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    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2013
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    He just looks so curious and cute!!
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    @Argos & glukkake: I'm glad you think he's adorable. I'm just proud of myself that my first instinct when I see those pictures has nothing to do with smashing him. Just removing him from my presence in a somewhat gentle manner.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2013
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    I can just picture it saying "Hello dere!"
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    Good gawd, Jehrot. Seriously amazing.

    I don't want to put this up now, following all of that, but... ok. Here.



    This woman was glorious.

    I’d been employed as the personal photographer of performance artist Coralee Lynn Rose and as such I’d been sent to Tampa to document her performance at the annual Nude Night art expo. Coralee would sit motionless and nearly naked (save for opera gloves, a hood over her head, panties, and stockings/boots,) on a small platform beside an empty chair. Passersby were invited to take a seat, at which point Coralee would creak to life, slowly leaning forward, grabbing a black-foil heart shaped chocolate and handing it to each guest.

    The crowd was interesting. The young people, presumably those who’d grown up in the area and never left, were more often a bit crass and a bit pervy. However, there was a large population of older people who attended. These retirees were from everywhere, and usually quite cultured and intellectual.

    It was the second night of the event, and I hovered near, taking photographs of people as they interacted with Coralee’s piece. I noticed three couples enter the venue together; in their early to mid sixties, I’d estimate, and all quite fit. Two of the ladies wore short hemmed dresses and heels, showing off some fabulous legs; the third wore a stretchy 70’s style halter-top one piece that flared out to wide flowing pant legs, very complimentary to her hairstyle of a near-shaved head. Each of these ladies walked along side their men, smiling and chatting, clearly enjoying the scantily clad costumed performers and artwork covering the walls.

    I ended up engrossed in conversation with a gentleman I’d met earlier, and I missed the initial approach of these three couples to Coralee’s mannequin-still self. Mid-sentence, I turned and saw the sight photographed above: the shaved-head woman who had clearly not been wearing a bra had slung her top down around her waist to pose equally bare-chested and still beside Coralee. Her friends were all squealing with delight and taking pictures, while her fellow was looking at her adoringly and oozing with compliments and gratitude. “Oh! Oh, thank you. Oh, you’re wonderful. Ah! Thank you!” he said as he pressed his hand against his chest.

    I snapped a few photographs before the moment was lost and as they walked away, I exclaimed loudly: “You’ve got quite a fabulous woman there!” to which her fellow turned to me and said, beaming “Oh, I know it!”

    I watched as they disappeared into the crowd, arms casually around each other, when he raised one hand to gently rub her half-inch long head-fuzz with affection before kissing her gently on the temple.

    I want to be this woman in thirty years.
    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2013
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    Rachael I am loving the second photo.
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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2013
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    Thanks all, you say the nicest things! And I'm glad the spider got some love. The poor bastard got some less than savoury reactions in other quarters, making me rethink my original plan of getting a large print framed on my bedroom wall. That is, apparently, a fucking terrible idea.

    Rachael, that second one is great. I especially like the backstory/context. Could've stood alone, but it was enriched I think.

    Yesterday was an interesting day. A magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the Iran/Pakistan border for the second time in a week. This time we got some aftershocks, which was a surreal experience indeed.
    Then in the evening we got some weather. Actual weather! Hooray!
    Turns out taking pictures of lighting is hardandscary.

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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2013
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    Jethro, do not EVER apologize for the stuff you post here; it is ALWAYS stellar/mindblowing.
    And why do we make up aliens when they live here with us already in the form of spiders?
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeApr 17th 2013 edited
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    Jethro, LOVE lightning and that adorable spider.

    Went on a shoot today that was a bit last minute. Although I felt pretty challenged, I'm relieved that I got some good shots out of it. Here's three of my faves from the first wave of editing. The first one is the client's favourite from the bunch I gave her tonight.



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      CommentAuthorallana
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2013
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    Overpass by Allana Mayer (allana)) on 500px.com
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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2013 edited
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    Found a new spiderfriend. Seems they're flocking to me.

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    Also found this little sod. It ignores me.

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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2013
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    ..and I found another building with funny lights.

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      CommentAuthorJehrot
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2013
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    Wings of a Moth.

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    • CommentAuthorArgos
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2013
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    That's amazing.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2013
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    Holy fuck.
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    wrong thread
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    Yeah, I feel inferior.
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    Jesus, man!
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    Jethro, I originally visited this thread with the intention of posting here. Now I just come here to watch you work.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2013
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    Death To All tour hit Irving Plaza last night. More photos here.











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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeApr 29th 2013 edited
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    Jesus fuck Jethrot, those are gorgeous.