I am a photographer bringing the past to the present - 1930s Hollywood glamour, 1960s fashion and pinup, historic and literary interpretations (see the Recamier shots below for examples) and my own gonzo photo style.
I am also a Scottish silversmith and haberdasher, Highland Piper, retired chef, and Renaissance man who is still learning....
This is important. Stop big cat hunting. This literally is making me cry.
The way the lion tries to shut out the light…
:Why would you shoot it?
well now… I just have one question for miss beautiful lion killing bitch, Did you eat what you killed? Did you have the stomach to get up in there and gut and clean it in the field? Did you negate the entire purpose of ending that beast by tossing its meat? Did you have it in you to watch UP CLOSE as the absolute fear took over in the animals eyes, as it wondered why this was happening? In my opinion. if you look away you are a coward that has no business “hunting”. again its just my opinion but its about respecting this being that is sustaining you by giving it a quick death and being brave enough to look death in the eyes so it doesn’t have to go alone, maybe even offering a lament at the loss of life. Did you use its hide for clothing or did you just mount it? Did you use every usable piece of that beautiful creature? or did you just take the head as some sick trophy?
Don’t you dare call yourself a hunter miss bachman. REAL Hunters live with a healthy almost religious respect for the outdoors and understand that there is a cycle to the natural world. They only hunt when it is right to hunt, and they only kill what they need to survive. YOU are no hunter, YOU are a glorified murderer.
Absofuckinglutely. In addition, she shot that lion on a ‘game preserve,’ which means it was trapped elsewhere and brought in just so she could shoot it. It was also probably drugged so it wouldn’t move from the spot. This is beyond cowardice; it’s the arrogance of wealth and utter stupidity. The lion population has been depleted by almost 75% in the last thirty years, and there’s no excuse for it.
Perhaps it’s the late nights at the lab, or just the fact that the ubiquitous glassware is so well suited for double duty brewing up a cup of joe, but chemistry and coffee have always seemed to go hand in hand. The Café Balāo is a coffee machine that even Mendeleev (or Gale Boetticher) could have loved: a siphon-like coffeemaker that borrows its design cues not from Nespresso, but from the equipment of a science-age chemistry lab.
I need this
It’s nice, but it’s just an old-fashioned vacuum coffee maker (1930s) with an internal heat source…and looks like it’s going to be expensive if it’s ever produced. Except for the heat coil that fits into the pouring spout, and no cover when the top section is removed (yeah, you have to take that off to pour the coffee from the bottom section when it’s all done), there really isn’t anything new here….and a Chemex actually DID originate in a science lab over fifty years ago!
In this holiday season what’s more fitting than a Vampire Bride photoshoot? Who should arrive today in the studio but Gothlet, with her perfect body and a set of vampire teeth…we had just the accessories to go with her pale look: a veil, fishnets, gloves, and jewelry. Even the candles were scared!
'OH, MARILYN!' with JustChapelle, her first implied nudity shoot and her first ever Zivity set, has just gone live as an Editor's Pick…an auspicious beginning for this stunning lady! Please give her plenty of love - and votes - as I am unable at this point to contact my fans and friends to promote sets!
Myself with Gwen at the end of our ‘Cassandra’ shoot Sept. 24, taken by our wonderful MUA Alana Dill…she’s actually only 2” shorter than I am, it must be the boots I was wearing, and the uneven ground!
fore-edge painting was a common practice on fine bindings in the 18th and 19th centuries. Erotic fore-edge painting was less common, and usually masked with gilding as here. Sometimes it showed one view when flexed forwards, and a different view when flexed backwards. Another lost art now only to be found in collectors’ book shops….