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15 February 2005 @ 08:54 pm
ConFusion 31 Photos  

Okay, I've now got many of my ConFusion 31 photos on line, except that they're really just snapshots at this point since all I've done is discard the worst of them and put the rest up. As always, I hope that some day I'll get around to making the best of them even better with Photoshop, but since that might be a while they're up now “as is” for you to enjoy to whatever degree you can. There are lots of them, so I broke them up into a number of albums within an over-all ConFusion 31 folder.


ConFusion 31; Troy, Michigan; January 21-23, 2005

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zencuppa on February 16th, 2005 03:17 am (UTC)
Hi Fred,

I've been in dire need of some photos of myself, with my new haircut (I look very different now, trust me . ..)and your photos are fabulous.

1) Could I use one or two (I'll cut them down as a headshot) for my livejournal?
2) I would like use some of these photos when I need one for publicity, conventions, etc. Of course I'll give you credit :-) If you would like me to include contact information please let me know what I should include . .

Please let me know what would work for you, etc.

And a huge Thank you! for taking and posting all of these photos, just looking at 'em brings back great memories ..

Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on February 18th, 2005 08:53 am (UTC)

trust me

Certainly. Is there some reason I wouldn't or shouldn't?

your photos are fabulous.

Thanks! I'm glad you like them.

1) Could I use one or two (I'll cut them down as a headshot) for my livejournal?

Of course, of course! I'd be honored.

2) I would like use some of these photos when I need one for publicity, conventions, etc.

Absolutely. Do you want/need higher-res versions? You want to clean 'em up in Photoshop or should I? Etc.?

Of course I'll give you credit

Of course. Thanks—aside from a certain degree of personal gratification, egoboo is pretty much the reason I do photos. (Which is probably tied in with why I never could get the hang of being a professional photographer—it's much harder to sell a product with which you have a high ego-involvement; or, at least, it's much harder to brush off the inevitable rejections (or even the simple "no sale"s) and move on to the next potential client. Or, at least, it was much harder … darned near impossible … for me.) So yes, please remind concoms or whoever prints one to remember the byline. I've found that for some odd reason even people who are perfectly responsible about giving credit for artwork and written material frequently manage to forget to print photo credits. Go figure.

Including contact information would be fine. I don't know how much good it'll do, since I live way out here in the Twin Cities, and since I have less business sense that your average garden-variety tree-stump, but it can't hurt, eh? What kind of contact information do you think would be best? Email? Address? Both?

And a huge Thank you! for taking and posting all of these photos, just looking at 'em brings back great memories ..

You're most welcome. I'm glad you enjoy them!

Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on February 23rd, 2005 09:52 am (UTC)
By the way, I just took another look through my ConFusion 31 photos, and I don't think any of them really do you justice. You're much better looking than you appear in any of them. I guess we'll just have to try again some time… :)
Daniel B. Holzman-Tweedholzman on February 16th, 2005 04:16 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for putting these photos up. So many friends I haven't seen in so long...

Must get to Vegas. Must visit the Steven.
Must get to Chicago.
Must entire all y'all to come visit New York...

Can I wave fondue in your general direction to get you out here?
starstraf on February 21st, 2005 03:20 am (UTC)
Ditto Ditto Ditto
(Oh wait, I'm going to Vegas in March!!!)
Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on February 23rd, 2005 09:53 am (UTC)
*pout*
starstraf on February 23rd, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
pout that I'm going to vegas?
Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on February 24th, 2005 10:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's it. Or that I'm not. Or something. That must be it. Yeah.
Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on February 23rd, 2005 09:54 am (UTC)

You're most welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed them.

Yeah, and we haven't seen you in rather a long time either. What's with that?

I suppose you could wave fondue to the west, but wouldn't it slop all over everything? And how would that get us out there? I'm just so confused…

Annenetmouse on February 17th, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC)
thank you
Hey Fred, thanks for posting all of these. That series of me with my sandwich late Saturday night are some of the best pictures anyone's taken of me in ages, in terms of matching my inner self-image. I really oughta get contacts again. Pictures of me looking half through and half over my glasses confirm something Bill has told me about how I do that. It looks a little weird, I must say.


I'm pleased that my borrowing your camera means there are some pictures of you in your collection. Now I just wish I knew the names of everyone...

Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on February 23rd, 2005 09:56 am (UTC)
Re: thank you

You're welcome. Thanks for commenting. I love feedback. Helps me feel like I'm not just dropping pebbles down a well.

I'm rather pleased with the sandwich series myself. I thought they did a good job of conveying something essential about you, which is what photograph is about … or, at least, it's what I think photography's about. I mean, it's an important component of what I'm trying to achieve as an artist. (Although I must confess that I'm my mother's son, so I'm always looking to convey something essential that is good—you know, "If you can't say something nice about somebody, don't say anything at all." Like that. I guess I'm kind of the anti-Diane-Arbus, if I may be so bold as to contrast myself with a world-renown photographer.) In any case, this all means I'm especially pleased to find out that those photos also match your image of yourself to an extent.

Hmmmm. Bill has said that it looks a little weird when you look over/through your glasses? Or has he just commented about it, and you find it weird? Because, speaking only for myself, I find it incredibly charming and cute—I think it's one of your better shticks. Much better than a simple lifted eyebrow. IMHO. YMMV. <opinion_disclaimer>

I'm pleased that my borrowing your camera means there are some pictures of you in your collection. Don't tell anyone, but I am too. (Now if I could just lose some weight…)

Btw, Stilyagi may feel free to post a link to my ConFusion 30 album and ConFusion 31 folder on ImageEvent.com if you/they/it want to. Photos are to share, after all.

Annenetmouse on February 23rd, 2005 12:22 pm (UTC)
Re: thank you
Hmmmm. Bill has said that it looks a little weird when you look over/through your glasses? Or has he just commented about it, and you find it weird?

Numerous times, he's commented on it. I guess he hasn't said it looks ugly, just that it seems to him like it ought to hurt my eyes to look both through and not through my glasses, especially when I seem to be looking right through the frame of my glasses. I think it bothers him. Bill has a thing about eyes. That is to say, he doesn't like them. They're slimey and fragile and gross, or something like that. He doesn't like gazing at them, and he can't stand watching someone touch their eye. A large part of why I don't wear contacts right now is because seeing me put my contacts in really squicks him and he's constantly talking about how having something up against the lense of your eye like that causes little microtears and scratches and that has to be bad for you (even though my vision with contacts is better than with glasses, which reduced my headaches, and he's also afraid my glasses will get broken just about every time I put them down).

Sadly, due to this eye thing, long intense passionate gazes are not something I'm ever likely to get from my husband...

Because, speaking only for myself, I find it incredibly charming and cute—I think it's one of your better shticks. Much better than a simple lifted eyebrow.

If it's a shtick, it's only because tilting my head is a shtick. I'm honestly unaware of where my glasses are most of the time. But I'm pleased you find it charming anyway. :)

(probably part of the reason I'm unaware of where my glasses are is that my vision is dramatically different between my two eyes- one is slightly far-sighted, the other is incredibly nearsighted but sees better up close to me, and the correction on that eye is better with glasses -so I've switched between them all my life. Probably when I look over my glasses with one eye I'm scarcely looking through that eye and have switched dominance to the eye that can actually focus. I don't really know.

--But if you ever approach the right side of my head with something and see me flinch and tense up or turn to look at it straight on, it's quite possibly because it got too close for me to focus on it with my right eye. That distance is probably 7 or 8 inches.)
Fred A Levy Haskell: eyes of the Fredcritterfredcritter on February 23rd, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
Re: thank you
Um. Sorry. I guess I should have used a different word than "shtick," since that didn't communicate what I wanted it to. I didn't mean "affectation" or "business" (as in "stage business")—rather, I meant, oh, "characteristic bit of behavior" or "thing that one does" or somesuch.
Annenetmouse on February 23rd, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
Re: thank you
oh, okay. :)

*hugs*

--Anne