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miss cook... by cweeks miss cook... by cweeks
did anyone fucking notice anime/manga is right next to photography in categories?

sooooooo not fucking right.

flame away. don't fucking care.

ya' know ... she's not miss cook ... she's someone's mrs.

i forget who he is as he's almost never out with her.

funny how hollywood works. everyone hooks up but no one wants to admit they're in a relationship.

some producer won't feel "there's a way in" if there's a man standing guard.

and perhaps that part ... from that off-chance meeting will never materialize.


anyway ... rachael.

she names my cameras every time she sees me.

the names change every time.

they've been ... betty ... gladys ... katherine ...

and many others.

but i can't remember.

why does she name them?

why are they always girls names?

i've never asked.

i've never felt i really needed to know "the why."

sometimes the why isn't as important as the mystery.

the magick.

because i believe that sometimes it is magick.

not the harry blackstone or the david copperfield ... magic.

but .. that other kind.

i mean ... how many others go to work ... they never know where they're going to work from day to day or hour to hour ...

but ... what kind of work really gives one goose-bumps.

no, it doesn't happen every time.

it can't.

it's ain't right if it does.

but ... when it does ...

it's cool.

it happens with miss cook, samaire, jolene ... yes ... many ...

but not all.

'cause the turnip truck doesn't drop off those with the "it" eyes ...

all that often.

it's interesting to me.

i'm on the balcony (one of like 8) of this US$11M house. having a vodka straight up. yeah, it was 16.00 but ... whatever.

i may have been a bit visibly upset.

i was on the phone.

sucking on an american spirit.

and miss cook says, "growing up ... is tough. but the advice you just gave to whoever was on the phone ... was moving."

maybe i'm attracted to drama.

maybe that's why i'm in hollywood.

around "the hollywood."

but ... i showed her who i was on the phone with as my wallpaper is a bluetoothed leica photo of b and i.

she took my phone and really studied it.

and said, "tell your daughter she's beautiful. that i said she was beautiful. that i said there is so much in her eyes. so much more than any person who could demean her."

all this ...

whilst looking out over the basin ... where it looks like someone gave los angeles a dirty sanchez...

she smiled.

and said, "lets go take some pictures."

i honestly hope every person who sees one of my photographs and who wants to do this as their job ...

gets to feel this feeling.

at least once.

because beyond being a father to my daughter...

nothing means more to me than making a photo.

the joy is equal.

and that doesn't mean i'm degrading the relationship i have with my daughter by comparing it to "something i do for a living."

'tis much more than that.

much much more...

and those of you who know.


and those of you who don't ... yet ...

i hope you do.

no drug in the world comes close.

not that i know. ;)

leica mp. noctilux 50/1.0 with 1 stop heliopan ND. 1/125th at f/1.4. ilford delta 400 (normal).

p.s., my little b's really into the group "dirty pretty things." you know how much that makes me smile? that she's seeing the difference between a band like that and the bands (cough cough) which are crammed down the throats of her friends? she's particularly fond of "bang bang you're dead."
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Equinoqs Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
Love her
rich1002 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Storytellertobe Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Very beautiful picture, wonderful style. Nicely done!
kalingerstrasse Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
what a lovely girl..
Rz-Ricochet Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
that's really cool seem like you're enjoying yourself with photography. amazing shot :)
Rz-Ricochet Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student General Artist
by the way i Rachael Cook is one of my favorite actresses
AliWithAnEye Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Your commentary is just as intriguing as your stunning photographs.
gregus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
nice pose.
procks Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
She's Beautiful.
Bispro Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
What a true beauty. Wow.
cekooo Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
I am truly a fan of her beauty. You caught it very well! :D
ddefalco Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
i really love your work, makes me wanna ditch the olympus e510 and try and get a leica lol!!
kakklepoofs Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Student Photographer
Hey! Your work has been featured here:[link]:heart:
waydownhere Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008   Writer
What a beautiful photo. And Rachael's face is probably the most beautiful face I've ever seen.
willowdiamond Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"did anyone fucking notice anime/manga is right next to photography in categories?

sooooooo not fucking right."


I don't think anime should be here at all but that's just my opinion.


I love Rachel, I think she's a very underrated actress. One of my faves.
tifalif Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, Not only is the picture pretty but what you wrote was very moving.
JamelMoon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
i love rachael since " All i Wanna do " :blowkiss:
Tamachan87 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
I'm fond of bang bang you're dead too.... awesome shoot.
shanahben Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
beautiful! both photo and subject.
EverlastingEnvy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Your comment makes me miss dancing on stage, and makes me glad I'm taking tap again. It also makes me want to go take more pictures. And not ones of myself.

It's nice to see that Rachael is as beautiful inside as out. I love how she spoke of your daughter's eyes. Coming from someone with such gorgeous eyes herself, well, I don't know I thought it was cool.

Rachael is a far superior spelling. (It's not my name, nooo it's not. >_> )
ValentineKills Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
I like the way you write... sort of crooked and falting...
MeBayBeMe Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
holy shit, i love her. nice photo.
Amazinggerinn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007   Photographer
your story. made me almost cry. thats amazing
the way you talk about photos.. and taking them. makes me want to be a photographer that much more.
and this pictre is wonderful by the way.
Wikidly Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
this is simply gorgeous portrait, very well done!
cannabase Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2007
made me think ;)
Ketmara Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
it looks so pure... :heart:
hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Professional Writer
her eyes and that story make a damn fine line of distinction.
TSVN Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
hey, nice pic man - i agree with the anime/manga thing

zosogis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Student Photographer
I love your descriptions you put with your work, the photos already breath life but having that background and story with them makes them so much more human and it's nice/entertaining to have that insight you provide as well, there's something about this photo I can't quite place it but it's one of my favourites from your gallery. Also the description was immensely inspiring and hopefully one day I can feel that too

misszoee Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2007   Photographer
I l o v e this shot . Your model is so pretty :] She reminds me of someone I know . It's lovely .
blindbutblink Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
she's so beautiful. lucky person =P
gemstars Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
A truly wonderful photo, as I'm sure you know. But what really grabbed my attention was your comment. All your comments keep me intertained, actually. This one, I found some things to really relate to (Apart from the fact I name people's camera's (Mine's called Nick, they're always male for me)) that probably aren't seen straight away from everyone, my mind twists things too often. I really admire the way you talk about your daughter, not just here but all over your gallery. It's touching. Thank you for making me smile. I hope you have a great day/night. *Curtseys with a smile*
f0re1gn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
I didn't get it.. pardon me for my english :) But is this Rachael or not? :)

Btw, good words, great shot. Adorable.
cweeks Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
yes, it is.
f0re1gn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
Nice, thanks.
barbiebaby999 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
shes ver beautifull
proverbialcheese Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
Im in love.
yuriofpoland Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
model, her look, light - beautiful shot :)
silentpair Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
you have such a huge problem with ken rockwell's assertion that gear doesn't matter (while complaining that his photography sucks depite his $10k of gear), yet you prove it with half your pics. a leica took this? you could have bought an argus c3 off ebay for $15 and got the same quality. and white requires good composition, by the way. it's not a BAD gallery, just not nearly as good as your egotistical ramblings would have us believe.
mungbean Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2007
Great shot!
I used to have a huge crush on Rachael when I was in high school haha.

I really like your photos. I like how you capture your subjects. Inspires me to take better photos.
london6x7 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
love'n those subtle tones! Captivating image.

Andy :)
Virtu-Imagery Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer these are the shot I live for.
An exquisite capture.
rich1002 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
PerjuChan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Im seeing all these beautiful famous people like her in your gallery and i cant help but feel depressed and ugly
twistedmister Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2007
Very pretty. Nice shot man.

Samaire...she's also right up there in the court of cuteness.
banxter Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
she also named them Louise and Katelynn ...

read it in one of your older journals! :)
ily51 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
..always so easily lead.

That song is so very dear to me.

And your story moved me.
rich1002 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
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cweeks Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
thank you!
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