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 still valid and unyielding, they outstretched their long wispy fingers upward. the recent and wave-like rounds of snowfall did little to dissuade their tenacity. 
 clutching, grasping, and clinging to the surface exterior of the rocky outcropping, you could imagine what sacrifices they had to make to get there so high, and before the spring still many days away. 
 looking around at the menial yet noteworthy accomplishment, they all relaxed for a brief moment and thought,” so this is where we begin.” 
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still valid and unyielding, they outstretched their long wispy fingers upward. the recent and wave-like rounds of snowfall did little to dissuade their tenacity.

clutching, grasping, and clinging to the surface exterior of the rocky outcropping, you could imagine what sacrifices they had to make to get there so high, and before the spring still many days away.

looking around at the menial yet noteworthy accomplishment, they all relaxed for a brief moment and thought,” so this is where we begin.”

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 note to self: 
 if you show up to a freelance gig in harlem super on time, on the correct day…but ONE MONTH TOO EARLY ( ! ! ! ), just take a calm moment to smile and laugh it off with the staff, then go explore the park nearby. 
 so there’s no gig, and it’s a snowstorm. so you have no booth, and there’s now snow in your ankle/no-show socks. so you’ve no real plan for the rest of the day, the rest of the week, the rest of the month, year, life… 
 …take a walk, take a stair-climb, take a breath of that sweet sweet fresh air, and then take some photos. because hey, it could be so much worse! 
 good times, weird day. 
 what did you end up doing yesterday? 
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note to self:

if you show up to a freelance gig in harlem super on time, on the correct day…but ONE MONTH TOO EARLY ( ! ! ! ), just take a calm moment to smile and laugh it off with the staff, then go explore the park nearby.

so there’s no gig, and it’s a snowstorm. so you have no booth, and there’s now snow in your ankle/no-show socks. so you’ve no real plan for the rest of the day, the rest of the week, the rest of the month, year, life…

…take a walk, take a stair-climb, take a breath of that sweet sweet fresh air, and then take some photos. because hey, it could be so much worse!

good times, weird day.

what did you end up doing yesterday?

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 after 6 hours 20 mins of a valentine’s day screening of matthew barney’s latest artfilm, “ rivers of fundament ,” we take one calm moment and remember that despite seeing every secretion, excrement, saliva, fluid, plasma, orifice musculature, and lubrication of the human body, we are still making plans to watch more movies. ha. 
 what a test of the defiance of personal limits, both cinematic and physically having to sit in semi-comfy chairs, and artfilm detractors. 
 i hope that you had a great friday, irregardless of hallmark’s hold on our collective global culture or not. 
 exploration! adventure! filmmaking! winter! hibernation! 
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after 6 hours 20 mins of a valentine’s day screening of matthew barney’s latest artfilm, “rivers of fundament,” we take one calm moment and remember that despite seeing every secretion, excrement, saliva, fluid, plasma, orifice musculature, and lubrication of the human body, we are still making plans to watch more movies. ha.

what a test of the defiance of personal limits, both cinematic and physically having to sit in semi-comfy chairs, and artfilm detractors.

i hope that you had a great friday, irregardless of hallmark’s hold on our collective global culture or not.

exploration! adventure! filmmaking! winter! hibernation!

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 find the time today to really think about it all. you choose the topic, then tell yourself all the necessary motivations to see it through. 
 snowstorm in your face does not inherently mean snowstorm in your heart or sense of will. 
 you’re not at all or in the least alone, so get out there and show us what you got. 
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find the time today to really think about it all. you choose the topic, then tell yourself all the necessary motivations to see it through.

snowstorm in your face does not inherently mean snowstorm in your heart or sense of will.

you’re not at all or in the least alone, so get out there and show us what you got.

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 5”-8” snowfall on the ground, and the drifts absorb the sounds of the borough. 
 at 6pm, all goes softer, more serene. as if we all are readying to whisper to each other the tales of our day. 
 shoes go from slosh to slush to crunch to squinch. the lovely pitter-patter of locomotion. 
 somehow we’re all in it together, and home never feels closer than now. all around, soft flakes waver back and forth on invisible strings, as if wings failed, they decided to just ease into the wind, and see what would happen. 
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5”-8” snowfall on the ground, and the drifts absorb the sounds of the borough.

at 6pm, all goes softer, more serene. as if we all are readying to whisper to each other the tales of our day.

shoes go from slosh to slush to crunch to squinch. the lovely pitter-patter of locomotion.

somehow we’re all in it together, and home never feels closer than now. all around, soft flakes waver back and forth on invisible strings, as if wings failed, they decided to just ease into the wind, and see what would happen.

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 self-sequestration at home while congested does not strictly mean, you shouldn’t climb out the window onto the fire escape, scurry up the ladder to the rooftop, and feel the icy wind’s long wintry fingers around your entirety. 
 it seems even the film itself felt those frigid talons, as streaks and lifts haunted the serene scene below. 
 as and always, the way down was more frightening than the way up. despite being afraid of heights at most levels, you should do one thing that scares you each day to remain humble, and flex that sense of bravery. 
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self-sequestration at home while congested does not strictly mean, you shouldn’t climb out the window onto the fire escape, scurry up the ladder to the rooftop, and feel the icy wind’s long wintry fingers around your entirety.

it seems even the film itself felt those frigid talons, as streaks and lifts haunted the serene scene below.

as and always, the way down was more frightening than the way up. despite being afraid of heights at most levels, you should do one thing that scares you each day to remain humble, and flex that sense of bravery.

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 and if i meet you just once in my life, just once, 
 i will make sure to be kind. and open. and willing to something unexpected. 
 adventuring? prolly. 
 sleuthing and mystery? i mean, why not? 
 a walk, a swim, a museum look-see, a meal, a film festival, an ice skate session, a bike ride to destinations unknown, cooking class, sweets-crawl, a short sprint through a meadow, climb a mountain, drive fast, spinning in place until falling down, laughing, holding hands, staring contest, naps in the park…so many options. 
 so many opportunities. 
 and the odds are we may never meet. but i hope we do, and i hope you’re ready for some weird conversation ending with hugs or browsing at a bookstore and everything in between and sideways. 
 it’s a strange place out there, and i think this year, it’ll draw you near. 
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and if i meet you just once in my life, just once,

i will make sure to be kind. and open. and willing to something unexpected.

adventuring? prolly.

sleuthing and mystery? i mean, why not?

a walk, a swim, a museum look-see, a meal, a film festival, an ice skate session, a bike ride to destinations unknown, cooking class, sweets-crawl, a short sprint through a meadow, climb a mountain, drive fast, spinning in place until falling down, laughing, holding hands, staring contest, naps in the park…so many options.

so many opportunities.

and the odds are we may never meet. but i hope we do, and i hope you’re ready for some weird conversation ending with hugs or browsing at a bookstore and everything in between and sideways.

it’s a strange place out there, and i think this year, it’ll draw you near.

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 dear followers,   happy new year to all!   the fact that we all made it here, now, and in this moment, means that whatever hardships we faced, we got through them and are actively stating, “we can strive for better, we can heal, move forward, we are valid, we are a force to behold.”   in this very spirit, i would like to both welcome you to 2014, and thank you so very much for all the support in the past year. i most definitely felt a great broad stroke forward in my creative output, and would love to think that this stride will continue to strengthen in this new year.   this being said, i would like to put out a call for participants & collaborators for continued and new projects. when you have a desire to create something, sometimes you have to ask for help, and rather than be stoic and proud solely in my singular accomplishments, i work much happier with others.   if you or someone you know are interested & in the nyc area, please contact me with no hesitation: 
   the adorned body : looking forward to closing out this tremendously fulfilling project and put it to a lovely rest. i am looking for a handful of familiars and strangers to sit for me, be interviewed, and have their voices heard. (nudes, M/F/TG & everything in between, all appropriate ages, signed release) 
    cape cloak cowl : a diptych series about perceptions of conformity and the deeper truths of individuality, personality, and emotional states. (semi-nudes, M/F/TG & everything in between, all appropriate ages, signed release) 
    portraiture  &  nudes sessions , tailored, collaborative, and varied mediums. looking to set aside our daily lives for a second, and build a series of images where personality meshes with reality & the perception of fantasy. (nudes & clothed, M/F/TG & everything in between, all appropriate ages, signed release) 
   more to come! mini-zines! adventures! photowalks! 
  and as always, many many thanks to all. please  feel free to contact me  with your information on participation, leads to other collaborators, questions, comments, and any other suggestions and ideas! 
 c. bay 
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dear followers,

happy new year to all!

the fact that we all made it here, now, and in this moment, means that whatever hardships we faced, we got through them and are actively stating, “we can strive for better, we can heal, move forward, we are valid, we are a force to behold.”

in this very spirit, i would like to both welcome you to 2014, and thank you so very much for all the support in the past year. i most definitely felt a great broad stroke forward in my creative output, and would love to think that this stride will continue to strengthen in this new year.

this being said, i would like to put out a call for participants & collaborators for continued and new projects. when you have a desire to create something, sometimes you have to ask for help, and rather than be stoic and proud solely in my singular accomplishments, i work much happier with others.

if you or someone you know are interested & in the nyc area, please contact me with no hesitation:

  • the adorned body: looking forward to closing out this tremendously fulfilling project and put it to a lovely rest. i am looking for a handful of familiars and strangers to sit for me, be interviewed, and have their voices heard. (nudes, M/F/TG & everything in between, all appropriate ages, signed release)
  • cape cloak cowl: a diptych series about perceptions of conformity and the deeper truths of individuality, personality, and emotional states. (semi-nudes, M/F/TG & everything in between, all appropriate ages, signed release)
  • portraiture & nudes sessions, tailored, collaborative, and varied mediums. looking to set aside our daily lives for a second, and build a series of images where personality meshes with reality & the perception of fantasy. (nudes & clothed, M/F/TG & everything in between, all appropriate ages, signed release)
  • more to come! mini-zines! adventures! photowalks!

and as always, many many thanks to all. please feel free to contact me with your information on participation, leads to other collaborators, questions, comments, and any other suggestions and ideas!

c. bay

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look how the air sparkles and shimmers in the golden light of a winter afternoon. listen how the hollows shriek in the mighty storm winds.

we’re knee-deep, and our feet are flying. adventuring, exploration, and the endless possibility of

simple pleasures.

this is how i would like to spend my year.

join me if you’ve the spirit, constitution, and time to extend.

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winterstorm hercules and the expected 10 inches of snowfall looming in the forefront of people’s minds. the trains are full and everyone looks a mixture of gloom and uncertainty.

i remain unworried and unfettered.

when i exit the station on the brooklyn side, i see the light coming out from the small tailor’s shop and just beeline towards it. a single man is cobbling a pair of shoes, and passersby quickly shuffle along the sidewalk.

looking up and into the night, sugary crystals float on invisible winds, swirling and lilting while the elation in my chest expands.

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 the previous night’s soft snowfall turned into that gray smuge black icewater slosh that just ruins shoes and kills all hopes of dry feet. 
 but each step which brought me closer to dim sum in the bloody angle (doyers street) was well worth the salt-chemistry crust post-dryout. 
 nothing gets in between a tasty bevvy of delectables and my mouth, winter weather or no. 
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the previous night’s soft snowfall turned into that gray smuge black icewater slosh that just ruins shoes and kills all hopes of dry feet.

but each step which brought me closer to dim sum in the bloody angle (doyers street) was well worth the salt-chemistry crust post-dryout.

nothing gets in between a tasty bevvy of delectables and my mouth, winter weather or no.

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tonight was super rad snowtimes:

even with the hordes of santacon enthusiasts weirding up the manhattan streets

even with the crowds of tourists not quite sure where they are/they’re going/what they want to see/what they would like to do

even with the snow flurries all up in my face

even when i don’t have boots, but waterproof oxford timberlands with no-show socks because buhhh?

and when you walk around the softly floating snowflakes and the city isn’t gray or black-slush yet, when there are large streets still bone white, powder soft, and granular, it is simply lovely.

the belgian chicken & waffles and mac & cheese didn’t hurt either.

snow boom!

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