Shuttercal update! This was the week of my birthday. I had a Ghost themed cake and went to a hockey game the next day. 

More here — http://shuttercal.com/calendar/ketene/2014/2/#.UzJIY61dWwJ

(February 27 - March 5, 2014)

I got a little lazy with Shuttercal updates cause I’ve been in a weird depressed haze for the past few weeks and just couldn’t get around to it. 

This wasn’t really an eventful week aside from the fact that my store manager accidentally gave my phone to a detective, thinking it was a stolen phone I’d been hanging onto in my photo lab waiting for the cops to come take it. SO MY PHONE SPENT THE NIGHT IN JAIL. Consequently I couldn’t take my daily instagram with my phone and so I drew a picture instead. 

More here — http://shuttercal.com/calendar/ketene/2014/2/#.UyvYfK1dWwI

(February 20-26, 2014)

Fill This In!

I tried to reblog this from bloodtyping but it was formatted weird and idk how to do Tumblr so I copy & pasted it. I figured I’d post this (mostly to kill time) but also just to reveal a little about myself. :)

Fill this in

Where I’m from: Long Island! 

Where I would like to live: 
The ideal answer is that I’d love to live in NYC and be an artist and shit but I don’t see myself being able to afford it. I’m trying to move down south to be closer to my brother. 

Favourite food:
 Sushi. I’m a vegetarian but I make an exception for sushi. I’m not really a pescatarian, I’m a sushitarian. I also really like quesadillas.

Religion:
 I’m mostly a hardcore atheist but I do believe in certain unexplained spiritual/mystical elements. I think there’s probably a scientific explanation though.

Sexual orientation:
 Mostly asexual, and usually attracted to dudes when I’m feeling sexual, but sometimes also attracted to ladies. More attracted to ladies aesthetically, not sure if I’m attracted to them emotionally. 

Relationship status:
 Sort of in a relationship but we’re in the middle of a thing so idk where it’s going in the immediate future. 

Favourite book:
 I Know This Much is True by Wally Lamb. Also The Shining by Stephen King. Also The Vampire Armand/Blood & Gold by Anne Rice. World Without End by Ken Follett gets special mention because even though it isn’t a favorite in terms of moving my soul, it’s like one of the fucking best books I’ve ever fucking read. 

Favourite movie: It’s a tie between Angel Heart, Being John Malkovich, Antichrist, Silence of the Lambs, and The Lion King. 

Favourite TV show: RECENTLY I REALLY ENJOYED TRUE DETECTIVE GUYS. Six Feet Under is my #1, I also really love Curb Your Enthusiasm, Game of Thrones, Dexter, True Blood, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, Columbo, and I DVR The Rachel Maddow Show every night. I don’t actually watch a lot of TV but I’m really into HBO and the like lol. I MEAN HBO ALSO MADE VEEP AND THE NEWSROOM WHICH ARE A+. Just put me down for HBO shit. Showtime is good too. I recently marathoned the entire series of Nurse Jackie and it was awesome. 

Random fact about me: I dropped out of high school but I graduated college with a 3.9gpa. I was butthurt cause I had a 4.0 right up until my last semester. :( 

Favorite day of the year: Halloweeeen. 

Favourite colour: I have a lot of favs, I’m an artist. Right now I’m really into magenta and really obnoxious limey greens. 

If I have any pets; if so, their names:  Two cats, named Pandora and Pajamas. 

What I’m listening to right now:
 Actually nothing because I was about to watch my DVR’d Rachel Maddow, but on my way home from work a while ago I was listening to the first Audioslave album. 

What’s my ringtone: The default is like this scary alien noise that I downloaded. Text tone is The Predator. When my brother calls it’s the Mario World 3 theme and when his wife calls it’s Korn’s cover of Kidnap the Sandy Claws. Those are the only custom ones I have cause I’m lazy and they’re the only people who call me haha.
 
Favourite male character from a TV show: OH LAWD. This is such a gigantic broad question. In terms of being really thought provoking and FUCKEN DEEP I’m gonna say it’s a tossup between Dexter and Jax Teller. Jaime and Tyrion Lannister are good ones too. I also really like Tig from Sons of Anarchy cause he’s a fucking weirdo and I love it. Andy Botwin from Weeds too. 

Favourite female character from a TV show:  DAENERYS. Claire Fisher on Six Feet Under was so special and meaningful to me too even though there were a couple seasons where she was being like a flaky Bohemain brat. 

What my name means: 
It’s kind of like a gibberish name derived from a bunch of different cultures. I grew up being told it was derived from Katherine and meant “pure”.

Celebrity crush: This week it’s Damien Echols. 

This is arwenface at Frank Melville. I have two different photography businesses so that I can sort of keep “work” separate from “play”… AKA I have dark art/metal/sexy stuff separate from weddings/children/cute stuff. That way I can give, like, moms my card and be like “Let me shoot your kids, I DEFINITELY DON’T ALSO SHOOT HORROR AND TITS.” So this shoot mostly went into the cute side of things, but just to keep things active I posted this one in the dark art page, because I think Arwen looks like strikingly hot in this picture and I love it. :) :) (P.S. that is not an invitation for rude comments.)

(November 10, 2013)

This is arwenface at Frank Melville. I have two different photography businesses so that I can sort of keep “work” separate from “play”… AKA I have dark art/metal/sexy stuff separate from weddings/children/cute stuff. That way I can give, like, moms my card and be like “Let me shoot your kids, I DEFINITELY DON’T ALSO SHOOT HORROR AND TITS.” 

So this shoot mostly went into the cute side of things, but just to keep things active I posted this one in the dark art page, because I think Arwen looks like strikingly hot in this picture and I love it. :) :) (P.S. that is not an invitation for rude comments.)

(November 10, 2013)

Jaclyn Leigh Morena as a cutie clown lady. Makeup by Pink Kettle! 

(June 30, 2013)

Jaclyn Leigh Morena as a cutie clown lady. Makeup by Pink Kettle! 

(June 30, 2013)

Mount Sinai Harbor while it was frozen. I shot this with 35mm B&W film and a 40 year old Rolleiflex. I did a negligible amount of post-processing in Photoshop since I had the negatives transferred directly onto discs and never actually made prints of these. In other words you could call this a digital darkroom piece. (January 27, 2013)

Mount Sinai Harbor while it was frozen. I shot this with 35mm B&W film and a 40 year old Rolleiflex. I did a negligible amount of post-processing in Photoshop since I had the negatives transferred directly onto discs and never actually made prints of these. In other words you could call this a digital darkroom piece. 

(January 27, 2013)

Steve Gomez from Branch Water, this cool local band that I shoot sometimes. They did a random show for an event at my old college so it wasn’t really a concert venue and it was fun to shoot a band with my flash, cause normally it isn’t awesome to use at shows. Either it’s not okay with the band because it’s obnoxious, or the walls are just so fucking cool that they’re black and I have nothing to bounce off. (November 22, 2013)

Steve Gomez from Branch Water, this cool local band that I shoot sometimes. They did a random show for an event at my old college so it wasn’t really a concert venue and it was fun to shoot a band with my flash, cause normally it isn’t awesome to use at shows. Either it’s not okay with the band because it’s obnoxious, or the walls are just so fucking cool that they’re black and I have nothing to bounce off. 

(November 22, 2013)

I recently spent a couple weeks in South Carolina to visit my brother and his family. I had all these plans about the awesome things I’d do with my nephew because I miss him so much and last time I saw him he wasn’t really speaking that much yet (now he speaks in full sentences). Like we were gonna take pictures at the park and go to the zoo and take a day trip to the mountains to visit this art colony, etc etc etc. BUT THEN I GET THERE and they’re having the polar vortex down there, too. So while it wasn’t ~New York cold~, it was still in the 30’s and not really fun to be outside or do anything. I spent most of the trip just hanging out inside watching movies. THEN ONE DAY it even snowed. So. Even though we didn’t go to the zoo and I was super disappointed, we did get to have a snowball fight. :) (January 28, 2014)

I recently spent a couple weeks in South Carolina to visit my brother and his family. I had all these plans about the awesome things I’d do with my nephew because I miss him so much and last time I saw him he wasn’t really speaking that much yet (now he speaks in full sentences). Like we were gonna take pictures at the park and go to the zoo and take a day trip to the mountains to visit this art colony, etc etc etc. 

BUT THEN I GET THERE and they’re having the polar vortex down there, too. So while it wasn’t ~New York cold~, it was still in the 30’s and not really fun to be outside or do anything. I spent most of the trip just hanging out inside watching movies. 

THEN ONE DAY it even snowed. So. Even though we didn’t go to the zoo and I was super disappointed, we did get to have a snowball fight. :) 

(January 28, 2014)

Jaclyn Leigh Morena as a cute clowny lady. (June 30, 2013)

Jaclyn Leigh Morena as a cute clowny lady. 

(June 30, 2013)

This is Frank, from Branch Water. He says this picture weirds him out because he looks like he’s doing something pervy with the microphone, IN REALITY HE’S REALLY JUST PASSIONATELY LOST IN HIS HARMONICA MUSIC. I lol’d. I like it. Whatever! (November 22, 2013)

This is Frank, from Branch Water. He says this picture weirds him out because he looks like he’s doing something pervy with the microphone, IN REALITY HE’S REALLY JUST PASSIONATELY LOST IN HIS HARMONICA MUSIC. I lol’d. I like it. Whatever! 

(November 22, 2013)

NIGHTNIGHT by DEDDY