||"Beautiful Day" - U2
I realize it's been a little bit of a while since I last updated this thing, but hey, things come up, people get busy, shit happens... but I couldn't help but notice how many of you still visited this and left comments, and I can't express how grateful I am to hear from any and all of you. Really, thank you.
Now, I do promise, any chance I get to update you on my little life, I will. But I am not the type of guy to go on about my "next big movie" or anything like that...ya know? all the little things that some guys do to promote their next picture...fuck it, you know? just fuck it.
I'll tell you something simple, alright, because a lot of people don't know this about me, but I have this little habit of mine, and it's more like a hobby...it's good either way. I like to photograph things; anything. Once that picture is taken, it's locked in that photo, every second of that moment was and will forever be locked in time; How could you not love photography for these simple reasons? I mean just look at pictures of yourselves, when you were a kid, or maybe some vacation you took; isn't it amazing? Don't look at the surface, look at the meaning, and everything it incorporates, it's just, to me, fascinating.
I photographed, of all things, the Grand Canyon over the past weekend; I was spending some time in the area, but I had to go; was my first time, believe it or not, and it was fucking magnificent. Jesus, have you ever been? My god man, it is intense... I had taken all sorts of amazing shots, but my digital camera, this very expensive one I use, it died on me...right, it died. Right there, middle of the Grand Canyon, had some beautiful shots, but no, it died on me...did I give up? Well, yeah...(haha) but only until I got to the nearest little tourist hut, where they were serving burgers, hotdogs, all that good stuff, but they also had, CAMERAS. Yes, I was back in business. These were straight film ones, so I'd have to get the film developed after, which was fine, I just wanted some good pictures to hold onto, right?
After spending many hours shooting photos, I headed back to my hotel, gathered all my stuff, and then went to the airport to head back home, but on the way, I stopped at a wal-mart...yep, it was funny because it wasn't that crowded, and no one really noticed me (I was wearing shades, a hat) but a few did, and especially the lady, Betty as her badge said, who did my photos...this is where it gets good, alright? I came back to get my photos when they were finished, and opened up the little package, looked inside...and ...I flipped through all of my photos, but there at the end, the rather obese, and heavyset lady left me a little...uhm...photo of herself...rather revealing, at that... let's just say the craters of the Grand Canyon were far less intense than those on Ms. Betty's backside... Now, don't get me wrong, I have nothing against the plus size women of the world, but Betty's photo is one that shouldn't have been locked in time...but anyway guys, I need to get on my way. But if you all have anything to share, or if you enjoy photography, please let me know your experiences and what great things it has brought to you.