IT’S A GIRL
And her name is Bunko Jr. until otherwise noted.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the animated couch jumping GIF that I posted here yesterday.
I’m not sure why, but the behind-the-scenes of my stuff always seems to be more interesting than my actual stuff. I’m not sure how I feel about that. It’s definitely not a good thing, but I’m not so sure it’s a bad thing either. Regardless, it’s definitely some sort of thing. Actually, I just made up my mind, it’s definitely a bad thing. Damn, that sucks.
The man cried ouch,
when on a spree,
he jumped the couch,
and broke his knee.
"MERRY MILLER HO HO HIGH LIFE"
We had about 100 of these made up at Target. I believe the caption read “Tramps like us, baby we were born to run - The Boss” followed by “Peace! Tanner and Vicki”. Obviously we were heavy into Bruce Springsteen at the time. Actually, I was the only one heavy into Bruce, I’m not too sure Vicki was all that thrilled with the caption.
A bit of trivia: We’ve been portraying variations of these two lovable characters in every Christmas Card since the beautiful disaster you see here.
Another bit of trivia: I’m wearing ladies pants in this photo.
No. 03 - “WE WISH YOU A MERRY VICKI”
Here are a few shots taken of Vicki as I was trying to figure out white balance and whether or not to use the camera flash with our little Canon Digital Elph. I love how you can just see feel the tension and fatigue growing stronger with each frame. It was around midnight on a work night when we were taking these and Vicki was not a happy camper.
The only reason we were shooting this so last minute was because earlier in the day I had picked up what was supposed to be our Christmas card at the lab and it didn’t exactly pan out.
Bit of advice: I would not recommend taking a Christmas Portrait with a Holga if…
a) you have never used a Holga before
b) you have a person who has never operated a camera take the picture.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, we ended up going with a home depot work lamp as opposed to the flash. If you look at the third frame you can see why, Rigby looks sooooo much better.
No. 02 - “THE CHRISTMAS SHORTS”
Still not quite sure what provoked me to wear the shiny little red boxers… needless to say… REJECTED!!!
Note: Although not quite Christmas Card material, this photo was recently accepted into Vicki’s “personal” collection.
No. 01 - “THE CHRISTMAS FUTON”
Why was this beautiful shot rejected you ask? Well, long story short, Rigby was not too thrilled about being placed in a fish tank and vetoed the shot. He didn’t think his father, a rather serious St. Bernard, would be too amused. Also, “pregnant” Vicki was not holding her Miller High Life to camera like I had asked, and my underwear are showing. So yeah, all three of us joined forces to botch what could have otherwise been a rather nice shot.
To prevent the feds,
from cracking cases,
we shake our heads,
and erase our faces.