Daily Dozen – Goin’ to the Chapel

Every day there are between four and five thousand weddings in the United States. I’ve seen number saying more than six thousand in some places. Tomorrow my friend Abby is getting married. Originally today’s set was going to feature women with long wavy hair (which I’ll do on Monday I guess) but as I tagged photos I came across Abby’s photos a few times and thought, “oh yeah, she’s getting married tomorrow, I’ll do a set!” And so that’s what I did.

I met Abby almost exactly four years ago (July 30, 2008 – I know because I took her picture). Her then roommate Karyn (maybe they weren’t roommates at the time, probably not actually) became one of my truest pals so I’ve seen Abby here and there frequently over the past few years. Less, I guess since Karyn moved to Nebraska. Anyhow, like I was saying, lots of people get married and now it’s Abby’s turn. Fred’s the guy she’s marrying and he’s cool too. Here’s wishing them good fortune and a long and happy life together!

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Boneoke - 8/6
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Daily Dozen – Women in Bars

This may be a first. Yesterday I did men in bars and said I’d do women’s today and here it is! The first photo is from Austin, TX. It was the first night I went out and photographed strangers. It hadn’t been my thing before that and if people hadn’t responded well to me asking I probably wouldn’t have continued. I’m glad people were – and continue to be – open minded.

Tuesday night in Austin
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Daily Dozen – People in, on and around cars

Today I got into a car accident. Don’t worry, I’m fine; but my car (which looks OK) is going to need some work. The crash meant that I ran really late today and didn’t have a chance to do the Daily Dozen first thing this morning. Now that I’m sitting down to do it, people and cars seemed to be a natural set. Here are a few photos of people in and around vehicles – and one photo of a car with a face. Enjoy!

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Taxi - LA
A man, his car and a trophy
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A woman and her car
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Daily Dozen – Men with Sticks in Their Hands

Taking pictures of bands is a lot of fun. I love getting right up in front where it’s the loudest and shooting. Whenever I go back and look at my shots though I notice how rare it is to get drummers. They’re at the back of the stage and usually hidden behind their stuff. Today I decided to focus on drummers. I don’t have a ton of shots but I do have a dozen and here they are. Enjoy.

Zee Avi at Great Scott

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Tabby's Fundraiser
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I.A.P.O.A. Pipe & Drums

Daily Dozen – Men and Women on May 30th 2009

Sometimes I think it would be fun to try and find all the photos taken on a particular day over the years. Finding a simple way to do that was the challenge. But of course nothing is really a challenge now is it? It’s usually just a matter of finding the right tool, or even of fully exploring the tools you have. That’s what I tried this morning and found that Flickr has a nice archive view that allows one to see when they’ve taken or uploaded photographs. When I looked in May of 2011 I did have any from 5/30. I went back to and when I hit 2009 I hit pay dirt. It was a Saturday and it was my 25th high school reunion. It had started on the evening of the 29th and carried on until the morning of the 31st. The event was at my school (New Hampton) and the weekend’s weather was perfect. Even though it was the 25th, I think there were only six or seven people from my year there. (There were more people than that though – any class was welcome.) It was pretty fun.

In any case, looking back using the archive view I was able to find a batch of photos from today’s date in the past and here they are.

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New Hampton Reunion - 2009

Daily Dozen – Guys with Goatees

When I did that sculpted set the other day I looked at all my sets to see what other facial hair sets I might have done in the past. I assumed I’d done goatees because it’s the most common facial hair out there. It turns out it’s the ONLY facial hair that I haven’t included in a Daily Dozen. So strange. Today’s set remedies the situation. It’s only 12 photographs but trust me, I could probably do 120 without blinking an eye. In today’s set I’ve tried to capture the classic goatee (which technically doesn’t include a mustache) as well as the far more common goatee and mustache combo. If there are other really obvious sets I’ve missed let me know!

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Daily Dozen – Happy Birthday!

Every day is somebody’s birthday. If you wish everyone you meet a happy birthday you stand a good chance of being right at least some percentage of the time. I’ve been surprised by how many people I’ve photographed on their birthdays without realizing it. That’s what this set is all about – coincidental birthday photos. Since it’s Wednesday the set is a mix of men and women and I sure hope you’ll enjoy them. Sorry for being lame and not posting the past few days. Things happen.

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Ben Sings
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JFK was born today in 1917
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Daily Dozen – Women with Their Hair in Motion

There’s something very cool about a picture that captures dynamic motion. (I suppose all motion is dynamic, but what I mean is that shows it in a way that’s easy to appreciate. Hair is an obvious place to look for motion and I was thinking about it this morning and wondering how many shots I have of women whose hair is moving in some way. It turns out there were quite a few. There were several of dancers for Beats Antique, a few of people running, some of people in the wind and a couple of people singing. I’m not going to say that the motion in every one of these cases is dramatic but it’s there if you look.

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Zee Avi at Great Scott
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Daily Dozen – Three Times the Faces

It’s hard to call today’s set a Daily Dozen since there are actually THREE faces per photo which means 36 faces. I generally don’t like doing group photos but sometimes people insist and I’m not one to say “no” when asked politely. Not that I dislike these photos, quite the contrary. There are some familiar faces in this set, some good friends. We’ll be back to our regularly scheduled programing tomorrow.

Tequila Rain

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Daily Dozen – Kisses and Licks

Kissing is a pretty funny thing to do. At least I think so. Putting mouths together, putting mouths on faces. How did it start? Why did it start. Don’t get me wrong, I love kissing; but you have to admit, it’s a pretty strange behavior. It’s also one of the things people will often do when confronted with a camera. Particularly women. I don’t really understand that either. When I walk up to a person (or people) and ask if I can take their picture a very small percent will say “sure” and then turn and kiss each other. Here’s a set of people kissing for a Wednesday.

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@ the Chicken Bone
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