Mardi Gras Boy

I met this handsome gentleman at the Bridget's Ball in New Orleans, and was smitten on sight. I was there with friends, dressed like a Polynesian volcano (the theme was "Clown Luau"), and I wasn't feeling quite myself, so I didn't go up to him and flirt, as is my usual mode. But not a day later, I was eating a po-boy across the street from the room I was renting in New Orleans when he wandered in and got in line behind me! Clearly it was fate, and so I went up to him and asked if he remembered the volcano of the night before, showed him photos of my work on my phone, and got him to come over and model that very afternoon! That night was yet another party, thrown by a pair of glamorous gay men, and I rather thought they wouldn't mind if I brought my new friend in a state of undress, so I dressed him up in some jewels and off we went! Here are some photos of the drawing session and of the pre-party costume play!



Vintage Love 




The Saint Bridget's Ball

The St. Bridget's Ball is one of my favorite events during Mardi Gras, and every year that I can make it to New Orleans for the season, I try to go. This year the theme was "Clown Luau," and so I naturally dressed myself up like a Polynesian volcano for the event! Here are some photos my friend took as I was making the costume!


Drawing A. 

These are some photos of a friend I took a couple of years ago, which I had never posted on the web site before. I met him at a costume party, and was smitten by his good looks; he came to my studio soon thereafter and posed for these photos and for a couple of drawings on blue paper. The drawings were from life; it took about an hour per each drawing. They are posted below; click on the image if you are interested in purchasing them!



Vintage Love




Photographing Jeremy

I've always photographed models to use as reference in my work and it's only lately that I've thought about seeing the photos as art, complete in and of themselves. To that end, I've purchased a new camera. It's a beautiful machine, sleek, powerful, lots of buttons. ... Lots and lots of buttons. That do things. It's very complicated.
So complicated, in fact, that I've no idea what to with it and had to ask Jeremy to tutor me. 
Jeremy came over to pose for my classical academy drawing, "Rebellious Jeremy" (pictured above) and after the session, gave me some tips on how to use the camera.
This is how I was tipped:
Jeremy, naked, would bark instructions from across the room as he reclined gracefully into various pieces of furniture. I'd snap a photo, Jeremy would pop up and race, bits dangling, to the camera to see what I'd done and make suggestions for improvement. Dutifully, I'd twiddle switches and turn knobs and Jeremy would sink gracefully into yet another pose, watching carefully to make sure I was following his instructions.


My Southern Sweetheart

Some older photos of myself with an ex, a sweet Southern boy who used to model for me all the time, and who broke my heart when he moved back to his native Alabama. Here are some tender memories to share with you!



Three Sleepy Boys

Some old photos of myself with an old flame, a friend, and an amenable photographer!



Pillow Fight!

a birthday pillow fight with my ex and a good good friend!



A Folsom day