Mary Poppins Jr – Out of the Shadows Theatre

For the third year in a row, I attend Out of the Shadows Theater and their production of Mary Poppins Jr at the Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene (the same theatre that CDA Summer Theatre performs in). Wow! This year is just as powerful as last year’s production of Fiddler on the Roof Jr. The premise behind Out fo the …

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Fidder on the Roof Jr – Out of the Shadows Theater

For the second year in a row, I attend Out of the Shadows Theater and their production of Fiddler on the Roof Jr at the Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene (the same theatre that CDA Summer Theatre performs in).  Wow!  This year is just as powerful as last year’s production of Beauty and the Beast Jr. The premise behind Out …

Creative Family Photos

A creative family photo with weapons.

Creative Family Photos in Spokane My good friend Abbey isn’t normal.  In fact, I think she would be offended if I called her that.  With her kids growing up and the addition of a new dog, it was time to get some new pictures for her wall.  We started talking about what we should do for her portraits – considering …

Out Of The Shadows Theatre – Beauty and the Beast Jr

I recently had the pleasure of working withOut of the Shadows Theatre on their recent production of Beauty and the Beast Jr. Holy cow was this an experience! The actors are composed of adults with special needs. They are joined onstage by non-disabled “shadow actors” who prompt, coach, and support them. A professional crew, set, and lighting team all come …

The Making of “Mary Jane” – a Grow Room Painted Portrait

This was a fun opportunity that I just couldn’t turn down.  A friend of mine operates a legal marijuana grow room in Washington State. He knows that I photograph pin-ups and said I could use his room as the background for a themed pin-up set. The space wasn’t huge and had huge grow lights all over it. They produced a …

2010s – History of Pin-up

This 2010s have reached us, and have continued to push our boundaries. Tattoos are no longer controversial. Piercings are mainstream. Nudity is common in films and online content. Facebook, Reddit, and Tumblr have made content sharing easy and accessible. Online streaming, Netflix, and non-traditional media services have removed the controversy of having language and nudity in mainstream content. And we’ve …

2000s – History of Pin-up

Technology! Y2K, the Internet, Facebook, Twitter, the iPhone, and space launches. These are all defining elements as we enter the 2000s.  We have now entered the digital age. Just like magazine, movies, and TV shows all helped shape our cultural ideals, the internet shaped this decade. No longer are we limited to what media producers find to be acceptable. The …

1990s – History of Pin-up

The 1990s were a fun transitional period. Beanie Babies, Bleached Hair and Boy Bands were popular.  They were mostly analog times, with the start of digital things –  DVDs existed, but you couldn’t stream a movie. Cellphones were around, but they were used primarily for phone calls and occasional texting. The internet was just being developed, and the newspaper and …

1980s – History of Pin-Up

Party Dance Time! We’ve reached the fashion explosion known as the 1980s on our History of Pin-Up tour.  And just like every other time we get bawdy beyond good taste, we bounce back like a bungee jumper back into conservative taste. The 1970s pushed the boundaries of sexuality, mass production, and teenage boy hormones.  So we’ve got to respond by …