret.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/blur/

https://aintfoundagoodtitleblog.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/weekly-photo-challenge-blur-1-photography/

https://stupidityhole.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/blurred-church/

https://picturebandit.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/weekly-photo-challenge-blur/

15-04-03 Itzapalapas 2015 – Good Friday – Hour 1

The Itzapalapas celebration is renowned through Latin America and the world . Since we attended Oberammergau several lifetimes ago It only seemed right to attend the Good Friday celebration since we are in Mexico. Here are a selection of shots from the first hour we were there.

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New York City – Remember to Attend on April 1

Andra at Book Culture 7PM – April 

Andra Watkins
Andra at Book Culture NYC

April 1 @ 7:00 pm8:00 pm

nitobe_logo2_1Join Andra for the official Manhattan launch of Not Without My Father: One Woman’s 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace.

Andra’s bookstore appearances are more than book signings. She challenges audiences to evaluate their relationships. She gives attendees concrete ideas and strategies to leave inspired to Make a Memory of their own. Andra will have tools available to help each person create a specific invite for a loved one. Everyone will leave charged to Make a Memory.

To find out more about Book Culture, click HERE.

Details

Date:
April 1
Time:
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Venue

Book Culture
536 W 112th Street, New York, NY

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