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Jumbo BLT T-Shirt Designs by Amelia G on Blue Blood

Jumbo BLT T-Shirt Designs

Yay! We’ve got a whole bunch of potential T-shirt designs ready to go. BLT‘s wonderful kind backers will be the ones to decide which ones we actually produce. The plan is to make a minimum of 3 of these designs, although I kind of want them all, now that I am looking at them. Old...( Read more )

Introducing BLT Kickstarter by Amelia G on Blue Blood

Introducing BLT Kickstarter

This weekend saw the launch of my Kickstarter project BLT Punk Humor Book 25 Year Black Leather Times Zine Omnibus. BLT was the first zine I did as an . . . well, I hesitate to say it, but as an adult. It is one of the creative projects I am the proudest of working on. A lot of great people have...( Read more )

Convergence 21 Hollywood Dead Stars by Amelia G on Blue Blood

Convergence 21 Hollywood Dead Stars

Blue Blood exhibited at Convergence this past weekend. Convergence is a convention of net goths which has been going on since gothic folks first found usenet. Each year, people vote on what city to have the con in. This was Convergence 21. It was themed Hollywood Dead Stars and it was held in...( Read more )

Alexandria Still Burns: Librarians & the Fight for Knowledge by Amelia G on Blue Blood

Alexandria Still Burns: Librarians & the Fight for Knowledge

I like Kyle Cassidy‘s work because he has a good eye for subculture. There is a journalistic aspect to his work, combined with an aesthetically pleasing approach. Kyle Cassidy delves into the social anthropology of cultural aspects which go unexplored by most. I think I first came across...( Read more )

AmeliaG.com Launches

AmeliaG.com Launches



by Amelia G : July 28th, 2009

amelia g ameliagSo I registered the domain for my name a while back, when the internet still had a bit of that new web smell. I’d been doing work more and more in the digital space for a few years then and I would end up having to pay off a cybersquatter for the BlueBlood.com domain, so it seemed sensible to register everything near and dear to me. Then nine more years went by. Some of my favorite sites have grown out of Forrest Black registering domains while drinking beer and then me feeling that, once it was registered, the domain had to have a site on it. For a long time, I just had a link to a hosted journal on AmeliaG.com, but now seemed like the time to actually put a proper site on there. Today it officially goes live.

The site has the Amelia G bio with just the broad strokes. There is a more detailed sidebar with just 2009 news about press appearances and where my writing and photography has appeared this year. I considered including a page with a gigantic lists of places I’ve been published, but, after doing thousands of pages of editorial, not to mention radio and television stuff, it just seemed like it would be a bit of a laundry list. Plus, oddly enough, when I was doing research for the site, I discovered that some of my work had been reprinted without me even knowing it. I’ve moved less as an adult than I did as a kid, but sometimes it is still possible to lose track of compatriots with moves and all on everyone’s part.

I hope people enjoy the Photography Portfolio section of Forrest Black’s and my work. People always ask to see my online portfolio and I always was reluctant to put one together before. When I say “reluctant”, I mean that the notion of editing together only forty of my favorite images, out of everything we’ve ever shot, made me effing hyperventilate. I forced my brain through its discomfort and editing a selection of images from over such a long time period turned out to be really . . .

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