A week has passed since my last blog, and as the hours and days turned I told myself I needed to update my blog, but photographing beautiful women, being photographed myself, driving, socializing, eating, posing for painters, posting on tumblr and facebook, sleeping and hiking have kept me busy, happy and away from Mr. Blogger.
Now I am in Raleigh, North Carolina with a house all to myself and a few gloriously quiet mornings to drink coffee, do laundry, tap on my key board and lounge about in the nude before getting prepared for my afternoon and evening shoots. The house is not lacking in coffee, chocolates or wine, but until I head to the grocery store, my meals will be less than balanced. I will set things right soon.
While staying in Oakland I was completely convinced being home frequently and limiting my road trips was the practical and good thing to transition, but since I've been on the road, I've been reminded how many friends I now have scattered all over the United States. Once again I have seen how wonderful being able to stop in a city or town long enough to see them and take a breath of fresh air (as I did in Asheville this past week) rather than work and hurry on to my next destination. On this previous trip to Asheville I was afforded the luxury of spontanaeity with my art making. My photographer friend Arthur Pearsall was having his portrait done by artist Marsha Hammel and had wanted me to be in the portrait with him as the nude model he was photographing. From this meeting, she and I arranged a session the next day and went thrift shopping. (Her work is very popular in the UK and can be viewed here: http://www.mhammelstudio.com/). Arthur is keen on atypical ideas that are not for everyone, but thrill me (our shoot involved baby dolls, a clown, rotten teeth, chopsticks...).
Photographed by Arthur Pearsall
Hendersonville, NC - Summer 2011