Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
sooooo.... my main photography website needs a revamp and I've simply just been busy doing things like....
these days, if i'm not shooting a wedding or community event, i keep up with my photography using my handy dandy smartphone and documenting the amazing experiences i come across and upload them on instragram. follow me if you'd like: helenbackwards
Thursday, November 29, 2012
I'm thankful for days like this where friends reunite and new friends are made, fellowship in nature, witnessing amazing and having an awesome camera on my phone to document it all.
Friday, May 25, 2012
had it not been for my friend, Ramel, needing some help to exhibit his art work at this year's hampton roads tattoo show, i would've never known about it and i would've never gotten to touch this yummy creature standing with me in the photo above. ami james is nom noms.
me: can i touch your head?
i smirk. he smiles.
me: because every time i see you on tv i want to touch it. it looks soooo smooth.
he bends down towards me giving me permission. my index finger approaches his shiny baldness. unexpectedly, he tries to bite my finger and i jump back. WHOA! he laughs and finally lets me touch the top of his head. i touch it nervously and the skin is soft and very smooth. my heart pounds excitedly and i'm flushed. the excitement is too much for me to handle so i bid him farewell walking away while fanning myself with my hand.
ladies competed in the pin-up model contest. i love the pin-up look.
how does one decide which tattoo booth to go to at these types of shows? easy... you check out their business cards and if the design is pleasing to you then you know their tattoo artistry has to be worth taking a look at. that's how i stumbled upon jesse smith. he designed two different fronts of his cards so that no matter which way they lay vertically they connect into one image. so genius of him! and his art is badass. check out his website by clicking on his name above.
ramel's artwork always has people stopping by in wonderment. click HERE to check out his facebook page of art. it's good stuff.
Monday, May 21, 2012
a gentleman sporting a scottish military uniform on st. patty's day, requests a song from mink and cheef's irish drinking band. maybe that was the greenest outfit he had. i asked him what was up with the outfit and as soon as he started to explain the scent of drunken beer happiness invaded my nostrils. stumbling for his thoughts, he tells me a buddy of his who was part of some black ops group and was a P.O.W. gave it to him.
Monday, March 05, 2012
ammie posted about a tree planting event on a farm in pungo that anyone could come and volunteer. she and i drove up to New Earth Farm together on an early saturday afternoon.
mulch was hauled and shoveled to nourish and protect the newly planted trees.
we dug holes.
... lots of holes.
thank you farmer john for the opportunity to serve.