A quick check and this is the 12th time Haruna DJ Barbie has been in a gallery here at dEaringfilm and her 3rd solo gallery. That is pretty cool since she only shoots with me and our buddy Yasumasa Yonehara "YONE."
"Is that him over there? Hmm yeah funny floppy walk, that's about right six feet tall and wearing hightops and shorts. Ok now for the audio confirmation.. yeah hes saying crap like "boom" and "bam" after a few good shots." If you see that on the streets of LA yeah its me. If he look like he's having too much fun, yeah that's me, If he has a pink camera or pays no attention to any camera settings or light, yeah that's me. People bump into me when I am having shoots; admittedly rarer when I am having a classic dEaringfilm nightshoot but when they are out and about during the day it happens and I always try to give them a few jokes or pointers before I go about my stuff. My point is though its ok to invade one of my shoots for a few minutes I love everyone so come join in on the fun and get a free hug and photo!
Obsession is beautiful. Beauty is not a poem. Its something unintended for beauty's sake that interests me. I am totally obsessed with reality and I will forever search for the root of that obsession through human sexuality, the suns beautiful crepuscular rays and art. In this gallery I attempt to turn such a everyday things as stains on the streets of Los Angeles into objects from my past or memories of a distant object almost half blurred by the slow degradation of my memories.
Beverly Hills High repping at dEaringfilm with this Midsummer Night's Dream girl. When I am deep into a shoot and creating its a special kind of feeling because its not just me, its absolute synergy between the model and I. I can never take full credit for the end result and sometimes I just like to put the pieces into place for a creative environment and see what happens. I hope I can take the white light and turn it into a rainbow for you.
Let others attach themselves to your dreams for a while, let them ride the waves of your exuberance for the goal. When it is their time to get of the dream wave wish them the best and keep going. For your chance is but a chance of a chance.
Growing up in Iowa left me a lot of time to explore many interests, among those were choir and show choir (think Glee the TV show). Even photography was one of those passing phases; yes I earned my photo street credibility by doing my time in the darkroom with those smelly chemicals. Anyway in show choir I learned to love a love of music among which were STYX and Queen which I had listed to before but performing them on stage was quite a thrill. One of my favorite lines from a STYX song was "long nights, impossible odds." I feel that is what everyone has to do to give the work they do a chance to be seen, so keep dreaming and putting in those long nights whether they be shooting, or otherwise :)
When I wake up in the morning I don't exactly sing the lyrics to the song "here comes the sun." I make it no secret that daytime is fantastic for a number of things like outdoor activites, tennis and day trips. Nighttime is mysterious sexy and fantastic, its when all the good things happen. In my world night time is where all my daydreams come true. A friend of mine and I were talking the other night and she gave me quite a compliment that sums up my approach in photography, she said "I like that you see the beauty in everyone and back it up, no matter if they are a model or just normal person." I am inspired by the people I shoot, some upgrade my vision and will be longed forever, others come and go and I am grateful for their time and effort.