Life can be short or life can be as long as we imagine it to be. As the years creep up its important to have tried many of the things you set out to do. Hopefully you took the opportunity to do many things that were not in your comfort zone, nothing is given in this life nor do we know what we are truly good at until we give it a spin. Try as much as you are comfortable with once; your body is the greatest tool you will ever own. Regret is something we all have to live with, it teaches us and gives us character.
Go outside,don't even look at this gallery; and live.
Make your moments.
David Choe's "Nothing to Declare" is amazing and running at the new Lazarides gallery in Beverly Hills. Its a free show and much better than anything I have seen at LACMA and their multi million dollar expansions in the past few years. Also pix from JFS's "Sake Slam" that happened in Little Tokyo's Chop Suey, it was a great time for all and look forward to their next event.
Photography and music go hand in hand. I don't get as much into my photo shoots without playing music for the model and I, it makes us all feel better. When I am taking landscape photos they turn out much better when I am listening to Philip Glass or Ludwig. I saw Starlight Express in Iowa in 1989 and enjoyed it, it was the first time I had ever seen a musical and I loved the music with the motion, I feel this is very similar to photography and acquiring images.
Shinichi Osawa is pretty amazing, especially if you hear him live. I particularly like his mix to "Star Guitar" which I can listen to over and over again... his version is Sublime. This photo set is about emotion and feeling what the model is feeling and not as stiff hopefully... less poses and more feeling could be another good name for it. Please buy Shinichi Osawa's "The One+" off of iTunes (or preferred service and format) play it and flip through these photos... that's how I edited them :)
Kissy kiss kiss. Japonica in Redondo Beach hosted the "SaKuRa 2010 Thank You Party" over the weekend. It was a super small venue so I didn't expect much but was completely surprised by how great the people were and how many people showed up. Lots of ladies and men having a great time, kissing, hugging and partying!