Sunday, March 27, 2011

HIATUS

hi·a·tus   
[hahy-ey-tuhs]
–noun, plural -tus·es, -tus.
a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.

Yep, it's break time for your fun shutter-bug duo. Though incredibly saddening, we defined hiatus for one specific reason, we will return. So before we go, let's have one last picture and statement.

Nicky is pregnant!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

108: THE DUNES

We headed to Oklahoma with the family today to check out the dunes of the Little Sahara. Neat to see but really only cool if you have a four wheeler or sand loving vehicle. We have nether. The kids had fun rolling in the sand and burying the dog while we shot SPF with a helpful idea from our BFF's here in Kansas, Richard and Jennifer. So at least we all got something out of the day!

We did a little photoshop magic and combined two shots to make this funny image of Chris struggling up a sandy hill while I stand at the top gorging myself on a large jug of water.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

107: MEGAHEADS

Today we watched the cartoon movie Megamind. If you haven't heard of it, I won't say anything that might ruin it for you, other than the main character has a huge head. With that in mind we decided to play around with the 10-22's distortion to "increase" the size of your gnarly heads. Nothing to over the top production wise, just good old fashion studio fun. What do you expect when you give two grown up kids a house full of photography toys?

Look upon our giant heads of doom and tremble!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

106: SO TUFF

The subject of today's post came from our some times unruly locks a top our heads. After a day of lying around watching movies and playing video games, our hair seemed to get more lively than it's humans that sit under it. With a little back lighting and some abstract close up angles we achieved what you see below. Happy lazy Sunday everyone!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

105: SILHOUETTES IN THE PARK

Today was a bit of a cop out because we actually shot these earlier in the week when it was nice. It was a good thing though due to the fact that it was my little brother Richard's birthday. Thus we stayed out late celebrating and kind of forgot about photo funday. For shame, I know. But at least we came through eventually! Besides, even if they were a posted at the last minute, we still think they are pretty cool and thought provoking.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

104: MONKEY SEE

Mother nature has started to shake off her sleepy head and bring us some darn warm weather. Chris and I love to run amok outside so we packed a lunch and headed to the Riverside park. After we watched other families playing with pets and children and scarfed down our Dillions salad bar lunch (which included stuffed grape leaves much to our great delight) we started wandering around the park and found these grand trees. Being grown up kids we monkeyed our way into the branches and enjoyed the view while the other shot.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

103: DOODLE BREATH

Nicky and I go together like pancakes and syrup, zombies and brains, salmon and manilla? Well you get the point. Anyways, we may be a perfect match and end up kicking ass on whatever we team up on, we don't always communicate in the other persons language effectively. Today we decided to show you, cartoon style!

Shot with two soft box strobes, facing each other while the subject was a few inches behind them. We drew our little sketches on a big pain of glass and held it in front of out faces. Whether I'm gabbing in dragon tongue or she's blabbing in fish speak, we always figure it out eventually.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

102: MMM DONUTS

We try not to over indulged too often and we tend to reach for the whole grain cereal for our breakfast fix more than anything. But on occasion we just don't care. Donuts are a favorite of ours. Jelly filled, creme filled, fruit filled, color frosted, nut covered, sprinkled, chocolate covered and good old glazed, we would love to stuff our faces with them all. Not much more to say than that, enjoy!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

101: RED AND GREEN DREAMS

Today's idea actually came pretty quickly too us. Keep it simple, no shooting outdoors since it's so freaking cold and do something semi-creative. So we went with using long exposures, kooky colors and just our upside down heads. Our environment, the living room hardwood floor. The red light came from the power button on the entertainment centers radio. The green light came from my daughter Alexandria's night light. Open up the shutter speed to four seconds, add some odd faces and bam... you got an interesting couple of pics! Kind of looks like some seventies sci-fi flick or cheesy old 3-d or maybe even like Jambi, the floating genie head from Pee-Wee's Playhouse!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

100: CAT NAPPERS

Today was truly a lazy Sunday. We spent the whole day in our pj's, watched movies, and (much to their delight) snuggled with our fuzzy room mates... Vixen and Moo Moo. These two tiny lionesses simply LOVE their mommy and daddy. It's not uncommon for at least one of them to be close by our sides where ever we roam in this house. Their personalities are very different but when it comes to showing their appreciation for keeping them as well kept kitties, they are both an ocean of emotion.

Moo Moo, the black and white cat, came to our back door step one day and has happily become a essential part to our family. She loves to give you "head love" (rubbing her face on your head) and then curl up in your lap while she squeaks and smiles with delight.


Vixen, the blue eyed Siamese, was adopted from a friend who could no longer care for her. She loves being under the covers and snuggling in your arms while you nap.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

99: BOO

We love scary stories. I remember once when Nicky and I were first dating, we drove way out at night to a remote, super creepy, old graveyard in her hometown just so we could read from a ghost book to one another. A hair-raising fable is only as good as the person relaying it though. What bone chilling tale would be complete without ghoulish voices, maniacal mannerisms and of course a horrendous face to go along with the big surprise ending! So be it hooked psychos, nightmarish apparitions or abominations that go bump in the shadows, these are terrifying faces to top off those tales o' terror.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

98: THE COLLECTORS

While picking up our cluttered house from the holiday madness this photo duo was amused by the variety of collections that they have accumulated over the years. From vintage cameras to gas mask, wine corks to clip-on earrings, we seem to surround ourselves with these odd personal assortments. It would be fun to show off some of our more unique supplies but practicality and mobily strongly came into play when choosing our items. The items that we have adorned ourselves with below were chosen only because of there "wear-ability". Chris' bandanas are a staple to any outfit in his wardrobe, and my scarves are a beloved addition to my cold weather attire.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

97: BLACK AND WHITE CUTIES

We are so ecstatic about a fresh new year that we wanted just some good ole' happy portraits. Nothing too fancy and all about how stoked we are. We crisped up the detail and brought out the richness in black and white. Here's to a new year of awesomeness.
Down with 2010, up with 2011!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

96: KISSMAS

Christmas this year was a bit different for Chris and I because we were here in Kansas with Chris' lovely family. While shooting family portraits to give as gifts we were over come with the love and warmth of blood relations. Thus, we captured this uber-cute image of us in an affectionate moment.

Bad matching outfits we know, but this is our cheers to corny love!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

95: HYPNOTIC CELLS

Nicky and I both got new cell phones recently. We have now joined the ranks of those who can play on the internet on their phones. Neither of us have hardly stopped playing with our new toys since we got them either. So we figured we would put them down briefly to at least pay homage to these mesmerizing devices here on SPF.

p.s. What do you think of the new Sunday Photo Funday header!?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

94: ALL THE BUZZ

Chris and I have a passion for our hair. It's a burden and a blessing sometimes because our idea of acceptable hair is not always concurrent with the rest of the population. But we have yet to be fired from a job or cause a mass riot for our styling trials. So here are two simple silhouetted images of our freshly maimed heads.


Side note: We don't strive to have similar hair cuts it just ends up that way from time to time.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

93: I CAN HAZ PRESENTZ

WE KNOW U HAZ PRESENTZ
WE CAN SEEZ DEM
WE R ALL UP N YOUR TREE RITE NOW
SO HAND OVER DE PRESENTZ OR WE NOM YOUR TREE
U HAVE BIN WARNED


Sunday, November 28, 2010

92: LOVING SOLES

Thanksgiving weekend gave us four days to do nothing but eat and sleep. Of course we did more than just live the life of a cat, we shot these gritty images of our favorite shoes!

My green shoes are more than just in my preferred color. They are also loving hand-me-downs from my sis. Chris' black chucks also possess a story; they perhaps gave me the guts to talk to my handsome class mate instead of just flicking tiny wads of paper at him while he slept though yet another history of photography movie.

So I guess we are giving thanks to the little things that live in our life's that are products of time and love. They may be dirt, grass, and blood stained but their time worn tread encourage us that there are still good miles left in them.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

91: THOUGHTS OF YOUTH

Discovering new wonders on a daily basis. Adventures with siblings, relatives or friends. No cares, worries or stress. The only issue you had to deal with was what to dress your Barbie in or what G.I. Joe's were going to battle that day. It's no wonder that everyone looks so fondly on their childhood. It was freedom and joy absolute.

So in reflection of these things we decided to post snapshots from our childhood. Nicky (on the left) and her twin sister Traci posing with their treasure troll. Then I sporting my can't drive 55 shirt with a deviant grin sitting next to my cousin Sean. Oh the memories.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

90: BEHIND THE GARAGE

Wichita has surprised us with it's interesting alley ways, art work, and other awesome scenery. While trying to find free parking so we could go to the library down town, we discovered this boarded up, twin pillar-like, parking garage. Fighting the chill in the air we threw ourselves on the ground to find the best angles to capture the bulbous background. The resulting images we produced defiantly capture two different moods. Turning the photos monochromatic helped bring out the strong dark and light vertical lines that were created by weathered paint.




Sunday, November 7, 2010

89: SMOKE UP JOHNNY

We were doing some searching for a couch this weekend and one of our destinations was the mall. On our walk from JC Penny's to Dillard's we passed by the candy store. Of course the little kid in me kicked in and I demanded that we go peruse the sweets.

One of the things we found there at Candyopolis were the old school candy cigerettes. Yes, they probably help brainwash kids into taking up the real deal someday but they are so fun and yummy! We both used to love the hard stick kind that's in the cardboard box. But we found ones that we had never seen. Soft packs wrapped in cellophane and all! These weren't hard candy though but chocolate actually rolled in paper. So we snagged up a pack a piece. After which, we immediately got the idea to do some fake smoking ads with our tasty treats!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

88: KILL OR BE KILLED ROUND 2

Chris finally did it, he murdered me. Halloween wouldn't be right without something twisted from the photo-duo who LOVE Halloween. With one killing under our blog belts, Chris wanted a round two so he could show his murderous side.

I captured our suspect standing menacingly over the viewer, weapon still dripping with blood. Chris then began the process of preparing the body. With nails dirtied, vacant stare, blood splattered and trickling down from the struggle that had just ensued.

Hope your Halloween is just as disturbing!

Want to see when I murdered Chris? Check out the first Kill or be Killed.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

87: PUMPKIN SLAYERS

This is the lucky month that gets to hold the awesome holiday Halloween. One of it's old rituals, carving pumpkins, is something that we will always keep alive. You start by picking out your choice gourd-like squash then proceed with the gutting and mangling until it's sliced into an interesting image. Then you jam a lit object inside it's hollowed out remains to display the horrific design in front of your house. You then leave it there to rot and discard once it's putrid. Not to mention our household uses it's seeds and meat for tasty treats. If there are any aliens out there that descend from veggies, they would be truly appalled and probably wage war on us.

Now with that grotesque description in mind, here are a couple pretty pics of us showing off our own pumpkin butchering skills! Nicky with her wicked kitty and I with my skully face.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

86: FALL GOODIES

With Halloween almost here we jetted out to a pumpkin patch with the family to acquire pumpkins. Much to our delight this place also had tons of different goodies for us to use for our Sunday Funday duties.

The corn maze we found was fun to shoot in because of the heavy shadows and contrast between corn and blue sky. I feel like my simple clothes and blue accents helps draw your eye around the image. We also came upon a small pumpkin patch with this flesh colored beauty just waiting for us to immortalize in our blog. Wanting to make the pumpkin look as big as possible, Chris slithered on his belly behind it and I took a low angle to shoot. All shot with natural light and our beloved 10-22mm


Sunday, October 10, 2010

85: H2O MY

For some reason both of us were having a hell of a time making ideas work. We conjured up a few cool concepts a piece and all failed miserably. After noticing the reflections of the living room lights bouncing subtly off the hardwood floor, we came up with our fourth attempt. We wanted a little bit of clarity but without putting a lame mirror on the floor. A puddle would be way more interesting!

One soft box was used to pump up the light in the room. The camera couldn't focus so we had to roll manual on this one. Insert a stoic face and you have an awesome shot.