20th December 2010

Past Christmas Classics: 2008 CHRISTMAS CARD (back)
"OLD FAITHFUL"
We did WAY too many takes of this as having the can explode right when the timer went off proved to be quite challenging. I was literally covered in soaking wet Miller High Life and deeply regret not bringing a change of clothes, much less a towel, to this shoot. The three hour drive back to our apartment was extremely damp, sticky, and smelly. Had I been pulled over things could have been pretty interesting. Past Christmas Classics: 2008 CHRISTMAS CARD (back)
"OLD FAITHFUL"
We did WAY too many takes of this as having the can explode right when the timer went off proved to be quite challenging. I was literally covered in soaking wet Miller High Life and deeply regret not bringing a change of clothes, much less a towel, to this shoot. The three hour drive back to our apartment was extremely damp, sticky, and smelly. Had I been pulled over things could have been pretty interesting.

Past Christmas Classics: 2008 CHRISTMAS CARD (back)

"OLD FAITHFUL"

We did WAY too many takes of this as having the can explode right when the timer went off proved to be quite challenging. I was literally covered in soaking wet Miller High Life and deeply regret not bringing a change of clothes, much less a towel, to this shoot. The three hour drive back to our apartment was extremely damp, sticky, and smelly. Had I been pulled over things could have been pretty interesting.

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20th December 2010

Past Christmas Classics: 2008 CHRISTMAS CARD (front)
"TORNADO OF CHRISTMAS DESTRUCTION"
This shot turned out more or less how we envisioned it, minus the red and white balloons, all of which blew away moments before we took our first shot. Literally, we had a helium tank and probably 50 balloons, and a big ol’ gust of wind literally blew them all away as I was setting up the camera. My biggest regret in life is not thinking fast and taking a photo of all the balloons floating away. Instead I was just walking around merrily kicking stuff out of anger. Past Christmas Classics: 2008 CHRISTMAS CARD (front)
"TORNADO OF CHRISTMAS DESTRUCTION"
This shot turned out more or less how we envisioned it, minus the red and white balloons, all of which blew away moments before we took our first shot. Literally, we had a helium tank and probably 50 balloons, and a big ol’ gust of wind literally blew them all away as I was setting up the camera. My biggest regret in life is not thinking fast and taking a photo of all the balloons floating away. Instead I was just walking around merrily kicking stuff out of anger.

Past Christmas Classics: 2008 CHRISTMAS CARD (front)

"TORNADO OF CHRISTMAS DESTRUCTION"

This shot turned out more or less how we envisioned it, minus the red and white balloons, all of which blew away moments before we took our first shot. Literally, we had a helium tank and probably 50 balloons, and a big ol’ gust of wind literally blew them all away as I was setting up the camera. My biggest regret in life is not thinking fast and taking a photo of all the balloons floating away. Instead I was just walking around merrily kicking stuff out of anger.

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19th December 2010

Past Christmas Classics: 2008 CHRISTMAS CARD REJECT PHOTOS
No. 01 - “COLLECT CALL GIRL”
In 2008 Vicki and I packed up and headed out to our brand new “vacation dream trailer” to take our annual Christmas Card photo. In this shot Vicki is on the phone trying to reach Carl, the scuba instructor who sold us the alleged “dream trailer”, to let him know that it needed more than a few repairs. Past Christmas Classics: 2008 CHRISTMAS CARD REJECT PHOTOS
No. 01 - “COLLECT CALL GIRL”
In 2008 Vicki and I packed up and headed out to our brand new “vacation dream trailer” to take our annual Christmas Card photo. In this shot Vicki is on the phone trying to reach Carl, the scuba instructor who sold us the alleged “dream trailer”, to let him know that it needed more than a few repairs.

Past Christmas Classics: 2008 CHRISTMAS CARD REJECT PHOTOS

No. 01 - “COLLECT CALL GIRL”

In 2008 Vicki and I packed up and headed out to our brand new “vacation dream trailer” to take our annual Christmas Card photo. In this shot Vicki is on the phone trying to reach Carl, the scuba instructor who sold us the alleged “dream trailer”, to let him know that it needed more than a few repairs.

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12th December 2010

Past Christmas Classics: 2006 CHRISTMAS CARD
"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. Past Christmas Classics: 2006 CHRISTMAS CARD
"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.

Past Christmas Classics: 2006 CHRISTMAS CARD

"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.

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11th December 2010

Past Christmas Classics: 2006 CHRISTMAS CARD REJECT PHOTOS
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
and/or
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. Past Christmas Classics: 2006 CHRISTMAS CARD REJECT PHOTOS
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
and/or
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.

Past Christmas Classics: 2006 CHRISTMAS CARD REJECT PHOTOS

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

and/or

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.

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8th December 2010

Past Christmas Classics: 2006 CHRISTMAS CARD REJECT PHOTOS
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. Past Christmas Classics: 2006 CHRISTMAS CARD REJECT PHOTOS
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.

Past Christmas Classics: 2006 CHRISTMAS CARD REJECT PHOTOS

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.

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