|13th Floor Elevators - Roller Coaster
After your trip life opens up, you start doing what you want to do.
And you find out that the world that you once feared,
gets what it has from you... No one can ever hurt you,
cause you know more than you thought you knew.
And you're looking at the world from brand new eyes,
and no one can ever spoil the view.
|These are sort of an overview of what I used to do, and where I am now.
The Manhattan Pier was taken in 1972 about midnight. An 8 minute
exposure on Pan-X 35mm. The Pot was an ad for High Times Magazine,
and the house interior was done for the furniture and woodworking
makers. Both were taken with a Calumet 4x5 and Schneider Lenses in the
Barbara (my 1st great love, with the spiked out hair) and Kim were done in
studio with a 35mm Olympus OM-1 and Norman 2000w/s Strobes, about
the same time. Eric was lead singer for a band called Little Kings, and was
shot in an underground crossing on Fairfax near the La Brea Tar Pits, with
available light and scrims.
The top two were taken last fall in Wisconsin with a 35mm Olympus XA and
digitized by Kodak on CD. The stand of trees were worked with Photo
Shop 8. I was trying to get an abstract image, that retained a look of
realism when viewed from a distance. The golden tree had slight color
saturation enhancement, with a little soft focus thrown in. One of these
days I'll try digital, when I can afford to get a decent camera.
|Some Personal Photos To Share
|Some fun with colorizing old B&W pics of mine.
This one is from the Madronna Marsh in
|My 4th High School, Pacific Shores in
Manhattan Beach. That's the History
Teacher Terry D. giving the finger. I'm in
the back leaning on the pole smoking a
cig on campus. It's 1968 and I got my
Freak Flag flying!
|Check out that Fro! Angela and
Huey ain't gots nothin' on me. It's
1967 and I'm not angry yet!
|The Redondo Breakwater. My home away from
home. I'm doing a stall before I drop down for a
backside bottom turn, on my 10' 2" Jacobs.
1965 I had just run away from home and was
living at the beach. 15 with my own beach pad.
Life was good. I definitely wasn't angry yet
|"Hanging Five" WHOO HOO! What a rush! I'm stoked!
At "The Drainpipe" Huntington Beach Cliffs.
|1972 The angry guy on the couch is me. A
self portrait for one of my photo classes,
back in the day. Geez! What a friggin' grump!
|1975 Barbara again. Another
California girl from Ohio. We
were at San Juan Capistrano
|My son Justin, when he was little,
with his mom Linda, a California
girl from Ohio 1992
The secret shame of Parental Abuse!
|Claude, a California girl from
France. We were on our way to
Las Vegas to get married. 1985
|Me and Justin goofing off.
Look tall and say cheese!
|Linda's 95 Caprice LT1.
And yes, the old hippy is me
|Bandit Alert! Bandit Alert!
Dude! You ate ALL the puppy chow? Pig!
|Karen and me. A beautiful woman, a sunny day, the
open ocean on a fast boat with a good breeze.
It don't get any better than that!
|Led Zeppelin at The Forum in L.A.
Back then, I didn't even have to sneak my camera into the show!
|If a house boat is a floating house, and a boat house is
built on water to park your boat in, then what in the
heck are these? Encinitas CA near Moonlight Beach.
|Head Dip. 2nd St. Hermosa Beach
|I took this shot during a dream, a few weeks ago.
|Me back in '66 or '67?
Damn! That must have been some good shit!
|More angrycats. Miss Mary, and The Professor