This past Saturday, the 25th, was a VERY interesting day for me, and not very fun. For starters. I ended up falling off the bed and cracking my knee open by landing right on it. Fucking hurt like hell. Still does to a bit. But that was not the worst part about Saturday. So the kids came over, and Zoe was fundraising for her middle...
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Yep, today's the day, his birthday. Very very very very excited day. One thing that he was looking for was tickets to go see Green Day when they came through Kansas City. Green Day is his favorite band, period, no questions asked. Grandma already said that she wasn't going to give him those, his mom wouldn't do it, so it all came...
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amberetta:
Just like my oldest, Ishan, he has a huge fro and refuses to get a haircut! Speaking of, mine will be 15 years old in a smidge over a month. Do you feel old like I feel old? Lol
fastboyent:
@amberetta I honestly try not to think about it, feeling old.  lol. I think one thing that I have to constantly remind myself is that Josh came when I was young.  I was a teen parent, had not even graduated High School yet to be honest. So when his 16th birthday rolled around, I had to remind myself that I am only 34 years old, yes, I said ONLY there...shut it.  But I think that another thing that kept me feeling younger than I am is the fact that I went back to college, so when I was in my late 20s and even 30-31, I was back in college, taking classes with people 18-23 years old, so that helped me stay in the "youthful" feel.  ALSO, as I am now in Graduate school, I am honestly like one of the younger people in my classes, or everyone is in my age range.  SO, that makes me feel that much better...lol.

So, I was thinking earlier today about some of the people that I have been able to photograph over my years as a photographer, and one photograph that has come back to my mind is the quick portrait that I was able to take of funk legend George Clinton from 2015 when he stopped in my home city of Lawrence, KS for the Free State...
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Holy crap...Has it really been 10 days since I posted anything on here...and a week and a half since the International Women 's Strike Day?

Well shit, I guess I should post something huh? Well, I went to two different soccer games today. I photographed the last preseason game of the Swope Park Rangers and then went and watched their 1 st team...
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So, for a part of the International Women's Strike event yesterday, my home city of LFK (Lawrence Fucking Kansas for those of you who are not from around here) and I was able to make it out to five of the seven hours that the event was going on. It was fun, informative, got to met a few new people, see some friends, and...
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milesoakley:
@fastboyent Nooooo! What is wrong with people? I left Larryville in ~2004 for the last time. That scourge will have to be put in its place (of history) but it seems as if we as a country are revisiting much of what I had thought had died out long ago. Those people have been emboldened and will experience only what I hope is a "last flop" before becoming culturally extinct. Do you remember the last few minutes of Faith No More's video for "Epic"? Like that. Very sad to hear. Hold it down, we shall overcome!
fastboyent:
@milesoakley HA! Yes, I remember the video to Epic.  What an amazing reference here.  Thanks for that trip down memory lane.  That was awesome.  But yes, I agree with you, what is wrong with people today? I know two different friends of mine who have been confronted by White Nationalists at the Replay, one is a girl who was confronted in the women's restroom and the other is a door guy for the bar; the white nationalists were a women (for the restroom) and a male for the door.  It is crazy.  HOWEVER, if it is any feeling of relief, the White Nationalist guy is an HUGE K-State fan (always wears a Purple K-State Hoodie), and not a Jayhawker.  Not so sure about the girl though. 

Tonight, ultra right Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff from Austria spoke in Lawrence, KS, my home town, spreading her voice about refugees and Muslims. I was on hand to photograph the event. Here are some of my images from the night. Apparently there is no more separation of Church and State as this was sponsored by the Douglas County GOP, held in a church.


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Yep, I know that I have been talking about it for a while, my candidacy review for my Master's of Fine Arts degree, and that review was this morning at 8am CST, and I am happy to say that I am drinking a glass of wine before 10 am because of the fact that I passed...on my first time. Holy shit....what a...
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While I was photographing a mock up book for one of my classes that I am taking right now, a Business of Marketing Photography class, I decided to have a little fun and use a table and some old books that were already set out in the area room that I am working in at Baker University (SOME of you long time friends of mine...
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nebula:
looks rad!
fastboyent:
Thank you...it was smaller than I thought it would be, but the it is pretty rad.  I am very happy with it all in all. I cannot wait to actually print off the full collection in book form. 

Yep, that is right people, it is the start of soccer season, at least pre-season, and it was fantastic today. My boys, the team that I shoot for, the Swope Park Rangers, beat Tulsa University 5-0. They beat UMKC last weekend by the same score, and these boys look on fire. I am excited. I only hope that I can take photos of them that...
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miiel:
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So, I am a proud father today as my daughter was fashion show...her first one ever, and she rocked it. She was nervous, but looked so beautiful. Great job for my little Junior High girl. Check out some of the photos.


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nebula:
You're welcome :)
naoise01:
She is gorgeous