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Skypetography: Thailand Shoot

One of my Favorite models in Thailand! All images shot over Skype.screen-shot-2016-12-19-at-2-03-51-amawws
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Fish Killings

The other day one of my fish had died… I wasn’t sure why and it didn’t seem to be a reason I could figure it should have. Two days passed and I went to feed my fish – my 6 female betta fish were no where to be found in the tank…. And then I began to find them… each one was either dead or close to dead. I had seen them the night before and they were fine. They all were in a big tank with a community of other fish… All the other fish were fine! Which is odd because if it was because they were sick the other fish would be sick too, and betta fish are tough – So if any fish were to die it would be the other fish. Or the Betta fish would be killing other fish… but no? Only all my bettas in the tank were dead…. And so odd that it was all over one night!

The next morning I woke to find 5 of my other fish dead, and then later that day 2 more fish…. I was totally confused as to how and why this was happening… Also I have 2 tanks connected my a water bridge – so my fear was what if the other fish began to die too….. ??! I discovered that the cause of the deaths was my plecos had swam from one tank to the other and then I assume were hungry and so were sucking on the other fish for their yummy slimy coats – causing damage to the fish, thus the fish would go into shock and die. So sad!! I lost a ton of fish over just a couple of nights!! On the upside…. 2 more of my fish had small fry that weekend. =)

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Returning to Work on the Book

After finishing the other 3 books of Skypetography – I had about finished shooting the 4th and final book, but then with everything that had been happening in my life…. I just needed to take a break from it. But recently I decided it was time to return to working on the layout and developing the alternative printing of some of the images.

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FujiFilm 100C

A few years ago I was going out to different locations and doing shoots a few times a week. I would sometimes shoot with this film off an old 1969 Polaroid land camera. I loved how it felt so magical to attempt to get a good shot and then peel the image off the negative. But when I started my current job and began to work on the 4 Skypetography books I rarely shot in nature and even more rarely shot with this film. I had a couple of packs of it to use whenever I did shoot.
So it has been a few years and I was looking to buy some more and I noticed the price has jumped 2 to 3 times the price it was a few years back…. and I soon discovered the sad news that Fuji discontinued making it. I bought 5 packs = 50 shots and I’m considering doing a photography book of shots based on the Peel Apart film or a mix of Alternative photography.

Here is one of my favorite shots taken with this film.

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A Fish Story

This is about how I accidentally found myself with a bunch of fish/ pets.

Where I live there are a bunch of these large containers that can store 250 gallons of water – they were cut and to be used for an aquaponics system – But instead just caught rain water and have been a huge breeding grown for mosquitoes. TONS OF THEM! So recently I decided to buy some fish and toss them in the water to eat all the mosquitoes. I bought 5 goldfish, tossed them in but they didn’t even put a dent in the bug population. So I bought 10 more and then saw that guppies were 10 for a buck – so I bought some of them too — Not knowing that the goldfish would eat the guppies… Leaving me to keep them separated and in the house. I soon realized that the fish were having problems breathing…. and I needed an air pump- So at midnight I made a run to the store and got a pump… which led me to decide to keep them in my room a little while before adding them to the containers outside… The next thing you know I saw that one of the fish was sick – and so I spent the weekend trying to save it…. one thing kinda lead to another… I noticed that 2 of my fish were pregnant and so the next thing you know I bought a filter, and something to keep the fish separated in the house. Leading me to watch all kinds of videos about the fish, aquaponics systems, underwater plants, floating plants, and more…  One video lead to another and I was hooked!

It’s been a couple months and I created 2 aquaponics systems with pipes and pumps- etc. … have had 4 batches of fry (fish babies), have over 25 different types of underwater plants, spent more than 1000 bucks on these projects, have over 250 gallons of water growing plants, fish, other creatures, and last I counted I had over 70 fish = hahahaha… and have a few pregnant fish right now! — And all I originally was going to do was buy some gold fish and just toss them in the water…. LOL. I guess it is kinda ironic… in this fish story… I guess I seemed to be the one that got hooked.

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Serena Ryder “For You”

I love this mood – It’s the style and sexiness that makes me want to shoot boudoir photography…. has mood, emotion, glamor, that dark lit lighting, maybe smokey room, or candles – with that old classic feel…

 

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Gumoil Printing Process

I’m not sure really how I ended up looking at a few videos online about art and photography… but I ran into this process called Gumoil Printing – And I love the look of it! It kinda reminds me of the way I was editing some of my Nudes in Nature Series and also some of the way my Skypetography looks. I also had wanted to do some Cyanotype prints for the Skyped book – as a surprise twist– something unexpected in the book. I had created some but have waited to share them for the book. I ran into some problems with the cyanotype paper not clearing to a clear white… the negatives seemed to let too much light in or were not dark enough… So I had put them on hold for a while… but I am not interested curious how this process might work with my regular shoots and also as an alternative process for the skypetography.

Here is a link to a wonderful site about Gumoil printing.

https://petapixel.com/2015/09/28/this-amazing-photo-process-is-called-gumoil-printing/

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