Monday, September 26, 2011

Countdown Begins...

Hello Lovelies~

I hope you are all doing well out there. So much to share this week. To start, one week from today, the huge secret project will be revealed! With it will come 12-month calendars and a whole new set of art prints for you to enjoy. So, get excited. The final clue for the giveaway on the Stapelia Facebook page is below. {Remember, the first person to name all 5 clues in order next Monday October 3rd, gets a great prize, so like the page and write them down! [Descriptions are fine.]}

Clue #5

I had a wonderful opportunity recently to photograph a couple of children with CLOVES Syndrome and their families for the CLOVES website. Learn more here. What fun we had! We all went apple picking and enjoyed the beautiful weather. It was a pleasure shooting this one, and the families and kids themselves were so dear. Take a look at some of the shots below, and more are posted on Flickr.

I have yet another shoot coming down the pike for your viewing pleasure next week, so stay tuned! (Hint: It involved my new skeleton Bernard, who, en route to the shoot, was asked to pose in a bridal party shot. Haha!)

I just found yet another thing about the Victorian Era that makes me wish I'd lived back then. Via the blog Spe//bound, comes these photos of Le Cafe de L'Enfer, a hell-themed cafe in Paris' red light district from that time period. I almost can't believe someone opened this up back then. The demons in the bar itself, the elaborate facade?! This is better than the 'death' themed bar I mentioned many posts ago... amazing stuff.

And while we're on the topic of the macabre (which, we're always on that topic around here, aren't we?), I found the beautiful work of UK photographer Ellen Rogers recently and I'm amazed. Her female-centric work looks like old hand-colored travel postcards and the props and costumes? I'm really in awe. Oh, and she has a new book out which I plan to yank up as soon as I can. Take a look:

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...

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