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Ford Is Hanging Little Instruction Tags On Manual Shifters

 

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Michael Stokes Photography

Michael Stokes Latest Kickstarter Program

Invictus

Over the past year I have photographed fifteen severely wounded veterans from the Gulf Wars, all of them amputees who lost a limb or multiple limbs from IED attacks while deployed. Of these fifteen veterans, ten served in either the United States Army or Marines.  Five served in either the British Army or The Royal Marines. The format and size of Invictus will be the same as last year’s Always Loyal: hardcover photo book with dust jacket, 96 pages or more and measures 13.5 X 10.4 inches.  Like last year I will include individual bios for each veteran.  All the images are already photographed and only need to be organized and published.  When the book releases, I anticipate a full retail price of $79.

Adonis Blue

For this project I have photographed over twenty male fitness models, non-amputee veterans, and a couple amputee veterans – who will appear in this book as well as Invictus.  Adonis Blue is in the tradition of my previous male, figure study books, and it will be the same size as last year’s book, Exhibition: hardcover photo book with dust jacket, 128 pages and measures 13.5 X 10.4 inches.  All the images are already photographed and only need to be organized and published.  When the book releases, I anticipate a full retail price of $89-$99.

 

I will be purchasing books from Michael and he will donate them to veteran rehab groups.  We did this last year and it was appreciated.

On his Facebook site, a mom posted a picture of her child, a boy who is a double amputee.   She said she shows  him pictures of the amputee vets and it makes him feel better about his situation.

Michael is also thinking about a photography project for terminally ill/hospice children.  He will take a picture of them dressed as their favorite super hero.

Katmai National Park & Preserve, AK

Katmai Bear Cam

Best hours:
5:00am – 12:00am

Time zone:
Alaska Daylight Time

Links:
Bearcam FAQ
KSU Brown Bear Survey
Bears of Brooks River eBook
Katmai National Park and Preserve

Big Cheese Pasta

Flaming Wheel of Parmigiano, Di Bruno Bros., Philadelphia

 

This pasta is served in a giant cheese wheel

Delancey Place 1800’s American Political System

For decades in the 1800s, the American political system ran on graft and patronage

For decades in the 1800s, the American political system ran on graft and patronage

 

Delancey Place Boss Tweed Ran New York — 8/10/16

 

 

Shorpy August 10, 2016

November 1938. "Migrant cotton picker's children who live in a tent in the government camp instead of along the highway or in a ditch bank. Shafter Camp, California." Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange.

November 1938. “Migrant cotton picker’s children who live in a tent in the government camp instead of along the highway or in a ditch bank. Shafter Camp, California.” Medium format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange.

Perception August 10, 2016

Books have the power to have us feel empathy and have us experience the thrill of a journey of someone else.
Laura Moulton

“My mind works in idleness. To do nothing is often my most profitable way.”
Virginia Woolf

There is no education like adversity.
Benjamin Disraeli,
political leader and writer

All cruelty springs from weakness.
Seneca,
philosopher

Chuck Wendig TerribleMinds

25 Reasons Why I Stopped Reading Your Book

“US Army Air Force Pilot Shoots Down Wife”

probably the coolest true story you’ll learn this week, why a P 51 shot down an American C 47, and has a USA flag on his kill roster, in addition to Japanese, Nazi and Italian flags

Sunset Fire

Beach Fire

Beach Fire