This past week/weekend has been nothing but amazing. Now this weekend I’m heading up to San Fran and will be getting my drink on. Late night pizza joints and $2 jello shots. Fuck yes.
Test Shots is an ongoing series of portraits taken in the studio with photography couple Rog and Bee Walker. Each photograph, taken mostly of their close friends and fellow creatives, is as striking as it is simple.
Opting for a sombre and dark background, coupled with poised and pensive subjects, Walker’s shots manage to maximize on the simplicity of the traditional portrait style by making use of a medium format camera that provides an image quality which, despite the powerful stillness of each individual, vividly brings the details of each photograph to life. This brings out both a sense of strength and vulnerability in each picture, alluding to the intimate two-way dialog between subject and photographer.
"This is the most organic method of communication I have. Photography is the way I speak…It doesn’t get more personal than another human, and that’s what I’m looking to capture, that connection between humanity." - Rog Walker
I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer. I wasn’t trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time. I didn’t think of myself as liberated, and I don’t believe that I did anything important. I was just myself. I didn’t know any other way to be, or any other way to live. ~ Bettie Page
A stranger told me I looked like her. I didn’t know who she was or what she looked like, but I am beyond flattered.
Yesterday in Los Angeles.
I love my boobs
I love your breasts.
Andy Denzler - Flower Compositions, 2012
•laying in bed watching Bob’s Burgers
•my friends are going out and I’m being lame and staying home
•being responsible sucks