Friday, June 21, 2013

Throw Roses Into The Abyss And Say.

I have a particular fondness for some of the quotes by Nietzsche. This is but one of them...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

How To Impress A Woman Or A Man!

There's mucho wisdom in this...
HOW TO IMPRESS A WOMAN: Compliment her, respect her, honor her, cuddle her, kiss her, caress her, love her, stroke her, tease her, comfort her, protect her, hug her, hold her, spend money on her, wine and dine her, buy things for her, Listen to her, care for her, stand by her, support her, hold her, go to the ends of the Earth for her. HOW TO IMPRESS A MAN: Show up naked. Bring martinis! ;)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Twist Of Lemon Shark!

Lemon sharks are short-nosed and stocky sharks that reportedly have a powerful bite. Their yellow-brown pitted skin has a lemon coloration helps them to blend in against sandy seafloors where they can lay motionless. Although they are often solitary, my experience with them in the Bahamas at an undisclosed location called Tiger Beach, proved otherwise. Amid the tiger sharks we were diving with, there were over 20 lemon sharks swimming around. They totally gave us no notice, nor did they display any threatening postures. A very cool experience!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Today Is Kathryn Britnell's Birthday!

A big shout out for my lovely wife, Kathryn, as today is Whooo Hoooo, her BIRTHDAY!!! (insert the sound of champagne corks popping everywhere). 

Okay, so you already received your presents early this year ;). Soooooo...I have to do something. Maybe something small like change our picture on Facebook today to one of me from the early 90s when I was ohhh, I dunno, 30-ish?  And Voila! You did say if you knew me back then you would have "totally hit that" so it seemed appropriate to post it just for you on your birthday.

Also, you know how I can be singing some obscure song in the morning and then you tell me later in the evening that it played in your head over and over throughout zee day. Today's song is the Beatles Birthday song. (Que the video). I dont know what the poster is talking about as this cut is from their White Album.

Anyhoo, what baby wants, baby gets. We indeed have dinner reservations tonight for 7PM at Horizons. And yes, as I do at every restaurant, I've boldly requested their most romantic table for two. What else??? Perhaps we learn how to do the Argentine Tango sometime, or when we are in Paris in August we stroll over to the Pont des Arts bridge (aka the lovers bridge) and put a padlock on the railing with our names on it then toss away the key (I think the French translation is, "how to get rid of a prefectly good padlock in Paris").

Strawberries, cherries, and an angel's kiss in spring. Livin' la Vida Loca with you is really made from all these things. Have an utterly faboosh birthday! And hey... enjoy today's song ;) XOXO

Saturday, June 8, 2013

In Praise Of Underwater Models!

Underwater Modeling 101. Underwater models can convey so much with their body language. It is also vitally important for the Professional UW Photographer to discuss the anticipated shooting plan pre dive. Unbelievably, my ever-ready cooperative friend (Andrew Wieczorek, pictured here demonstrating his modeling skills) has been the model on 8 magazine cover shots of mine. Which only goes to prove that 1) He’s truly the self-proclaimed underwater modeling genius that he says he is, 2) I am a "Skip to my Lou" expert at coaxing the best outta self-proclaimed underwater modeling geniuses and coaching them through the pre-dive shooting plan, or, 3) I must have a good camera. ;) 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Pro Portfolio: PhotoComment Magazine June 2013.

The June 2013 issue of PhotoComment Magazine has featured some of my work in the Pro Portfolio section of the magazine. PhotoComment is a South African based photographic magazine with readers varying from mobile snapper to serious enthusiasts, students and professional.