I’ve been Bouska’d! Start the clock…

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Friday the 13th.  Not scary at all.  A bit nervous, perhaps, meeting a photographer of Adam Bouska’s caliber, and having him take my picture, but that went well, and the ominous date faded to a faint memory as the event kicked off (not that I’m superstitious or anything).  Adam is a friendly guy, obviously talented (look at the NOH8 pics!), and he and his team have the shoots humming along like a well-oiled machine.  Even got a hug at the end of my shoot!  He and his partner are both genuinely nice, friendly guys, and made all of us feel at ease, even as they kept the line moving.  With almost 800 people who Facebooked a RSVP to attend, there’s a lot of pictures to take!

If you’d like to have your picture taken, be sure and check out the NOH8 Campaign‘s site, and see if they’re coming to a city near you soon!  If so, get in line like the rest of us, and join in the campaign.

Larger images of the above pictures after the jump.

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NOH8 Open Photo Shoot in Fresno 7/13

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Famed photographer Adam Bouska will take his NOH8 Campaign open photo shoot to Fresno, California, Friday July 13th. Held from 5pm to 8pm at The Big Red Church, donations to the NOH8 Campaign are $40 per single, and $25 per person for group shots.

For complete information, visit the NOH8 Campaign website.

I’ll be there, look for the tall skinny almost bald guy!

Shock and Awe

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My chin hurts.

It hurts because it hit the floor a few minutes ago, when my jaw dropped.

As I was logging on to WordPress today to check my “dashboard”, as they call the administration pages for the blog, I noticed something that surprised me to no end.  I clicked on the little icon that indicates administrative messages waiting to be read.  Those messages indicate when someone “liked” your blog, reblogged one of your posts, or signed up to receive email notices when a new post goes up.  I’ve got 161 followers as of this writing.  It was # 161 that gave me a sore chin.

Adam Bouska is now following my blog!  (insert Snoopy dance here. In a dignified, appropriate for a 54 year old gentleman sort of way, of course. Oh, hell, never mind dignity…  full on Snoopy dance.)

Adam is the photographer behind the NOH8 Campaign, who has taken literally tens of thousands of NOH8 photos, the ones you see on websites, Facebook profiles, Tweets, and almost anywhere you see people working against discrimination.  From everyday people like you and me, to movie stars, musicians, politicians, and simply the “stars” of our society, people line up at the frequent NOH8 Campaign photo shoots that Adam and his team do across the country.

One such open shoot is coming to Fresno on July 13, and I’m going to have to finagle a way to be there, because I have to work that night.  I’ll figure out something, though.

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