Apr 15

Dali Cats


Oct 13

Classical Twerking…

Michelle L’Amour, Chicago burlesque star, brings class to the twerking phenomena. Move over Miley.

Mar 13

Three Graces… plus One

Jan 13

Project Flickr: Week 05/52 – Square

Here are the three photos that I submitted for the Week 5 assignment, “Square”, for Project Flickr. The group of almost 400 members receive a photo topic assignment every week. This is our third year and I totally enjoy the group.

Lemon Pixels - by James Milstid

Lemon Pixels – by James Milstid

Golden Barrel Cactus - by James Milstid

Golden Barrel Cactus – by James Milstid

100 Quarters - by James Milstid

100 Quarters – by James Milstid

Dec 12

Bartlett Pear – Project Flickr: 50/52 Still Life

I love to photograph pears! For whatever reason, I think they’re one of the most sensual foods on earth. And I get to eat them after the photo session!

I shot this on a sheet of glass painted espresso brown on the back side. The backdrop is a simple piece of black fleece.

I lit it with a single 60W daylight LED lamp on a dimmer. I’d say its dimmed to more like 15 or 20 watts.

Dec 12


I just think this is neat…

Dec 12

Left, Right… no… Right, Left…

Nov 12

The Three Graces… Joy, Charm, Beauty

The Three Graces, by Antonio Canova

In Greek mythology, the three goddesses of joy, charm, and beauty. The daughters of the god Zeus and the nymph Eurynome, they were named Aglaia (Splendor), Euphrosyne (Mirth), and Thalia (Good Cheer).

The Graces presided over banquets, dances, and all other pleasurable social events, and brought joy and goodwill to both gods and mortals. They were the special attendants of the divinities of love, Aphrodite and Eros, and together with companions, the Muses, they sang to the gods on Mount Olympus, and danced to beautiful music that the god Apollo made upon his lyre.

In some legends Aglaia was wed to Hephaestus, the craftsman among the gods. Their marriage explains the traditional association of the Graces with the arts; like the Muses, they were believed to endow artists and poets with the ability to create beautiful works of art. The Graces were rarely treated as individuals, but always together as a kind of triple embodiment of grace and beauty.

In art they are usually represented as lithe young maidens, dancing in a circle.

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Nov 12

The Photographer…

I found this quote on Flickr and love it…

Although he calls himself the “photographer” in these lines, it is only because he uses a camera to shoot pictures. From time to time, he discovers – mostly by chance – some things a camera can do. One day, it’s the DOF, another day the aperture correction, but he finds that he can’t really get interested in the technique.
The only thing he really cares for is the composition of the picture and above all, how the light touches her skin. Therefore, they depend mostly on how and when the sun shines, on windows and curtains and sometimes, on a mirror to give some additional light.

See below the fold for the photo. (NSFW)

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Nov 12


I wish I knew who created this work… I love it! Look at the facial expressions. Wonderful!

Thanks to Bill for identifying the photographer as Adrian Sommeling!

I also found a short clip about how he created Wind: