I’m leaving for Nova Scotia tomorrow (that’d be Monday, July 9th, if
you’re reading this on any day other that the day this was posted).
Going out to visit Steph, see how she’s doing.
First thing I’m going to have to do, though, is find her. She’s been
moving around some these past 2 months. And incommunicado.
There have been a number of developments in her life in the last
little while. Some good, more bad.
I haven’t been writing about it because I don’t have the facts. The
info that I have come across is sketchy, mostly second hand.
So I’m going out to look for her and I hope that when I find her, I
find her in good spirits and health.
A year ago, the last time I saw Steph
I feel kind of sick commercializing the thing. But I’m determined
to raise the funds to get LIVE THROUGH THIS, on to the press.
There have been a bunch of aspects of this “project” that have
made me feel sick, put me in morally untenable situations. One
more can’t hurt, right?
So. . .
Everyone who pre-purchases a book before I leave to find her,
or any time before next Thursday, will get daily updates from
the trip. So, to those of you who have been following this trip
Steph and I have been on for the past 2 years, now is your
chance to follow some more.
If you are interested please go to STRAYLIGHT and buy a book.
Steph at Melmerby Beach, Nova Scotia, last year
HOW I MAKE MY MONEY
Yes, I work for a living. Besides all the time, money and
emotion I spend on my personal projects, I also shoot for
ad agencies, magazines and corporations.
Been shooting a lot of editorial lately, I can’t show you the pix
because they haven’t been published yet. What I can tell you
is that I’m working the editorial an a new way. The assistants
the lights and the bells and whistles are gone. The last few things
I’ve shot have just been me and my 4×5. Often with only 4 or 6
sheets of film in the bag. I’m loving it and the pix, if I say so
myself, look fricking great.
Of course, the ad and corporate stuff require a different
strategy and we drag out the whole kit and caboodle
to make it happen.
But no matter what, in the end, for me, it always comes
down to the moment, to the connection between foto-
grafer and subject, it comes down to closing the gap
between the two.
Because once that gap is closed, well, that’s when the
electricity can happen.
Accountants, shot for accounting firm