Friday, December 21, 2007

Khary Randolph's "The Black Book"

Khary's new book is out.....
The Black Book
He is a well-known illustrator based out of NYC
A portrait of me is in his book
You can pick up the book here if you like pretty artwork: kharupt.com

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Who needs a lawnmower - buy some sheep....

As you travel down south - the scenery contains more and more churches. It's like this: KFC, church, McDonalds, church, Shoney's, church...... The citizens become more bible hugging, non-liberal, repenting republicans...... Yet, somehow their gas stations have the most perverted names ever. I mean, the Slip In, the Kum and Go, Peckers, and T&A? Are you kidding me?

Hotel I was staying at last night, had those little sprinkler-pipes all over the ceiling..... Next to each one was a sticker of a closet hanger.... saying, "DO NOT hang your clothes here".... and I thought that was funny. Because someone must have done that, draping their clothes around the room on the sprinklers....

Thought it was snowing in NC, but it was cotton season - then I thought it was snowing in SC but that was just dead roosters on the highway....

Jiffy Lube. Got my oil changed, new wipers put on the car. In the waiting room, the Garden Channel was playing..... I've decided that my new goal in life is to walk around a garden using words like "Grandeur" and "Fantastical" - and get paid for it. The host of the show, who was grossly overweight and obviously knew nothing about gardens....... said that people should skip out on buying lawnmowers and buy themselves some sheep instead - "Helps save on gas and will keep the planet green." I totally could have come up with that all by myself.... those are the kind of ideas that I have.... I belong on the Garden Channel, start sending in letters for me..... tell them that pelicans are better than fishing boats and who needs a garbage man... when you could have a compost to Pee on.....

I have started gluing Chinese fortunes to my computer with eyelash glue..... the fortunes remind me about things that are important.... like. "If a rubber band is pulled, shot in a direction, it will go straight." "If you seek the seeker you will be sought" or "Any decision you have to make tomorrow is a good decision" (I love that one... because it justifies anything I do).

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Been Living in Fredericksburg for days now...




Life on the road is just ups and downs, all the time - I wish I was better equip to deal with it, no stopping it. Great time in Rockville and ended up in Fredericksburg all depressed again.... first three cancellations, missed a shoot in Richmond, and then a photographer canceled because my voicemail said I was in NYC (I never use my phone.... I haven't changed the message in a solid month) So I have just been sitting around, stuck in a big funk, living off the Noodle Company and wi-fi..... I got to play with a puppy at Motel 6 last night, it was two months old......

...... Ooooh and I am reading the last book from The Golden Compass.... it is really addicting. I want to just curl up and do nothing but read. I wish I had a daemon, then I would never be alone so much.... I wonder what mine would be? They say that your daemon reflects who you are - so mine would be something clever, fun to look at, always getting into trouble - like a raccoon... Yes, I would have a raccoon daemon. It would travel the country with me, sitting shotgun .... he would eat all the garbage in the front seat!!!!

I am working in the Hamptons tomorrow, so it looks like I am finally back on the road again - If the scenery changes, perhaps the weather will change, then I can finally put the top down - and life will be awesome...... I heard it is in the 70s in NC right now. That kind of weather will make anyone smile.....

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

While You Were Out:

Mick Jagger called.
He is mightily pissed.
He says... he can't get no satisfaction.


The Renaissance....

"So, what kind of photography do you shoot?"

"Me? Renaissance.... most of my photography resembles paintings from the Renaissance - old, delicate. I paint with light - ... love the richness of that era....."

"Wow, that is awesome, that time period was beautiful...."
*drops robe* ".. lets shoot!!"

"Yes! Lets do that! Now.... I want you to go over there and put your boob on the doornob. Yea. Now put it on the chair, the table.... yea, that is just great!"

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Pin-Up Event... SlyHorse Studios!!

Right now I am in Fredericksburg Virginia.... All three of my shoots canceled for this afternoon - Although cancellations always suck..... I am really excited for the freetime - Spent the morning running errands. Sending off the E-bay stuff, car washin, oil changin, deposits for the bank, laundry, cleaned out the front seat of my car - which was starting to smell like a really funky-nasty-armpit? I did not touch it, kicked all the garbage out of the car with my foot....

Pin-up event went well.... , There were about fifteen photographers shooting Nicotine in the studio when I showed up at 9:30.... Kevin, the owner, mentioned that over twenty-seven people came out that night to check out the event..... great to see that kind of turnout. In the end, I did not end up shooting in the studio..... just too many people, too many lenses. Around 11ish, once the place cleared out, I dressed up (not pin-uppy) and shot with a really talented girl, Miss Emily Fine - who is 18 years old and incredibly incredibly fine with her post-work.....

That is not the best part, though.... So everything wraps up, right? A bunch of people go to the restaurant around the corner - Kevin, Tyger, Em, Ron, the guy in the pink shirt, some other guy not wearing a pink shirt.... we get late night sandwiches, some drinks, talk about love, sex, rock n roll and clitoris rings. Get back to the studio to sleep, 2:30 am - and I hear a *rap rap rappin* on the door. Tyger's car overheated!!! Emily and him are stranded!!!! So here we are in a studio - sleeping under softboxes and alien bees.... just my airbed, a funny shaped couch thing (for Em), and a blow up piece of cheese (for Tyger). Together we made this demented sleepover party in a photography studio.... Nude model London, eighteen year old Emily Fine, and a /photographer named Tyger..... and although I cannot divulge anything spoken of that night (to protect the innocent) - I swear, it was one of the best nights of the month, hands down. I love 3-dimensional people - I love real conversation..... and I love staying up until 4am with good company.... Em's first edit is on the left....

I also think that I messed up the rest of my life today - Because this never happens. Went to the post office today, half-hit this really cute guy with my car. Rolled down my window (No make up, hair messy, just sweats on, looking like a total mess) - apologized for being blind and stupid. "Shouldn't be driving a car to begin with.." He smiled.... I went into the post office and came back to a note on my car.... "Think you are beautiful (deaf, dumb, blind and all) Want to get to know you, please come and meet me for lunch on the dock at 2pm... hope you show up." I smiled a lot, because he was really cute with his sandy hair and I did not look beautiful at all - But then - I never went..... that is right, I totally fucked up the universal alignment with the hot man at the post office - I am going to hell.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Retiring..... A Way of Life

So I took a break on writing - mostly because I feel like my drive has been lost....to model, to travel, to book jobs, to stay so busy all the time. Was talking to Kerri Taylor today on MM and she mentioned about how bored she is with modeling....... Is it weird that I agree with her? Being bored?.... And again, just a few months ago - Liz Ashley mentioned to me she was also bored. Wanting to move away from nude modeling - into fitness modeling, "Just for a change." Totally understood. Tonight I mentioned to a photographer that I might retire this year......, "Looks like you've smartened up," he said...... Which kind of took me back.... Do photographers look down on models? It was such a weird statement......

I wonder if the feeling comes and goes?...... if it sticks?.... or if we'll go out and do something new? Who knows, maybe Kerri will quit next year, maybe Liz will be in a fitness mag, and maybe I will go to school and get a bar tending job somewhere.....

Some days though, I wake up and I'm just so excited to go work - Like today! Shot in a giant warehouse against all these beautiful murals, with a space heater, some good coffee, and good company ..... climbed up on a roof, got naked, stopped the construction across the street..... it was fun. Tonight I sleep at Slyhorse Studios and they are having a pin-up event tomorrow evening, which I am going to be a part of....... (What is up with all this pin-up stuff lately? I am getting hired left and right for it.....)

I miss Matthew, it has got me in a funk..... traveling alone is not all that much fun..... it is like you do a million awesome things, but there is no one to share it with..... I cannot wait for the Holidays, flying out of Savannah back to Syracuse - visit Little Kitty..... Only two weeks, hopefully I get in a better mood about all this.....

Monday, December 3, 2007

Round round get around..... 2nd time around...

Spent last week, working my butt off - because Christmas is just around the corner and I want to make it memorable..... I have also been taking a lot of time off, sitting around in Long Island - trying to figure out my next big move. I think I have it pinned down, this is my new schedule for this year. I am going back on the road on Thursday morning - Destination: DC....
This time around, I am going to all the cities that I missed, Savannah (Ever read the book: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.... always wanted to go there after reading it), Key West, Memphis, Little Rock, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Fresno, Seattle, all of Canada, Fargo, Minneapolis, Kansas City, and all the National Parks in between.... even the Big Bend in Southern Texas and Jasper up near Edmonton.