Jun 28, 2008
"the price of tea in china"
Ok. I need to confess something. For the last month or so, I have been infatuated with Elton John. He has me mesmerized for some reason. Then to my delight I find out he is one of the biggest contemporary photography collectors in the world today. With very good taste might I add... (crewdson, weston, sherman).
Watching the above compilation of videos, I can relate to his costumes and "characters". As far back as I can remember I've been fascinated with role playing. I remember walking over to pick up a pizza at the local pizza joint in a gritty downtown neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA when I was 11 years old wearing my mother's full length faux skunk jacket and a leather skull cap. Just one of many examples that I could point out from my youth and even today where I've dressed to impress by disguising myself and/or dressing out of character.
"He has 900 photographs at his sprawling, two-story condominium in Atlanta, which has become his American hometown." – source: cnn.com
note: Today's picture comes courtesy of Susan & Darby's wedding. This was taken on the way home from the wedding. I must admit that my wife had to drive, cuz I was quite inebriated, but I sobered up enough with the help of a McDonalds southern style chicken meal and Sir Elton John.