Category: Photography

The Winner of the 500 Dollar Battle of the Bands: Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands

The Winner of the 500 Dollar Battle of the Bands: Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands

Our first contest since we resumed publication is in the books, and it was literally decided by one vote:

Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands win it; congratulations to a great band and our thanks for participating. Our first runner up, Floozzie Shooz is also a winner and will receive a 100 dollar Sam Ash gift certificate.

If you haven’t already checked out either of these great artists, visit them on their sites and like them on facebook – drunkenmermaid.com is incredibly lucky to have two bands of this caliber on our pages.

Look for our 500 dollar Photography contest and Fifty dollar Artist of the Week contests to begin later this summer. In the meantime, we have upcoming features on Bill Madison, Cat in the Box, and Michele Kishita…

All the best.

New from Emily Sophia: Pin Up EMporium

New from Emily Sophia: Pin Up EMporium

drunkenmermaid.com is happy to announce fan-favorite Emily Sophia has launched a new endeavor: “Pin Up EMporium” – a studio where ladies can be original, classic “Pin Up” style art! Emily Sophia provides the concepts, styling, make up and photography, then transforms the image using colored pencil and other techniques, so as to produce custom “Vargas-esque” images! Visit her on facebook, where you can see the dramatic before and after images. Here we have “By the Sea”:

The Hooble plays Maiden

The Hooble plays Maiden

We wrap up April with this shot: Garrett James, aka “The Hooble”, aged 2, playing Powerslave by Iron Maiden. We say start ’em young, start ’em right…next week we have two new entries in the 500 dollar battle of the bands (for a preview, checkout the posts by Joe Osorio and Rick Faber on our facebook page) and upcoming interviews with novelists Tim Queeney and Leah Petersen. Thanks for the ongoing support as we continue to gain momentum…May is gonna be fun…

Garrett James, Nicko McBrain's youngest disciple
A Double Dose for Tuesday

A Double Dose for Tuesday

Today we have two images for you:

Here is “Overlooking Santa Barbara” which Emily Sophia took in 2004. Be sure to see her Black and White image “Calm” on the drunkenmermaid.com facebook page…

“Overlooking Santa Barbara” copyright Emily Sophia Van Binsbergen
Ojai

Ojai

By way of contrast, here is warmer Ojai, California. Emily Sophia shot this in 2004.

“Ojai” copyright Emily Sophia Van Binsbergen
Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape

We now begin a brief run of Emily Sophia’s photography, leading off with an image the East Coast hasn’t seen much of this year, but our friends in the UK and Europe are all too familiar with…this photo was taken in Chapel Hill, NC, in 2010.

“Winter Landscape” copyright Emily Sophia Van Binsbergen