I *love* these. This is fantastic!
I was wondering if the "Bagel of Death" you were referring to was Kim, what with you being in Montreal and all.....looking forward to your ep of Abe and Kronen!
I'd trust your instincts.
The first shot is something special. And I'm actually jealous of your previous themes. But it's the same fascination with the humanity of people and the way they define themselves.
Strikes me that you are on to something...
I started following your LJ after Neil mentioned you in his. I'm blown away by your work, and your obvious love of fandom as well. I hope that if you ever make Dragon*Con, I'll be able to meet you. I'm a fan of yours. :)
Oh, and some of my favorites are the Roswell pictures. I'm a cat lover as well, my cat Rembrandt approves.
I'm looking forward to seeing your shot of Ctein--he's got a great face.
one of my absolute favorites!
awesome photo of Paul... I hope he sees this
isn't it? ...it's incredibly...well, 'honest' was the first word to come to mind.
That first photo is so beautiful. These three lovely women look so happy and serene, and it really comes through the photo!
Definitely on to something! :)
Ammmmmazing photos! You are totally onto something here. I adore this project!
That first photo is fantastic. What a cool family.
I really love the idea of doing a cross section of every type of person who goes to a con. Or to any event. It's really a great concept.
2009-08-09 04:16 pm (UTC)
Wow, Elvi's daughters look so much like her....
it's almost as if you captured 3 stages of Elvi's life in one portrait. Beautiful.
2009-08-10 06:42 am (UTC)
Re: Wow, Elvi's daughters look so much like her....
Cloning was my thought.
But I like yours much more. :)
I really think I may be on to something here....
Those are cool. Glad I got to stop by. :>) (I'm the one with the lizard.)
Those two photos made me tear up a bit, so yeah, I reckon you're onto something. Wow.
is this the first time you have done a booth setup?
actually no. i did a booth setup on leather daddy's once a couple years ago. i was better prepared for this one though.
ahh yeah i just shot a robot costume pageant ! will post them soon... you will dig!!
Oh, you are so on to something! These shots are fantastic! Thank you again for taking them and posting them.
A most informed decision to haul along all the Big Honkin' Equipment. These subjects have received full justice in the rendering of their portraits. Can't wait for your portrait of Ctein, but he may have been upstaged!
I'm an artist who has been doing work on the human body and how we all embody our own skin for the past three years and these set of photos speak to me hugely in a way not much else has. There is something so real about each picture and the emotion in them. It feels to me like you've caught a moment in each persons life, so intensely. I'd love to see stories written to accompany these photos.
I really think you are on to something. And I think you could do a wonderful exhibit on fans and fandoms with all of these photos one day. I bet it would be a huge hit, because inside of us all we all have been a fan of something at one time in our lives.
thank you kindly. this is about the most wonderful comment i can imagine getting.
You are very welcome, Kyle. Your journal and work often bring a smile to my face. I'm glad I could in some tiny way return the favor. :D
This is awesome. Friended.
I wish I was up there with you and all our other Arisian friends.
Elvi! I know her! She and her daughters are really lovely, and it thrilled me to see them here. :D
Also, hello! I'm the purple-haired Heather who has the green-haired Matt for a boyfriend whose books you signed yesterday. Just thought I'd stop by and say thanks again. Hope you've been having fun at the con, we've had a blast and are feeling pretty sad now that it's almost over.
2009-08-10 09:59 pm (UTC)
Hi! It's the youngest who doesn't really want to say her name on a public site. :P
Hey! We really enjoyed chatting with you, your mom, and your sister over the course of the convention. I hope all three of you had a great time. =)
2009-08-11 01:00 am (UTC)
Hello there! It was wonderful meeting the three of you. I hope we can keep in touch. :D
To follow up on Heather's comment: Thanks again for signing our books. It was wonderful meeting you, and we'll definitely be following your LiveJournal, As as aspiring photographer, I really admire your work. Thanks for everything!
Sorry for the topic hijack, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE your user icon. :)
Props to Paul's Major Taylor shirt (and great photography overall!)
Thanks, that shirt is one of my favorite possessions, one I got when I was biking across the country 6 years ago. We did a few laps on the velodrome, then came into downtown Indianapolis via the White River Greenway, and it was fabulous. A fabulous day, and (speaking as a graphic designer) a really beautifully designed shirt.
And yes, Kyle does amazing work.
Who is the woman with the children? She has an incredible name and makes a wonderful subject with her beautiful family.
Kyle, I admire greatly and hope to aspire to your ability to make beautiful people even more beautiful.
It's an amazing gift, sir.
aw, thank you. what a lovely thing to say!
2009-08-10 09:56 pm (UTC)
Hi, I'm the youngest girl in the first photo. Thanks to all of the comments and to Kyle for taking and posting this amazing picture. (If I do say so myself)
P.S. I've been telling my mother all the nice things you guys said and we're all excited to read the comments.
Hey, I remember you and your sister... you were our entire class on Monday morning, it would be hard to forget! Plus, you were really too smart for us old people to teach you anything. ;) Small world, eh?
That is an awesome picture, I agree.
2009-08-12 02:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, hoping to find a use for Gearshift the robot. Although I knew a lot of what you were talking about, 'twas still fun! However I don't have any inspiration with which to use my techniques.
W00t! I'm internet famous! Srsly, I'm really honored to have my face featured among like the likes of John Freaking Scalzi and the most adorable family in fandom. Dead chuffed, like.
It was fascinating to watch you work, and it convinced me that I need to start taking more pictures of people. Most of my photography has been about Places and Things, and the physical artifacts that people create, but not so much about the people directly.
These are wonderful and lit so beautifully. You've captured not just the outer shell, but the individual person inside--and that is not so easy to do. You must have a way of relating to your subjects, for they seem at ease here to just be themselves. I especially love the youngest daughter's smile in the first one.
2009-08-12 01:28 am (UTC)
Thank you! (That's me, by the way)
Hello! You're welcome. :-)