Saturday, December 31, 2005

Olny srmat poelpe can.

Cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was

The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch
dnoe at
Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers
in a wrod
are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be
in the
rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it
wouthit a porbelm.

Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by
istlef, but the
wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling
was ipmorantt!
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Ok, and what better way to start the new year, but with a new secret place to guess. This time I'm going to add the stipulation that you cannot be related to me in any shape or form.. since my family has guessed the last two. For the person who can tell me where and what this triangle is, a free photoshoot in my studio. I have no idea why I'm doing this. I need more photography work like an Inuit needs more snow. I just think it's a fun idea. Only one clue to start, it's in Toronto. Good luck. Posted by Picasa

The Gimp. After a 4 hour shoot at Spectrum Studios this is my feet, looking gimpy on the dashboard of the car. Ricardo took a foray out to get some sun, the first in a month, and I was content to sit with the car window open and just soak it in. Posted by Picasa

Alastair Eng Posted by Picasa

If you look down the right side of the page you'll see I updated my links. Top of the list is an ancient links page I created years ago when I obviously had far too much time on my hands. I spent an hour this morning, going through it and combing out the deadlinks, so go ahead and waste some time there. But I'm warning you, you might never come out again. Beware of soda constructor especially. ;-) Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 30, 2005

It's always a pleasure to shoot Alastair in my studio because I always get a free concert.  Posted by Picasa

Alastair Eng, Toronto cellist Posted by Picasa

Winter vines Posted by Picasa

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Up at the crack of dawn today, to take my niece Mallory to the hairdresser to get her looooooong hair chopped off. Posted by Picasa

She's donating her hair to a company that make wigs for kids with cancer. For more info on that, depending on what city you're in, just google the words hair/cancer/wigs/and the city you live in. We went to a local salon and then got in touch with these peoplePosted by Picasa

snip snip Posted by Picasa

The unveiling Posted by Picasa

And the finished product... ta da Posted by Picasa

Mallory... hey! That's my coat! (don't worry, it's fakefur) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Trying to direct these two is like trying to herd cats, only more complicated. That's my sister, being no help whatsoever, in the background. Posted by Picasa

When you shoot family members, around here anyway, it turns into a marathon session of giggles and tears of laughter. My mom Trees (on the right) and her sister Rie, visiting from Holland. My mom is 80 and Rie is 85. Something about those Dutch genes. Eesh. Posted by Picasa

Tante Rie. Posted by Picasa

This is as normal as they get. In fact, the only shot they weren't laughing like ten year olds. Out of 50 shots!?! Posted by Picasa

Corrine and Levi, photoshoot for Gramma Lily in New York City. Posted by Picasa

Can you imagine the hearts she broke? Posted by Picasa

I am in awe of Vincent van Gogh. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Urgent Posted by Picasa

And where was I today? Take a guess. Myself and a zillion other hapless citizens. Posted by Picasa

Clue number two. Posted by Picasa

The "R" was broken off, making this a perfect blog shot. How about that? An "URGENT CAKE" facility, for those of us who didn't get enough sweets at Christmas?

Anyway, that's where I was. Standing in line at the not-so-urgent care clinic which was overflowing with people today. Next time, I'll believe my family doctor when he says it's tendonitis. Who knew it hurt that bad for so long? Sorry Dr.Jim.

This should also put to rest the question "Do you take your camera EVERYWHERE?" The answer is, pretty much, yes. And yes I'm determined to post a photo a day, no matter what.  Posted by Picasa