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March 23, 2010

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whenever i need to mull something over, i usually grab a camera and go for a walk. i find it necessary to clear my head and get some perspective. on those walks, i often stumble upon something that perfectly complements my mood, or makes me stop and think. this synchronicity surprises me. to that end, the photo above is one of my all-time favorites. i think it was the time and the place and my state of mind.  it was a happy accident that i decided to turn down this side street.  the moment felt important, and this photo is a perfect representation of that for me.  i love when that happens.

3 things i am enjoying today:

1. susie cowie (tommy’s photos are stunning)
2. cat power performs some tunes with the sound of crickets and the forest as her backdrop (i love the changing light as the songs progress)
3. concert photos from sophie takes pictures

have a great day.

  1. March 23, 2010 6:52 am

    i know that feeling of synchronicity. its one of my favourites.

  2. March 23, 2010 6:58 am

    i can’t stop looking at this photograph – it’s quite enigmatic and powerful.

    p.s.: i always like your music recommendations.

  3. March 23, 2010 7:30 am

    i love it when things like this happen. thanks for sharing! it is a wonderful photograph. great links today too!

  4. March 23, 2010 7:40 am

    A camera can be so therapeutic can’t it

  5. March 23, 2010 8:12 am

    always a pleasure…

  6. thefty permalink
    March 23, 2010 8:12 am

    I also like those moments where it’s as though the world is sending you a personal message. It’s very comforting.

  7. March 23, 2010 8:15 am

    Just perfect….

  8. veena permalink
    March 23, 2010 9:42 am

    thank you for articulating that..

  9. March 23, 2010 9:54 am

    walks are splendid things, aren’t they? clear my like nothing else. unless, of course, my dog’s pulling my arms out of my socket…..

  10. March 23, 2010 9:56 am

    Hi Brian, I just came accross your blog and it just makes my day… Beautiful sensitive pictures you are sharing here. I feel pretty blue right now, and I’m about to get out in the street with my camera… hope it will work!

  11. March 23, 2010 10:41 am

    what a great photo! the cat power video totally made me think of yo la tengo’s “green arrow.” love the crickets.

  12. March 23, 2010 10:50 am

    I love that you shared this moment with us. Lately, I’ve been realizing that the days I don’t take any photographs are always my hardest. If I’m feeling overwhelmed, I remind myself: pick up the camera.

    thank you for reminding me.

  13. March 23, 2010 1:01 pm

    Oh, hello! Really great portrait. And thank you for linking to the post about Susie. I wish more people will see it and her work!

  14. marthasnail permalink
    March 23, 2010 1:14 pm

    hi you. love tommy’s photos.

  15. March 23, 2010 2:41 pm

    yes.i know exactly what you mean and given my state of mind today, this is exactly what i needed to hear. thank you.

  16. March 23, 2010 2:48 pm

    Spot on!

  17. Brandon permalink
    March 23, 2010 3:44 pm

    Just stumbled into this site! Love photography in Cities. I carry a little camera everywhere. Great stuff!

  18. March 23, 2010 4:40 pm

    Hi Brian. I just came across your blog for the first time today and I wanted to say that I love your photos. Broadway market is now on my list of places to go to soon :)

  19. March 24, 2010 2:47 am

    Highly effective shot!

  20. March 24, 2010 3:12 am

    Hi Brian,
    I can see why it’s a favourite of yours, it’s a beaut.
    Cheers, lj

  21. Como Solo permalink
    March 24, 2010 7:16 am

    Cheer up Brian. You´re half way through the week, it´s almost Easter, artichokes are in season (well, here in Spain) and we love you.

  22. Como Solo permalink
    March 24, 2010 7:21 am

    oooooooooops. that was meant for today´s post.

  23. March 24, 2010 8:58 am

    Oh, I just love this. “This is not an exit.” Hopeful or ominous? I’m going with hopeful.

  24. March 24, 2010 5:14 pm

    great links.
    i need to take
    my camera
    for walks
    more often.

  25. March 24, 2010 9:40 pm

    No offense, but you’re very beautiful.

  26. March 29, 2010 4:42 am

    loving this image.


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