I take PHOTOS, lots of PHOTOS, and make SHORT FILMS. I also sometimes BLOG ABOUT MUSIC. I'm on TWITTER, FACEBOOK, & TUMBLR. I'm am part of a WONDERFUL COMMUNITY, work with AMAZING PEOPLE, and make a NUDIEZINE! I'm a busy boy...
I'm like the HUGH HEFNER OF ZINES!!!
At the Garry Winogrand exhibit at SFMOMA. http://t.co/5k4LlWG3vE
The awesome @lbryvxn in her domain! <3 so happy to finally meet you in person! http://t.co/CRwjTOLQgr
It's been an amazing couple of days out here in the edge of nowhere in Sea Ranch, CA. But alas... Time… http://t.co/0pIept4l7Q
Photoset: Wertheimer’s Classroom Lesson No. 1: Out of focus - Unprepared - Closure. (c) Aaron Tsuru with... http://t.co/CXVtcW9L8v
Birthday dinner at Bones Barbecue. Population about 300. http://t.co/9pxIPXPXeY
Totally Hot. http://t.co/knI9I5uwJs
RT @ohhipeskypie: My cover issue of @tsurufoto's Nudiezine came in the mail today! Get yours at http://t.co/PksG0WxMEc today! ;3 http://t.c…
Photoset: California. (c) Aaron Tsuru http://t.co/otaLEvOegz
Dem redwoods are sum biggun trees! http://t.co/mUfS475ri5
Baby inside a giant redwood tree vagina http://t.co/K3hl0XF8FG
Kinda feel like the title should be "13 Passively Sexist Questions Every Bro Says When Trying To Get Laid" by http://t.co/j1HRRFXXIg
Also at Salt Point State Park! Can you see the sea lions? http://t.co/uPyoKlSkqQ
From today's hike in Salt Point State Park. http://t.co/gHUoH4Hgwi
Fort Ross Vineyard. Yummy wine! http://t.co/28w6hFBrpY
Photoset: Pastoral. The Sea Ranch, CA (c) Aaron Tsuru http://t.co/BJjbGE4Ml5
From this afternoon's walk with @tsurubride <3 outside of meandering around, we have done nothing. And… http://t.co/thRZhukF39
Double exposure coastline http://t.co/hnBORqzvId
tsurufoto nudiezine no. 23 nudiecrane of the month: Pesky in animated format. WOWZERS!
Get your copy at http://bit.ly/nudie23 today!
Damn it feels good to be a #zinester.
32 epic pages of zinetastic nudieness!!!
IN ISSUE TWENTY-THREE
- Photography: Caitlin & the table of contents
- TITA FOREVER!
- NUDIECRANE: Raye In The Morning.
- Poetry inspired by Hannah by Flashtastic
- diptych: PYRAMID
- Sharpie Porn: Mary
- NUDIECRANE & CENTERFOLD: All Killer And No Filler with Pesky!
- Lex in the window.
- Illustration: Sheila Savage by Joel Benjamin
- Wolfen Slave. Writing by Lacie Grayson
- NUDIECRANE: Alex. Think you can handle it?
- Storm’s a-comin’ Pesky!
- Our Brooklyn.
And yep, even with New York’s ridic photocopy prices, we are still only………….. $4!
32 Pages including the covers (HUGE!)
Measures 5.5” x 8.5” closed
B&W photocopied & triple stapled!
Yes & yes! Amazing. via & by @tsurubride:
“Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses” (because men are asses).
embroidery & hand painted leather applique on linen
So this is how my brain works: I saw a random picture of Marilyn Monroe from “How to Marry a Millionaire” on my tumblr dash, which made me think about the scene where Marilyn meets Cameron on the plane, which made me google the actual quote from Dorothy Parker, then I remembered a shoot Tsurufoto did of Isabella Misery in the woods where she was wearing glasses, and ta dah!
Playing w my own blood in @tsurufoto ‘s bathtub
So this happened last night! haha!
I do no wrong.
It bears reblogging because…. Pesky!
This is super cute!
reblogging Erica because fuckyeah!
First of all, thank you for the constructive criticism! I find that very rare these days on the innernets where quasi-anonymous trolls roam the land.
Second, you are a filmmaker? Why be anonymous! I would love to see your work!!!
And finally, on the feedback… First, the focus finding & movement. That’s actually me! I run most films wide open and what you see is actually how I work and move and whatever when I’m shooting. The original idea behind the majority of little films is that they add motion and music to a photoshoot (I hate “slideshow” videos and wasn’t ready to make talkie-films). It’s like click-click-film-film-click-film-click… well you get the idea. The whole time I’m hopping around like a mentally-challenged monkey while shooting & filming saying things like “BLAMO!” “Oh man, awesome!” and so on. Hell, on some shoots I even have the light-source LITERALLY clipped onto my belt using my Elvis-pelvis as my lighting assistant! Lol. Funny but true.
Not sure if any of the models have gotten seasick yet, but they do tend laugh at my antics (which I love when I capture). But I’ll do damn near anything to get the shot I want! Even with a broken toe (with Tita & my first shoot together) or with a wicked head cold (yesterday with Lex), and (and I’m proud of this) I haven’t fallen on or damaged anyone yet! =)
So yeah, think of it as more about “being there in Tsuru’s shoes”, that kinda thing! But still… point taken! I think as things evolve (and they have evolved) that is something I will keep in consideration.
On autoexposure, yes. I think you are right. I think there’s an AE lock on my camera in video mode and I need to use it if there is. But, that’s on the fancier camera (which one day if the films keep coming & the ideas keep rolling, will be upgraded). I’m also prone to shooting with my cheaper cameras and even my phone depending on what’s with me and what look I’m going for. But yeah…. As I dive more into traditional short films (shooting one this weekend), I’ll need to be less in-the-moment and more mindful of things that can take away from what I’m trying to do.
Thank you very much!
NOTE: Go to tsurufoto.com to see this post in all it’s glory. Tumblr dashboards just aren’t good for this kinda thing. Photo by Aaron Tsuru Well, we knew this day would come one day and it was one of the most agonizing decisions we had to make, but as we announced the other day, the Tsurus are moving to New York City in October! And I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of any way better to celebrate drastic change (for the better or the worse, really) than with a mixtape and so, BLAMO! that’s what we got today. These past few weeks as the possibility became more and more a reality, I got nostalgic. In the mixtape, it really shows. The result was basically a “best of” the past few years of life here in Columbus, mixed with thoughts of New York, and a few new songs that have caught my ear. I guess really, a mixtape for me that I’m sharing with you…. For fans of my mixtapes, you’ll find lots of familiar ground, but hopefully a few surprises. For the rest of ya, just push play and enjoy. To all the past friends, crafters, & nudiecranes, we love you & will miss you dearly. To all the new friends we’ll meet in New York, we’ve got some bikes to ride & some nudiezines to make!!! Okay, okay. I’m starting to get mushy, so let’s get on with it as… tsururadio presents… First, we take Manhattan mixtape!!!(push play for one seamless & gapless mixtape, full zip down below) 01 R.E.M. - First We Take Manhattan (Leonard Cohen)02 Pulp - Common People03 Arcade Fire - The Suburbs04 Morphine - I’m Free Now05 The Shins - Simple Song06 Grizzly Bear - A Simple Answer07 Jonathan Richman - Springtime In New York08 Noah And The Whale - 5 Years Time09 The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio10 Violent Femmes - Crazy11 fun. - At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)12 Lemonheads - Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye (Leonard Cohen)13 Echo And The Bunnymen - People Are Strange (The Doors)14 Beirut - East Harlem15 Sufjan Stevens - Chicago16 Stars - Through The Mines17 Plants And Animals - Bye Bye Bye18 Leonard Cohen - Chelsea Hotel No. 219 Neutral Milk Hotel - Ghost / Untitled / Two-Headed Boy (vinyl)20 Lionel Richie - All Night Long (All Night)Bonus 21 Bobby Short - I Happen To Like New York (Cole Porter) * FULL ZIP* Love you guys! See you in the big city! Enjoy!!! Love,The Tsurus309 plays
Soundtrack of the week: “Shoot Me, Baby” by Crash Test Dummies. Demented and dirty. <389 plays
NOW PLAYING: Tales Of The Forgotten Melodies by Wax Tailor121 plays
Now that I’m old… where do my hands go? I’ve been told… if you’re not careful, you’ll never find your way home. Doom-wap forever! <3 Thank you baby for getting me this record. Best album in a very very very very long time. I love you!39 plays
SOUNDTRACK: Listening to Pink Floyd’s The Wall, working on nudiezine #16. A lovely Sunday morning. Next up, our shoot with Tita!22 plays
Shut up. Push play. And enjoy! <3 - Just finished our short film with Cam, it reminded me of this mixtape.90 plays
Now playing: Chocolate & Cheese by Ween thanks to @luxnightmare! Also, greatest album cover ever. ever ever.19 plays
Oh lord I’ve found you, I held you tight Oh I, and the villains I pull into the sky And our heart’s shake in it This summer night, oh I Let’s lie down in the basement tonight… I love you Baby. Song of the day part 2: “Tornado ‘87” by Rural Alberta Advantage from Side B of you so pretty next to me mixtape on tsururadio.30 plays
The great thing about super cold rides… if you cry, everyone just thinks your eyes are watering from the cold. <3 Song of the day part 1: “Simple Song” by Shins from Side A of you so pretty next to me mixtape on tsururadio.10 plays
“Settling In” by Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings. Seriously, how perfect is this song for a burlesque act? Song from Soul Time! - DOWNLOAD NOW!10 plays
Ice Cream by Battles! Mmmm…….. so proggy! I need to do a ice cream shoot this summer.31 plays
Starting the day off right! “Can’t Stand It” by Wilco from Summerteeth!67 plays
Jesus fuck nuggets!!! I’m officially OBSESSED over this album!!! Get it here, now, put on head phones, loud, and just *love* with the force of a thousand fucking suns. Here’s “Remains” from A Hundred Times or More by Phosphorescent21 plays
Here’s “This Is Not A Song” by Islands. Oh, and fuck you SOPA.20 plays
“Simple Song” by The Shins… A new Shins song is always worth bloggerin’ about!1412 plays
In my head, listened to about 3 times after the bike ride, still crammed in there, time to share with you. Morphine’s “I’m Free Now”. <395 plays
Classic! Song from my youth….. nightmaresforaweek: Punk Rock Girl by The Dead Milkmen“Punk rock girl!Please look at me! Punk rock girl!What do you see? Let’s travel round the world, Just you and me punk rock girl!” *love*1832 plays
Let’s end the night on this… daniel johnston & “true love will find you in the end”. g’night.1981 plays
Listening to one of my favourite albums of the year, I Am An Attic by Nick Diamonds. Here’s “In Dust We Trust”.20 plays
Mmm…. Cohen.441114 plays
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Photo by Aaron Tsuru
Well, we knew this day would come one day and it was one of the most agonizing decisions we had to make, but as we announced the other day, the Tsurus are moving to New York City in October! And I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of any way better to celebrate drastic change (for the better or the worse, really) than with a mixtape and so, BLAMO! that’s what we got today.
These past few weeks as the possibility became more and more a reality, I got nostalgic. In the mixtape, it really shows. The result was basically a “best of” the past few years of life here in Columbus, mixed with thoughts of New York, and a few new songs that have caught my ear. For fans of my mixtapes, you’ll find lots of familiar ground, but hopefully a few surprises. For the rest of ya, just push play and enjoy.
Okay, okay. I’m starting to get mushy, so let’s get on with it as…
tsururadio presents… First, we take Manhattan mixtape!!!
(push play for one seamless & gapless mixtape, full zip down below)
01 R.E.M. – First We Take Manhattan (Leonard Cohen)
02 Pulp – Common People
03 Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
04 Morphine – I’m Free Now
05 The Shins – Simple Song
06 Grizzly Bear – A Simple Answer
07 Jonathan Richman – Springtime In New York
08 Noah And The Whale – 5 Years Time
09 The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
10 Violent Femmes – Crazy
11 fun. – At Least I’m Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)
12 Lemonheads – Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye (Leonard Cohen)
13 Echo And The Bunnymen – People Are Strange (The Doors)
14 Beirut – East Harlem
15 Sufjan Stevens – Chicago
16 Stars – Through The Mines
17 Plants And Animals – Bye Bye Bye
18 Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel No. 2
19 Neutral Milk Hotel – Ghost / Untitled / Two-Headed Boy (vinyl)
20 Lionel Richie – All Night Long (All Night)
Bonus 21 Bobby Short – I Happen To Like New York (Cole Porter)
* FULL ZIP*
Love you guys! See you in the big city! Enjoy!!!
Yeah, I went there, I said it. Accept it.
Well hello there, my friends! Long time caller, first time listener and I got a treaty-treat for you this
labor day martin luther king jr day presidents day memorial day weekend! It’s hot out but, my dear old friend, shit’s about to get even hotter. Like Dungeons n dragons in a different fucked up dimension, we got a 3-sided mixtape to slay a few mojitos with…. oh ho ho, but that’s not all! Two of the songs featured in the mixtape are also in two tsurufoto presents… short films!
Oh, it’s a surprise because today we are putting the “radio” back in tsururadio running a pythagorean special with Sides A, B, & C TOTALLY BLIND!!! duh-duh-DUUUUUUH!!!! I guess I could’ve broke ‘em up, labeled them out, and got a bunch more “hits” and shit, but fuck it, it’s a 3-day weekend and I’m having too much fun!
OH! Before we get to it, once again this year we are putting these sexy gams to good use, this time riding 100 miles & raising $1800 to fight cancer for Pelotonia 12!!!
Any & all donations of support to help us reach our goal are truly & truly appreciated! I promise to ride my ass off for you in August and hopefully help get us one notch closer to putting an end to cancer. You can donate by clicking the photo above or by going to the following page.
Thank you thank you thank you in advance! So, with that being said, this being that, and here being here, let’s get this show on the road & let’s get our asses back to enjoying the niiiice long weekend, as……….
tsururadio presents… Lover, will you look at me now?
Love & cheers,
Let the hype begin at chez tsuru!!! Hard Drugs is BACK (finally) and their new album Party Foreverer (another concept album, fuck yeahs) is about to drop like a meth head all out of meth! Here’s the first single “Hardest Part II”! It’s nyom nyom nyom nom nom nom……………………….. nom.
Wow. Great song, great cover, and epic 5 member band on 1 guitar performance. My favourite guy is the one on the far right.
What a diff’rence no wind made, twenty-four miles per hour…. ;)