Sunday, January 18, 2015

Time To Prepare for the inevitable

my Home Equity loan comes due. I am working doubly hard.


at work on a Sunday.

Last week, I went to a "wellness" session with my gp. I went in feling great and came out feeling shitty. He said I probably had this and that and the "other". So I walk at dust in the desert. there are worse things. It reminds me of snorkeling in Hawaii- the desert plants as though under water.


a walk towards nite



the many colors in the desert.

I am reviewing everything...including photos taken in San Francisco between 1994 and 2007. below are a few



wearing my albino corn snake



Helena in Benedikt Taschen's guest house. Mulholland drive (LA)


my friends in Dark Garden corsets. The designer/manufacturer Autumn is third from the left. Fifth from the left is Heather Gates; all the way right is Sarah Krebs, now singing the blues in Paris, Helena second from left now married to Laurent and living the married life in Oakland. Took this ensemble outiside my friend Richard Taylor's photo district loft.


a gaggle of the women's panties and heels 



my Berkeley graduate shot in fetish in my SF bathroom.


Berkeley graduate as fetish nurse in my SF hallway


I remember the Syren rubber panties but I don't the model's name


me and Ximena in Milano


Ximena in Venice


Ximena and I were in Venice in the summer and every room in Venice was too expensive so we stayed in a villa outside the city and this is one of the public gardens.



and this is the fresh food for sale next to the canal in our little village



the hipster hotel clerk at our hotel in Milano


the (ferme) maid's outfit store in Milano


pizza at the galleria in Milano


Venice lking up


with plague mask



Sarah looking confused in my kitchen. Every two weeks for a few months she would leave early in the morning leaving a note saying something like "I cant do this anymore. You're too old". Then come back. I must have been about to show a potential buyer my prints. That's what is behind her.


Not knowing the model I tried to be "arty" with me giving her a baby cacti. Phallac 


beautiful Sarah Peterson, jewelry maker/ scavenger, went to school with my daughter Leah and has remained a friend for over 14 years.


































Thursday, January 8, 2015

I am terribly saddened by the tragedy in Paris

I received these two images form my old dear friend Robert Chouraqui, photographer/light artist





Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sophmore year in the Cacti (little adult) League

Fuller, Campbell, Romaniello and myself met secretly at P.F. Chiang's to discuss and schedule the 2nd season of softball.



Monday, January 5th, at three o'clock, at the north end of Sawtelle in Himmel Park.


Last season we oozed enthusiasm but lacked bodies. Monday we had 4 to a team and it was
dangerous and exciting.


(lft to rght) Steve Romaniello, Bob Campbell, Gail Marcus Orlen, Carl Hanni, Jefferson Carter, Tim Fuller and our mighty violinist and fielder Robert Villa. more came an hour or so later.


`around the horn' with Romaniello at bat.


Carl Hanni directing...Steve walking


(2 me) Gail is our star athlete (she goes to the gym everyday but Sunday). She can bat, run for the injured, hit and see.


one of us is NOT straight up and down. Anna...you decide.


a new second second baseman, Jefferson Carter


Tim Fuller races home from the 1890s


catcher poet William attempts to put out photographer Fuller sign language


Romaniello goes down at first while the fielders argue the call (O U T)



I collided with myself after a mighty swing. Actually I think I caught my Nike spike in something.


instant replay shows the shadow of a protuberance at home plate



I tried to get up


and did get up...but the game was over


and the bench was warm


2nd game of the 2nd season next Monday, the 12th of January, 2015. same place same time.
3 pm north end of Sawtelle where it meets Himmel park. all are very very welcome

















Last year we were full of spirit but devoid of bodies. This year we had MORE TH

Friday, January 2, 2015

Photos from last year and before


Angel


Naim Amor and Al Foul playing for dinner at Bonnie's on Christmas nite. The very best.




there has nver been for me, a more spontaneous reckless woman than Jessica Freebird. We wanted to identify her a few years ago and she cut out the letters and lay in the sun. This is down at Bisbee in one of the vintage trailers.


me by Dave Nash when I fell asleep in the livingroom at one of his dinner parties the years I was working for TASCHEN.


Eric Minh Swenson documents a shoot I did with Melanie beside Dave Naz and Ori Small's pool.


Bruce Mozert , the great underwater Florida photographer at 98 years old outside his studio in Crystal Springs, Fla.


me and my writer friends Hunter Thompson and Elia katz

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breakfast at the Latin Cafe on Collins in North Miami Beach


Some of the original highway men painters exhibit at the local Jenson's furniture store Ft. Pierce, Fla.



ah...Jared and Katy at the El Salvadoran restaurant at the swap meet on Mission


old friend J.B. McCourtney, Siesta Key, Florida

Brad across from Becky Wild (former Antioch student of mine) and Javier


Javier and Becky in her and Rick Baxter's backyard


Javier and Minnie at her fruit stand Miami


the nite Jelvis took Paula dancing (years ago in Manhattan)

Jelvis aka Charles II aka Willard Morgan


Jelvis relaxes


Paula smokes




Don't know this fellow. Met at the Swap meet neasr the Mission


woman I met near Sierra Vista when I shot Jessica in front of Pin-Ups








An image of mine from "Sex Objects" `appropriated' by Richard Prince and used on his art muscle car exhibnited in LA 2009.



"
we're not getting any younger"


Melanie naps in Siesta Key