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A.H. Scott: Could It Be His Kiss?

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Paint America Great Again by Taqiy Muhammad, Copyright 2017

 

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Poetry by A. H. Scott

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COULD IT BE HIS KISS?

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Could it be his kiss?

Well, it sure as Hell ain’t bliss

In his squint there’s something amiss

Could it be what’s in his kiss?

Or, far worse than delusion is what we dread

Tiny hands are nothing compared to the voices inside his head

The world loves you, Donald!

No matter how vicious you are to the powerless poor

The world loves you, Donald!

With a glint in his eye, smiling budgeter Mick “The Meat Cleaver” Mulvaney slickly slices the throat

The world loves you, Donald!

Reality TV is nothin’ we’re gonna laugh at now

Omarosa is the real deal, standin’ by your side

Could it be his kiss?

Maybe like an anesthetic, his magical pucker holds followers to sway in euphoric ecstasy

Any way the wind blows, can be like the truth or lies

Blow, baby, blow!

Surprise! Surprise! Surpise!

It’s Kellyanne “The Fact Whisperer” Conway, getting ready for her expanding 15 on the fly

The world loves you, Donald!

Daily detractors have met their match in Sean “The Man Tryin’ To Keep A Straight Face” Spicer

The world loves you, Donald!

And, who could forget that man of callous cannon, Steve “The Bureaucratic Blaster” Bannon

If their minds can match, why can’t their lips?

Could it be his kiss?

Wake up, world!

That conning pie hole ain’t worth the risk

Selling wolf tickets like they’re going out of style

What’s in his kiss?

Something ever so vile

That kinda affection he’s bringin’ forth is a poisonous mile

Kiss off!

Ban this!

Piss off!

Ban that!

Grease up and pucker hard

The world loves you, Donald!

And, the world is your dance card

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Painting by Taqiy Muhammad, Copyright 2017

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About The Author: A.H. Scott is a poet based in New York City and frequent contributor to Tony Ward Studio. To read additional articles by A. H. Scott, go herehttp://tonywardstudio.com/blog/h-scott-trustworthiness/

Posted in Art, Blog, Men, Politics, Portraiture

Portrait of the Day: Peter Noth

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Peter Noth: Actor

Photography by Tony Ward, Copyright 2017

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To access additional portraits from this series of black & white close ups, go here: http://tonyward.com/early-work/close-ups-1990s/

Posted in Art, Blog, Early Work, Men, Photography, Portraiture

Diary: My First Shoot With Alice

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Alice Chaillou: Paris

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Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2017
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DIARY: MY FIRST SHOOT WITH ALICE

Like many of the people we meet on social media we sometimes wonder if we will ever get a chance to meet our newly discovered cyber friends. Alice and I became acquainted on Facebook in the fall of 2014. Our communications took place over a period of several months. I mentioned in one of the correspondences that I was planning a visit to Paris to meet with my dealer, Pascal Vanhoecke who was storing a portfolio of prints at his gallery in Cachan. Alice and I looked forward to meeting in person, and so we arranged a photo shoot at the Alba Opera Hotel in the heart of Paris, where she was working as a receptionist. Alice’s friendship with the hotel’s owner enabled her to book a quaint room for me to stay in overlooking the old cobblestoned street in front of the hotel where Louis Armstrong lived for a year early in his career.

In anticipation of my visit, the accomodating hotel owner sectioned off a part of the hotel’s ground floor for us to photograph in. The full series of pictures from Alice at the Alba Opera Hotel can be seen exclusively by membership . To become a Club, Box or Executive member of TWE, sign up here: http://tonywarderotica.com/category/membership-account/

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To access additional diary entries, go here: http://tonywarderotica.com/diary-devils-bridge/

Posted in Art, Blog, Diary, Early Work, Erotica, Fashion, Glamour, Photography, Portraiture, women

Diary: Devil’s Bridge

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Devil’s Bridge

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Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2017

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DEVIL’S BRIDGE

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When I first met Mia she looked like any normal young woman visiting my studio on a go see.  A little on the thin side, but not unlike many of the models I had photographed previously who were suffering from anorexia, an  eating disorder prevalent in the modeling industry.  It wasn’t until I noticed the scars and the track marks along both arms  that made for a much different picture that was originally intended.  Her deplorable condition immediately made me reflect on the temptations we are often faced with in life that challenge our reasoning,  the choices we make between  good and evil, which often shapes our destiny.  

Mia’s heroin addiction progressed to the point where the usual veins in her arms that fed her habit had recently collapsed, and  her emaciated frame began to show the signs of failing health.  Yet, despite all of the danger signs, she remained defiant and unfazed, as she proceeded to utilize a mirror in order to properly steer the needle containing the devil’s drug  into her bloodstream for a momentary,  yet deadly high. 

 I had never witnessed  a person shooting heroin before and for this sitting she agreed to repeat the scenario in the form of this picture.  Two additional models were cast  to represent good and evil, a symbol of the choices that we make in life of which in Mia’s case the latter prevailed.  

To view more pictures from the book of Tableaux Vivants, go herehttp://tonyward.com/early-work/tableaux-vivants-1993-2000/

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Posted in Art, Blog, Diary, Early Work, Erotica, Photography

TWS: Cover Shoot, April 2017

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TWS Cover Shoot April 2017

 

 

Photography: Tony Ward, Copyright 2017

Model: Summer Thompkins

Featuring: K. Vaughn Scarves

Makeup: Emily Dimant

Assistant: Anthony Colagreco

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TWS: Cover Shoot, April 2017

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Posted in Art, Blog, Fashion, Glamour, Jewelry, Photography, Portraiture, women