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Glam Gods. A new series inspired by Glam Rock Gods & Goddesses.

Still in LA shooting. I shot with Joseph Vincent yesterday. Today I’m shooting with Tammie Brown :)

Still in LA shooting. I shot with Joseph Vincent yesterday. Today I’m shooting with Tammie Brown :)

"Disney Divas"
A new series inspired by Disney Villains. This is what happened as a result of me going to Disneyland this weekend ;-)

"Disney Divas"

A new series inspired by Disney Villains. This is what happened as a result of me going to Disneyland this weekend ;-)

Transforming into David Karp

One of the things I’ve been working on was exclusive photos of me as Tumblr CEO David Karp to run with an interview. It was an exhaustive photo session and the final transformation is mind-blowing. I can’t wait to show you the photos when the article launches. For now, please enjoy this GIF showing my process of using makeup to turn myself into Tumblr’s daddy :)

Thursday’s portrait and your final piece of the puzzle.Have you figured out what the common theme is for all my portraits this week?Also, thank you to everyone who donated to my book Kickstarter so far!! If you missed that update, here is the link:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/firebirdphoto/universe-of-one-the-book

Thursday’s portrait and your final piece of the puzzle.
Have you figured out what the common theme is for all my portraits this week?

Also, thank you to everyone who donated to my book Kickstarter so far!! If you missed that update, here is the link:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/firebirdphoto/universe-of-one-the-book

"Ethnic jokes might be uncouth, but you laugh because they’re based on truth" -Avenue Q
When I first set out to do this portrait, I knew I wanted to do something “taboo”. I researched a lot on Minstrel Shows, which fascinated me because in Hawaii everyone makes fun of everyone. Local entertainers portray over-the-top caricatures of other locals all the time, so it didn’t seem offensive to me. But I still see how they can be deemed offensive and strike a nerve, so I wanted to play with that. Since I’m a brown person, playing a Black Minstrel was like Brooker & Clayton’s Georgia Minstrels.

"Ethnic jokes might be uncouth, but you laugh because they’re based on truth" -Avenue Q

When I first set out to do this portrait, I knew I wanted to do something “taboo”. I researched a lot on Minstrel Shows, which fascinated me because in Hawaii everyone makes fun of everyone. Local entertainers portray over-the-top caricatures of other locals all the time, so it didn’t seem offensive to me. But I still see how they can be deemed offensive and strike a nerve, so I wanted to play with that. Since I’m a brown person, playing a Black Minstrel was like Brooker & Clayton’s Georgia Minstrels.

Sometimes I feel the only thing people want out of me is entertainment. I exhaust myself to create these elaborate shoots, but the ones that get the most attention are the ones that feature my gorgeous models. No one cares about the person who made it all happen. In the end, I get edged out of the spotlight by someone who did the least amount of work. Beauty always outshines me and that makes me sad.

Sometimes I feel the only thing people want out of me is entertainment. I exhaust myself to create these elaborate shoots, but the ones that get the most attention are the ones that feature my gorgeous models. No one cares about the person who made it all happen. In the end, I get edged out of the spotlight by someone who did the least amount of work. Beauty always outshines me and that makes me sad.