Art, naked people, and porn: The great debate. A multi part series.

Lots of times I see people posting a comment on an image onin a thread that starts out “I don’t want to start and art vs porn debate but…” Well lets put on the adult pants and have that debate like civilized people. It’s one worth having and there are very interesting places to explore in the discussion.

I think the easiest definition of art and porn correlate with mind and body. Art inspires thought and porn elicits arousal. The problem comes in the grey area read more

Fixed Chicken Curry Recipe


This recipe started from following the Sweet Potatoe Chicken Curry recipe found here: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=503634
Only problem with that recipe is, it’s broke. If you follow it you’ll end up eating the most enemic curry of your life (3 tsp of curry seasoning! srsly?). Either no one acutally bothered to taste this recipe or the originator has crappy taste in Indian food. For me curries are supposed to taste almost aromatic. They’re read more

I can also write :-)

Luckily, because my parents truly valued education, I can write a pretty decent op-ed:
Now as then; 360mainstreet.com

I’m down with OPP


And by “OPP” I mean Other People’s Pinups! 😛 Lately I’ve been collecting original vintage negatives, and printing pinups and risque photos from them. The negatives are pretty easy to find on ebay and often sell for anywhere from a couple bucks to over $300 for a single negative depending who it’s of or who took them (Bettie Page negs fetch around $300 for example). I’m not rich enough for the expensive negs but there is some really cute work available read more

Printing for others


It’s sort of odd, but every once in a while someone asks me to print something I hadn’t really considered. It started with Sean Stennett asking me to print a shot of Michigan coastline I previously had regarded as dull. I did and it turned out alright and eventually hung in The Red Eye for a couple of months. Later Steven Magstadt asked if I had some prints of homeless people or any images that highlighted need for an exhibit he was doing. I scoured my negatives and came up with read more

Back from a brief hiatus!

This always happens to me. If I need to mix up more than one chem I start to put off printing and before you know it a month has gone by and I haven’t produced squat. Combine that with school being out but daycare not picking up yet and if I could produce less than squat I probably would have. Well, the best way to get myself out of that rut is to sign up for something! Yup, I’m going to have a canopy and prints for sale at Saginaw’s Jazz on the Jefferson event this Wednesday read more

Roller coaster


These last couple months have had some ups and downs. The Bearinger Boys could no longer host the Sunday night Open Mic nights at the Pub and it was a bit of an end of a mini-era. A fun one at that. A consequence has been that I haven’t seen some of my friends as often as I wish, but I’ve been trying to be around and stay in touch. I did manage to catch them doing what they do at White’s Bar last Saturday and boy did they bring it! Check out my youtube channel (button in read more