It’s been 100 degrees for the past week, but that didn’t stop people from packing into the hot steel bleachers and enjoying the show this past weekend at the Cleveland Rodeo. This was the biggest crowd I’ve seen at this rodeo–“Lawn Chair Room Only” along with dozens of cowboy hat laden, blue jean-wearing, shit-kicker gracing fans perched on the metal fence, cheering wildly, snapping pics with their cell phones. Add a 7-10 lb camera and lens to the mix, and one begins to wonder why they are willing to brave the heat, humidity, and dehydration, but somehow gets the feeling that this is one of those nights they’ll look back on decades from now, in old age, and get a soft feeling in their chest, and remember the cheers, the dust, and the cold Diet Coke burning on its way down.
My daughter’s latest creation–the hacked throat. She did this makeup by using latex, toilet tissue, and fake blood. I suggested we stage the photo a bit more. Unfortunately, we do not have an axe. I think an axe would have looked better than the knife. So this shot is the beginning of her portfolio. Depending upon what creepy makeup she creates in the future it may or may not end up in the final portfolio. This fall she is going out to LA and touring the Cinema Makeup School in Hollywood. That’s the program she wants to get into, eventually. She’s only a freshman, so a lot can still happen as far as what she wants to do, but I think she’s off to a good start if this is the direction she decides to go.
Here are the two best shots:
I am leaning on the one with flash. It just has a more horror movie feel to it. What do you think?