Brigitte Bardot ready to shoot a Friday Photo.
Last night’s Vice-Presidential debate was most notable for the optics delivered to the public.
No matter what the candidates said, their style conveyed a powerful message. Joe Biden, a bombastic wind-bag, smirked, snarled, rolled his eyes, laughed, and displayed contempt for Congressman Ryan. In contrast, young Paul Ryan was dignified, earnest, polite, respectful and calm while still delivering biting critiques of Obama policy.
Working my entire adult life in Hollywood — the most potent image-making machine in world history — I’ve long been conscious of the power of images to set forth a narrative.
The following photos are all from my iPhone. Each image hints at a wider story.
This scrawl in concrete caught my eye as I was walking around my Los Angeles neighborhood.
I marvel at the painterly textures of worn wood and faded posters.
Picking up an Rx at my local Walgreen’s I asked the guy behind the counter if I could take a photo of his elaborate word tattoo, an ode to love.
Beautiful pepper, not to eat, just to photograph. It almost looks like wax.
This sinuous line was on the side of a soda machine in Century City Mall.
Karen wears the cutest outfits when she goes for her Cardio-Barre workout. A few weeks ago she came home all energized and started sweeping the kitchen floor. “Goodness,” I thought, “Karen is so fashionable when she’s doing housework.”
Lielle Meital, almost two years old, looks slightly bemused as she stares directly into the lens of the camera.
Karen and I wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.