Love the visual of the hand holding the shell sculpture. The articulated hand is mounted on a teak base which is glued to an old pewter dish. When I show this it’ll probably go under a hand blown bell jar to make it look more like a specimen piece. Again, I collect all the pieces and they just come together in the end.
This is part of the grand finale, end of parade from Chinese New Year in New York, just yesterday. My family’s troupe has been doing this for over 40 years. My nephew started this as an 9 year old kid in Chinatown, who wanted to start his own Lion troupe and 40 years later it’s grown into a huge troupe of some 250 “off the street” kids, doing good things and keeping the kids out of trouble. This was shot, slow shutter speed and flash on camera to get that effect. The troupe CAN be hired for private functions and they make a great entrance to your special party. They’re the Chinatown Community Young Lions.
Started a series of still life photos of my vintage, industrial antiques. This is of lab glass, and assorted bottles. Had fun lighting this.
Felt like doing a still life of my desk, a little overcrowded, of course. The Dremel bits were bought at a yard sale. They’re a little rusty, but nice anyway. Bought the old metal type at Brimfield. It’s hard to make a crowded tabletop work, but I like this one. It’s shot with just a Dazer architects’ lamp and a mini spot and a repro “Edison” bulb for light.