FINE ART AT FIVE WEEKS                                                                                                    
We tried to get him sleeping, but it just wasn't working.  I still think it turned out nice.  A lot of people have said that he looks tiny.  Well, you'd look tiny, too, if you were folded in half!
We actually spent a long time getting him to go to sleep so we could get this one.  We weren't about to take off the blanket and wake him up.
A strategically placed shoulder, wouldn't you say?
Laura says this is his GQ shot.  You can almost hear him saying,
I don't really love either of our expressions.  I think that Chester looks a bit like ET.  What I do like is the overall effect, and the white on white.
This was the first shot.  I hadn't changed the settings after doing my selfpics, so this one got really overexposed.  I like our expressions a lot though and the overall effect of the picture.
We love our Chester smiles!!!!
CHESTER INDEX                                                                                                                     
So, my long awaited seamless paper arrived this last week.  It's really big (9 feet wide).  I don't know quite how I'm going to
store it.  I put in a request to have an extra room in my next apartment so that I'd have room for a studio.  We'll have to see.

At any rate, I wanted to give it a try before we moved (you know, to make sure it worked) so I went ahead and set up one of
the rolls and took some
self portraits and some pictures of my wonderful son.

Well, actually Laura took the pictures of Chester (because, well, I was holding him).  She gives me credit for setting
everything up saying that she "only pressed the button."  I say, there's a lot of people out there that can't even do that.  I
think she did a great job.  

PS  We did Chester's first fine art shoot at
five days, now at five weeks.  I figure we'll do one at five months, and then I can
wait until he's five years old...  :)

PPS Laura also took the pictures for the little animation at the bottom of the page...but I animated it!
JULY 7, 2006 - 4:28 AM
7 LBS, 9 OZ - 20.75" LONG