Wednesday, October 29, 2008

St. Geroge's Dream Part Thirteen - I'm Ready For My Closeup, Mr. Maiquez

This is Victor...

Victor is our gymnast here on board the illustrious M/S Norwegian Dream.

He is also a very accomplished photographer, having spent a good deal of time learning how to shoot and edit photos during his many contracts with Jean Ann Ryan.

He has a big camera too, and I've seen some of the fruits of his labors, including pictures of Bermuda...

and various cast members. And up until a week ago, the only picture he had taken of me was this little gem...

Well, that all changed when Victor and I went out for a little photo session around St. George's. So, with Bermuda as my backdrop, the following is what happened.

We spent a good deal of time at this wall, which Victor likes for its textures.

Victor: "You look twenty years old man."

Me: "I feel twelve."

Victor does this cool thing with pictures that he calls "Clone-ography". When he says it, I swear it sounds like he's saying "pornography". In either case, the outcome is pretty cool. More of those further on down.

Ed Hardy shirts courtesy of Victor... "Your shirts are shit man," he says.

A look I mastered back when I was fourteen, turned into art many years later.

More clone-ography.

This one is one of my favorites.

Chain link fence inspiration from a "Prison Break" DVD.

Getting into the water, just like a real life model!

I know, can you believe it's me?

Getting into the water was one of the things I wanted to do on this shoot... Water was brisk, but the product turned out very well.

Hanging out on the dock on the east side of St. Catherine's beach.

All in all it was the most fun I've had taking pictures! Later I'll be using some of them for an updated website (something that is long overdue), and DVD. Thanks Victor, for a great day of taking great pictures, man!

Victor, and his wife Christy (one of the two female singers here) will be working at her mother's photography studio in Indianapolis after this contract. If you happen to be in the area, and would like to get shots like these, visit her website BY CLICKING HERE, and request Victor.

Keep on Livin' The Dream,

Michael Lamendola (adjusting my tie on Duke of Clarence Street)


  1. well i must say i feel very small right now....i love them! your looking good!

  2. Dola. Wow. Is it bad that I was laughing? Only because I know you. But not know you, know you. Anyway - the pictures looked great! Hehe.

  3. Isn't that the beach where they filmed "from here to eternity"?

  4. so the one where you are standing in all white in the water around your ankles.... that one kinda makes you look like Jesus

    -Pickles the Leprechaun

  5. Hola Guapo!

    Do you taste as good as you look? I want some of that sugar...