Sweet Perspiration

One evening, in San Diego, there was an art reception for Walter Redondo at Meze, in the Gaslamp District.. Part of the evenings entertainment included a Belly Dancing group.

I just love the way this dancer stands, with her hair clinging to the perspiration on her beautiful neck. To me, this image is of a very powerful, and proud, woman who is working her body and loving her life.

It looks incredibly hot!
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Double Dare

Double Dare
by Jack Foster Mancilla, July, 2013

I’ll double down the double dare,
and tell you how much I like your hair.
But first, your eyes, I love your eyes.
Blue they are, a full sky surprise.
Ass, and breasts, and waist, to boot,
a laughing chortle, what a hoot,
but back to your hair, and the double dare.
Above, and below, I love your hair.

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Walter Redondo – Artist

This past Thursday evening, Alexander Salazar Fine Art brought Walter Redondo, and his art to the Zanzibar Cafe. The art remains on the walls. … Pop on down for a cup-o’-Joe and a bite to eat, while you check out Walter’s art. You will have a good evening in the San Diego Gaslamp district.

The evening was filled with snacks, a little wine, and many interesting people. Walter brought his family. They were wonderfully happy, taking it all in.

Link to -> The complete gallery of the evening.
Link to -> Alexander Salazar Fine Art
Link to -> Walter Redondo – Art Culture Life
Link to -> Zanzibar Cafe

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Excerpts From an Old Time Setup

The Gompers Prom was a small affair at The “W” hotel in San Diego. Obviously, being a Prom, everyone was dressed to the “9’s” And, they were all having a great time.

They had asked for an old time backdrop giving them an isolated setting.

So, I brought one of my 12×24 drops, a stand, and some clips to hold everything in place. For the setting, I chose a darker colored drop because I wanted the people to be the brightest things in the image. Unless you want a lot of overpowering white space to write text on, like in a magazine, I think the a bright background would detract from the eyes. … I like eyes. 😉

When we were setting this young woman into place for this image, she leaned over as she is in this image, trying to hear what I was saying. I thought it was very cute. … When we were actually shooting, I pretended to say something so that she leaned over trying to hear what I was saying again. … 🙂 Bam! I love my shutter releases for catching candid setup shots.

The complete gallery of Setups is here -> The Gompers Prom

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Graphite Social

This is the third, Graphite Social,” hosted by the Museum of The Living Artist, 1434 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, 619-236-0011. This is a 21+ fund-raiser to benefit SDAI, Museum of the Living Artist.
Their FaceBook link is,
The Graphite Social

The link to see all the images in my gallery of the evening is,
20130531 – Graphite Social

This is a wonderful environment for artists. The room is filled with art. The organizers are 100% professional.

It is so much fun to be in a room full of creative individuals. I met many people here, and I liked everyone I met.

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A Wink, and I am Caught.

Tonight, I am going to the Graphite Social – Museum of the Living Artist – San Diego Art Institute, in Balboa Park.

I went to one of their events in January.

This is a link to all the images of that night.

It was a wonderful event, where a set of models are presented mid-room, and is ringed by artists plying their art. … If you have a chance, you should come down. I am eagerly expecting another beautiful evening in Balboa Park.

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Andi – Running to tomorrow.

Here we have a beautiful human being, running with a full head of steam towards her future, tomorrow.

In Andi’s world, tomorrow does not creep in its petty pace, from day to day, to the last sylabal of recorded time. Nope! In Andi’s world, running headlong into tomorrow, we can see a wondrous world.

I like this place.

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The Martinez Family

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_MG_9906, a photo by LensLord on Flickr.

What a pleasant surprise when I was asked by Mrs. Martinez to shoot her family in Balboa Park. And then there were problems with the scheduling. … I thought it may never come to pass. But times change, schedules open, and the day was beautiful.

Via Flickr:
by Jack Foster Mancilla – LensLord™

The entire gallery can be seen here. …
The Martinez Family

Andi

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20130428-AndiC, a set on Flickr.

Went for a ride with Andi, and this is what we did.:-)

Hard at work

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_MG_3380, a photo by LensLord on Flickr.

I was shooting a multi location event for Alexander Salazar Fine Art gallery in San Diego. This woman was working at one of the locations. 😉 No names, and no exact locations given to protect the innocent.