Mandy's tattoo credits: Jim White of Chrome Gardens in Gettysburg, PA, Tim Kern of Tribulation in NYC and Stacy McCleaf of Chrome Gardens in Gettysburg, PA.
On another note, I have been pretty busy with the day job, and this blog has been neglected for over a month now. One of the reasons I started this blog was to have a regular forray into 'practicing' my photography. When photography isn't your day job or your main source of living, its very easy to let it fall on the wayside, especially if your day job is stressful and runs into overtime and into your weekends. It's really no excuse though, if it's your passion. I can't think of hours that I've spent mentally exhausted on the couch after days of night/day streches of work, that I couldn't spend outside with a camera - it would have been just as relaxing and restful. So - I'm making a new resolution - I shall call it the "spring resolution" - to be out with my camera at LEAST once a week, no matter what my schedule is. So far, so good for this week.....[....]
Dale is incredibly cool and confident, and unfortunately she got sick on the day of the shoot - but she still made it, and was even singing along to Lady Gaga blasting in the next room while waiting for us to set up the lights....
Tattoo Credits: Ox of Jinx Proof in Montclair, NJ, Jim White of Chrome Gardens in Gettysburg, PA and Stacy McCleaf of Chrome Gardens in Gettysburg, PA
On a different note, a friend of mine, Thomas, has been travelling around for a while now, and only recently did I realize he has a blog. It has grown into a very nice collection of experiences, and will probably grow - feel free to check it out here: http://neonomadic.com/. He's in Chile right now (he's safe), and so I suspect there will be a few more additions to the blog very soon.
As usual, thanks to Francesco for helping me out big time.[....]
On a different note, my blog database seemed to have rolled back along with the backup, and I've lost two posts, and all the comments in the last two weeks. This is highly random, and very weird, and I've never seen this before; but I apologise to anybody who left comments in the last two weeks; I sincerely appreciate that you took the time to visit and leave a comment, and hope you will visit back again.[....]
I would like to take this opportunity to very succintly remind people about the terrible natural disaster in Haiti, and what we in the artist/photographer community can do. There is a charity auction being held on flickr for user-contributed prints, with all donations going charities helping out rescue and recovery. Bid on some, offer your own - both will help....[....]