oh i forgot to tell you...
thursday- september 19th was THE 19TH ANNUAL BISEXUAL DAY!
an unofficial national day that honors bisexuals.. so in observance of this day you should orgainze some kinda of three- way and make sure one person is of the same sex and one is of the opposite sex.
let me know how it goes....
here's some famous bisexuals throughout history~
check out this great article by my yogi~ EDWARD VILGA
HEALTH/YOGA FOR DUDES
Me, Yoga and the Fetish Scene by Edward Vilga
For ten years in NYC, my yoga home base was the fabulous Laughing Lotus where I trained. The Lotus is a pink, orange, and fuchsia Chelsea Studio (with a new branch in San Francisco) run by the dynamic duo of partners Dana and Jasmine.
Right now in LA, however, I’m teaching at the Antebellum Gallery, billed as “the only fetish gallery in America, perhaps the world.”
My first class at Antebellum last month was during an exhibit entitled “The Look of the Male Nude” which featured about 50 photographs, paintings, and drawings of naked men. In direct contrast to the inviting, womb-like walls of the Laughing Lotus, my students practiced in front of dozens of penises and buff-male torsos and a bookcase of vintage gay porn. The contrast between the two environments couldn’t have been richer, although I thoroughly loved teaching students in both environments.
One of the many virtues of yoga is its supreme adaptability. I’ve personally taught yoga all around the world, from Guatemala to Crete, Miami to the Italian countryside, on the beaches of Mexico and in the urban jungle of the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
While the geographic versatility of yoga is fun to point out, I’m mentioning these drastically different yoga settings to illustrate that it doesn’t really matter where you do yoga––the choices are nearly infinite. What is important, however, is wherever you do it, the key to success really is a CONSISTENT practice.
TONY WARD photographed by the late/great- PAUL GOBEL,
for the late/great- FACE MAGAZINE, clothing by the late/great-
STEVEN SPROUSE- circa- 1987.
collage by- PETER DE POTER
* little tidibit... i was asked by paul gobel to style this shoot, but turned him down because i was designing a men's line of clothing for michele lamy @ the time.. i thought it would be conflict of interest... do i have regrets? many!*
this is the time of day when the lighting is most flattering for portraits, people, fashion, etc.... photographers will go to great lengths and distances to find the perfect "golden hour."
HERB RITTS was obsessed with this time a day, and organized his shoots to accommodate this time- approx. 5pm til 7pm.. when the sun is on the west side, just prior to dusk.
it's amazing how beautiful someone can look with this lighting.
i know this because i worked as herb's wardrobe stylist throughout the 1980s, (1982- 1989) created numerous editorial and commercial shoots during this time. we chased that light for almost a decade.
The definitive book on the life of the legendary photographer Herb Ritts, with never-before-seen images and interviews with his closest confidants. At the time of his death in 2002, Herb Ritts was among the most celebrated photographers in celebrity portraiture, fashion, and music videos. During a career that spanned nearly thirty years, he was virtually in a league of his own in terms of style and productivity. Ritts was Hollywood royalty, as were his closest friends and the subjects he photographed. The Golden Hour reveals for the first time the personal aspects of Ritts’s world, work, and legacy. The book includes many never-before-seen photographs and scores of interviews from business associates, curators, staff, lovers, and family, such as Cindy Crawford, Elton John, Anna Wintour, Madonna, Calvin Klein, and ME - Rick Castro.
Herb Ritts’s career began in the late 1970s, and he quickly gained a reputation as a master of art and commercial photography. In addition to portrait and fashion work for Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone, he created campaigns for Calvin Klein, Chanel, Versace, and Valentino, among others.
author- Charles Churchward is an accomplished art director who had been associated with top magazines since 1971, such as Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Teen Vogue.
THE GOLDEN HOUR
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli (October 26, 2010)
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ANTEBELLUM TEA SALON~ october 10th~ 2:30pm til 5:30pm
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in the meantime, here is some info on how to remove caffeine from your tea.