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I failed you my millions and millions of fevered Skep-Pics fans.

First off, I was in Florida for a while. And I had all these fun in the sun pics, which I spared you because I didn’t want to rub it in our collective reader’s beautiful faces. Then there was this extravagant loss of a precious collection of Brooklyn pics, like the one I posted last time, which were lost.

Enough of excuses. Let’s just have a new Skep-Pic from my personal archives.

Prospect Heights Alley

Prospect Heights

Also I will take this time to self promote. I have a new portfolio-style book of my work available. Take a look at a short preview, buy a copy, and be able to tell people that you know me back when I was still a pauper.

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Our friends at Chief Magazine wanted to share this event with the highly esteemed readers of Brooklyn Skeptic, obvious taste-makers for the borough.

ChiefMag.com enthusiastically presents Best and Brightest: The Chief Spring Showcase, a group exhibition of five talented and accomplished photographers ripped from the interview catalogue of ChiefMag.com. To kick off this seasonal showcase series, Chief is exhibiting work by photographers Jaimie Warren, Santiago Mostyn, Maxim Ryazansky, Brad Troemel, and Jeff Barnett-Winsby.

Opening Reception! Open bar!
Fresh jams from DJ Rev McFly and DJ Teenwolf

Friday, May 2
7:00 – 11:00 PM

281 North 7th Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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A young man named Eric (San Francisco resident and Brooklyn Skeptic friend), has set up a unique festival where all films are to be shot on “disposable film.” This means that you can use your camera phone, webcams, security cameras or disposable cameras from stores like Rite Aid or CVS. All that he asks is that your films be under ten minutes and creative. The submissions are due on December 15th of this year. For more information, go here. It’s an awesome opportunity to flex your creative muscle and compete without spending much money.

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As a psuedo-amateur photographerist, I rummage through quite a bit of other people’s work. One such photographer is Jay Parkinson. I’ve always looked with a tinge of envy at the shots he sets up, and always keep it in the back of my mind to learn from his growing work.

Well, he’s decided to not only beat me at photography but at life (impressive feat). Recently he has devised a new style of medical practice in the exotic borough of Williamsburg. He sits around with his 24-access to email and instant messenger, and is ready to advise you whenever. He’ll come to your house, business, local hipster cafe’, or under a dark overpass.

Dark Underpasses are A-OK

So…you give him about $500. Then you can text him “Hai mai hart hertz, ow!”, and he will respond in kind. Mostly through the fanciness of the internet, using pictures/webcams…which lets him charge this relatively lower price. It seems you get two house visits per year free after which there will be a complicated algorithm designed to see how far away you are (and thus how uncool you are) from Williamsburg. He has also claimed to have searched all up and down New York for prices on various procedures and medicine if you need to find the cheaper alternatives.
If you are part of teh uninsured but have a cell phone, computer, internet, digital camera, webcam, and such…sounds like a great idea. This is probably something to try out, and it supports innovation in medicine, goes against those money eatings insurance companies, and supports your creative MD’d brooklyners.

For better information than I can give (from a website that will end up giving you a headache), you can look for yourself: http://www.jayparkinsonmd.com/

In a WIRED interview, he claims “I’ll probably make some exceptions or accept artwork for my services,”. There’s hope at beating him at photography yet! Then getting a free “head turn & cough”.

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