Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Beware the power of the dark side...
























I’m nervous about T.J. He’s not going to be a physicist or an accountant and he’s about to graduate high school. He’s been through a lot and I don’t want to say too much here on the internet and all but let’s just say I think his life is about to go one way or the other and it could be really great, wonderful good stuff or it could get really bad. He’s kind of at that Anakin Skywalker stage in Episode 3 when he’s getting conflicting direction from Palpatine and the Jedi Council.

Holy cow I’m a dork.

Anyway, everybody please pray for T.J. cause he’s family to me and Erin and the kids and we love him and hope he has a great life.

What was I saying...


...about kids being so much fun to photograph and how it's like playing and all that...well, maybe not always. I almost photoshoped a goatie to see just how much he'd look like his dad.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Testing the whole emailing thing

Can't see this? Here's the solution, oh wait...

So my own sister-in-law can’t get this blog because her school is really restrictive about what sites they let you get on. AND, my buddy Craig (you might remember him from this) can’t get on this blog at work anymore because of the same deal. Well, I’m working on a solution so everyone who wants to can get their fix of mindless commentaries from me and others as well as the photos that are always a little less appropriate than what my mother would like.
Basically the new post would come to you via email so you wouldn’t have to take a virtual step on the actual site. Also, you shouldn’t have to wonder if there’s anything new or not, anything new would come to you via email. So if you want me to add you to this service, email me and you will then get an invite that makes sure you really want to be added to the group. Don’t use my john.amundson@gmail.com cause I never check that one, email me at john_amundson@hotmail.com and I’ll know.
OK, after promising all of this it had better work or I’ll feel like a big dork.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Rain

So it's raining and that always makes me kind of want to go and shoot some puddles but then I'm like, well, maybe when it's done raining and then you know what happens? I forget and never get shots to work with like this one that's a puddle at a strip mall. This one reminds me of the Division Bell faces from Pink Floyd, kinda like those Easter Island dudes. I know, I know, you're thinking how about less weird stuff and more bunnies and flowers. I'll get right on it. But I still like my puddles.

Forget it, I need my color...



I photographed Mr. Clayton the other day and it's always fun working with little guys like him. I find that I have to kind of think about the environment the way the little ones would and then I totally loose track of time because in a way, I'm just sort of playing. Sort of. At the same time I've got to make sure I'm getting it right and all, but it's very different than say, shooting the vice president...oops, you can't say that can you. I mean "photographing" the vice. Anyway, tons of fun with bubbles. Everybody go out and get some because it's a wonderful thing to do!