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11/24/2004: "Dude Usually Looks Like A Lady."

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Ru Paul is one of the nice guys. I shot this while helping out a friend with production stills on a short film she was making. When shooting was done for the day, I asked Ru if he would sit for a portrait. He just said, "Where do you want me?" Although open shade isn't the light I prefer, this is still one of my favorite pictures. Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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I was just asking my boyfriend about Ru Paul the other day. Truly interesting person from what I hear. I'd love to be your assistant just for one day. Pretend I am dying and its my last wish. Hell, its not a lie, I'll die someday for sure!

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving and kiss your girls for me. Love you kiddo!


Alli said @ 11/24/2004 11:25 PM PST

I learned something here today. I had no idea what Ru looked like out of drag!
I personally am a huge fan of overcast days! I shoot more when the clouds come out than any other time.

Jeff A said @ 11/26/2004 06:34 AM PST

Brooks, I'm really enjoying seeing more examples of your work. Keep it up, it's fascinating.

I was also pleased to see that art nudes was the second highest referrer to this blog.

Michael B said @ 11/26/2004 10:06 AM PST

Art Nudes is actually my biggest referrer. Blog Explosion doesn't really count, and even when you add up totals, you're still number one! That reminds me that I need to make a post over there again soon.

Brooks said @ 11/26/2004 01:52 PM PST

How accurate is that thing? I really can't imagine that that many people are coming from my site.

Gilday said @ 11/26/2004 04:13 PM PST

Yes Gilday. I've always wondered about how I get so many hits from your site, but you're also hight on my totals from Extreme Tracking, so if it's inaccurate, it's doing it on two different systems. Oh, but the "last 24 hours" part is way off. Many seem to get stuck there and show counts for more than a few days. It shows about 50 hits from the last 24 hours, but my lifetime totals for you are at about 200 or so.

Brooks said @ 11/26/2004 11:22 PM PST

Yay! It feels good to be number 1!

Anyway, yes a guest post would be welcomed. I just heard from Eric and he's taking off to Japan and Korea for the next six weeks. That means no posts from him till January.

Michael B said @ 11/27/2004 01:30 AM PST

I think he is a good looking man, as well as a gorgeous woman. What's he like when he's not in drag?

Alex said @ 11/27/2004 08:29 PM PST

What's he like... Well, he's a little effeminate and very gracious. He had only met me a couple hours before and I was behind the camera as they filmed a few scenes he was in, so we didn't have much conversation other than me asking him to hold a position between takes so I could get a still shot of the scene. After shooting he was very cool and professional. He shook my hand and always had a smile on his face unless I asked him not to smile for a shot. He was just very down to earth and accommodating.

Brooks said @ 11/27/2004 10:26 PM PST

A: I love the photo. Very lovely representation of a lovely person.

B: Where can I get a shirt like that?

rock grrrl said @ 11/28/2004 04:32 PM PST

Wonderful shot, his eyes look so soulful. And I agree, a lovely-looking person either way you look at him. smile

Tricia said @ 11/28/2004 09:52 PM PST

You should see Brooks when Ru Paul does him up in drag...magnificent.

meghan said @ 11/29/2004 12:45 AM PST

happy turkey day.

winter song list is vastly approaching...

sven said @ 11/29/2004 11:45 AM PST

Wow! That's very different from his "Ru Paul" personality. Although I think gracious and professional fit the bill all the way around.

Alex said @ 11/30/2004 11:02 PM PST

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