Art, naked people, and porn: The Great Debate, Fashion and Glamor

What’s the difference between fashion and glamor? Anyone? Bueller? Fashion sells something, clothes, jewelry, perfume, hand bags, shoes, etc. Glamor (or glamour) sells the person, typically a woman but not always.

Glamor was born out of the 30-40’s Hollywood actors portraits. Often need for promotional materials, magazine interviews and the like, this type of portraiture was different. Traditional portraiture seeks to reveal a person’s character or inner self through their read more

Me on the net

This year during Photostock 2011, Matt Marrash interviewed me for a podcast he was doing on the event. Well the podcast is finally up and you can listen to it here:
http://filmphotographyproject.com/podcast/2011/08/episode-42-–-september-1-2011
My interview is a little past halfway through. For those interested, Photostock is a predominantly film event held yearly in Northern Michigan read more

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