Thursday, December 29, 2011

BEACH JUNK

And while we're at it, let's do the flipside.










BEACH BUMS

I think the title says it all. Hmmmm?







Friday, December 23, 2011

BULLFIGHTERS

Ever notice those incredibly tight pants that bullfighters wear? Well, what I want to know is how they get them on. I mean it must be like putting a girdle on. And, of course, it leaves very little to the imagination. In fact, you don't even need an imagination. See what I mean?








Saturday, December 17, 2011

TOM BIANCHI/ photographer

Tom Bianchi is a Chicago born and raised corporate attorney turned painter turned photographer. This is part of the artist statement from his websiteThe several things I am at once give me my view of the world and shape my art.  First, I am a gay man.  Second, as an artist, I view the world as an aesthetic experience.  Third, I’m a lawyer by training and practice. I view the world in political, ethical, and practical terms. Fourth, I am a spiritual being. I believe that art has the potential to heal the soul sickness of our culture for those open to the possibility.

Check out his website and the rest of his statement as well as his work Very, very nice.









Friday, December 16, 2011

CHARTER FOR COMPASSION

Isn't this how it should be?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU / HMS Ocean

This is great. I'm not real big on Christmas. That said, this is a great video of the crew of HMS Ocean lipsynching to All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey. It's great to see that those in the military who have very serious jobs, can be not so serious when the occasion arises. Enjoy!

Monday, December 5, 2011

DOK WRIGHT / photographer

Dok Wright is a Burlington, Vermont based photographer who used to work for AOL until he started his photography business. His web site is very nice, but says very little about the man. I guess he'd rather let his work do the talking. Works for me!








Saturday, November 26, 2011

JON GOMM / Passionflower

I told you I have many interests. Jon Gomm is an acoustic singer-songwriter with an incredible virtuoso guitar style, where he uses one acoustic guitar to create drum sounds, basslines and sparkling melodies all at the same time, and combining styles from blues and jazz to rock and pop. The emphasis is still on the soulful vocals and songwriting however, and his original material is influenced by everything from Robert Johnson to Radiohead.(This is from his website.)It is fascinating and incredibly beautiful.
 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

MICHAEL STOKES / photographer

Michael Stokes is a 1993 Cal State Long Beach Phi Beta Kappa graduate with a Fine Arts degree and an emphasis on film making and photography. It is easy to see why. Having dabbled in real estate (very successfully) and other things, it is a good thing he is now concentrating on his photography again.







Tuesday, November 15, 2011

WILLY KESSELS / photographer

"Willy Kessels (1898-1974), who is considered as one of the most important Belgian representatives of a new, ‘modernistic’ photography which came to the foreground from the end of the 1920’s onward. His body of works is particularly illustrative of the practise of the professional photographer in the 1930’s." (This is from a showing of his works in Belgium) He has an unusual body of work, including many female nudes and scenes from a European nudist colony from the 1930's as well as architecture and life scenes in Belgium.