Saturday, June 6, 2009

Renaissance Man

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The start of a new series, a visit to the St. Louis Renaissance Faire. Readers of this blog may remember that I was personally invited by Etiene, the Queen of the Faeries. More about them soon.

Meet Jim. He looks scary but he was just as nice as can be. Jim plays guitar in a heavy metal band. We started talking about music (he was impressed that I was at Woodstock) and then photography. He explained why and how I should get a networking page on MySpace to promote my work. Jim asked for my card, saying some other bands might like me to do some publicity shots. Like almost everyone, he was delighted that someone wanted to take his picture just because he was interesting.










13 comments:

Hilda said...

Those red eyes are fierce! And so are those tattoos! Fantastic!

Leif Hagen said...

Wow - those tats - those earrings, those eyes. What a character!! Glad his bark was worse than his bite. Does he need a lawyer?

Sharon said...

What a fascinating, well turned out character. I suppose those are contact lenses that have made his eyes that color.

B Squared said...

Gotta love those glasses.

cieldequimper said...

Amazing shots! Bob, you're going to end up having to stop practising law. Your photography work is soaring!

Wayne said...

Good on you Bob. I doubt I'd have mustered the nerve to approach him, he does look intimidating.

The eyes are......... unusual. Contacts?

You were at Woodstock?

Anonymous said...

Whenever I see a photo of someone trying to look fierce or angry, I isolate their eyes to find the true emotion, which is usually fear and pain.

Bob Crowe said...

Thanks for your comments. Yes, orange contacts. And yes, Wayne, I really was at Woodstock. I even remember a little bit of it. Anon, I understand your point but I certainly didn't sense that with Jim. He could not have been more pleasant. He even sent me an email today thanking me for posting the pictures and asking if he might have copies. I'd rather not make pre-judgments.

PJ said...

I'm always fascinated by body modifications but it also hurts me physically to see it. Weird, huh? He's spectacular, though,and I think the photos are great work.

Jilly said...

Love the portrait, Bob. He does look fierce but only pretend fierce - as bit as bikers do. I don't like the gun tho or knife or whatever it is.

roentarre said...

Wow, this is scary picture in deed. Such a fine artist with his work on his torso!

Anonymous said...

Yes, very true. I had not meant to offend anyone or to comment on this particular subject. I am very sorry for how my comment sounded. I enjoy your blog immensely. Some of the most interesting, creative, and well-balanced people I know like to express themselves in unconventional ways. Especially people I know who are active in the SCA. I am sorry.

Bob Crowe said...

Hey, Anon, nothing to apologize for. This is an open discussion. Everybody has an individual reaction to photographs or any work of art. It's really interesting to hear the variety of people's impressions.