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photolog: Yucca Valley & Pioneertown

[Photo Log]

From last month’s Mojave roadtrip to Pioneertown

three selected pics

by Reviewer Rob

The geography out there is exceptional. Lots of wind, dusty air, but the sky was impressive. Clouds would form and grow quickly. Then they’d disappear, blown away down range. I want to go back out there soon with my 600mm fixed focal lens and shoot more landscapes. I liked looking West on the 29 Palms Highway and seeing the mountains off in the distance veiled behind graduating concentrations of atmosphere.

Photos below, top to bottom:

Raincloud, Nikon D5200 camera, Tamron lens 10-24mm, focal length 17mm, exposure 1/250, f11, ISO 200;

Highway 62, Nikon D5300 camera, Tamron lens 18-270mm, focal length 78mm, exposure 1/320, f13, ISO 200;

Hilltop, Nikon D5300 camera, Tamron lens 18-270mm, focal length 120mm, exposure 1/320, f11, ISO 200

Sudden cloud forming quickly over the valley. Image viewed is after Photoshop.

Sudden cloud forming quickly over the valley. Image viewed is after Photoshop.

Yucca Valley, looking west along the Highway 62 after the sun disappeared behind the mountains.

Yucca Valley, looking west along the Highway 62 after the sun disappeared behind the mountains.

Hilltop south of Pappy & Harriet's in Pioneertown, shot from the parking lot in front of the bar.

Hilltop south of Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, shot from the parking lot in front of the bar.

photolog: two cellphone videos from Pappy & Harriet's

Two Cellphone Videos From Pioneertown’s Epic ‘Burrito-Biker Bar’

by Reviewer Rob

Pioneertwon, California, is a unique place. Founded in 1946 by Hollywood actors like Roy Rogers and Tom Mix and intended to be a working film set that recreates an authentic 1880’s Western frontier town, it has a community that has built up around it of citizens that are arty creative types and who call it home 365 days a year. There’s also a nice music venue called Pappy & Harriet’s you can’t forget to visit if you’re ever in this rustic corner of the high desert.

Here’s a couple of quick handheld cellphone videos I shot when I went there for the first time last month.

Juli Crockett of the Evangenitals talks to Reviewer TV about how she inspired an Academy Award Winning motion picture script:

and…

The Sunday Band with Jason Corbin on guitar:

Joshua Trees in Yucca Valley

Joshua Tree Conservation Through Giant Sloth Shit

by Reviewer Rob

The amazingly hearty Joshua Tree yucca (Yucca brevifolia) seems to be ubiquitous in Yucca Valley, growing naturally in vacant land, along roadways, and as ornamental landscape in people’s yards. There’s even a national park/monument up the road named after them. Although widespread in range the Joshua Tree’s natural habitat is considered to be diminishing due to climate change. Also lack of Giant Sloths hasn’t helped. You see, in the Ice Age and immediately thereafter mega fauna roamed the Northern Hemisphere, and, when it wasn’t fighting off Saber Tooth Tigers (Smilodons), it’s believed that the Giant Sloth (Nothrotheriops shastensis, or Shasta Ground Sloth) fed on the leaves and berries of the Joshua Tree and dispersed its seeds in their excrement, thereby widening the range of this plant along their routes of travel. No more Giant Sloths means these yuccas can’t expand to cooler and more hydrated climes as global warming continues to dry out the Southwest. Poor old Joshua Trees. Plant one in your yard in Mendocino or Seattle today.

The Joshua Tree growing in its natural habitat, as a weed in a vacant lot or in a city easement .

The Joshua Tree growing in its natural habitat, as a weed in a vacant lot or in a city easement .

Photographers: Fetish Model Talent Available For San Diego This Week

[Public Notice]

Looking for work: Thee Kajira Bound

Local San Diego Photographers Take Note, Kajira Is Looking For Work


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Kajira Bound is an established international model who is traveling through shooting paid stills and video. She has been taking the fine art nude world by storm for over a decade and has been growing in the realm of fetish work. She has worked for many artists, sculptors, and creators as well as video companies such as Kink.com, Real Spanking Network, AAASpankings.com, and more. She has performed at Bondage Ball, The Dirty Show, and Exotica over the years. She is also a pro-switch who specializes in discipline sessions as well as ageplay sessions which are also available. For Bookings email KBoundProductions@gmail.com or look her up at:
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A Brit Abroad

[Submission]

A Tale Of One City

First Impressions: Dickensian Charm

a story and photo from Tash Jones

A tale of one city.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”.

Amidst a family tragedy, a wide eyed girl found herself standing in the centre of pop culture, (the only place you’d want to be at such a sour time). Even her carefully woven British cynicism couldn’t deny that 23 degrees (73.4 Fahrenheit), a blue sky and Times Square in front of your eyes is a sight to see.

So to be a tourist in New York City: the Empire state, Staten Island Ferry, Central Park, the Dakota Buildings, Guggenheim, Rockerfeller, Times Square. She enjoyed them all immensely but what struck her the most were the personal moments, the comedian at the comedy club who made jokes bout tea-bagging as she awkwardly sat beside her mum, the group of young men who put on an outdoor show containing street dance and leap-frogging audience members to occasional ‘ohhs’ but mostly ‘wows’. Let’s be fair, they try and do these shows in Covent Garden but the audience participation seems so reserved back in the UK, that one can’t imagine it being as successful and then there was the lady from West Virginia who the girl shared some tales of joy, some of annoyance and a fast food experience together while they sat around for what felt like eternity at JFK.

There are many tourist spots she could pick to highlight here but she finds herself still thinking about the view of the Hudson River from the pier, perhaps not as iconic as the view from Staten island or overlooking central park but it was quaint. There were only a handful of tourists around and it felt like her little secret, so she’ll keep it. Everyone discusses the food or the shops or Broadway or the yellow cabs but the people were definitely the main difference from life back home. The main thing she noticed was everybody was not only friendly, welcoming and but also quite hilarious.

All in all, even in her optimistic ways, she’s not sure if she could ascertain to a constant lifestyle of positive attitude and strangers smiling at you and saying hell rather than the hurried walk of shame at accidentally brushing someone’s arm with yours. But mostly, she was impressed, impressed at the vastness of evening entertainment,impressed that out of all the people she encountered only one was grumpy, impressed that now she was feeling happy instead of sad and she realised she would lift her head more when walking in the streets and smile even if back home, that is odd.

“I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss, and, in their struggles to be truly free, in their triumphs and defeats, through long long to come, I see the evil of this time and of the previous time of which this is the natural birth, gradually making expiation for itself and wearing out.” ~Charles Dickens, A TALE OF TWO CITIES

"A Tale Of One City" NYC, photo from Tash Jones.

“A Tale Of One City” NYC, photo from Tash Jones.

Reviewer TV: World Naked Bike Ride 2016 PDX, the two

[Video Interviews]

Reviewer TV: World Naked Bike Ride protest Portland, Oregon.

Video: the two “cat girls” get on camera at 12:03.

by Reviewer Rob

I’m still dialing in the focus function on the Nikon D5200 and D5300 when in video mode. So there are parts here that could be more sharp, such as the beginning segment. Then comes dancing nudists and then the part where you might want to skip that is filled with shots of the grass…

I have to get on Adobe Premier and start editing these videos. There’s a long interval where the camera was kept on for some reason and you see people’s feet and hear the crowd milling around as I shot photos with my other camera. This resulted in me thinking that I had failed to switch on “Record” when I had the chance to interview the two girls but then when I checked the file list on the card I didn’t see what should have been the thumbnail for the interview with them. So I was depressed for a while as I thought I had not captured them on camera and here they were so friendly and talkative. I briefly considered walking back up to them and explaining what happened to get a second take but then quickly decided against it, that it would make me look dumb. So I just wrote it off and was happy that at least I got a photo of them, because they looked good — really good! Then later I checked the end of the previous interview in the list and saw that they were at the tail end of it. So I was like oh yay. These fresh young hotties represented a major portion of the crowd and vibe at the event. They’re iconic to me for that.

Click HERE or on the pic below for the video.

Reviewer TV: World Naked Bike Ride 2016 PDX, the two "cat girls"

Reviewer TV: World Naked Bike Ride 2016 PDX, the two “cat girls”. Click the pic for the video.

World Naked Bike Ride in Portland 2016 Organizer Interview

[Reviewer TV]

WNBR Pdx spokesperson Stephen Upchurch

Another amazing Reviewer TV video interview

by Reviewer Rob

So I arrived at Mt. Scott Park in Portland at 8 p.m. to cover the World Naked Bike Ride and first thing I wanted to do, since I stood out like a sore thumb with my two Nikon SLRs dangling from my shoulders and my relatively obtrusive state of overdress, was find the organizers to establish press credentials and get a video interview. Luna was the official “Volunteer Coordinator” and although she was very nice and willing to supply me with any information I wanted she was unwilling to be interviewed on-camera. The media rep was a girl named Megan I believe but she wasn’t to be found amid the jostling crowd of people near the volunteer signup tents. So Luna began to ask around for a second choice. That’s when Stephen Upchurch came to our assistance.

Originally from Chicago I think he said he was, Upchurch described the World Naked Bike Ride in Chicago as being about equal in popularity to the hugely crowded affair that Pdx’s is. He gets into a bit of detail about how in Portland there’s a uniquely permissive legal status due to Oregon’s liberal view about public nudity as a form of protest. Later on I’ll add some pull quotes to this post from the interview but for now I’m hoping that Youtube viewers don’t rat on it for the naked people milling around in the background. This is a news video, people. It’s not a porno. Give it a rest.

Anyways, the World Naked Bike Ride (A Protest) happens every summer in various cities throughout the world and will be held again in 2017 in Portland.


Making the first big corner at the World Naked Bike Ride in Portland, 2016. Photo by Reviewer TV. Click the pic for the video.

Making the first big corner at the World Naked Bike Ride in Portland, 2016. Photo by Reviewer TV. Click the pic for the video.

Stephen Upchurch checks his watch before the World Naked Bike Ride at Mt. Scott Park in Portland. Video frame grab by Reviewer TV. Click the pic for the video.

Stephen Upchurch checks his watch before the World Naked Bike Ride at Mt. Scott Park in Portland. Video frame grab by Reviewer TV. Click the pic for the video.

Portland's World Naked Bike 2016, a protest

[Free Speech]

photolog: World Naked Bike Ride PDX 2016, a protest

The pre-party in Mt. Scott Park and ride’s photo gallery is here.

words and photos by Reviewer Rob

The annual Portland Naked Bike Ride is a legally protected form of free speech.

For a long time now public nudity in Portland has been tolerated by the authorities as long as it was a protest, and this is what the World Naked Bike Ride officially is. The point is to demonstrate against oil-dependency and to protest for body positivity and also demonstrate how dangerous it can be to ride a bicycle on the road alongside cars. What better way to protest how vulnerable one is when sharing the road with cars but by riding in the nude?

 

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

~wording of the First amendment.

The World Naked Bike Ride is a globally organized effort to stage these protests in various cities but few have as much cooperation as in the City Of Portland, Oregon, whose police, it seems, simply wanted to know about it ahead of time, get a heads-up.

I arrived at the meet-up point, Mt. Scott Park, at the appointed time of 8 p.m., and since this was late June the sun still had about an hour left in the sky. The ride was scheduled to begin there at 9 and the six mile route was secret so the huge crowd (of roughly 10,000 as one estimate called it) would follow the leader to a distant point. The ride would not be a loop. Participant were asked to plan accordingly and most had backpacks and in some cases milk crates tied to their bik racks for holding a change of clothes as they peddled along wearing only tennis shoes and a smile. The ride motto was “As Bare As You Dare”.

The impression I got from the vibe of the crowd was one of real warmth and community. I was working fully clothed in a shorts and a t-shirt with two Nikons hanging off my shoulders by straps — one for still photos and one for video interviews — but when I told the naked people I approached that I was doing research for coverage in Reviewer Magazine nine out of ten of them smiled and enthusiastically agreed to be photographed and in several cases also do a video interview. The few who demurred did so kindly.

More than half the people in Mt. Scott Park were already undressed and seemed to have been that way long before the 8 p.m. meet time as I arrived for the, let’s call it, “pre-party”. People were already hanging-out, body painting, talking and listening to boom boxes. Some people discretely smoked and drank in various groups and a large impromptu naked dance party erupted on the dirt baseball diamond. This went on for quite a while with escalating intensity.

I’ve seen many public protest on the streets before, from union picket lines to church boycotts and political rallies. But none had as much pure comeradic fun for its participants as the World Naked Bike Ride in Portland. These people really enjoyed eachther’s company. Ages ranged broadly from college people in their twenties to families with kids to grey haired geriatrics. Everyone mingled freely. And despite the throng of naked flesh it was surprisingly tame and community-conscious in that there was absolutely zero salaciousness. In media law there’s something called “lascivious display”. It’s what men pay dancers in stripclubs for. But people shot photos of oneanother with their cell phones but I witnessed no sexually intended behaviour at all, no sexy posing, no obvious leering or otherwise weirdness. It was a normal day at the park, except for the nudity.

The ride kicked off at 9 p.m. and the group was crowding the streets for a six mile route that was kept secret until the appointed hour. Standing in one area that was less than a block long to shoot the photos of the rise itself the line of cyclist kept coming for more than an hour. It was an amazing thing, really. Portland is some kind of magical town for this to happen and for everyone to be happy and safe in doing it

Later that night during the event’s afterparty at an upscale Portland bar, the White Own Social Club, many people partied and danced naked — “as bare as you dare” like they described it — and in the urban streets surrounding the venue people walked to and from their cars, in various states of undress from partial to complete, totally unmolested by the police. They were all part of an official civicly endorsed event that occurred only one day a year.

I keep going back to the idea that this is a unique event happening in Portland even though it is a branch the World Naked Bike Ride. Many other cities have the summertime event, to varied levels of local appeal, but PDX seems to take it to another level. LA’s reportedly went off as scheduled but was largely ignored by the media. San Diego’s was likewise negligibly received in Reagan’s Lucky Town. Las Vegas had a ride but it followed preemptive warnings that public nudity would not be tolerated and was in fact a serious crime in Sin City, go figure.

But the youthful spirit of Portland is strong, so the ride is a huge event there, and a good indicator of a rich future for a city of creativity and innovative thinking. Great cities are liberal at their civic core, and only stifle social independence and freedom at their own detriment. If people are free to safely express themselves and do new things that’s when an environment of newness is formed and a wealth of inventiveness and progress is born.

I plan to come back next year to the WNBRPDX, and may even be bold enough to ride a bike with a banana hammock or something.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

WNBRPDX 2016, photo by Editor@ReviewerMagazine.com.

Sex On Wheels video live

[pop music]

“Sex On Wheels”

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult at the SD Casbah 6-16-16

video by Reviewer Rob

This is the video referred to in the previous “Goth Girls” post. Sound quality was poor at the venue on top of the in-camera mic on the Nikon D5300 efforts at its best, plus it looks like some lyrics were misplaced in one part, but here it is: