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Tsk, Tsk~ Photoshop…

August 17, 2009 — 2 Comments

I am a geek!
I use Photoshop like crazy.

Nowadays, I take loads more photographs than my student days, but to be honest, I hate re-touching photographs to get rid of wrinkles… or how I like to call them, expression lines.

I love funny faces, big smiles… but then again, I also delete minor things like distracting marks (if it’s too distracting) and choose over-exposed for light purposes, as well as soft light to decrease the hard shadows that make wrinkles pop out~ after all, women don’t like to see their wrinkles

black and white also works wonders~

one of the reasons why I love this photo of Heidi Klum, though this photo of Marion Cotillard is also a good one of a different type~ and just for the sake of crazy good looking faces, here’s Carmen Kass.

and Greta Garbo during her 1945 days~ I’ll love you forever, Greta xD

Anyway, what’s up with this post you say?

Well, photographer Peter Lindbergh speaks a bit about on this article by The New York Times – Smile and “Say No Photoshop” –  and I have some pics to illustrate his views… of not-retouched models! *legasp!*

“My feeling is that for years now it has taken a much too big part in how women are being visually defined today,” Mr. Lindbergh said in an e-mail exchange. “Heartless retouching,” he wrote, “should not be the chosen tool to represent women in the beginning of this century.”

Cindy Crawford by Peter Lindbergh

Continue Reading…

Joan Crawford - Mildred PierceIt’s been announced that Kate Winslet will be in a new adaptation of James M. Cain’s novel Mildred Pierce. This time around a miniseries… possibly involving HBO, directed by the Far from Heaven (Julianne Moore) director Todd Haynes. HBO does pretty good miniseries…

but I dunno how to feel~~~

Before, the novel was adapted into the movie that earned Fab Joan Crawford her Oscar for Best Actress in 1945.

I loved the movie. It came with my Joan Crawford movie collection, and it made me want to slap Veda so so SO bad~~~ I’m fascinated by the way Crawford led her life… she took it all, man. Until the end.

They don’t make them like that any longer. Stars love to bitch now. They want their privacy, but do nothing. They love the attention, but they bitch. That’s how they make them now…

As you may also know… I’m also fascinated by Greta Garbo. Fell in love with the both of them. Garbo gave it all up for her privacy. That’s how you do it… stars now can’t.

Also, my dad loved the movie too. xD
Had so much fun watching it, and wanting to slap Veda around too.

It’s YAM Time #5!

August 15, 2009 — 8 Comments

LOL
Cheap Mambo #5 mention xD

Anyway~~ Here it is!!!
After much liver disease~~~
YAM005

with Yu on the cover!
Happy early Bday, Yu~
Omedetou!!

YAM005

In it, you’ll read more about Harry Potter 6 (against much of anyone’s Harmonian hearts, lol), Transformers 2, Moon (yeah, that last line kills me), and Public Enemies~ Snap! There’s also DBSK concert review, SNSD (which I always get a typo), Bibi, Seo Taiji, Clazziquai, Popular and more~~~

Head over here to download~~~

More Pricey Items

March 30, 2009 — 5 Comments

You know how I complain about the prices of regular items in Japan? Well, yeah… $30USD seems a bit too much to me, who has hundreds of albums and hundreds of DVDs. – You could say I have a pretty small fortune… 75% of all those items are probably not collectibles, but who knows… perhaps one day they’ll be rare items. Doubtful, but could happen…

Anyway, whenever I’m zapping and happen to catch Incurable Collectors (Coleccionista Incurable) on A&E, I think about the items I store away in my dusty room… and the ones my mom decided to give away *rolls eyes*

For example, I found this Franz Ferdinand signed copy of You Could Have It So Much Better from 2005 – nearly $150USD – It was, in fact, signed when the group performed in Vancouver and they had a signing session in HMV (used to be Virgin Mega Store). Does that mean I also have a worth $150USD signed copy of the album? NIFTY! And my friend (who went with me) has the companion signed VIP access pass.

Of course, we can get crazier than that… take John Lennon for example! A nearly $14K signed Sgt. Pepper LP, or… a John Lennon photograph by (and signed by) Robert Freeman at $12.5K, or… this John Lennon print at $5,5K,  or a Yoko+Lennon Lithograph at $5,2K, or this REALLY cool Rolling Stone Lennon portrait by Ronnie Wood at $1K.

Still think you’re a crazy fan? LOL’ or are you intimidated a bit with those prices?

You know, just for kicks… take a look at these Greta Garbo items just because I like her so much.

This 1st Edition by Mary Webb which was read by Greta Garbo and signed at nearly $10k… yes, just ‘coz she wrote that. Or… this photograph that includes a letter (signed) to Garbo’s lawyer at nearly $3.5k, or simply this Garbo letter at $2.5k, or if you want to get simpler than that… you can always just buy a photograph of Garbo at just $695USD.

I wonder if… if I had the money, would I try to buy those items??? Would you buy pricey items and collectibles if you could afford it?

I began watching a new old set of tapes (for archiving purposes), and I managed to go through 2 tapes… so that was like 9 hours… in 3 or 4, lol. Anyway, During the viewing, I saw a few clips where Carly Pope was featured, like 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 (by Teen People) which she shared with Brendan Fehr (from Rosswell). Were these two together??? And also, Carly was on 2000’s Nickelodeon’s Kid Choice Awards alongside Leslie Bibb, and some dude from Nickelodeon. Carly had crazy hair back then, lol… and she seemed very catty-friendly with the dude. I thought that was weird because I didn’t remember that at all.

Anyhoo… I got melancholic about seeing her work on time, because she’s been doing a lot Canadian indie films that I don’t get to see. She made Young People Fucking in 2007, and according to someone on the boards it was gonna be a limited release on April 18 this year, but haven’t heard anything about it. I mean, it took me 3 years to get to watch Eighteen and Everyone… and when I was still in Vancouver I was lucky enough to watch Hamster Cage at the movies (Fifth Avenue Cinema ROCKS) and I even got to see Larry Kent (the director of the film) after the film… how awesome is that? Vancouver was great for Carly Pope viewing because I also got to watch a  rough cut version of Break a Leg Rosie, which was a surprise because I was not expecting to see Carly at all!

Just a few days ago, I saw a re-run of Dirt on tv, and Carly was there playing Garbo. Hotness. I still have mixed feelings about the show, but being a big Greta Garbo fan… and a big Carly Pope fan, it all makes me giddy to the point of no return~~ And I think it’s fantastic that she’s taking classes, and continuing her studies… and according to her Wikipedia, she IS fluent in French, Italian and Spanish. Though, you never know… it might be the whole same issue there is with how many languages Natalie Portman is fluent in, LOL’

Anyway, I leave you with a lengthy interview that Curve Magazine did to Carly on 2007, I’m guessing. Great read, WORD.