Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Stoneth's photos

beavis, originally uploaded by stoneth.

I just stumbled onto this phorographer's flickr site.
It features hard hitting images of homeless.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Barrhill Way

On our way home from Folsom last weekend, we decided to make a stop in Fair Oaks California to see my old house on Barhill Way. This suburb of Sacramento is about 15-20 miles east of downtown Sac.
At one 'for-sale' home on Barhill Way, we stopped to grab a real estate flyer. I said to her, "We shouldn't even bother. It's probably $1.2 million."
To my surprise, this 4BR 3.5BA 2,500 square-foot home with pool, patio, marble bathroom, newly remodeled, new appliances, new AC was a measly $625,000.
Compared to what we could buy in the bay area, this home was a steal.
Not that we could afford this house, but we could afford something close. One look at the price, and the neighborhood, Amy fell in love.

So now we are seriously considering moving out here. Maybe not right away. But at some point we will definitely consider a move, and Fair Oaks might be just the spot.

Cole Wedding


I shot my second wedding last weekend in Folsom.
My GF's former co-worker was married at her in-laws beautiful home.
It was a very casual affair. The guests were dressed relatively casually. I think only one person was wearing a tie (not the groom).

The wedding got started a bit late, so the light was fading fast by the time the ceremony was finished. I struggled to get decent shots in the fading light. Definitely no "magic hour" shots unfortunately. I managed to get most of the posed family shots in and some of the couple.
Otherwise I was in the right place at the right time to get all the important moments. The ceremony, walking down the aisle, the vows, the ring exchange, kiss, cake, table settings, food, the speeches, the cake cutting and the dances.

So I think overall, I was successful and captured the true story of their wedding.
And for the price they paid for my services, I think they're getting quite a great bargain.

Monday, September 18, 2006

9/11 bullshit

AFTERMATH: Wreckage from Flight 77 on the Pentagon’s lawn--proof that a passenger plane, not a missile, hit the building. PHOTOGRAPH BY AP/WIDE WORLD PHOTOS

My good pal Brian just called to tell me that he is starting to believe the bullshit 9/11 conspiracy theories. He cited some documentary (I forget the one) that says it was a missile or bomb that blew up the Pentagon. "Where's the debris" "There were no bodies" "The hole was too small...." blah blah blah. Since everyone in the world knows that Popular Mechanics magazine is the most reputable publication in the world (maybe not, I don't know.) This link should dismiss the ridiculousness:

Popular Mechanics debunks the bullshit

Friday, September 15, 2006

Cars in the shop, Pop moves outta the country

The last few weeks have been a royal pain in the ass.
Amy's car got hit on the street outside our house. Luckily for us, the guy who hit us was cool enough to let us know. He gave up his personal information and requested we give him the opportunity to pay it before we go to insurance. So a day or two later, we took the car to the body shop. The guy (our neighbor's friend) took his credit card down there and paid the estimate on the spot. That was nice, but that left us without a car. Fortunately we had outs,... Amy's pop has an extra vehicle which he let us use.
A week later, my car blows a radiator hose and delivers my car to the shop via tow truck. So now BOTH our vehicles are in the shop. I lose a day and half of work. Again, luckily for us we have outs. My dad is moving out of the country and doesn't need HIS car. So he lets us borrow it. In exchange, I help him move. That sucks balls, but I get to walk away with a bunch of shit he was going to give away or sell. He hooks us up with a bunch of paintings, some home furnishings, a new Imac flat screen, some asian style decorations, a ladder, tools, a couple firearms, and a bunch of other shit not worth mentioning. Then he volunteers $500 to help pay for our car's ailments. He totally saved our broke asses.
Finally things are finally getting a little bit better. Her student loans finally came in, so we can pay the rent and bills. But now we are broke as jokes once again.
I am shooting a wedding this weekend. My second wedding ever. So that'll put a couple more bucks on the table.
With the money as tight as ever, I will be stoked to get a couple more freelance gigs to supplement my unsubstantial annual salary. At least until my woman finishes nursing school and gets a full-time job, we'll be suffering a little.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Nurse Angel

Nurse Angel, originally uploaded by Joe_13.

This sketch was created for my GF who is graduating from nursing school this spring.You can buy t-shirts, mugs etc with this logo at my site.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Fire Angel

Fire Angel
Originally uploaded by Joe_13.
I made this sketch the other day. It's also a conceptual sketch inspired by tattoo art.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Rob at Burning Man

Originally uploaded by !HabitForming.
My buddy Rob just got back from Burning Man and took a shitload of photos.
He rolled over last night and unleashed a verbal barrage dedicated to his experience. His photos are pretty neat, and has definitely inspired me to seriously consider making a trip out there next year.