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FestiFools 2014

After the crazy-long winter — and FoolMoon’s frozen precipitation — we so appreciated the beautiful spring weather we got for FestiFools. I don’t know if we had a record-sized crowd, but it sure seemed like it. Keeping everyone’s hips shaking were THREE different drum troupes: FestiFools veternans U-M Groove was...

FoolMoon 2014

At 7:30pm, I was feeling a bit unsure about the impending FoolMoon. The weather was living up to the dire forecast — cold, drizzly, and gusty. And the customary throngs of luminary-wielding townsfolk were — not merely by coincidence, it seemed to me — nowhere to be seen out in...

Happy 2014!

Left Column: “The Rookie” (Sabotage) 7,588 … 7,589 … 7,590 … Mickey Mouse Hair Guitar Middle Column: In the D Private Eye Heidelberg Project “Who, me?” Right Column: Tough Guy PhD in FestiFools Studies Jimi Hendrix? The Mishpocha

FestiFools 2013

FestiFools 2013 was awesome — and, lasting just 60 minutes, also a blur. The weather was perfect, the amassed Fools were pumped and giddy, smiling faces abounded, music filled the street… (Also, every child under 12 got a free pony!) I was delighted to see so many friends and neighbors and...

FoolMoon 2013

It was great to see so many veteran and first-time Fools participating in FoolMoon 2013. Their energy was amazing — enthusiastic, creative, welcoming, friendly, and, as always, totally Foolish! Also, the weather more than cooperated, which isn’t something we in Ann Arbor take for granted. I’ve said much more in...

Happy 2013!

Left: Foolin’ at FestiFools Electric! Face-paint fright Dennis the Menace Middle: Climbing pines Clown + Nerd + Goth + Waldo = ? Throwback Charmer Right: Swami Fierce Ultimate player The young scholar Globetrotter wannabe   Some of my favorite “Relish” events during the first half of 2013: Pioneer Theatre Guild’s FutureStars Preliminaries: January 11 + 12 | Finals: January 19 Burns Park Players celebrates 30 years: Anything Goes February...

Halloween 2012

Max has not only become fixated on a TV show that debuted in 1959, but zealously promotes it to everyone within earshot. He’s enticed countless Ann Arbor grade-schoolers — and even a couple of Brooklynites [Iris and Nate, I’m talking to you!] — to join the cult of “Dennis the...

FoolMoon 2012

The weather wasn’t nearly as warm as last year’s inaugural FoolMoon, but we were all thanking our lucky stars that it was at least dry. Precipitation, of any variety, may not have dampened the spirits of the most FoolHardy, but I fear it would have kept a lot of the...

FestiFools 2012

Irony: After a Foolish weekend steeped in “Language: The Human Quintessence,” I find myself utterly lacking … whaddaya call them things? … oh yeah, words. So we’ll let the photos do most of the talking. Honestly, I normally like to say more but I’m still catching my breath from the...

A Mad Dash towards FoolMoon + FestiFools 2012

Without a moment to spare, here’s my annual, behind-the-scenes sneak-peek at the making of Ann Arbor’s Weekend of Foolishness. The weekend kicks off with tomorrow evening’s FoolMoon, which debuted last year (FoolMoon 2011) and instantly took its rightful place in the pantheon of not-to-be-missed happenings in Ann Arbor. FestiFools “occupies”...

Happy 2012!

Left: The Amazing Mustache Man Foolin’ at FestiFools Harpo makes Whoopee Strange Fruit understudy Middle: Alliums at Columbus Circle, NYC Totally Succeeding in Biz Undercover in NYC FauxHawk Right: Root beer at Top of the Park Future Ultimate player Loving da funk at FoolMoon Badass Rocker   Some of my favorite “Relish” events during the first half of 2012: Pioneer Theatre Guild’s FutureStars Preliminaries: January 13 +...

Halloween 2011

Look what happens when your family decides to coordinate costumes for Halloween: Oedipus Shmoedipus! Actually, these two are dressed as brothers. And please, tell me you know which brothers! (Believe it or not, I’ve recently come across several otherwise educated people who had not heard of the Marx Brothers. For them, this blog entry will undoubtedly provide a vital public service!)

Pioneer Theatre Guild: Seussical (Publicity Shoot)

Pioneer Theatre Guild’s Seussical had a wildly successful opening last Saturday night. And after an ambitious run of four more fantastical performances this weekend, it will be over. Just like that. No more cat. No more hat. Do not blink, nor even wink. And don’t even think of going “kerplink”...

FestiFools 2011

If you’ll endulge me, I’d like to open my remarks today by quoting the ever-eloquent FestiFools Q. Public (on Twitter): A2 Fools are BEST! Mother Nature threw us a curve ball today, but we (to mix a metaphor) made lemonade out of it. Bravo! Yes, the weather was a major factor in...

FoolMoon 2011

Wow! The very first FoolMoon event was a crazy success — what a massive outpouring of creativity (HUNDREDS of people made their own luminary sculptures and brought them out to the street), soul-thumpin’ beats (big ups to Vulf Duo, JUICE, and the Third Coast Kings), and communal good cheer (everybody...

Marching towards FoolMoon + FestiFools 2011

Without a moment to spare — I mean, a weekend of Foolishness kicks off TOMORROW NIGHT! — I am finally ready to unveil my annual, behind-the-scenes sneak-peek at the making of FestiFools. Given that FestiFools is now celebrating its fifth anniversary, our Foolish friends have seen fit keep the Foolish...

Burns Park Players: Getting Ready to Succeed!

Based on my extensive reconnoitering activities over the past several weeks, I can confidently declare that the Burns Park Players are gonna hit yet another home run with their production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying! It’s an amazing show — great musical numbers, dead-on period costumes...

Happy 2011!

Left: Channeling Harpo FestiFools Frond™ prototype Blue Steel Thug BMOC @ Hogwarts Middle: Burns Park Players (set crew) Kid Frankenstein South U. graffiti garden Après-FestiFools Right: Antitrust Violator-in-Training Summer Festival vogue-er “Follow[s] the Fold” Credentialed!  

Halloween 2010

FestiFools 2010

Where did that preciously Foolish hour go? FestiFools came and went far too quickly this year. Even though I was utterly spent by 5pm — as were numerous others, especially those carrying puppets — there were so many more moments I wished I’d captured. Alas, that is the nature of...

Happy 2010!

Halloween 2009

The election and MLB World Series are now officially over, and everyone here has adjusted to the time change. Finally, we feel at liberty to turn our attention back to Halloween. This year, Max had his heart set on dressing up as a guy from Star Wars — and he would...

Hoop House Dreams

Follow the money! Friday Mornings @ Selma — everyone’s favorite breakfast salon that’s too legit to quit — has so far raised nearly $15,000. So where’s it going? Most of it is being loaned out this month to two small, local farmers in a novel currency: hoop houses. What what? A...

Fashion Shoot: Elephant Ears in Kerrytown (Spring 2009)

Warning: this page contains some serious cuteness! Don’t be alarmed if you experience warm fuzzies or an irresistible urge to swoon. It’s completely normal. As you can see, the fourth semiannual Elephant Ears fashion shoot was a runaway success. My thanks to all the families for making it happen. You can view...

FestiFools 2009

FestiFools 2009 is, as the movie moguls say, “in the can.” It was totally wicked great — and only slightly moist (which, judging by the giddy expressions I saw up and down Main St., didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s spirits). There’s so much to show and tell that we’d better cut...

Selma Café: March 20, 2009

Rico and I had the last-minute idea to bring a very special mystery guest to Selma Café this morning — a certain man-about-town who happened to be off from school today. I’m referring to none other than the redoubtable Max. He was way into the scene — sharing his Simpsons...

Stars, Pancakes + Irving Berlin?

Get out your calendars! Here are some arts events I plan to photograph over the coming months. If you haven’t yet experienced any of these, I highly recommend checking them out. I’m not hired to shoot these events (nor to promote them). I do it ’cause they’re just so cool...

Happy 2009!

Halloween 2008

Pardon this late posting about our Halloween. With the election and my peak season, I’ve been monumentally distracted. Fortunately, the statute of limitations is a week, so we’re good. What a glorious night it was — we had the most perfect weather. This Halloween was the 5th anniversary of Max, Lyd,...

FestiFools 2008

Wow! FestiFools 2008 was completely, totally, utterly, absolutely, wicked awesome! Giant puppets marauding on Main Street; throngs of volunteers and spectators jumping, dancing, clapping, and shouting “Wahoo!”; Groove beating on buckets and ladders; clowns and music-makers clowning and making music (respectively); Zoltan posing mind-boggling koans; lots of happy faces; plenty...

Pirate Max Returns!

Last seen on Granger Ave. on 10-31-2007, our swashbuckling marauder is back, and he’s fiercer than ever. Unshaven, under-slept, and sporting a rather intimidating collection of oozing knife wounds (some self-inflicted). Also, check out the fresh “ink.” He wants (more of your) candy. In his belly. Now. Consider yourself warned.

Goose Joins the Set Crew

Where do we go for action on a frigid, wintry day? To Tappan Middle School to work on Beauty and the Beast, of course. Max arrived just in time to assist the set crew with some very important tasks. Jeri Rosenberg, especially, appreciated Max’s help. Everything is looking absolutely amazing!...

Happy 2008!

Finally Coming Up for Air

Happy Holidays! You can probably guess that the absence of a Relish entry for over a month had something to do with my (harried) fixation on getting orders done in time for the holidays. Let me tell you, I’m delighted to be writing again. 2007 was a monumental year for Myra Klarman...

Halloween 2007

The last half hour before trick-or-treating always rushes by in a matter of seconds. Shovel something nutritious down our throats, throw on the costumes and make-up, go to the bathroom, don’t forget a raincoat, our friends are here, time to go… I didn’t dress up. But I had the great...

I Don’t Shoot Weddings...

Not for anyone. They’re just not me. But when Max asked me to take “wedding pictures” of him and Iris, his lovely bride visiting from Brooklyn, I couldn’t resist. Max rarely allows — let alone requests — me to take his picture (he really knows how to torture me). And since...

The Goose Turned Five

Almost 2 weeks ago! Max’s birthday is September 22. But since Yom Kippur fell on that day this year (the Jewish calendar is lunar), we observed his 5th birthday a week later. Thanks to a great experience at a friend’s party at Jungle Java, Max unequivocally chose this high-octane habitrail-for-kids as...

Announcing Relish

Welcome to the blog of Myra Klarman Photography! Relish is my place to broadcast special events and projects, show off recent images, and announce new products and studio specials. Retro-Blogged If you’re interested to see some of the events I’ve photographed this year already, allow me to direct you to the following backdated,...

Ann Arbor 4th of July Parade

My son, Max, regularly gets his hair cut by Bob Dascola of Dascola Barbers. Every year, Bob a.k.a. Bobbo the Clown, assembles a band of clowns to march in the Jaycees Ann Arbor 4th of July Parade. After years of participating, he realized that by marching in the parade, he...
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I’m a professional photographer specializing in studio and lifestyle portraits of children, families, high school seniors, and performing artists. I live in Ann Arbor with my husband, Rich, and our 11-year-old son, Max. Learn more about my portrait and headshot services at Myra Klarman Photography.

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