I proudly fulfilled my civic duty today and voted for the French socialist party primaries... it's been ages since my admin has been in order enough for me to be registered to vote anywhere, so it felt quite satisfying. I was so excited I forgot to snap a photo, and then failed again to shoot anything at Nora's brunch. Instead waited till dark... I posted something about these shapes a while ago, but rather than disappearing, a load more models have been added to the window display, it looks pretty funky.
There's really no good reason to post this ugly photo except that it's the second time in a couple of months that I've come across a discarded doll on the ground... so I'm starting to see the innings of a 'theme' here... Besides, I had to shoot stationary today and it would be worse to post that. snore.
For the nostalgic...
10 years since... etc etc. Happily ensconced in rural paradise, it didn't even occur to me until I had to pull my boarding pass out. Those 'where were you when...' events do set a bit of a timeline though - I can't believe how quickly 10 years have passed whilst at the same time, life is quite different! At the time I had just moved to Montreal and was about to begin studying photography. I hadn't met a lot of the people that are very important to me now and many of the key people in my life then have disappeared from my daily reality (not entirely thanks to facebook which, incidentally, didn't exist back then!), I've had a number of jobs, lived in three countries, seen three new continents, lived in an insane amount of flats... It would be quite interesting to take stock every decade. Back in the Trièves, the festival was over so we cruised to the site to help take down a few things and find Laurie who finally let us see her digs. She lives year round in a yurt with Max! Quite a different life and presumably hard work but under the blazing sun, looking out over their massive vegetable garden, it has an air of paradise about it. Goodbye to the crew and back to rainy Brussels.
Here we go - three months of silence on the daily blogging front means some images are very much overdue. It would take me until next September to sort shots into the correct days and find images for those days when I simply lay in the sun and did nothing (or the lying in the couch when avoiding the rain when I was in Belgium). Instead, I have thrown a few images in a vaguely random order into a slideshow format - as sort of 'this is the summer that was...' with some holidaying and some commissioned stuff. In the meantime, I have also added a new portfolio gallery from a trip to Cape Town's schools.
Met Kate & M at the Botanique to check out the boards we will have to mount the images on tomorrow - not sure what use I am since I have absolutely no concept of what would be best. Need to make sure the prints are straight, well fixed and thief proof... tough ask for my morning brain. Headed off to Brico to pick up a bunch of items, a trip which included sawing two long pieces of wood and sanding each cutting - felt very DIY. Next stop - Schleiper (I could spend hours there) for some bits and bobs. Lunch at Sushi's (it must've been quite a head scratch coming up with that name). Home and back out to Brico with a new plan and some new bits and bobs... all in all, an entire day spent on The System but we're feeling confident!
Funky owl-like art nouveau letter box on Rue de la Paix. Evening swim with Angie, Mireille & Sophie, dinner with them at Mont Liban (twice in a week). Watched Fantastic Four (I'd actually already seen it, so probably a waste of life since it wasn't particularly good the first time around either).
Similar evening to yesterday's, nice meal, wine and Canan. Some added company with Mireille. Watched a very weird and mildly disturbing film - Chloë, not recommended (despite a good sounding cast - Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson). The photo is irrelevant to my day but fitting to the post film mood!