Now if the guy wasn’t so photogenic I would stop posting pics of him…
After my mother, Dorothy, passed away last April, I started going through her collection of things, memories, and family photos. She had a habit of putting thumbtacks in EVERYTHING and sticking them to the wall (usually panelling). So there are all of these one-of-a-kind photos with small holes in them, most more than one, that lessen the memory. So my scanner and I, along with my daughter Sara, are starting to scan and restore every photo that we find of worth. This is most of them so far. Some are torn a bit, creased, mangled or just old and faded but I’ve done plenty of restoration and haven’t found much I can’t handle. So it begins. Probably a project that will require moths to years of spare time. But with luck and patience it will be completed. And my 12 year old daughter will learn a lot about restoration of priceless, irreplaceable photos in the meantime. Continue Reading
One of the major 3D model vendors has a contest going in a forum with a monster theme. I got inspired and created this image with a story.
“All the noise outside was disturbing my nap. I really needed the sleep after a long night of studio work with a diva model who knew nothing about modeling. The noise sounded like a lot of frightened people, so I climbed up on the roof with my camera, hoping to get something good I can sell. I wasn’t ready for this! I forgot all about the “shot” and froze. It saw me. Fear became stupidity when I held up the camera and said “Smile?”. The flash was set to auto, so of course it went off and made “it” angry. Like it wasn’t already destroying everything in it’s path. It headed my way, fast! I jumped to the door and made my way about half way down when the roof came off and I fell to the ground. I’m fairly certain several bones are broken but I don’t think I will get help. It’s looking at me over the wall that used to hold up the ceiling. All I could think of is Van Gogh wasn’t famous until after he died. I better make this a good shot! Continue Reading