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Squi0639web by Pelicanh
Squi0639web
Squi wears his "Happi" - a traditional Japanese top worn at festivals. He's taking photos with Mommy's iPhone.
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Squi
Testing my ring flash in Las Vegas. I was there for a 3 day shoot. Squi likes the ring flash and "surprise eggs"
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ChimpMomnBaby8376web by Pelicanh
ChimpMomnBaby8376web
At the LA Zoo. A chimp Mom and baby. Fun to watch them. Such human behaviors. Still enjoying the 300mm f2.8 AF IS.
Opened comments because this is a photo that might encourage discussion about negative space, cropping, and balance of line and form. OK....begin discussion.
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SquiGpaGma9550web by Pelicanh
SquiGpaGma9550web
This photo gives me mixed emotions. I love it...my parents are happy, Squi is happy, and I remember it as a good day. But it's metaphorically sad because I know some day his Grandpa and Grandma will be a fading memory to Squi. They are both 87, so odds are they will not be around that much longer. As I age, I am becoming more and more aware of the brevity of life.
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Marica0461logoweb by Pelicanh
On April 11th I am proud to announce, I will be hosting a Kinbaku Workshop with legendary Master K. 

Author or several books on this fascinating erotic art form, Master K is well known and respected all over the world.

We have two models and are keeping this class SMALL, so it is imperative that you sign up right away if you are interested.

I will be teaching the lighting.

This is a one day class held at my studio.

It’s only $750 so don’t miss this rare opportunity. 

Contact me at:

Michael@MichaelHelms.com


Look forward to seeing you there!

Michael Helms

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:iconwysinwyg:
wysinwyg Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Did Squid find the GREAT Pumpkin? I know you know the reference. Man, they are so much fun at that age!
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
LOL...I think that might be what he was thinking about!
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wysinwyg Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Glad you had a great day. I miss those times.
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BadPornSux Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Dear Michael,
Several years ago you posted an hilarious, but fact filled picture illustrating the myriad types of cameras available, by price range and abilities/features. The "Guy with a Camera" moniker has given me the sniggers ever since! I am looking to budget money this winter to buy myself a better camera in the spring. Maybe I'll be a Minor League GWC!! Anyway, would you PLEASE / (Oni gashi mas!) repost that picture post!
Thanks, Domo Arigato, Danke, Gracias, Takk,
Go raibh maith agat! You are STILL a reason I come here. Thanks for coming back and staying.

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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
LOL...I can't find that image anywhere. It's certainly not the equipment but what we do with it. That journal I posted was a reaction to SO MUCH bad photography by people calling themselves photographers when they hardly owned any equipment at all. Like a guy who owns a knife, so he calls himself a surgeon! ha
I'm sure you'll do great things with your new camera! It's FUN!
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Cherielou Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for posting your latest submission, I really love it and hope to see more. I know it is a departure, but I miss your nude works so much. Just wanted to let you know.
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
thank you so much! Wish I could post it here too! :(
Keep up the wonderful work too!!
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Cherielou Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha well I figured any encouragement to post more was
worth a shot. <3 Especially if you kept comments disabled.
But I know you have your reasons.
ps: Thanks for visiting my page! Totally made my day that you'd have a peek!
Your work inspired me a lot and showed me that nudity doesn't have to be
demeaning, it is empowering, beautiful, and natural, when done right, so that is
what I aspire to create, but in a different medium. <3
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
happy to have had a second to enjoy your work! Look forward to more!
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magamo Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Bucket list:
1. Meet the mighty Squicken, Master of All He Surveys and future Lord of the Galaxy.
2. Attend Burning Man. Get sunburned.
3. Learn some Japanese. Visit Japan.
4. Collaborate with Pelicanh on an art book of surreal image and word.

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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
1) Yes please!!! Come visit, hang, and drink with us!
2) DO IT! DO IT! DO IT! 2015!!??
3) Me too! Hope we see each other there!
4) YES!!! Let's chat!

Love and miss you my dear friend!
M
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magamo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014

1) Maybe late next year. I definitely want to meet the Dauphin before he starts college!

2) Unlikely – I'll still be building our new house in September. But 2016 might work.

3) Watashi no hobākurafuto wa unagi de ippai desu, Michaelhelms-san.

4) Yes we must! You have a portfolio of the most remarkable erotically surreal images, both delightful and distinctly dangerous, crying out for an artistic presentation with serious intent (to knock the viewer’s socks off!). I see them twinned with hand grenade blasts of thematically-related automatic (or at least dream-like) writing sourced from a variety of authors, representing different cultures and languages. Copyright could be an issue in many instances, but that’s what research is for. It would be fun to supplement your existing catalogue with new images conceived and executed specifically for this project.

 

Love you! xxx

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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
1) Yes please. You'd love him!
2)Damn...OK 2016!!
3) Your hovercraft is full of eels!???? lol Even Kaz had a hard time translating that one!
4) Did I send you a link to my images?? If not - I will

LOVE YOU!
XO
M
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bringmepieskm Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
I was stationed in Yokosuka, Japan for 3 years.  Im going back there in a few months to live permanently, so I completely understand the craziness that foreigners have in Japan.  Such a beautiful country, Im looking forward to living the rest of my life in that country.  Glad to see other people appreciate Japan.
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional Photographer
I'm envious. I may move there too
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wysinwyg Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
My lifelong dream is to go explore Japan. Not the cities, but the outlying areas. I envy you. Thank you for the images.
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
put it HIGH on your bucket list. It's amazing.
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Aya-Creuset Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Have fun in Japan, Michael!!! Hugs from Chile.
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Will do! Thanks
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
happy birthday ........
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Cherry-Buttons Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
I miss seeing your nude work here on DA its what inspired me so in the beginning.. I hope Squicken is keeping you busy and happy! ^_^
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional Photographer
I miss posting them here...but not the hassle it caused. I'm sure you totally understand that! Thanks so much
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Cherry-Buttons Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Totally understandable. Do you still do them at least? do you post anywhere else?
haha yes I get the occasional creepy/ troll email or comment but so far my DA experience has been pretty smooth considering I know how bad other nude models or photographers get harassed, I feel pretty lucky, hopefully that doesn't change! 
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Yea...I still shoot nudes occasionally but not as much as I used to.
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wysinwyg Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Dude you know I love chicks!!!! Funny post. Love the shots of your squid! I'll bet he is a handfull but you love every minute. Well, mostly.
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