Wednesday, April 11, 2007

K&D: Good Read, Good Grief

It's time--yet again--for the weekly installment of KIsses and Disses!

This week’s KISS goes to an author by the name of James McBride. I recently finished his book, The Color of Water and it’s just fantastic. I mean, it’s so well written, yet simply stated. It’s autobiographical in nature and based on his mother’s life and his experiences being raised as a black man in Harlem by a Jewish mother. It’s a story about life, strength, and perserverence…and it’s truly moving. If you’re looking for a good read, pick up this book because it will enlighten you in more ways than one.

This week’s DISS goes out to none other than yours truly. I totally need to work on my form. As in photography form. I might have mentioned before that JD and I try to take the ugliest pictures possible of each other while we’re photographing a wedding. It’s dry humor, but I get a kick out of it every time I download his pictures. Until last week…when I saw what appeared to be a flaccid moose prostrate on the grass. Moose = Me. And it was so ugly! I laughed hysterically, then I nearly slapped myself for looking like an idiot in public.

It wasn’t until I received an email from David Bornais that I thought the picture should make its blog appearance. Because I have a dry sense of humor. David Bornais is a French photographer who is attending David Jay’s photography seminar in Paris later this summer and stumbled across my blog. He emailed asking about this photo from Alison and Matt’s wedding:

I couldn’t help but laugh to myself because as I was getting the above picture, I looked like this:

Wow, do I look pathetic or what?! If he knew how foolish I looked while taking that picture, I'm not so sure he would have trusted my advice! So, yup, this week’s DISS belongs all to me! ;)



Blogger Melissa said...

haha that is such a funny picture of you! My assistant and I love to shoot funny pics of each other in action too. But yours definitly wins! haha The result is just stunning so it was worth it!


5:08 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

thats so funny!! i have a really similar picture of me laying flat on my stomach with my feet in the air to get a shot... only it was in sand on the beach. I didn't think that one out too well :)

6:22 PM  
Blogger Emily DeWan Photography said...

flaccid moose prostrate... Hilarious! You have such a way with words :)

9:34 PM  
Blogger Melissa Rich said...

Seriously--funny!! I know I have a couple in my 'collection' too....funny picture=smile on face! especially when the shot you're going for rocks! (it's worth the "moose")

9:44 PM  
Blogger A Precious Moment Photography said...

I haven't had a picture of myself like that yet. I have to say the picture you took came out beautiful. Now I know what I have to do to get a picture like that. You work is amazing.

10:14 PM  
Blogger said...

WOW Jasmine, photographer is a hard job :)
It's for that I like your work and your style. Thank you very much for your help and in the future, I'll try to remember your position in this picture so that I can make the same thing :)

I don't see DJ this summer in Paris but this monday in Lyon. I'm so happy and excited.

11:32 PM  
Blogger Peter Chung said...


That photo is HILARIOUS! I busted out laughing and had to comment ;)

... and your description of flaccid moose prostrate was perfect!

Kairos Moment Wedding Films

5:28 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

hehehe, as a photographer, we have all been there done that! What we will do for a beautiful shot huh??!

By the way, the pic came out awesome. May I ask what lens you used to get the shot? Way cool!

Jen Lee

8:54 AM  
Anonymous C.J. Scott said...'re funny :) Awesome shot too!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Amy Martin said...

haha Jasmine! I think that one's worthy of a frame and some prime real estate on your wall! :) I love when people can laugh at themselves... it's so refreshing!

1:24 PM  
Blogger Fred Egan said...

Love your shot Jazzy :)

Love JD's more though ;-)

5:26 PM  
Blogger Trista said...

LLOOOLLLLLL...Doug and I got quite a laugh from that one.....*still laughing*

6:57 PM  
Blogger Jasmine said...

Glad you enjoyed the my expense ;)

Jen Lee, I used a 24-70 for that shot...100iso, 2.8, in-camera parameter settings...hope this helps! :) Oh, and, try to keep your legs closed when capturing that shot! :D

8:07 PM  
Blogger Anna Joy Photography said...

lmao! I love it!

9:46 PM  
Blogger Daniel J. Watkins said...


as in whatever it takes, you go it.

it, as in the picture.

and jasmine, honey-bun, if you're a moose, i wonder what i would be taking that same shot...

unable to get back up is what i would be.


12:40 PM  
Anonymous Suwanee said...

Jasmine*, I am going through your old blog and came across this most hilarious blog entry EVER. I am sorry, but I am still laughing as I write this comment. OMG, you are soo hilarious, your writing, and of course, the picture of you on the ground...thanks for making my day...LOL (O;
p.s. What was the right leg doing there? sorry I am laughing so hard.....

10:10 PM  

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