I hope you are all doing well out there. Things are busy as usual over here. To start, my latest work is finally done and posted! Meat-B-Gone is a funny modern reversal of the misogynistic advertising of the 50's. Instead of husbands spanking their wives over stale coffee or chastising them for burning dinner, here is a product marketed towards housewives to take care of that pesky philandering issue. Funny stuff. This piece is available as a fine art print in the shop or in many other archival formats over at Society6! (I actually offer quite a few prints over at Society6 to give my customers additional format options, peep it out.)
What else? Oh, more items have been listed over at STAG my Pretties! Including some neat vintage nautical signs like the one below made out of brass (these are the real deal), a ton of great book lots by topic, including this lot of vintage scouting guides. But the neatest thing listed this week is this old Eastman Colorator from the 20's. It can be placed on the lens of a 16mm projector and lenses can be pushed down to add color tints to the B&W film! It's definitely a rare piece and something that a collector of vintage film items might appreciate. Things are selling like crazy over there, which is great! I'm always adding new, quality items, so stop by often.
I have a ton of fun shoots coming up, but one that I'm particularly excited about it a luchador related one that I hope to shoot in the fall. Thanks to a helpful and very sweet blog reader, I have added 3 more masks to my collection and I will be using all of them for this shoot which should be... hilarious. If you're local and interested, shoot me an email or comment below. I would ideally like 2 males and 2 females. Pass this image along... I think it says it all. Ha!
Enough about me, I have some great things I've found that I want to share with you faithful readers. First off, I am absolutely in love with the Men's Fall Prada line and I don't even really follow or like designer labels. Why do I love it? Let me count the ways. First, I think placing Willem Dafoe and Gary Oldman beside two younger models was a stroke of genius. It gives the line gravity and a unique spin. Secondly, the man in the white vest absolutely has the face of a late 19th Century man of the world. And, lastly the clothes. Those reds, those purples, the cut, the tailoring. Le sigh. I wish modern society wasn't so lazy some days.
Oh! And check out this breathtaking dark circus wedding shoot, you guys. This wasn't a real wedding, it was merely a show of what this group of artisans can do if you decide to hire them... and it's amazing. (And to think I sometimes meet with resistance here in Maine when I suggest to my clients that their engagement shoots should be styled at all!) California is a totally different (and wonderful) world, I guess.
And lastly, I have come across a great illustrator over on Deviantart who I wanted to share. I just adore his line work and I have actually decided to commission a piece from him very similar to the first one below because well, I love Halloween, I love costumes and especially love his execution of the above 2 things. Don't you? I'll share the piece just as soon as it's done!