Thoughts on Life, Art, Photography, Technology, Teaching and Travel…..
It feels longer than a week since I said goodbye to Andei at the Dublin Airport. She flew to Rome to spend a week with her friends from Sicily and I heading back home to the states. I just woke up and checked e-mail to find a short message from her. She made it back to Dublin airport (wheew!) and is now on plane to Newark and then on to Raleigh where I will pick her up tonight.
I’m really enjoying this summer semester. I’m focusing more on my photography and writing because I have a light teaching load for once in a very long time. The past few days I found time to write a travel article about Andei and my photographic adventures through Ireland. It’s being published in the local paper (feature section) this Sunday. I’m using that 1500 word article and my travel journals as the foundation for a Blurb Book I’m starting today. Next week I am having shoulder surgery so I am trying to get as much writing done as I can. Doctor says I won’t be able to move my right arm much for a few weeks after the surgery. Thirty years of intense racquetball just wore out my shoulder. Here are a few photos Andei sent me from Rome. She has come a long way as a photographer in a short amount of time. I see a little of Cartier Bresson in her work. She’s getting better at capturing (and framing) those unique decisive moments when a situation no matter how seemingly insignificant or commonplace comes together for a split second – like in the 3 Nuns photo and the Woman at outdoor cafe.