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Jagadeesh Andrew Owens
 

A Poll... Please vote...


I think that my time spent as an amateur photographer would sky rocket at light speed to professional award winning photographer if I changed my name to something exotic. Something that starts with two consonants, besides "st". Being sexy myself, I think I need a sexy name to advance in this profession. What do you think? Yes or no? If yes, which name? Here they are: Ii Vul & Ky Gielli...


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5/16/2006 2:50:57 PM

 
Bob Chance
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/19/2006
  How about Scandinavian names like "Sven"?

Or how 'bout that guy that used to do those stupid butter commercials?
Oh yeah! Fabio.


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5/16/2006 3:19:05 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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  ROFL Andrew! I vote Yes! I think you're on to something. I don't like either of those names though :o)! How about something Scottish with a Mc in the front? :D


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5/16/2006 3:25:53 PM

 
Darren J. Gilcher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/1/2005
  French names always sound artistic and sexy. Maybe I need some sensitivity training.


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5/16/2006 3:30:22 PM

 
Bob Chance
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/19/2006
  LOL! Sharon.

"Mc in the front? :D"

You're making me hungry for fries and a bigMac.


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5/16/2006 3:34:57 PM

 
Alan N. Marcus   In 1888 George Eastman needed a name for his fledgling company. He liked the letter “K” because he often said it was strong and incisive.He tried out a great number of combinations, words starting and ending with K. He chose KODAK because he believed it was strong and maybe pronounced the same every language.

If George can make one up, so can you.

Go to it! I have no preference.

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other word would smell as sweet."
Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)


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5/16/2006 3:39:35 PM

 
Debbie Del Tejo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2005
  A rose by any other name is still a rose......you can name yourself whatever you think sounds sexy...but if you don't produce QUALITY work and have INPECABLE people skills....???
get my drift???
But you have both, then go right ahead and change it to REDWAN (WHICH IS MIGLED ANDREW) I myself jsut love the name Andrew though.....it is a very sexy name in itself.


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5/16/2006 3:41:26 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  ...How about "Shuter Composozier".

It's sexy, it sounds foreign and best of all...,it falls within the parameters of your double-consonant rule.

(Don't bother thanking me...consider it a gift.) :)


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5/16/2006 3:46:30 PM

 
Paul Tobeck
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2005
  My vote is for
Provish McShooter


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5/16/2006 3:51:32 PM

 
Paul Tobeck
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2005
  That would be Russian-Scottish wouldn't it?
Besides, if you get to complicated a name, they can't spell it right on those huge checks you'll be getting!


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5/16/2006 3:54:13 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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  I read recently that "tog" was short for photographer. How about Provish McTog? LOL


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5/16/2006 4:19:44 PM

 
John Roberts
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2005
  Yes, a name, not talent, is what you need. Two examples:

Case 1 - Linda Eastman, so-so photojournalist, marries Paul McCartney, becomes Linda McCartney, gets unprecedented accesss to rock stars because she's Linda McCartney, and becomes lauded as a "great" photographer even though phtographic work remains as mediocre as her musicianship.

Case 2 - Many years ago Diane Keaton published a book of photos of old hotel interiors that would not have gotten past the front door of ANY publisher if her name wasn't Diane Keaton. Once again, name trumps talent.

Yeah, go for a new name.


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5/16/2006 4:52:52 PM

 
Larry Lawhead
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/15/2002
  I've been wondering that myself... Maybe if I canged my name to something like Ansel Abrams??


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5/16/2006 5:56:58 PM

 
Paul Tobeck
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2005
  Isn't it amazing how many celebrities just pick up a camera and get their crap pictures published. As if it isn't bad enough that we have to listen to them pontificate their mindless babble between movies.


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5/16/2006 6:20:38 PM

 
Bob Chance
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/19/2006
  So, what has Kenny Rogers published lately?


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5/16/2006 6:32:18 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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  I had forgotten all about Kenny Rogers. I actually like his work but I have no idea if he's done anything recently.


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5/16/2006 6:39:24 PM

 
Peter Hundley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/23/2006
  "A well-respected photographer, Rogers was invited to the White House to create a portrait of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton for the TV special "A Day in the Life of Country Music, " which aired in 1993. He has also published two photography books: Kenny Rogers’America and Kenny Rogers Your Friends and Mine. Soon his third book, This Is My Country, will be published."


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5/16/2006 6:42:06 PM

 
Debbie Del Tejo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2005
  Kenny was on American Idol recently pushing a new album of some sort...he also appeared very recently on Ellen also pushing the same album....mind you I did not rush to Tower Records to buy it. He has had major face lifts as well to add to his NEW image!


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5/16/2006 6:44:29 PM

 
Bob Chance
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/19/2006
  When someone mentioned celebrity photographers, I remember Kenny doing a photo album some years ago, In fact, I think he even had his own art showing.
I haven't seen or heard of anything of him lately. But then again, I don't watch TV. Imagaine that! LOL


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5/16/2006 7:01:42 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Hey Andrew: I think you're right. Talent means nothing, it's ALL in the name. How about "Quick Releaseman". Kinda takes care of both photographer and sexy. Well, sort of, although I hope you don't suffer from premature adjudication. :>)

Take it light.
Mark


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5/16/2006 7:39:52 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  and albert said?sooo who is albert?
and the first edition and he didn't do drugs?
so if I change my name i'll miss my hate mail?i'd miss that.
that subtly m.
ah hell i'll say it,brown dirt cowboy.
kinda catchy.elton john.
what's in a name?
norma jean?


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5/16/2006 9:46:27 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  You people are seriously warped! I love it!


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5/17/2006 2:23:14 AM

 
Dr Silly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/28/2004
  Hey I needed a name change too, so I when with something sexy (Dr Silly)LOL And my photos are known world round. But hey no finalist. Dr Silly is my clown name and I love to clown around in photos. But if I where to turn pro I would have to go back to my real name (Bill Krause}. Your work is what makes you not your name.

And I also think you started this as a joke.

DOC


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5/17/2006 3:02:26 AM

 
Jon Close
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  (a) create a one-word name. Maybe "Andros" derived from your name, or something unrelated to anything, like "Praetor" (just opened a dictionary randomly).

(b) use it for a while, then create a glyph, .gif, or scribble and simply use that (with ©).


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5/17/2006 6:08:41 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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  Actually, now that I think about it if Andrew is handsome and sexy he doesn't need a name change! Everyone knows the beautiful people get ahead just by being beautiful :O)!


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5/17/2006 6:11:51 AM

 
Kerry L. Walker   "Everyone knows the beautiful people get ahead just by being beautiful :O)!"

No wonder I'm not getting anywhere!


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5/17/2006 6:45:50 AM

 
Dr Silly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/28/2004
  If Andrew is handsome, why is he hidding behind a water faucet handle? LOL

Doc


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5/17/2006 6:55:03 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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  LOL Doc! Good question :o)!


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5/17/2006 7:34:24 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   You guys crack me up!! Hiding behind a water faucet?? Where was that??? LOL! Oh, I already have a scribble I use as a signature, just waiting on my Wacom tablet to add it to my shots! I'll keep everyone posted on what name I choose. Who knew Kenny Rogers was a photographer??? I had a friend who got food poisoning from his Roasters restaurant one time.... :-(


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5/17/2006 10:26:58 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   The Photographer Formerly Known As Andrew???


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5/17/2006 10:50:55 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  O Andrew LOL - Doc S, the whole tap thing depicts his subliminal accaptance of being a 'drip' (note the size of the tap!!BTW Jon C, what is your 'Kwanon'thingee? I can't make it out on my screen - are you guys talking about Kenny Rogers the (old) singer?? We haven't heard his music here in SA for about 20 years. Andreas StOwenovsky sounds quite exotic to me, and crosses a few cultures ?! How about going the whole hog, have a sex-change and become Andrea? (I've been so busy editing, haven't checked into this asylum for a while - hi, my name is Robyn, just Robyn!!!)...


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5/17/2006 11:20:00 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Well, Hi Robyn. My name is Andrew, and I'm a photographer. I quite like my tap and wouldn't want to go whole hog. Just finished a novel last night that was set in Russia, so the Stowenovksy name has some appeal. I may just call myself Big Sexy.


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5/17/2006 11:34:38 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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  Yep, Kenny Rogers (OLD) singer and star of The Gambler. I really like his photography from what I've seen of it. Wish he'd enter a few here at BP. It would be fun to see if he would win, place or draw LOL!!


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5/17/2006 11:37:18 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   LOL, Sharon!!!


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5/17/2006 11:39:38 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Andrew, its St Owenovsky, not Stowen.... you have to be specific - it you want to keep the Russian connection, and add a bit of South Africanism, what about Igor van der Merwe (truly South African surname!!!) You could use Thor as your middle name to bring in a Scandinavian minimalism !!


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5/17/2006 11:47:37 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Sorry for the mistake, Robyn, but you typed it, I didn't! LOL. I've also thought about an African name, something that starts with Mb or Mk. I hope the people at betterphoto don't mind when they have to mail all my prizes to St. Mkuele van der Merwe...


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5/17/2006 11:53:39 AM

 
Debbie Del Tejo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2005
  Sir van der Merwe...I am positive now that you have drank too much water out of that faucet. lol
( or is it water??)


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5/17/2006 12:01:26 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   LOL, Debbie! Since I actually am a recovering alcoholic (126 days now) it'd better be water, or I'm in trouble!!! And you'll have to drop the sir, because it doesn't fit me being 28 years old... LOL


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5/17/2006 12:10:40 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Notice the name change... I decided to try it on for a while and see if it fits....


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5/17/2006 12:13:59 PM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Ooooonh African, with an M or a T... well Mongameli is sort of how you would address a King (instead of Your Highness...) T... now what about Thabo (as in Mbeki, our Pres??) Mongameli Thabo Sipho van der Merwe (MK stands for Mkonto Wesizwe, don't worry about the spelling!!) but that was the 'armed terrorist' wing of the ANC in the good old bad old days of the old SA. Sipho (pronounced Seepoh) is also a good one, as is Shaka/Chaka (as in Shaka Zulu - who was King of the Zulu's) a warrior of note.... Or how about Eish? Wow to explain this word.... is probably the most commonly used word in SA amongst black and white... its an exclamation (prob equivalent to OMG, or WOW), as in Eish, I am ty-ed (tired) or Eish, I'm hot, or Eish that was difficult, or.... eish I didn't get a finalist or winner on BP for a loooooong time!!! So... Mongameli Eish van der Merwe sounds good!!


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5/17/2006 12:15:48 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Oh, I love it!!! We have a winner, and the name will be changed! Thank to Robyn Ball, who has my undying loyalty and affection for picking the winning name combo. Drumroll puh-lease::::: Sipho Eish.


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5/17/2006 12:21:15 PM

 
Robyn Gwilt
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  ROFLMAO!!! Nyabong gakulu (thank you very much in Zulu!) You do need to remember now that you are a fully fledge Zulu,that should you wish to marry, you will have to pay 'lobola' to said maidens hand in marriage - this is paid in the form of cows (preferably about 10 or more at about SA Rand 1200.00, and a couple of goats!!) Now as the payment of lobola will probably be beyond the financial means of a fledgling international photographer, it is not uncommon to first test the woman's fertility, have at least 3 or 4 children (just to be sure), and then bugger off into the rolling hills never to be seen again :) Sipho can then start the whole ball rolling again .... (excuse the pun!) Eish, I'm so ty-ed, I'm dizzzeee! This is a favourite expression amongst cabin crew on our local airline!!!


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5/17/2006 12:28:14 PM

 
Dr Silly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/28/2004
  What was your name again, oh I know Andrew. Will Master Sipho Eish I don't know about this name it is to hard to remember so your photos may just fade away. LOL

Doc


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5/17/2006 12:31:55 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Well, thank God I'm gay and won't have to purchase livestock over a woman! Not to mention all that fertility testing (LOL)!!! If you've just joined the conversation thread, here's a summary:

A small town boy by the name of Andrew Owens has just come out of the closet to betterphoto members about his sexuality, past alcohol use, and then promptly changed his name, which was contributed by the lovely Robyn Ball of South Africa, who will receive (if she sends me her address) a thank you card with a crisp, new, one dollar bill in it, my undying loyalty, and great affection.

That covers it, doesn't everyone??? LOL


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5/17/2006 12:36:49 PM

 
Bob Chance
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/19/2006
  How about just Andy? Easy to remember! Easy to spell, though not as easy as Bob. Heck, I can't screw my name up even if I spell it backwards.
Oh, wait a minute, yes I can.

boB


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5/17/2006 12:41:39 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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  It was fun for a while anyway :o)! Now I think I'll go have a mixed drink. Pepsi and vanilla :D


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5/17/2006 12:42:15 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   LOL @ Bob!!!


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5/17/2006 12:43:11 PM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Eish, a gay recovering white alchoholic with a new exotic name.... you can only go one way.... straight to fame!!! The one dollar won't cover the cost of a cow (or even a miserable goat) but they thought is appreciated! Enjoy the new persona - anytime you need a new ID.... well honey you know my email! :)


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5/17/2006 12:43:30 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   LOL @ Bob!!! And I've always hated "Andy" and no one for fear of their life has ever called me that! LOL


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5/17/2006 12:43:47 PM

 
Bob Chance
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/19/2006
  Okay, enough already. I must have at least two dozen e-mail notifications.
"Response to question by Mkuel"
"Response to question by Andrew"
"Response to question by Sipho"

Make up our minds already. LOL


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5/17/2006 12:44:28 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING MY BUTT OFF AT ROBYN!!!! I never thought of that!!! You're so right!


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5/17/2006 12:45:04 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Sorry Bob. Thanks everyone for participating, and look for more photography from the soon to be famous (though with a haunted past most likely to be coverd by 20/20) Sipho Eish!


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5/17/2006 12:47:26 PM

 
Debbie Del Tejo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2005
  Me too BOB....I went nuts for a minute or two....who??? I had to delete Andrew's because he does not exist, then I deleted Mikuel cuz he was short lived and now I guess we have a celebrity photographer named SIPHO...WHO IS MUCH LOCO! ( do I dare delete those? or save them to sell on Ebay? )


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5/17/2006 12:51:26 PM

 
Dr Silly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/28/2004
  Hope you didn't get any spinters in your BUTT rolling on the floor laughing at ROBYN (with a Y).

Doc


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5/17/2006 12:58:44 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  Robyn, re my avatar...
It didn't shrink well, but it was a brand symbol used by the
Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory Co. Ltd. (later to become Canon).
Their original prototype camera was named "Kwanon" because company
founder, Goro Yoshida, was a believer in Kwannon, the Buddhist Goddess of
Mercy. The camera's logo depicted a "thousand-arm" (well 16-arm anyway)
Kwannon Goddess.

Not a Buddhist myself, but a Canon-ista. ;-)


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5/17/2006 12:59:37 PM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Thanks Jon (I can never remember that its called an avatar!) Thats really interesting - as a Canonista myself....! I bet a lot of people learnt something tonight :) (besides some Zulu names and traditions!!) Ok, I'm off to bed, so Hamba Kahle, lala kahle - (Go well, sleep well) kahle is pronounced ga-shle btw :)
And so endeth the lesson for tonight, eish this social studies class has been exhausting!


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5/17/2006 1:04:07 PM

 
Bob Chance
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/19/2006
  Dag-gon-it! Another six responses from Sipho. Or is it Psycho?

Isn't there some long-winded medical name for a person with an identity problem?

It's okay Andrew, or Sipho, or who-ever-you are at this hour of the day. There really is help for you. Somewhere!


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5/17/2006 1:05:26 PM

 
Dorothy Neumann
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2004
  Responding to John Roberts' "name trumps talent"...and Trump trumps...well everyone.


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5/17/2006 7:09:13 PM

 
Slim Brady 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/1/2006
  how about "twoway"
or Andyn't


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5/17/2006 7:49:53 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens  
 
 
For all you playah hate-ahs (oh my god, that just loses all its humor when spelled phonetically...) I've now posted my self portrait, so that you may bask in the sexiness that is Sipho Eish. (By the way, I did a collagen injection to my lips via PSE 4, and some other mods, but yes, for the most part, I really am just that sexy.....)LOLOL


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5/26/2006 11:19:33 AM

 
Debbie Del Tejo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2005
  OH... BE STILL MY BEATING HEART!!!!


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5/26/2006 11:39:04 AM

 
Bob Chance
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/19/2006
  looks like one of the old Virnia Slims cigarrett commercials.


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5/26/2006 12:49:26 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Well Bob, you couldn't be more wrong!! LOL. It's a camel light W I D E...


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5/26/2006 12:50:48 PM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Eish!! Sipho, that Botox batch was baaaaaddd!!! :) LOL I agreed Debbie "Hold Me Back....." PS Has your career sky-rocketed like you thought you would. If so, I might change my name to something more ethnic!


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5/26/2006 1:50:37 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   *HUGE GASP* How DARE you insult me and my botox job! And stop taking my name in vain, why don't you? LOL. You're just hatin' on me because I'm so sexy. Don't hate me because I'm beautiful, Robyn. And you don't need to change your name, because you are Robyn with a Y.


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5/26/2006 1:53:52 PM

 
Paul Tobeck
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/19/2005
  Andr..uh,Mik..I mean Sipho..
Nice pic, looks like a bad audition photo for Reservoir Dogs!
Now you need to work on the attitude to go with the new name. Practice these phrases with a little South African accent...
"Geeet out! I have no time for your nonsense! (remember to hold the "e" sound)
"I am an arteest, I don't expect your simple mind to comprehend." (again with the "e")
Most importantly, practice "shushing" people whenever they try to speak.
Get this all down pat and every art critic will love and never even have to see your work!


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5/26/2006 3:56:17 PM

 

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  Personally, I'm thinking about changing my name to George B. Dooglethorpe III. What do y'all think?


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5/29/2006 9:18:26 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Oh no, here we go again - its Monday Schizo night!!! I personally hate that American thang of putting II or III after a name - its so... I don't know, small-willy-ish! (ish, not eish!) I think George B is good, leave off the Dooglething - but then again.... what about Bill C, or Ronald R, or Jimmy C......?


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5/29/2006 11:29:34 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Paul T, just because you insult someone with an exclamation point after it doesn't make it any better for the insultee! LOL. Oh, and I already shush people when they try to speak to me. If they want to talk to me, they should schedule an audience...


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5/30/2006 11:12:58 AM

 
Slim Brady 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/1/2006
  how this

the names Brook, Babbling Brook


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5/30/2006 11:20:54 AM

 

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  Thanks for calling me a nutcase there Robyn (LMBO).


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6/1/2006 12:18:06 PM

 
Rebecca A. Steed
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/6/2005
  Since ya'll are now image consultants, what should MY new name be? my last name is Shadowens (shadow-ins), which I like, but I'm not real fond of Becky...
Oh yeah, please keep in mind I am a short white 23-year-old woman who is married, so nothing TOO exotic, because they won't want to feature me on 20/20- it'd be pretty boring


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6/1/2006 11:22:14 PM

 
Marianne Fortin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/23/2006
  If you don't mind me saying this - you look a bit like Orson Welles and Russell Crowe.

How about Orson Crowe?


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6/2/2006 9:25:34 AM

 
Sarah J. Thexton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2006
  EISH I join here as a South African living in the USA and I see a Sipho so I think what is a nice Soweto boy doing in Alabama. Well Sipho great name. EISH I fell for it.


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6/21/2006 7:44:37 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  ;) Sarah, So bly om nog 'n Seffrikan te sien :)Daar's nou 3 van ons!! Marianne I think the Orson is great! Becky.... Howabout first name Deep? or Short (you said you are!) or if u want to get 'Seffrican' what about Darky? With my surname 'Ball', it leaves me wide open.... :)


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6/21/2006 9:25:57 AM

 
Sarah J. Thexton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2006
  Dit is lekker om hier to wees. Who is the third Seffrikan? I can think of a few Seffrican names but they probably are not politically correct.


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6/21/2006 9:32:40 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Please don't be castin' any voodoo hoodoo rock and roll hoochie koodoo spells on my thread.... or if you insist, let me in on it...


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6/21/2006 9:36:26 AM

 
Sarah J. Thexton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2006
  With a name like the one you are using you had better start learning AFrikaans, Sotho or Xhosa. I can help out with the Afrikaans a bit and most of my American friends only want word to use in road rage situations ;-)


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6/21/2006 9:43:32 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Graham Fry - http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/free/gallery.asp?mem=167157 - he's a recent convertee to BP and a friend and then Betsy Labuschagne - http://www.betterphoto.com/gallery/free/gallery.asp?mem=120312
I'm finding the new layout of BP a bit ingewikkeld to navigate - can't find the free galleries, so had to go back and find where my friends had commented on my pix. If you drop them an Afrikaans note they'll platz! Sorry Sipho - no voodoo, just 'Seffrican' :)


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6/21/2006 9:50:08 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Platz - now there's a word I know, but isn't it Yiddish?


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6/21/2006 10:09:51 AM

 
Sarah J. Thexton
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  So do Americans platz as well. All good Johannesburg Kugels platz. When they are talking to their friends they usually say things like "Oh God Doll I could just plazt"


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6/21/2006 10:20:03 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Yes, we platz, and doll, it's because I didn't get a finalist again!!! Oh well...


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6/21/2006 10:22:24 AM

 
Sarah J. Thexton
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2006
  Well doll if you are platzing right now just go out and dent the Gold Amex like an good Kugel would and you will feel a whole ehap better. If you are a true Kug you would rename yourself Rachel Hirschowitz or Rebekah Weinstein.

Now I had better stop monoplizing this thred.


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6/21/2006 10:25:45 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  ROFLMAO - glad to hear Americans platz - Sipho we'd have to teach you Afrikaans elsewhere, as I think what you want to learn would have everyone else platzing! Love the Rachel/Rebekah :) I've just finished the kiddi-schlepp, so am heading for bed. Sarah were you from JNB? How long have you been an 'exportee'?


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6/21/2006 11:35:45 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
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  PS, I've just finished The Otter Trail - which has you know, no self-respecting Kugel would even contemplate! 5 days of schlepping a 20kg backpack, which included my 1.5kg L lens, cold water out-door showers, temperatures of 6deg at night and 18-20deg at night, vomiting and the runs, eating dehydrated food, and not a salad in sight, the Old Brown Sherry was klapped on the 2nd night.... but...as I'm Robyn with a Y and NOT Rachel, one L, I finished!!! 42 gruelling kilometers. On one day alone, a cumulative total of 890m - just going up... never mind the downs. Oi gevalt, it was like having a 10year old strapped to my back for 7 hours a day while I hit the stair-climber! Will post pix when I've finished this editing schlepp!


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6/21/2006 11:43:34 AM

 
Sarah J. Thexton
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  Robyn that is my part of the world. I am orignally from Port Elizabeth. I am very impressed that you did that trail. Not something I will be trying anytime soon even if I do have Obies. I am really looking forward to seeing those pcitures. How high was the water at the river mouths.


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6/21/2006 12:33:50 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Eish, I'm platzing! Sarah, you poor thing, I'm so sorryto hear you have Obies. Hopefully they'll have a treatment for it pretty soon.


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6/21/2006 12:45:12 PM

 
Robyn Gwilt
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Our Blaaukrantz River crossing was spring low tide! So it was a breeze, but then thats why I took this date, as I had to check the lunar calendar for day 4 :) Took us 9 hours to hike/schlepp 14kms!! Here go's with some of the first pix - sorry Sipho, we're hi-jacking this thread :)


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6/21/2006 12:45:47 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   It's all right, especially since Sarah has the dreadful Obies....


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6/21/2006 12:48:43 PM

 
Sarah J. Thexton
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  sorry Sipho but it is my hubby's dream to do the otter trail. It is such a spectactualr part of the country. I dont do no electricity so I wont be doing it with him when he gets around to it.

Question Sipho do you get Obies where you are?


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6/21/2006 12:50:42 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   LOL! I was joking, I don't even know what the hell Obies is....What is it?


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6/21/2006 1:59:48 PM

 
Sarah J. Thexton
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  Thought so ;-)

It is cheap Sherry - Old Brown - and is essential to survive any Cape winter. Cant get it where I am. fidn teh odd bottle of SA wine but that is all.

I do however order from a nice SA food store online for things like tea, Marmite, Mrs Balls Chutney and custard powder. Certain things you cant do without.


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6/21/2006 2:13:36 PM

 
Slim Brady 
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  I guess the name change didn't work, no finalist


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6/21/2006 7:53:01 PM

 
Robyn Gwilt
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I AM MRS BALL - but unfortunately NOT the chutney lady :) I think I'm giving up on the compe - as I just don't have what they're looking for, so in the meantime, here's another Otter Pic... LOL


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6/21/2006 11:04:18 PM

 
Sarah J. Thexton
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  Thanks Robyn lovely to see. Love the rock shapes along the coast there.

Sipho keep entering the competitions. Then when you are in the finals you can change your name again.


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6/22/2006 4:47:10 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   You're right Brady.


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6/22/2006 6:14:09 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   I will say that I don't know how much the judges' decisions really matter to me anymore when they make the Windows XP default wallpaper with a liquify effect on it a finalist.....


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6/22/2006 6:34:38 AM

 
Jason A. Woodcock   Max Powers it worked for homer simpsion
doo!


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6/28/2006 11:43:00 PM

 
  Help me, Odie Wan


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6/29/2006 6:47:05 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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  I can't stop laughing. Sharon said, Everyone knows the beautiful people get ahead just by being beautiful :O)! I've always relied on this beauty thing until I hit 54 years old (i'm now 55). Now, I can just hide under big goofy hats I have to wear all the time from all those decades of wearing a bikini sunbathing every chance I got (skin cancer)! However, I have always been called Laura. I've never wanted to change my name, but I know so many people who have, legally or otherwise. I do understand the psychology behind it all. Okay, sipho E ... how do you pronounce this? LOL


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8/28/2006 3:11:17 PM

 
Paul Tobeck
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  Yo, Siph!
Like the new pic. Doesn't remind me of anything in particular, so you get an "A" for originality. Of course, with the new name and all you're new found fame, I know you have no time to respond to all the "little people" (no offense to any "vertically challenged" folks out there), so have one of your entourage look up long enough from his imported spring water and prawns long enough to give me a "shush!"
If I'm gonna take it light, make it a Miller Lite, Mark


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8/28/2006 8:20:31 PM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Laura - See-poe EEsh

Paul - good hearing from you and thanks for the compliment on the new egotar!


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8/29/2006 5:18:03 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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  glad you explained the pronunciation. I was calling you "Sigh-Fo-EEsh"!


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8/29/2006 5:19:48 AM

 
Robyn Gwilt
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  Looking back in this thread you were bemoaning the fact that you had no finalist..... then VOILA!!! After a particularly dry run, when I thought I had some sure winners :( I think I'll have to also have a name change!


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