Laura & Light & Cookies & Chicken (Cookies & Chicken not included)

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    With any luck, I'll have shots from the weekend's Big Shoot tomorrow.

    Until then, more Laura, or, as Jaci commented, Ginger Rogers to my Fred Astaire, a comparision Laura and I get a serious kick out of.

    Man, I wanna tell the Big Shoot story now, but it just makes more sense to wait until there's pictures to go along with it.

    So instead I'll tell yesterday's story, which was of me trying to get to work at 530 in the morning, only to realize that my transmission, after several months of slipping, finally seemed to give out, trapping me in first gear on the freeway. I was able to, at a speed only slightly faster than a turtle, limp off the freeway and back to my house.

    Then I mentally prepared to be INCREDIBLY BROKE, as apparently a transmission costs more than a lung.

    Fortunately, while I am fairly ignorant when it comes to the way of cars, I am smart enough to know when I'm outmatched. And when to call for help.

    Cue New Dad, aka my stepfather, who's not really new anymore, but both he & I get a kick out of the name, so it's stuck.

    New Dad sold me my car.

    New Dad is also a mechanic.

    A mechanic smart enough to recommend, before taking said broken car into a mechanic, where said me will get reamed, that it would be prudent to check the transmission fluid first.

    There was no transmission fluid.

    Me am smart?

    Because I was too lazy to walk 10 minutes to go get transmission fluid, I called Laura to drive me there.

    Then, to celebrate, we went to Santa Monica and shot Emily, my lovely assistant, here for the holiday.

    Then we had Zankou!


    No, no dancing, instead we had Diddy Reece cookies, the best cookies in Los Angeles.


    Then I fell asleep, I think it was around 630.

    Because I am old.

    Old, but with a car that works.


    This is the sister to this shot.

    The polaroid version, up on the blog:

    saicode, alex kennedy, dlemieux, and 211 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Breath of Life 65 months ago | reply

      I couldn' tell you what it is that always brings me back to your stream - your beautiful photos of beautiful people or your stories that keep my family annoyed and asking, "What the heck are you laughing at over there?"

      strike that-
      It's the beautiful shots of beautiful people for sure- but the stories definitely add to the motivation.

    2. novalis on a motorbike 65 months ago | reply

      two good ones seconds apart.

    3. Kimmygrl 65 months ago | reply

      I love the way her legs are folded up under her and she is gazing off camera. Awesome lighting+awesome model=awesome picture.
      Oh did I forget to say + Awesome photographer?
      that goes with out saying

    4. yusuf_alioglu 65 months ago | reply

      So very beautiful...!

    5. taraviolet. 65 months ago | reply

      what a fantastic description.
      gorgeous image.
      that lighting is magical :)

    6. Timothy Regard. 65 months ago | reply

      My Favourite of all your beautiful Women.


    7. chill /// indie photographer 65 months ago | reply

      Relaxing and pretty.
      Love the colors too !

    8. Lou O' Bedlam 65 months ago | reply

      when I shall lay my vengeance upon them - hey, thanks! i really appreciate that.

      sarah.elizabeth - why thank you, sarah.

      saicode - thanks!

      hazymat - thanks! i'm a big fan of this one, too.

      aaliyeh - right on! thanks.

      philipp a. - thank you.

      sixbysixtasy - 2010?? why not tomorrow? It's sunny and warm, ALL THE TIME.

      ndrgrnd - thanks.

      depinniped - thank you.

      robinbenito - thanks!

      lizardking cda - shots are up! and i'll be posting more next week. and yep, that was Natasha's ranch. And also, damn glad you like the book!

      leahface - thanks, leah! she's one of my favorites.

      thank you very little - thank you.

      foole - DANCE.

      rise3high - heh.

      thomas solecki - thanks.

      rise3high - glad you like it.

      exile and the kingdom - she is, and thank you.

      tymcode - indeed. also, sex with an ex, that's incredibly satisfying. since we're listing things.

      lezarderose - thanks.

      sxyblkmn - no chicken here. we had lots of chicken.

      tod brilliant - thanks, tod! and might i suggest a thesaurus?

      achuka - that's going to be the name for this period of my photography, the "sun on the rug period."

      francesca - thanks.

      burns! - that sister shot is my current all-time fav, so i know what you're feelin'. thanks.

      kipernicus - she is a rare beauty.

      scandalustwolfe - aw, thank you.

      jipps - thanks.

      taylor zhou - all about stealing souls, that's me.

      breath of life - heh, glad we figured that out. thank you. now when we gonna do our shoot?

      novalis on a motorbike - thanks!

      anders bostrom - thank you.

      kimmygrl - thanks, kimmy!!!!!!

      yusuf alioglu - thank you.

      taraviolet - thanks, tara.

      gee/ serious - !!!

      click, wind, click! - you, sir, have excellent taste.

      mr. chill - thanks.

      garmonique - thanks.

    9. dkeyjon 65 months ago | reply

      great portraits up here

      found your stream via the darling life Laura

      do you use hasselblads?

    10. earlyadopter 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called SittingPeople, and I'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. Donavan 65 months ago | reply

      Damn, this is gorgeous.

    12. nicolasv 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called bored or border // only the best // invite only, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    13. estheer 94 54 months ago | reply

      so beautiful !

    14. The Bacher Family 40 months ago | reply

      Beautiful lighting (and a beautiful model, too)!

    15. Manasi Kashyap Photography 37 months ago | reply

      Wonderful light & moment!

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