Wow, what a weekend I have had. Friday night ended up being an awesome night; we went to a birthday party (her name was Keira and I didn’t know her before the night – I was kinda gate crashing – but we met later and she was really cool) and out to the only nightclub in town and we all had an awesome time. Everyone was out for a change, which totally rocked, it was good to be with all of the guys at once. The only people who weren’t out was Mik, who is on holidays with his lovely lady, and Liam. Apart from those missing pieces, it was a fantastic night.
Saturday was a pretty fun day, Ryan came around in around one and we had some lunch and played some Halo. It’s funny, I’ve played so much Halo lately that last night I had a dream about it. It was actually a combination of Halo and Generals, but man was it one heck of a dream. Sorry, I’m on a tangent. So Saturday we played some Halo, then went over to the studio for Pizza, beer and a few movies (yes, the Ghostbuster movies were on and we watched them both, so lame).
Yesterday was a super quiet day. I just caught up on a lot of reading and didn’t do much until later in the night when I went to the studio and played some Manhunt and listened to some tunes with Luke and Ryan. Totally relaxing evening and a great way to end an awesome weekend. As I was going to bed I came up with some ideas for some photos and took some notes before I forgot.
Today I woke up late and jumped straight from bed into some clothes and walked down stairs in a rush of excitement. Josh was out the back hanging out some washing and I asked him if he wanted to model for me in some photos. “Uh, sure, but… What do you want me to do?” I told him to get dressed in his darker clothing and do his hair and we would go out and do some “emo” shots and just have some fun. It was an awesome afternoon and 82 snaps later (plus 10 or so on film) I ended up starting a stock album. I will be reviewing the photos over the next few days and the good ones will end up on my deviantART account. I’d love to get some feedback on which shots people like, so feel free to go through the entire shoot and give some feedback by commenting on this entry.
I’d just like to say to anyone who enjoys the photos, only half of the work done there is me, the other half is the natural talent of my brother to bring across what I was looking for. He is a good looking kid and he has a real talent in front of the camera. And, yes, I realize that Josh is pulling some weird faces in some of them, it was a 35 degree C (95 degrees F) day, he was wearing black, blistering hot and the flies were annoying him. Please bare in mind that this is a straight shoot, no shots have been omitted.
Tonight I will probably take my laptop over to the studio and maybe play a few games with the guys. It’s been a while since I’ve honed my skills in any way and it’d be nice to get some practice before our LAN party that is in a week or two.