Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tribute to F. Tobias "Toby" Morriss

This is our tribute to Fredric Tobias Morriss better known as Toby.  He liked to refer to himself as a bricoleur but he was known as a professor, colleague, and friend.  He was a professor of photography at the University of South Carolina (USC) in the Media Arts Department and a mechanic for motorcycles.  More-so, he was known for his hugs and kind spirit.  He will be missed by the people whose lives he touch.  Though he is no longer with us, his influence will live on.  The photography community in Columbia, SC will not be the same without him.  These photos are not only a tribute and remembrance to Toby but are also symbolic of him and his influence.

Fredric Tobias "Toby" Morriss
June 17, 1973 - February 28, 2010


Make a Wish - Extra Hands

This is a repost from Tona Dahlquist / Extra Hands fundraiser that they are currently doing.  I know times are tough but if you can spare $5 you can make a difference in this little girl's life. 

Hello Extra Hands Members, Family and Friends!

As we approach Spring of the new year we have so much to look forward much to be thankful many memories to create with family and friends.

But for many children in our midst there isn't that much to look forward to. These are children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. These are children who are dealing with incredible challenges and did nothing to create the hardships they are facing. These are children that need our help!!

Extra Hands has recently joined forces with the Make-A-Wish foundation and are truly passionate about these kids. We're hoping you'll share our passion by helping with this Adopt A Wish campaign to raise $5,000 by the end of March. This will grant ONE CHILD'S WISH...and we are prepared to do this one dollar at a time if needed. Please feel free to donate whatever amount you wish and can. There is no donation too small. Anything and everything is important, needed and appreciated. Remember, there is power in numbers and we can have that. If we can get 500 -1,000 people on board to donate 5–10 dollars we can still grant a wish. Think about it -That is one cup of coffee this month from your favorite coffee place in exchange for granting a child’s wish.

We understand these are tough economic times. Whether a recovery is in store soon is anyone's guess, but there will eventually be a recovery for sure. These children we are helping can't say the same thing about their recovery. While we wish for a better economy, these kids are wishing to see Mickey Mouse, have a new play set or meet their grandparents who live in another state.

The Extra Hands Adopt A Wish child is a precious 6 year old who has been diagnosed with Astrocystoma. She would truly like to go to Disneyworld. Please join us in Making A REEL Difference in her life by helping grant her wish.

How many times in your life have you been able to say you granted a wish? This can be one of those times –you can help make it happen. Go to

Please post this link and encourage others to experience the joy of granting a child's wish.

Make A Wish is a wonderful organization and we're proud to be a part of it. We're hopeful you'll embrace it as enthusiastically as we have.

On behalf of All the Film Crew, Actors, Extras, Reality Stars, Athletes and Fans that make up the Extra Hands Group….

Thank you!!
Tona Dahlquist /Extra hands

Cost -A $5.00 minimum donation. Trust me when we post the wish granted pictures from our kid.... and you know you helped make it happen.... you will realize it was the best 5 bucks you ever spent!

When you click to the our giving page and hit donate now -you can click OTHER by amounts and type in your amount. This can be it $5 or $10 or whatever you want to give. You do not have to use the previous set amounts on the giving page.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hand Painted Bridal Portraits

Picasso Perfect Photography is proud to be able to offer a new option for bridal portraits. We now offer a hand embellished bridal portrait, signed by the artist. These portraits are truly unique pieces of art commemorating your special day. Below is an example of a hand embellished portrait and the original canvas print it is based on. Picasso Perfect Photography is excited to be able to offer this new option for our clients!

Hand Embellished Bridal Portrait

Original Canvas Wrap Bridal Portrait

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Toby Morriss

We wish our deepest condolences to those touched by the passing of USC's photography professor Toby Morriss.  He touched many lives during his tenure and he will be missed.  Our heart goes out to the USC photography community and faculty as well as those he had touched through the years.