Monday, September 5, 2016

DC vs Marvel Burlesque by Frankly Frankie Productions

I once again was lucky to shoot the latest production of Frankly Frankie Burlesque. These folks really put on a good show, I had a blast. Dangrrr Doll form New York was a special guest. Here are the photos of her performance.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Blair Witch 2016

I was expecting this years ago. I loved the first one, but the second was garbage. This looks to be a proper Blair Witch Project 2.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016

Grafting Update

It's  almost been a month since I grafted the tomatoes, we've lost a few, but the survivors are doing well.  If travel plans hadn't interrupted, I'd have grafted a week later, but for my first try, I'm impressed with the results. 

Over the years I've learned that tomatoes are very hearty growers and they forgive a lot. I also know that if you plant a tomato in the ground up to "it's neck" Roots will form all along the stem for a better root system. Since this will still happen, these plants won't be buried as the upper grafted part would root, negating the grafting completely. 
Here you can see all the new rootlets. I've never seen tomatoes do this, vigorous root-stock indeed!

The plants were in a healing chamber with no light and high humidity. I gradually reduced humidity and added lights. This batch was moved completely out of the healing chamber and under lights with a fan to help make their stems strong. I'll start hardening off later this week. 

I'll have one ungrafted and one grafted tomato plant for each variety, sot the experiment will last all summer. 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Marathong 2016

I had the pleasure to shoot the first annual Marathong, a production put on by Fankly Burlesque. It was a night of 25 acts with MC's, it was a long but very fun night. The purpose was to have a great audience supporting each act while photogs and a videographer did their thing to provide the performers with some quality shots and video for future promotion. I was one of the lucky photogs. I've chosen a shot or two from each act to share here.

Note: This art form isn't for every palate, so if it isn't for you, please simply move on, no negative comments will be allowed.

Please enjoy my photos!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Tomato Graft Update

These guys have been grafted ( the ones with the clips) with no light so that they could heal. Obviously the one center right didn't work. We lost two. But the rest are doing well. I added some light to help them grow and I'll post updates on the progress. Thanks to Kyle, he kept them going while I was out of town for a few days. 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Tomato Grafting Experiment

I personally won't be using a box cutter, a sharp razor blade sounds safer.

This year I will try a new method for growing tomatoes. We garden in two raised beds and crop rotation is difficult. We've been loosing plants early due to disease and replacing the soil is not an option for us. Extreme heat is also a problem and grafting can help with that. 

Here is the Johnny's seed PDF on the process. It is a bit intimidating, but tomato seedlings are very resilient and I'm confident I can pull it off. 

Of course I have to garden nerd this thing out, so I'll be growing non-grafted and grafted plants to compare the results.