Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Black and White bighead

This blog is not dead. Just so you know.
This is my big mug in front of (or maybe under or behind, I'm not sure) Edinburgh castle around 2003. Or 2004. I don't know, the time just goes by. Probably 2004, judging by the glasses I was wearing. Also this was taken with real film, real black and white film, back before i got a digital camera. So I had to wait to see how the shots turned out!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Go Texas!

My young friend Ellie at her first UT football game. (She's ahead of me by one, I graduated from UT but have yet to attend a game.)

Big Texas Head!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

big head rich in funny hat

He very nicely stood still and let me put this silly hat on him. AND let me take the picture!
This is in Tallin Estonia.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Big head Phil

Big head Phil, originally uploaded by karlakp.

A night of partying in Oslo. Phil's big head and a disco ball...like a planet with a moon.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

beautiful girl not so bighead

I met this girl in 2006 in Cambodia, when I was wandering around the ruins of Angkor. This was in Ta Prohm temple. She was so pretty and curious. I showed her the picture I took with my camera screen and she pranced around like a supermodel after she saw it. Too funny.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Kraut Bighead with Camera

Today is twofer day, as I haven't uploaded a pic in a while. This is a coworker of mine from a trip to Svalbard in the Arctic we took last August. Hmm, I should find the one he took of me, shouldn't I?

Rich's bighead in front of Notre Dame and street signs

He very patiently lets me jump around and take these pictures. He's not quite as gracious when he finds them on this blog, but I like this one. Those signs are pointing right at his head!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

screaming bighead

That's me and my friend Keith. It was his "hmm hmm" birthday party. I don't remember why I was making that face, but I am posting this shot because it's very unusual that I allow myself to be photographed without a pose....I think Gilly (Keith's wife) got this shot on the sly.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

sweaty big head in front of Angkor Wat

When I was 9 or 10 I was obsessed with the family copy of Strange Stories Amazing Facts , this book put out by Reader's Digest. I read it forward and backwards, it was my Bible, I got it all manky and ruffled from so much poring over it. It was all about world history and the oddments of civilization, perfect for a history geek like me. From it I developed a yearning to travel and see places like Hay-on-Wye in Wales, Versailles, Venice, Stonehenge, Loch Ness, Karnak, Abu Simbel, Angkor Wat, Ephesus and Petra. So far I only have Petra left on the list.

I'm so freaking lucky. I always wanted to see those places, but never in a million years thought I would. Yet somehow things worked out so that I could. Damn. Amazing. And Strange.

Angkor was astounding, life changing, and I get to go again over Christmas.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

when a bighead pic goes wrong

Party time!, originally uploaded by karlakp.

This picture of me and Grant is an example of abject failure as applied to bighead photography. The general idea is to get the heads INTO the picture.

OK, yes, we were drunk.

Arctic Russian bighead with Swedish flag

I was lucky enough to get to join in on a geological study trip to Svalbard, in the Norwegian Arctic. It was the trip of a lifetime, and I will never forget it. (Plus i celebrated my 40th b day there!) The thing that made this experience beyond special was the people, my coworkers.
This is my very sweet Russian coworker Evelyne, in front of the Swedish flag. (The boat we traveled on was of Swedish register.)
She always has a smile on her face, I've never quite met anyone with her golden sunny view of the world. She shoots the idea of the dour Russian straight to hell. Here's to Evelyne's big smiley head!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

big head little Norwegian lake

My big head in front of the Semsvannet in Norway. The lake is really quite large, quite gorgeous and one of my favorite places in the world. I walk around it frequently. See the tiny cow in the background? The cows there all wear cow bells. It feels so damned European, you know?

FYI I am wearing my Barton Creek Golf baseball cap and my beer Lao t-shirt.