Friday, December 28, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Posted by Big Ugly at 9:20 AM
Monday, December 24, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Today in court I received a 6 month sentence for two counts of trespassing, all of which was suspended except for two days that I havta spend in jail - next weekend...that is of course - unless I screw up again over the course of the next 6 months (not only in Virginia, but in any other state as well). If that happens, I must reappear before the judge who warned me today - that under those particular circumstances, I will most likely be required to serve out the rest of my sentence.
Posted by Big Ugly at 5:23 PM
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
I did some work today, for my good girlfriend with whom sadly - I haven't spent much time at all, over these last few months. We chit-chatted cheerily about this and that, and at some point during our conversation - we reminisced about the hella fun photo shoot I staged months ago at her boyfriend's farm, with his passel of prized Large Black Hogs.
Knowing that I wouldn't have a chance to stage any new selfpics today, but that I still needed to decide on which of my older self-portraits to post - I thought it fitting to feature not one, but two of the pig pictures in my girlfriend's honor - since for one thing, she was instrumental in seeing that this wacky idea of mine came to fruition way back when...and secondly, because she provided me with the welcome opportunity to earn a chunk of much-needed cash - today...THANK YOU!
Oh and also, Thanks again to her boyfriend - for granting me permission to stage this shoot on his property, with his rare, heritage breed hogs...and for sending his righthand man over that day, to make sure that nothing went wrong. Because of all that you guys did to make this shoot possible (pigs included!) I wasn't only happy by the time I was done, I was literally wallowing in shit :D
Posted by Big Ugly at 5:28 PM
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Posted by Big Ugly at 12:06 PM
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
(Snapped on 8/02/10 - in an abandoned house that I actually own, so it's cool)
I was so excited to learn yesterday, that the above self-portrait has been selected to appear on the EraGallery main page, in their December 2012 Lightbox Exhibition, along with the works of only 11 other artists who were chosen from the thousands who sent submissions to be considered for acceptance into the online art show!
Additionally, my artist profile will appear on EraGallery's Featured Artist Column - from December 12th through the 16th...I am totally stoked - THANK You, EraGallery!!!
Posted by Big Ugly at 7:46 AM
Saturday, December 1, 2012
(Snapped on 11/30/12)
All right so...after weeks spent feeling mostly aimless and lost - I finally had a lightbulb moment, sometime last evening...and since today is the beginning of a brand new month, and tomorrow is my 44th birthday - it seemed a good enough occasion to unveil and initiate my brand new Big Ugly strategy.
Here's the deal...
It wasn't images alone that got me into the trespassing trouble, it was also what I wrote to accompany those dastardly pics....and because of that, I'm starting to think that it might be best if I say as little as possible (if anything at all) about the selfpics that I post in the future. Which is a bit of a bummer since I really do love sharing the details of each shoot - but for now at least, I believe that a self-imposed gag order is simply a matter of self-preservation.
Since I will no longer be burning up precious time fussing with the text in my entries - I'm thinkin' it might actually be possible for me to start posting a single self-portrait a day, from now on (rather than the weekly series of related pics. that had kinda become my norm). I won't be staging daily shoots however, and so to fill in the gaps - I shall pluck older pics. from the archives, and intersperse them in the mix whenever necessary.
This new format will be very similar to the way my "Big Ugly B-Sides" on tumblr. used to be, for the first year or so that I had it up and running: random images posted daily, with no verbal explanation, but hopefully worth a look-see, nonetheless...
I'm not a big fan of change, and yet - that's exactly what this is. Oddly enough though, I'm excited about this alternate approach to blogging about my self-portraits. And I can only hope that you guys are, as well...
Posted by Big Ugly at 3:45 PM