Good evening, Steemit! Of all the headaches I’ve had sitting down to write a blog post, this is one of the “least bad”. @tarotbyfergus and I just went back and forth with several Magic: The Gathering games in Modern format. I crushed him, then he crushed me, then I crushed him. These games are so intense they’re actually headache inducing from the amount of brain power used to win. @vermillionfox won an epic game against @tarotbyfergus yesterday, and the entire drive home nursed a headache as the cost of victory.
Quickly, before I get to tonight’s photography…a dear friend and @caffetto family member has been overtaken with a dire medical emergency. Our @caffetto den mother @flaccidfervor, like all of us, feel helpless in this difficult time and looking to raise money with Steemit votes to help in any way we can. Please take a moment to read, comment, and resteem her last post, “Contest Announcement/Call For Help”. I’ve seen Steemit achieve unbelievable generosity and fundraising for needed good will, and our friend Zach needs it right now.
Tonight is another step in stumbling back to my regular routine in a post Dark Pinup era. Unfortunately, much of my day was spent sending emails and scheduling my shoots for Viva Las Vegas, which reminds me how close it is. I have dates in LA with @allangraves, over 20 shoots, the book release party. It’s going to be insane. I’m going to try and savor these [relatively] quiet afternoons and evenings at @caffetto, drawings and editing.
These photos are of a client I’ve shared before on Steemit. Today I was able to get to three new images, re-touch and send them to her. They’ve been hanging over my head for months as I’ve been completing Dark Pinup with @wcpublishing. Molly is one of many clients that has been more than patient with the priority of the book deadline. As always, she was appreciative, patient and more than understanding.
We’d shot in together in July at a beautiful New York City hotel, then against in October during a brutal trip I made throughout New York City, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Toronto. We made our way to eastern New Jersey, close to Atlantic City, and shot together in a small cabin. The lighting and Molly’s choice in wardrobe almost made me feel like we were channeling “Black Snake Moan”. It was beautiful, golden and feminine. By far my favorite shoot with her in the many times we’ve collaborated over the years.
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