Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Photos by Zoe Wiseman

These photographs were taken on our very first shoot together.
Joshua Tree - 2006.

Personally, I feel her work has a way of transcending the model, which is a quality I love. When viewing the work we've done together, I rarely look back at it and think of my age or what my experience as a model was at that time -- it always feels that there is something more going on in her pictures than just me -

Love to Zoe xo

Monday, December 28, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays

Photos by Jazmine (yes, that's me)
Models : xo, Sinn Sage

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Here's for a lil cheer :

*Photo not taken by me.

And, well, cheesy trance from the past always helps too :)
(I know, I'm sharing too much - don't judge me)

But can you imagine, we stick are legislators in a room with cheesy trance and some mali and then see what kind of bill we get.

Okay, okay.



Monday, December 21, 2009

I used to think, I used to think ...


...ha, I thought it was my hormones. I, particularly, am perturbed at the health care issue. I really want to think that there are some good things about this, but I am a little overwhelmed - I am a little scared to think that maybe, there's not. Not enough to justify it as being a good thing.

Please don't let me down, I had so much hope.
I know it can be done better than this.

It feels like the shit has hit the fan.
All areas/aspects/issues are all on the forefront -
this is crazy and doesn't feel like I had hoped
it would, it doesn't feel right.

Incentives, or bribery?
What makes Nebraska so fucking special that it's citizens
would get more money for health care than any other state.

It's the 38Th state in the nation!
It has a population of 1,783,432.

California's population is 36,756,666.

(That's a...)34,973,234 (population difference!)

WTF. That just doesn't make sense - it completely lacks reason.

I can't say I've followed the whole fight, and I don't know everything or understand everything about the entire debate/fight, and I know I have a lot more of my own research to do on the subject - BUT even if I WAS in support of this specific bill, I would not feel proud of the way this battle was fought or how the victory was won.

I'm afraid to see what will happen if
the goals become so success-driven,
and the need to save face so critical,
that we aim to achieve them by any
means necessary.

I would've taken a failure with a comeback instead of a bill with no spine. I feel like I am on one hand being told to believe that it's a good thing because of it's historicism and it's "scope" (rub your balls here) but, I mean c'mon - really. It feels like a sophistic ploy to get me to bend over.

Ah.. yes, me too - I guess it's important to let it out but I need to balance it out. It's winter solstice - it's suppose to be pleasant at the very least.

Lastly, a sidenote to bring it all back.

When Ed gets all positive there is a part in there that I really liked -

"10 years ago we were all collectively (that’s the band) in the land of Kid A .. and although hugely proud of that record, it wasn’t a fun place to be .. What’s reassuring now, is that we are most definitely a different band, which should therefore mean that the music is different too and that is the aim of the game….keep it moving."

10 years ago, I was 15. I always love to think about what period of my life I was in and what music I was listening to ... When I was 15, it was the year 2000. Kid A came out in March of that year - my first introduction to it was at an USC dance show - they performed partly to or/mixed in Idioteque - it was brilliant and amazing.

Photos by Charles Nevols from our first shoot.

These were taken at Mt. Diablo in Northern Cali. The second one is actually one of my favorite pictures that have ever been taken of me in my 4.5 years as an art model. I absolutely love the way Charles captured the light and how it looks on me as well.

Love to Charles!

Amazing on all accounts

I was recently given Vitamin String Quartet's tribute cd of In Rainbows by Radiohead -- it is absolutely beautiful! I can not stop listening to it and I find it extremely amusing to nerd out and play both albums back to back. ;)

I had a violin lesson on Saturday and I gave both CD's to my teacher in hopes that I can learn "Nude" because it sounds to me as if the majority of it is played on the E string which I think, and hope, it might be one of the easier songs to learn. I'm excited...And not to mention, it's beautifully done! (Although, my favorite song they interpret is All I Need)

So here is their interpretation of Nude :

Below I've included both versions of 15 Step - nerd out & enjoy.



Friday, December 18, 2009

Things I've wanted to be....

Rock Star
Fashion Designer
Art Therapist / Social Worker
Truck Driver (Being on the road had/has an appeal)
Massage Therapist
Flight Attendant

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It's just past 10 am and all 3 printers are jammed.

Photographs by Markpix

These were taken in the Utah Salt Flats near the Nevada border. We had hoped for sun but got lucky with clouds. It wasn't long after the first hour of shooting that Mark actually wouldn't shoot while the sun was out. The middle photograph was taken about 15 minutes before a huge storm came that drove us out on our last day of shooting.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Highly Recommended !



Photo by Ted Preuss

"To find a bee keeper that puts up with the stingers."

Yesterday I went to Amoeba. I traded in a half dozen DVD's (terrible) and left with Anni Rossi.

I wish you could see her play this one, I love this song.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wednesday, Dec 9th, 2009

-- You may act as if you are okay with whatever happens now, but the truth is that your ambivalence is pulling you strongly in two different directions and you don't want to let go of either choice. Unfortunately, you won't be able to continue living under the illusion that you can follow divergent paths because you are at a fork in the road and you must make a final decision before moving on. Trust that you will get it right.

Audre Lorde

If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Video Experiment ~ Created by The Feisty Sushi

This was created by my good friend and talented photographer who goes by the name The Feisty Sushi. I had a blast moving around the space but had no idea what he was going to do with all the images.

Behold - the finished product. I love this video and hope you like it as well.

You can view his blog at http://feistysushi.blogspot.com/

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Photographs by Charles Nevols

Just over the Golden Gate Bridge, Charles and I spent a beautiful day hiking and shooting around Mt. Tam.

I had never been there before and the spirit of this place amazed me. I could feel it from the minute we got to our first location and all the way up to our last.

This one above was towards the end - we walked into an area of trees that was semi on a cliff and this circle of rocks was inside the little cove.

I made love to many of the trees, thanked them with whispers for allowing me to climb, lay, and experience them.

This place had the energy as is you were experiencing the earth's soul


I was entralled by it's sense of power.

Some wishes do come true

A heartfelt smile from a stranger - received. Along with opening the door for me which was even better. (Thanks to the cute guy walking into Chase)

A hug from a good friend - more then a couple, sweet.
(Cris, Tif, and Care - love you all)

A quiet space - achieved by turning off my phone for the weekend.

Bike ride - tomorrow.

Bonus :
2 hours after posting the Little Dragon video, a call to say I'm being stolen for the night to go see them for free with some of my favorite people. Tif, thank you - amazing.

*Picture not taken by me.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Wish List

I am craving a good poem. A bike ride. Grass to lay on. A heartfelt smile from a stranger. A hug from a good friend. A long, LONG talk with my Nana (I have SO much to say/ask! Although I know the heavens are treating you well). A quiet space. And a blank canvas.

"With so many lovers singing soft"

Photograph by Eric Hiss

Palm Springs photo festival '08.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"Make Love, Not Porn ~ TED Talks

Not sure if you're familiar with TED Talks but my good friend Scott introduced me to this site awhile back. He actually showed me the video that Malcolm Gladwell did on spaghetti (which is great, btw). See second clip. Gladwell is the author of The Tipping Point and Blink - haven't read The Tipping Point, but I recommend reading Blink. It's definitely filled with a lot of interesting thoughts and theories.

So, the actual site also has a blog which I follow and this short clip was on today's post - I think it's entertaining so I'm sharing. The actual website http://makelovenotporn.com is somewhat basic and I want to say almost juvenile in the way it's presented, but I particularly found the saliva comment hilarious. I am not a fan of saliva everywhere and can definitely relate.

Please note : I share the sentiment that is also stated in the clip that this is not a judgment on porn. I could careless one way or the other. Enjoy ;)

Malcolm Gladwell & Spaghetti :

Halloween in Ohio ~ Photos by Cherrystone

Now, personally, I think the orange ones are hilarious. I love them don't get me wrong, but it just reminds me of something almost cheesy.(??) I don't know why, but anywhoo - I love the first one because it's not a normal expression you see in my work. The last orange one, I put up for shit's and giggles - it's almost as if I should be saluting or something. It's hilarious and great to me. So hope you like them or at least they bring a smile to your face.

Let me be clear though, that Cherrystone is not only an amazing person, but I love his work and I do think these are nice (why I posted them obviously) - I am more or less, making fun of myself and the way I chose to pose myself despite how well they came out. So like I said - hope you enjoy ;)

Love to Cherrystone xo!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Studio Work in PA - photographs by Scott Nichol

Allentown, PA - October of 2009. Photographs by Scott Nichol.

The first one is a favorite of mine. Scott's setup for this shot was quite precarious but very much worth it. Very glad he's come back to the dark world of film ;)

His blog is definitely worth checking out. Enjoy ;)


Mud Series ~ Photos by Gerry Oar

This series was so much fun to create - not only was I staying in beautiful Olympia with my favorite photographer and good friend, I was able to go all crazy like and create some fun images. I may have punctured Gerry's ear drum on the first one with my screaming but hey - what you do for art, right.

The clay drying on my body created a very weird sensation and made me feel very animal like. Hence, the screaming. The best part was how great my skin felt post shower. Art and a mud treatment, doesn't get much better then that. ;) Love to Gerry xo

If you would like to see more please visit the following links to Gerry's blog (which is wonderful btw, so check the other posts as well) :