Timothy "Speed" Levitch, of THE CRUISE

As I was planning a recent trip to in San Francisco I made sure to buy tickets for a tour on the very bus that Timothy “Speed” Levitch now gives guided tours with… I rode for 2 or 3 of the legs of the double decker bus tour taking in the detailed stories and facts he so brilliantly bestows upon the busload, and I enjoyed making a few portraits of him along the way. I wish I could have taken his tour in NYC, as I’m sure it would have been amazing. Most well-known as the subject of the amazing documentary “The Cruise,” Timothy is also in several films, most notably as himself speaking poetically atop the Brooklyn Bridge at the end of Richard Linklater’s Waking Life, that you can see here on youtube… though of course he was animated in that, but it’s most definately him.

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Camping in Upstate New York

For her 30th birthday friend Gwen had a group of friends join her on a weekend camping trip upstate by Lake Luzerne last weekend.  What a great escape from the city.  I did not sleep well on the cold ground without a proper mat under my sleeping bag, but the photos I nabbed of the relaxing scenery up there made my discomfort all worthwhile!

Bridal Boudoir Sessions Now Available!

Now that I have such a great studio I’ve been exploring the full range of portraiture I can do here… After shooting some ‘valentines’ gift portraits last year it occurred to me that instead of a traditional ‘bridal session’ there may be brides out there who’d love to give a private album of sexy portraits to their husband as a gift (on wedding day, an anniversary, as a valentines’ gift)… these sessions can be as classy and artistic (or not!) as a bride wants– get out that lingerie he gave you and show off the body you’ve been working on so hard for the wedding!

Here are a few blog-suitable favorites from such a session. Note: the portraits are shown with this bride’s permission– she got the session free in exchange for being my guinea pig! I think she looks fantastic and I can only imagine how excited her husband was.

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and the “american apparel” look, below… dudes love this, am i right?

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We turned the fan on to blow this sheer fabric (and her hair) out… a stunning look!

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We had to get out the lingerie of course… check out the pin-up looks on red background!
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Some of my favorite shots were those that had too much skin for the blog, but this bride looked amazing and we made some gorgeous nudes that she and her husband will surely cherish for years to come.