Apologies for delays in posting.. I’ve been consumed with AI image generation, admittedly. Not that I’m jazzed with or like Artificial Intelligence but.. AI image generators are a bit better at creating visual cues and producing shoot idea visuals than my rough- hewn stick figure sketches. If I had had the time I envisioned for artistic explorations throughout my life, I know that my skills would be up to par.. but that’s a story for another day. So, in the VERY near future I’ll have a plethoric exhibition of UPCOMING shoots.. shoot ideas.. I’m building them on a “directory” infrastructure so that each idea is encapsulated within it’s own gallery and I have the space to explain the prompts and motivations. Should be interesting.
I’m also launching a new social media campaign to promote PERMISSIONS. I’m using the hashtag of #SennoEctoGammat which comes from The Fifth Element (movie) where Liloo (played by Milla Jovovich) says, in “the divine language,” “Senno Ecto GAMMAT!” to Corbin Dallas (played by Bruce Willis). A scene or two later Dallas asks of the Priest Vito Cornelius as to the phrase meaning and the reply is “uhm, uh.. Never Without My Permission.” Long story short- I’m using my social media account @mscottault (at Instagram) to be a standard bearer for rights and permissions. I’ve got a huge collection of AI generated examples and I’ll be meeting with and shooting people for the expressed purpose of furthering the hashtag and concept.
Did some “tweaking” on the theme.. I haven’t been too thrilled with the narrow screen for exhibitioning and working so.. I found a way to “widen” the screen. It’ll take a bit of tweaking to dial it all in so the layout works but I do prefer the wider format. Kinda like my BOAT that I’m widening.. right now it sits at about 36″ wide.. I can push it out to about 40″ but I’m adding on a wedge of a ledge that will, at it’s widest, be about 5″ ot 6″ extra on each side. That means I’ll have a cavity to fill.. with Flotational Foam (two part, self- expanding.. 300Lbs of float per foot cubed.. the sides alone should be about 6 ot 8 feet cubed and the bow and stern solid float compartments will total about that as well) so that My Boat should float even if it’s compromised. And don’t forget.. Memberships Here SUPPORT the Ocean Cyclist Project.
I’ve got Anna’s first session posted. It might get re- scanned and re- posted but it’s a great fun group of images. I still remember the day I met Anna.. it was typical west coast droozy.. well, chilly droozy.. rain kinda but not really and fall.. er, spring? There was a chill in the air and I was sitting on the top tube of my Specialized Stumpjumper~ the one I’ve recently turned in to the Suburbinator with the expressed purpose of GOING FAST… downhill (still haven’t tested her top end but.. its on the horizon, with drones). Anna came walking by under a big black umbrella and I couldn’t take my eyes off her.. so I asked her if she’d model for me.. the rest is history. Next time I’m in Vancouver we’ll be getting together for a shoot.. recapturing the past so to speak.
Julia and her Guitar.. Studiously
We’ve seen Julia before (here) and (here) and we’ve seen Julia’s friend Brittknee (here) .. this was shot the same evening as the session with Brittany.. and coming soon will be a group of images of the two girls together. Sadly, I had a bike accident on my way over to their place and blew my photo lights.. also did a number on my knee and noggin. So, the whole session was Available Light Only and they didn’t want curtains open since their pad opened right on to Broadway at Kitsilano.. they didn’t want any prying eyes peeking in. Anyhow- this was a super fun session irregardless the hurdles.
There’s a new SparkleFaerie gallery. Head on in and check it out. I gotta say.. she never modelled for me that way and it gets me… she’s so amazing! I guess that’s why we’ve been together for… so long (married in 2000, FYI).