It was hot summer’s day in Paris. I was walking around in the heat and found a spot to stop and wait in the part shade. I love trees and love leading lines. I needed a person or living thing to be in my frame. I waited and waited. A lot of people came by but it wasn’t the right moment. Then I saw this girl walking towards me and it looked like she was going to cross the path. I looked down at my Hasselblad and waited for the right moment. It must have been almost an hour before I clicked the shutter. I only had one shot. Then I had an ice cream.
What I’m reading: New Year’s Resoluation #fail by Ross Tanner.
What I’m watching: Amy Cuddy’s TED talk “Your body language shapes who you are.” I watch this every now and again when I need a reminder about believing in myself. You should too.
What I’m listening to: Mishima by Modern String Quartet
A quote I’m pondering on: “Live a life that matters.”
I saw this man sunbaking on the beach but I needed something else in the frame. There were some birds flying around so I waited patiently for at least one to fly into my frame. Click.
What I’m reading: Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas.
What I’m watching: The Expanse on Netflix. I’ve just seen one episode so far.
What I’m listening to: The soundtrack to “Nocturnal Animals”. Good editing music. It’s a tad intense.
Go see: Arrival the movie. The light is beautiful and the story is thoughtfully cerebral. I was taken away. It may not be showing in theatres anymore as it came out a month or so ago.
I need to revisit the photos I took when I was in New York City a few years ago. This one is a fave. It started to rain and I was standing against a building to keep dry when this lady stopped in front of me to take a photo of the Flatiron building. The yellow truck is a great backdrop.