Here are a few more from the Daily Creations Dept. ... in no particular order....
4/29 Joaquin Phoenix: actor turned rapper, was rapping unintelligibly when a heckler started mocking him. Phoenix leaped into the crowd entwining himself, wrestling and snarling with the hapless heckler. Source: Some tabloid. Did you see the Letterman clip?
4/24 Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno... from a mug shot. Ever see Mug Shots magazine?? Arrest photos are becoming an increasing source of fun and frivolity for Americans. Many of these photos are of those who have been arrested - but not yet convicted - causing concern with many...like those arrested! Perhaps one intention is to deter crime through public humiliation. (Fat Tony was convicted in ’86).
4/25 Former Merrill CEO John “giggles” Thain
4/18 KSM. Saved on my desktop as ‘hairy_1.jpg, fyi.
4/26 Liu Zhongtain, chairman of aluminum-extrusion maker China Zhongwang makes tiny aluminum foil figurines during break-time.
4/10 Curt Young from the 1991 A’s
4/28 HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
4/22 Kenneth Lewis of BOA, no longer CEO.
4/30 Next question please. Robt Gibbs.
Gary TaxaliMay 5, 2009
John, these are exquisite!
Hal MayforthMay 5, 2009
More beautiful work from John. That Giggles character is one scary looking buckaroo.
James SteinbergMay 5, 2009
I'm really digging these explorations, John. Adventurous and terrific.
Mark FisherMay 5, 2009
John, nice array of approaches.
John DykesMay 5, 2009
I appreciate the thoughts - thanks... I am trying to balance doing the 'one a day' without pushing them out too quickly or too rushed. This exercise is good for keeping fresh and not overworking them...
Dale StephanosMay 5, 2009
Not a bad one in the batch. You got yerself a wide variety of approaches there. I like 'em!
Chris BuzelliMay 5, 2009
These are awesome! Especially the first 6. Great exploration. I get so intimidated with portraits.
Tim OBrienMay 6, 2009
Man, what style CAN'T you do? I love the Robert Gibbs.
TBowerMay 6, 2009
These are really great, John.
The melding of digital and organic traditional seems intuitive to you.
Not often do the two fit so well.
David FlahertyMay 6, 2009
Really dig Giggles technique meself...
John DykesMay 6, 2009
Mighty nice to read your comments buds... Thank-you.
TB - I do love mixing the two - Lots of false starts though. Frustrating when it goes on and on and nothing happens, but when (if) it does click, it makes the journey well worth it.