Facebook Friend #19 – Julie
Julie is a Montreal based painter, designer, and occasional horticulturist who married one of my best
friends, Michel. We met when I visited for their wedding in 2009 and I have adored her (and their four
cats) ever since. She’s quiet, but don’t be fooled, she’s mischievous, too.
Side note: I took her photo in front of Silo #5, the home of the Silophone.
My Facebook Friends Portrait project began when I hit 1000 friends on Facebook in 2012. The project is on-going and shall continue until I take a portrait of every FB friend I have.
Mike’s girlfriend is a sweet, appealing girl with a fast smile and clever eyes. (He met her while living in Santiago, Chile). She primarily speaks Spanish, which I mostly understand but can no longer speak, while I primarily speak English, which she can read, but not easily comprehend when spoken. We both lack the complex vocabulary. Mike acts as a guide between us, he explains and untangles our words. We all laugh in the right places, though, and manage complex topics like feminism, family structures, culture maps, information design, game theory, and politics. The language gap could have been awkward had we been other people, but instead it became entertainment, a brainteaser we share and enjoy.
Near the end of the private wake for friends and family of Joe “Vito” Albanese, 52, (aka Dexter Mantooth or Meshugana Joe) murdered along with best friend and bandmate, Drew Keriakedes, 45, (aka Schmootzi the Clod) at the Cafe Racer killings in Seattle. Both men performed with Circus Contraption and founded the band God’s Favorite Beefcake. This video is my only 365 shot that I am not specifically in. I believe, however, that I am reflected in everyone there. I am that moment as they were that moment. It is still a self-portrait. The best kind there is.
The Iron Monkeys at Burning Man 2011 with the Incunabulum.
L-R: (non-member), T-Bone Tony, Deanna, Avery, Misty, Karla, Chris, (mystery guest), Quan, Aleks, Colin, Tabasco, Kay.
Another flour dusted portrait of Duncan, my other favourite from the day before he cut all of his hair off for charity.
A flour dusted portrait of Duncan, the day before he cut all of his hair off for charity.