Ned Shatzer gave me this idea to start my photo blog by scanning in “out take” shots from shoots held in my studio which I call the Harlem Studio. Not so creative. But, I bet that you can guess where my studio is now, huh? So, Ned had to be the first cat to scan. Had to be, right? So, here he is TWICE.
Why twice? Well, the rule of the Harlem studio goes as such: Everytime that you visit me at my space, you MUST have your photo taken. And, subsequently, a print will be made and signed for my wall (s) of fame. Ned has two. He got pretty creative with his comments as you will read. But, honestly, if we are close to my studio, I will drag you back to sign a picture. I have documented pretty much every person that I have shot in or around my studio for over 3 years. I love taking pictures. I always have. I do not discriminate who I shoot. However, I have high expectations of YOU being yourself in front of my camera. . . no matter what.
Some of the people who I have shot are famous models, actors, rentboys, starlets, hopefuls, mothers, sweet sixteens, prom queens, friends, jump offs, brides, grooms, accountants and trannies. Oh yeah, trannies. Get used to this word. And, just for the record, I am NOT a trannie.
I have 500 people to scan and counting.