Sunday, October 12, 2008

happy days

Happy Days
October 2008

My iTunes: Il barcaiolo by Cecilia Bartoli

I know it's a second black and white shot in a row, but I really love this one. I'm not sure exactly what I love about it. It sort of reminds me of something from the Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett because of the old gate.

As we were thinking of where to start shooting, Renee mentioned an old Quaker cemetery that was a few minutes walk away. We laughed for a bit at the thought of doing an engagement-type shoot at a cemetery, but turned it around and said that instead of associating the spot with death and decay, we could associate it with timelessness and legacies.

I don't want to detract from the shots of Mark and Renee, but a few people have asked whether I have pictures of me in my costume for Aida. I didn't, until last night. I thought I'd share these two:

I'm quite recognizable, right? I've decided to embrace the look, body paint, tribal paint, red-and-black mohawk, crazy costume, and all. When else will I get a chance to look this ridiculous? But let me tell you, getting all that off takes forever. I think I'll be finding body paint in my ears for weeks to come...


Anonymous said...

I can't even recognize you!

Anna said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh man... I need to save these pictures for a bad day. Look at pictures of you as a black person will be making my day for many bad days to come :-)

Robert said...

Engagement shots in a cemetery is something I wouldn't have thought of. But the shot works no matter where it was captured.

I hope you had a great time with the performance.

JC said...

I bet you just like that shot because it's perfectly simple happy!

Ummmm... yes, you are attractive no matter what color, though might take some getting used to ;-)