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I just can't fight the feeling. I really need to share this. Rocker of REO Speedwagon fame, Kevin Cronin bought a print of mine a little while back from the Toucan Gallery in Billings, Montana!
Being a child of the seventies comes with certain responsibilities. One of which is to embrace and share exactly how big-hair goofy you actually are. So it is with great pride and humility (if those two can go together) that I publicly declare that REO rocks yesterday, today and tomorrow.
I'm also proud to report that Kevin was a totally great guy. He makes a point while traveling of visiting local galleries AND purchasing work to help guys like yours truly to keep ridin' the storm out.
How cool is that?
Sipa Press for TIME Magazine
First the good news.
TIME has news on the cover this week.
That bad news?
The photo credit reads, "Photograph from Sipa Press. Digitally Altered."
Honestly, I have no idea what that even means. Was something added? Was something removed? We don't know.
Obviously, there's a pretty bad burn happening, plus that sky was pulled right down into springtime in tornado alley territory.
Is the photo credit simply acknowledging the bad manipulation, as opposed to what normally happens on the cover of a magazine?
Maybe it's a Persian thing.
That's a might impressive crowd.
Kenneth Jarecke, Contact Press Images
I did a little bit of fashion work last week in Cairo.
Yasmin Yeya asked me to photograph some of her designs. I had a wonderful time and I think we ended up with a couple of nice frames.
You can see the take here.