Old Man Yells at Cloud
Model Rants

2 model fails in less than 24 hours

Last minute cancellations and no-show/no-calls are, sadly, part of this dance we call “model photography” (it also happens, by the way, in pet photography, family portraits, event photography.. you get the picture).


I don’t understand transgender people

I was born male. I have all of the requisite parts and pieces, fringe and accessories, that make me a biological male. Not one time in my whole life have I ever questioned my gender (or which gender I was sexually attracted to – another post for another day). I don’t understand how anyone could ever be “confused” about their…

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News, Politics

In the world of #metoo, I #mayhave

In my childhood and youthful days, I know that I told racist and sexist jokes, used words and slurs about black and female classmates and strangers, judged people very harshly based entirely on their skin tone, gender, and faith. In my (very few) college years, I know for sure I drank (and smoked pot and dropped acid) to excess. I…

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Dogs, Rant

No, you don’t have a service dog

I know, first hand, someone who bought an expensive mutt – sorry – “doodle” then decided to make her life easier by buying a dog vest from Amazon that said her dog is a service dog just so she can take her dog anywhere and everywhere. Let’s make this clear up front – this is a young lady with no…

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Pop Culture

I bought marijuana legally

I recently took a business trip to San Francisco. California is one of the 10 states (as of April 2018) where recreational marijuana is legal. As a child of the 80s who grew up buying weed from sketchy people in sketchy parts of town, I absolutely HAD to experience buying it legally.


The Arrogance Of Faith

On October 1, 2017 someone opened fire on the audience at a country music concert in Las Vegas killing (as of this post) 58 people and injuring over 500 more. This is the largest mass shooting in the US. The concert venue was littered with the dead and the dying. People panicked. Considering the nature of the murderer’s weapon of…

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Old Man Yells at Cloud
old man yells at cloud

A General Rant About Photography and Stuff

A “commercial photographer” specializes in photography for commerce. A commercial photographer is not necessarily a model or portrait photographer. Don’t shoot or model for commercial or stock use for free! Someone will use your work to make money. You should expect to make money for your work. 73% of internet statistics are made up. Most of us (models and photographers)…

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