Monthly Archives: September 2008

Ennui

Metlakatla Dancers 18 I love this word, “ennui.” It so perfectly describes my mood right now. Brought on in part by My Nemesis. Augmented by the stock market. Overcast skies yesterday didn’t help. There simply is not much going on … Continue reading

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200,000

Halley Dances 52 At some point about 11:45 a.m. CDT yesterday the total count for Magic Flute Fine Art Nudes blog passed 200,000 viewers. To all of you, and especially to those who return frequently, my profound thanks. It’s not … Continue reading

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Dealing with Irrational People

Christine’s Hands 2 For most of the past two weeks I have been dealing with an extremely stress-inducing situation. It’s still premature to discuss the details here, but as one result I have terminated my sub-lease for the alternate studio … Continue reading

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Allison & Jesse 19 Guthrie last night. Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge. Every bit as powerful as Death of a Salesman, although not quite as multi-layered and certainly not as well known. Of course, it meant we missed … Continue reading

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Mustering Out

Sandra 1-4 Copies of my military service records arrived. Reading them over brought back a flood of memories. Today I’ll share just one of them, literally the last. I don’t know if leaving the service today is similar in any … Continue reading

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Steller’s Sea Lions 6 Before Internet porn there was Hustler. Before Hustler there were Penthouse and Playboy. Before Penthouse and Playboy there were Lady Chatterley’s Lover and Tropic of Cancer. (Do you see the connection yet?) And before we could … Continue reading

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Ashley 34 Another night, another opera. This time Verdi’s Il Trovatore at the local Minnesota Opera. As my wife says, “Beautiful music, silly story.” And so it often is. My mind was wandering much of the time, so I wasn’t … Continue reading

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Check Those Settings!

Sensual Woman 3 I’m always reminding my students to check their camera settings before embarking on a new shoot. I sometimes even remember to do it myself. So many times I’ve gotten into a session only to discover I’m shooting … Continue reading

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Ashley 15 Patricia returned yesterday afternoon, for which I was overwhelmingly grateful. I’ve missed having her to share woes and tensions with over the past week, some of which will be obvious to you (the markets) and some not (not … Continue reading

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Has This Ever Happened to You?

Kat at the Wall 15 Please help me with an issue that relates to all of us who photograph the nude, or who model for the photographers, or who know those who do. Here’s the situation: A man or woman … Continue reading

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