Here are three images from an engagement shoot I assisted my buddy Bill on yesterday.
These were shots I picked up during the shoot.
Click any image to enlarge.
Over the holiday weekend, I’ve been working on these shots that we did a week and a half ago.
I’m going to release more via either facebook or my pro blog. But I wanted to do a preliminary post here.
I have another few shots that will release with this one and then another photo that will land by itself.
I love the way they turned out, and I honestly couldn’t have done these without Tina’s help. She art directed and stylized this shoot, and it’s amazing how good she’s getting.
Enjoy the shots.
Today is a day for tables. And food. And thanks.
Nourishing the relationships with the metaphor of nourishing your body.
It all goes hand in hand.
Yesterday, I photographed little side tables. Here’s an early edit of one of them.
Aren’t they cute.
Happy Thanksgiving from everyone here at Le Café Witteveen.
In 10th grade, high school biology, our teacher told us that it’s not tryptophan that makes you tired at Thanksgiving. She gave biological reasons why, citing primarily that the digestion process — especially after overeating — caused a slowing in the body function that encouraged a sense of lethargy.
Tryptophan is found in all food and turkey does not feature a greater surplus amount than other foods.
Validation comes in the form of an article in a science magazine article. Check this out. Quoth the article:
The oft-repeated turkey mythstems from the fact that turkey contains the amino acid tryptophan, which forms the basis of brain chemicals that make people tired. But turkey isn’t any more sleep-inducing than other foods. In fact, consuming large amounts of carbohydrates and alcohol may be the real cause of a post-Thanksgiving-meal snooze, experts say.
Tryptophan is a component of the brain chemical serotonin, which gets converted into the well-known sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. Poultry and many other foods also contain tryptophan, in similar amounts to that found in turkey. Gram for gram, cheddar cheese actually contains more tryptophan than turkey does.
Basically, any big meal containing tryptophan and lots of carbohydrates can trigger sleepiness — not just turkey. And on Thanksgiving, many other factors contribute to feelings of tiredness, such as drinking alcohol. The holidays are also a time when people often take a break from their hard work.
But like all myths, people stick to what they know despite science’s ability to dispel rumors and change traditional ideas.
What sucks is I’ve been repeating it yearly since 1992.
If the war on tryptophan = sleepiness is this tough, imagine the sisyphean feat of educating people to understand and disregard religious myths.
I’m guessing the holiday week is going to bring good tidings of lessened blogging. I’m going to be working most of the week and weekend anyway.
I will be posting, just scaled back.
Above are the opening credits to a short film I produced recently. I’m loved how it turned out despite no budget and not a whole lot of time.
My new jam.
Hart hitting, political mania.
And if you doubt it, watch the visuals.
Double triple fuck.
And then turn it up.
I saw another iteration of life hacks recently, which are always a little fun to browse through. These were three that caught my eye.