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Squi6507web by Pelicanh
Squi6507web
Squi is hiding from Daddo. I can't see him, can you??
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Mara9906 by Pelicanh
Mara9906
OK....so here's the story.
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts held an even where visitors could try on a kimono. It was and ASTOUNDINGLY BEAUTIFUL kimono made BY Japanese craftsmen in honor of a Monet painting " La Japonaise".  
In the painting, Monet's 
wife (and muse) is wearing a lovely kimono since during this time in history Japanese art was profoundly influencing the art of Europe. 
So - back to Boston...visitors could come, try on the kimono, stand in front of Monet's painting and get their picture taken. Not only honoring the art of the painting but by actually wearing the kimono, they could see, feel, and experience the beauty of kimono. OR ONE WOULD THINK..... until some overly sensitive asshats ruined it for everyone.
Read the article about the protests here.  
www.japantrends.com/boston-mus…

This stupidity irritated my lovely wife. And, trust me, it's NOT a good thing to EVER EVER EVER irritate my wife....no no no...don't go there EVER.
Anyway - Kaz (my beautiful and bright Japanese wife) started her own little protest against the folks who made the Boston Museum pull the project. Kaz started the "100 Kimono" project. She is putting as many different races, cultures, and ethnicities as she can in kimono and I'm taking the photo to show the beauty of Kimono.

PLEASE go "LIKE" her "100 kimono" FB page here
www.facebook.com/100kimono/?fr…
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Image by Pelicanh
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We took Squi to Little Tokyo today and walked his little legs off. When we got home, he decided to watch a movie but... It didn't really work out for him. Face plant!!
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Car7203web by Pelicanh
Car7203web
Cars are a dial tone to me. I could care less. This past week I had a job for HyperCar...people who take a $300,000 McLaren and trick it out to be a $400,000 McLaren. (yawn) I was shooting stills on a commercial and this shot (my idea - oops) was the toughest because the driver couldn't (wouldn't?) stay on his line, wouldn't keep a constant speed, and I couldn't get back far enough to use a longer lens, AND the tarmac was lumpy. Over a hundred frames later, I got maybe 5 good ones. ugh
The rest of the shoot was fun and easy.
This is a good example of something every "photographer" should try in order to hone skills. Follow focus, panning shot, at about 1/30 or 1/15 sec.
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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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:iconaya-creuset:
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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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
all true!!! :)
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wysinwyg Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
As Dad's we come up with weird (sometimes) ways to chronicle our child's life but there is NOTHING like right NOW! It is truly an amazing experience!
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tomeksz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
9 million views!! damn! how are you doing this!
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:iconpelicanh:
Pelicanh Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
I used to have a lot of nudes in my gallery but I took them down. Plus - I've been here a while. ha
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tomeksz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
damn, those nudes should have been the key! have a nice day ;)
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MattCharrouf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
You did a picture once that I'm in love with and can no longer find and I would seriously just love to look at it.  It's an image of a woman's behind and not much else and she is wearing like some sort of sheer dress and has a clitoris piercing.  It's like the most beautiful picture I've ever seen. Anyway, I'd love to see that again.  Thanks.
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
Wish I could repost all my nudes but it was too much hassle. NOT a place to post nudes if you want mature responses and respect for your work as an artist. But a dandily place to get attention if that's the objective.
If I knew which image it was, I'd email it to you. 
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jfahrlender Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
If you come to Houston and do a workshop, I'm good for lunch. I said the same thing to Ed Reed with the Ravens and he showed up....:)
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Photographer
well, the challenge is always having a place to shoot and getting enough participants to make the trip worth it. Although lunch sounds great! :)
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jfahrlender Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Well the deal stands. I'd love to have a chance to learn from you

John
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kokueisakana Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Congrats on the kid! He's precious ;D
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you. We sure love him!  :)
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35-Elissandro Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
I used an image of you that found on google
35-elissandro.deviantart.com/a…

If you don't like I delete after

Anyway I gave the credits
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35-Elissandro Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
I did the same with one of raphael francavilla plastic skin
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
this one might work  www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHW8zy…
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TomKilbane Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
a little story on burning man  www.facebook.com/
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Pelicanh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Such an amazing place. I SOOOO bummed I can't go this year. I'm going to Japan....happy about THAT but bummed about BM!
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