Wednesday, November 27, 2013

sexy pair

oh, sorry, i meant pear. sexy pear

Saturday, November 23, 2013

life drawing

it's been more than 40 years
since i sat in an art school studio
sketching a nude model.

as i drew last night i kept wondering
why my art school education
didn't include anatomy.

i realized that my recent experience
with clothed models, while satisfying,
is scant preparation - the contours of
fabric are forgiving in ways that
the contours of the human body are not.

no more excuses...

Friday, November 15, 2013

jean paul gaultier at the brooklyn museum

if there had never been an
alexander mcqueen show
at the metropolitan museum two years ago
the current exhibit at the brooklyn museum,
the fashion world of jean paul gaultier:
from the sidewalk to the catwalk

might have felt more special.
it's too bad that it suffers in the inevitable comparison
simply because the mcqueen show was a
tour de force, the one of a kind, maximal display
of the work of an artistic genius.

the gaultier is a very cool show, don't get me wrong:
exquisite garments wonderfully displayed, lots
of multmedia: photographs, videos, sketches,
cool lighting, and an eerie effect as some of the
mannequins have video faces projected onto them talking,
singing, seemingly making eye contact. a mannequin/video
of gaultier himself welcomes you to the show.
it's great fun and definitely worth seeing especially if
you  never got to mcqueen. it's not 
crowded and photography is permitted.
all photos except the full color taken on iphone,
hipstamatic app, helga viking lens, d type plate film

Friday, November 8, 2013

on the bus

crosstown, 14th street
dramatic dark & light
shot without looking

Friday, November 1, 2013

the last wednesday sketch, 2013

it was chilly.
leaves, shadows and
regina in a big coat that
looked alternately like
a bathrobe or a fur...

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