Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A FINISHED LIFE Hits the sTreets on DVD

Our Documentary Film, A FINISHED LIFE, is now available EVERYWHERE on DVD!!!

"Hi Gregg!"

A Finished Life follows the “Goodbye & No Regrets Tour” of Gregg Gour, a 48-year-old gay man with AIDS, who, when given six months to live, takes the road trip of his life.

Discontinuing his medication, Gregg embarks on an emotional and surprisingly upbeat trip across America to visit, for the last time, friends and family before ending his life - on his own terms.

WINNER! Audience Award, Best Documentary, Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Frameline San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
OFFICIAL SELECTION- Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

::: Rogers & Dystonia- Bent But Not Broken:::

In the end of May, I was fortunate to be able to photograph Rogers Hartmann in the Studio for D Magazine. I have been documenting her on her journey with Dystonia for the past eight months-- going to doctors appointments, getting botox shots (in the neck) & getting ready to appear on Oprah... this is her story http://www.dmagazine.com/Home/2009/07/01/How_the_Disease_Dystonia_Bent_My_Body_But_Not_My_Spirit.aspx

Friday, May 8, 2009

::: FWY exit FRIDAY 2 :::

© Barbara Green 110 FWY exit Avenue 60, CA 5/09

Taken at about noon-ish on this lovely Friday, on an exit that
I had never taken before. Needless to say I took it slowly, after all
it's one of those famous very short exits found off the 110 FWY in between downtown LA and Pasadena.
notice the car hood in the front right foreground.

camera: Minolta Dimage X
shot: 2 Megapixels at a time

Friday, May 1, 2009

::: FWY exit FRIDAY :::

© Barbara Green 5 FWY exit Los Feliz, CA 4/09

New for the day, is "FWY exit FRIDAY" check back any Friday to see some of my local or maybe NOT so local freeway exits.

This Beauty was shot on Monday April 27th on the way to this lovely establishment, POT-TED

camera: Minolta Dimage X
shot: 2 Megapixels at a time

Monday, April 27, 2009

::: Valley Village 2 megapixels at a time :::

© Barbara Green One Way in Valley Village 2009

Sometimes you get a person... sometimes you get a water bottle. I was looking to start the work week with an early morning yoga class ... got on the freeway, took the "valley village" exit, and this is what greeted me. Grabbed the Minolta 2 megapixel cutie, and captured this.

Excited and hopeful I parked at the undisclosed Yoga Studio on Ventura Boulevard, which was "mysteriouly" empty... and not so hopeful, I walked - sans mat, to see if there was a class... and, yes indeed, the
door was locked, and the schedule sheet had a BIG ASS Sharpie X thru my 7am class.


Enjoy my view at 6:58 AM
Laurel Canyon Exit East 101 FWY

Thursday, April 9, 2009

::: Bitchen @ the Bicycle Kitchen :::

I have been documenting "Bitchen" - an all ladies night at the non-profit Bicycle Kitchen in Los Angeles, and here are a few of the photos.

© BGreen - Diana Arterian "Cook"
A "Cook" is a volunteer at the Bicycle Kitchen that teaches the ladies how to fix their bikes.

© BGreen - Lanni Parshall
a little bit of Q&A...with Lanni
what was your first bike? My first bike was most likely around age 5, and it was pink and sparkly, and I cried when I was forced to take the training wheels off. Needless to say, I didn't learn to ride 2 wheeled bike until age 8.

favorite Bike memory?
Favorite bike memory was having to ride my cousin's old bike which had a broken seat. We basically wrapped ducttape around the frame and I just had to stand while we biked all around town. Very painful.

feelings about Bitchen @ the Bicycle Kitchen
The night you took our photos was my first time at Bicycle Kitchen and I really really enjoyed it! I loved the sense of community and I really learned alot, even in that short period of time. It was wonderful.

©BGreen - Tussanee Reedboon
"Bitchen" is held every Monday night at the Bicycle Kitchen from 6:30 -9:30pm

Thursday, April 2, 2009

::: Rogers & Oprah :::

Rogers & Oprah talking about dystonia on the OPRAH Show
friday 4/3 Rogers will be on The Today Show

Rogers not-so-long ago / today

As a friend and photographer, I have been documenting Rogers

as she has found herself on this journey with Dystonia.

me on 2nd camera -- Oprah video "Rogers day-in-the Life"
USC Medical Center for Botox injections

Elizabeth Spencer -- Rogers partner and ever present calm force in all of this.

"You bring out the intimate, the personal and the heart breaking and the humor. You capture Rogers in the various places she has been with such humanity and heart." -- Katie Ford

Rogers in her own words on her blog Life With Dystonia

Looking forward to Rogers next blog Life without Dystonia - see ya!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

::: FREE things to do in LA-L8S ANG3LES Exhibit :::

Outside the L8S ANG3LES Exhibit on a Sunday afternoon.

Just came back from L8S ANG3LES at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Wonderful cross section of visual artists located in Los Angeles. Very much enjoyed the work of Lauren Greenfield, Carolyn Cole, and Catherine Opie.

the exhibit was LOVELY & INSPIRING

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

::: Peace OUT! :::


One of my favorite KID models -- Nikki Houston - model Osbrink Agency

Monday, March 16, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

::: GET FRAMED :::

© Barbara Green The Big Boy

I just came back from getting "The Big Boy" framed at FINE ART Solutions, and I can't recommend them highly enough. Their Acrylic Face Mount Finishing is SO PRO, and the
attention to detail is amazing... when walking around, snooping.. I noticed some large pieces being framed for Jill Greenberg.. stunning!!

this is also, when I noticed the 3D lenticular prints they were producing... WOW!!

needless to say, if you are looking for professional framing.. I highly suggest Fine Art Solutions

... the only place to get framed!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

::: Blue Skies :::

this image was taken on one of those O' so clear
days in Palm Springs in 2003, with one of my most favorite cameras, the Land Camera 110A and was a featured piece in my show, INSTANT GRATIFICATION, which consisted of large wall sized prints from Polaroids.

here is a link to check out some of my other work
shown. http://www.barbaragreenphotography.com/gallery.htm

Have a "Blue Skies" Day,

Thursday, January 29, 2009

::: Photographer by day / Plumber by :::

(a slight version of what I might have looked like, minus the crack.. and yeah, mustache)

You may wonder to yourself, "what do photographers do on their days off?" and one answer might be... plumbing?

After a few weeks of water circling the sink.. and slowly making its way down the pipes.. I thought...it may be time to do a bit of, Barbara Green, as plumber.. rotor rootering!!

First, might I add, if you must know.. all my years of snapping photos, have enabled me to be quite the plumber.. you may ask.. "how is that?".. and I will answer.. as with taking any good photos.. one often finds themselves on their back, on their side, on their knees, squatting.. you get the ...!

Anywho.. after a few turns of the wrench, a bucket to catch the water flow.. and a "baby snake" for good measure.. I get the gunk out.. and I'm sitting pretty. I tightened everything up.. do some wipe/cleaning.. and low and behold.. I have a sparkling sink.

Needless to say... "picture perfect"

Thursday, January 15, 2009