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16th Oct 2017 – Hummingbird Hover

Hummingbird Hover

Hummingbird Hover

Photograph of a hovering Hummingbird, taken in the Hollywood Hills.

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9th Oct 2017 – Breezy M&M

Breezy M&M

Breezy M&M

Photo of new model Michidmaa Maral walking towards the camera while the breeze is blowing off the Pacific Ocean…

2nd Oct 2017 – Candleholding Columns

Candleholding Columns

Candleholding Columns

Tea candle holders in the forefront, and a decanter behind, with a view of the Pacific Ocean from a house in Malibu, California.

18th Sep 2017 – Stained Paint Windcatch

Stained Paint Windcatch

Stained Paint Windcatch

Photo from a shoot with Lifestyle Guru Kristen Gray – taken on Abbot Kinney in Venice, California. Really like the stained glass-esque wall painting on the side of the building that formed the background.

11th Sep 2017 – Dome of the Bisected Hemisphere

Dome of the Bisected Hemisphere

Dome of the Bisected Hemisphere

On this, the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 that I’m sure every news report will tell us not to forget, and remind us that we haven’t forgotten… I wanted to share this picture of Abdulnasser Gharem’s sculpture, titled “Hemisphere”, which was featured in LACMA earlier this year. It represents the duality of Islam, (or frankly, all religions), between the peaceful and spiritual, (as depicted by the right half, based on the green dome of the Mosque of the Prophet in Media), and the political and violent tendencies, (as depicted by the left half, based on a Persian military helmet). The midpiece that is front and center is models on a noseguard from the helmet, which protects the face while also separating it.

And while we can list this duality in all religions, given the beauty of this work, and the darker responses to the terrorist attack 16 years ago, I wanted to post this – today – to show that beauty can come from all places, and that almost everything has two sides.

(Also, I’m really happy with how the picture came out.)

4th Sep 2017 – Nadia and Tori, at the Net

Nadia and Tori, at the Net

Nadia and Tori, at the Net

After a long shoot for BikiniBack, and an impromptu game of volleyball (on some too hot sands!), just a brief repose by models Nadia & Tori at the volleyball net…

21st Aug 2017 – Egyptian Mau Cat Statue

Meow Mau

Meow Mau

Photograph of a statue of an Egyptian Mau, (i.e., cat), from Ancient Egypt. This exhibit at LACMA shows the Mau, which was designed as a tribute to the goddess Bastet. Given how much I like cats in general (and Mizu in particular), I’m surprised it took me this long to feature this statue.

(As this post, I should be photographing the Great American Eclipse 2017- maybe that will be featured in next week’s blog…)

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