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Friday, November 10, 2006

Azalea a'flame


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Blogger mickeyitaliano said...

Your photography is absolutely amazing. I just noticed the bee(or bug) in this flower. The Crepe Myrtle. My friend had one in Los Angeles and it only bloomed once a year.
I went to the Getty Museum recently and I tried to get really up close w/ a 35mm cam. (to flowers) and they came out so crappy.
Georgeous pictures. I'm putting you on my favorites for other people to visit.
Your Aimee Mann friend,
Mickeyitaliano

Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 9:41:00 PM EST  
Blogger Tesa said...

Wow! Thanks so much, MickeyItaliano! I'm very glad that you like my photography. Now, if I could only find a way to make a living from it. hehe :)

I bought a new camera last November, so I couldn't wait to use it to shoot flowers and this spring and summer. Fortunately for me, this was a really good year for Crepe Myrtle and azaleas here in Tennessee.

I'm also glad I had my new camera when I got to shoot Aimee Mann's concert. I'm still envious of you getting to hang out with her. hehe :)

Your Aimee Mann friend, too,

Tesa

Saturday, November 11, 2006 at 10:53:00 PM EST  
Blogger mickeyitaliano said...

Dear Tesa;
This may be a little long. When I was 22 I worked @ this famous spot in NYC. I would read of the celebs going in there everyday in the gossip pages(no blogs then). They hired me, and while I was training, some 'd' lister came in, and my training waiter said, "bring them the soup." My hands were shaking and stuff, I was so nervous. After about a month, I could care less (I waited on Jackie Kennedy in 1991). When I would open the back door of Largo for Aimee to come and sound check, I would be like, "Hey" and she would say, "Hey". That was cool enough for me. I have all her written out setlists (which they masking tape on the stage) and that is better than an autograph to me. Her husband, Michael Penn, is a different story. I was invited to the "Magnolia" premiere, and Aimee had a lot of focus, yet I love M.Penn's music, so I bought 10 of his C.D.'s and had him sign them; and Tesa, he is the greatest guy in the world. i was not kissing his ass, i just wanted for him to know that I appreciated him a lot. He never forgot that. Aimee on the other hand, was like the flavor of the month then; and had to handle all the new sycophants.
This is proboly my favorite couple in "Hollywood."
Buy "MP4" if you do not know M.Penn's music. It's awesome.
I would try to suggest someway to sell your pictures, maybe the local florists or greenery's advertisements? But, if you just think of it as something that gives you pleasure, and not to make money from, possibly you will get a gig. You sound like you have a lot of great things going for you.
Good going.
All the Best,
Mickey

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 4:24:00 PM EST  
Blogger Tesa said...

I'll definitely get Michael's MP4. I have his single, "It's No Myth" from a few years back. I love that song. He and Aimee live in WeHo not too far from where my cousin lives, apparently, because he sees them all the time at the store, post office, on the street, etc. They seem like a really cool couple. And so musically talented, too! :)

I would love to be able to sell my photography. At first, I didn't think it'd be good enough to anyone to be interested in, but ppl keep telling me how I should be selling it, getting it out for ppl from all over to see it, etc.

Locally, the only "success" I"ve had is that I make magnets of my photos (they're about the size of business cards) and sell them. I've gotten them into a few stores. But unless I become some kind of human production line, I can't make enough from those sales to support myself. And nobody locally will even talk to me about carrying my photos because the market here is oversaturated.

I'm not a business person, so I'm basically at a loss at how to find some type of store/gallery in a city far, far away that would carry my photography, let alone convince them that they *should* carry my photography.

I sure could use the income, though. Sometimes I feel like I'm drowning in the shallow end of a pool filled with dozens of life guards who don't notice I'm drowning. ;)

Sunday, November 19, 2006 at 6:15:00 PM EST  

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