April 24th, 2003


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10:15 am - on being a starving artist...
Ok, so honestly I'm not starving at the moment, but lately I haven't been all that artistic either. I aim to change all that.

First things first, I have finally added danitapgh's portrait. That brings the photosketch series to seven. In case anyone hasn't seen the others, they are: Cheryl, Mathilde, Regina, Diane, Jennifer and Stephanie.

Second, as I said, I want to be an artist again. I've decided I need to do more pieces. I really like doing the photosketches, but I need models. So if you are a gorgeous woman reading this and living in Pittsburgh and wouldn't mind having your beauty eternally caputred in the works of a brilliant artist (well, an artist anyway -- ok, how about some guy who tries to draw and paint?) then let me know. I suppose I could also do men. Even Nagel painted men every once in a while.

Third, I'm a starving artist... ummm... buy stuff or something...

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[User Picture]From: chite Date: April 24th, 2003 - 07:37 am (Link)
I do not live in Pittsburgh but I will be in Pittsburgh in August. I think it would be cool.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 24th, 2003 - 08:03 am (Link)
sure... just make plans with me sometime close before you come down here.
[User Picture]From: thwomp Date: April 24th, 2003 - 08:19 am (Link)
I've also been suffering from the model problem.
When I lived with 7 hippies, there was always someone wandering around willing to get naked in front of your camera, but Jeff's not into nudity. I'd even do photographs of people clothed at this point. And I don't even like the work I did before, because it's mostly of exboyfriends, and the photographs are really beautiful, but who wants to look at their ex boyfriends? I'm desperate!

What I really really want to do is a series of photographs at the yoga studio. It's a very plain space, but yoga is so damn pretty. And sometimes they even get good lighting.

I need to figure out what my digital camera can do, and just snapping away in dimly lit family gatherings isn't helping me much. Maybe we should trade or convince a whole bunch of hot chicks to come out to the park so we can objectify them.

Hey, maybe I should do a "naked pictures of my ex boyfriends" thing. Heeeheee!
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 24th, 2003 - 08:56 am (Link)
The yoga thing sounds like a good idea... I'd love to shoot that too...

Actually most of the photoshoots that I did in the other pictures were done on nice well lit days in the parks. I wish I had gazillions of dollars for lighting and camera stuff so I could go take pictures like anywhere. As it is, I've been forced to more or less stick to parks in well lit times. I also need a new camera. I like mine as a point and shoot but it sucks for taking portraits... maybe I'll buy a nice one soon... cuz you know, I'm like not in a enough debt yet... sigh...

Anyway, yeah, I'll let you know next time I'm doing one if you like... and you can always harass the models I've already done... but they can be kinda annoying about not wanting to take their clothes off... especially in well lit public parks. *sigh*
[User Picture]From: max1975 Date: April 24th, 2003 - 10:20 am (Link)

I wish I had gazillions of dollars for lighting and camera stuff so I could go take pictures like anywhere.

You could probably do a lot with just one strong spotlight.
[User Picture]From: mamarayne Date: April 24th, 2003 - 10:57 am (Link)
Wish I could add something meaningful to the conversation, but I can't. So can I just say: I've got dibs on the old camera when you buy the new one!

What? Surely you're not surprised...of course your mother would think of that!
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 24th, 2003 - 12:57 pm (Link)
well, I never said I'd get rid of the camera I have... just that I want another one too.
[User Picture]From: mamarayne Date: April 24th, 2003 - 03:16 pm (Link)
Nuts...well you can't blame Mama for trying.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 24th, 2003 - 03:28 pm (Link)
it doesn't matter anyway, seeing as how I have no money and am unlikely to be buying one anytime soon in any case.
[User Picture]From: sui66iy Date: April 24th, 2003 - 09:02 am (Link)
gorgeous woman

You know, sometimes less-gorgeous people make for more interesting art. Branch out a bit. What about a photo sketch of some homeless guy? (Not suggesting he be nude.) Or, you could do a photo sketch of a crowd scene. I know that in your heart you want to be Nagel, but Nagel already is Nagel.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 24th, 2003 - 09:08 am (Link)
No he isn't... he's dead. If anything Mukai is Nagel. And as much as I like his stuff, he just isn't as out there. Maybe Janesko is Nagel. I dunno. There's room for more than one of us.

Actually, I like doing other stuff... like I said, Nagel even did guys on occasion (just that no one cared). I just very much like the glossy cheesy magazine fashion stuff too. Maybe next time I happen upon an interesting looking homeless guy, I'll see if he'll let me snap a couple hundred shots of him.
[User Picture]From: thwomp Date: April 24th, 2003 - 09:16 am (Link)
Maybe you're mostly talking to Mav, but I have shot some people that look like they're homeless. I mean, have you seen the hippies? Or Mike-he-eats-squirrels? But if you just start taking photographs of real homeless people, they get violent, or demand money.

I would love to shoot you in the park, Mike. But don't take off your clothes, or jeaton will be mad.

Also, ew, Nagel.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 24th, 2003 - 09:31 am (Link)
there.... I have added a second post specifically requesting the homeless. Any homeless who are reading my journal will surely now contact me to be photosketched.
[User Picture]From: wooble Date: April 24th, 2003 - 11:59 am (Link)
He doesn't eat squirrels.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 24th, 2003 - 12:08 pm (Link)
does too. I saw him. Bit its head clean off. Vegetarian. Shyeah, right...
[User Picture]From: papertygre Date: April 24th, 2003 - 01:28 pm (Link)

Mav, those are beautiful portraits.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 24th, 2003 - 03:29 pm (Link)
thanx, you know, next time you visit, you too could be immortalized, or something...
[User Picture]From: amazinggrace Date: April 24th, 2003 - 01:41 pm (Link)
Um... I'm not sure I qualify as "gorgeous" (I think ordinary would probably be a better word... hey, just look at my userpic!) but I live in Squirrel Hill and I've never been painted or drawn or even photographed by someone who didn't have to. That and I've read all about your exciting life but I've still never met you. So can I volunteer?

Melissa
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 24th, 2003 - 03:34 pm (Link)
sounds like a volunteer to me...

For the part tthat you'd actually be present for, its pretty much just photographs... lots of them. Usually I snap a couple hundred.

As for meeting me... I no longer live in Sq.ill, but I do live on the Southside, and I'm in Sq.ill at Silky's pretty much every Friday for Happy Hour. I'm planning on being there tomorrow if you want to drop by.

Beyond that, there are always the parties that I am sure you have seen me posting about... Luau Jam (really must rename that) should be Memorial Day weekend. And I am pretty much up for random drinking most any weekend beyond that. I'm simple folk really. ;-)
[User Picture]From: vanango Date: April 25th, 2003 - 08:02 am (Link)

oh ditto, what she said
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 25th, 2003 - 10:22 am (Link)
then ditto, you are also a volunteer

and ditto, you are also invited to hang out at Silky's with me.
From: anukul Date: April 24th, 2003 - 05:23 pm (Link)
I was just thinking of using LJ to find portrait subjects. Anyone interested in keeping their clothes on and possibly setting something on fire should send me an e-mail or chime up here
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 24th, 2003 - 05:37 pm (Link)
hey... I never said anyone had to take their clothes off... that was connie... of course I never said that anyone had to keep them on either...

ooh... pictures and fire... I'd do it... hmmm, do we need an px_arena for photographers?
[User Picture]From: thwomp Date: April 24th, 2003 - 06:57 pm (Link)
Hey! The yoga studio has clothed people, I will take clothed people, it's just that I like naked people so much.

Anyway, PX_Arena could be fun. I have heaps of photographs, older and newer, that I could stick somewhere.
[User Picture]From: jameel Date: April 24th, 2003 - 07:43 pm (Link)
I'd have no problem being photographed nude. Just so folks know.
[User Picture]From: chrismaverick Date: April 25th, 2003 - 10:48 am (Link)

yeah... we know...

http://www.elseworld.com/mav/nook/jammyjam2002/25.jameel-tb.html

and just look at the muscles, the form, the definition... he is not unlike Michaelangelo's David!
 

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