I saw this man sunbaking on the beach but I needed something else in the frame. There were some birds flying around so I waited patiently for at least one to fly into my frame. Click.
What I’m reading: Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas.
What I’m watching: The Expanse on Netflix. I’ve just seen one episode so far.
What I’m listening to: The soundtrack to “Nocturnal Animals”. Good editing music. It’s a tad intense.
Go see: Arrival the movie. The light is beautiful and the story is thoughtfully cerebral. I was taken away. It may not be showing in theatres anymore as it came out a month or so ago.
I need to revisit the photos I took when I was in New York City a few years ago. This one is a fave. It started to rain and I was standing against a building to keep dry when this lady stopped in front of me to take a photo of the Flatiron building. The yellow truck is a great backdrop.
What I’m reading: “Damn Good Advice” by George Lois. You don’t have to read it from front to back. Just pick it up and pick a page. This book is not just for creatives.
What I’m watching: Simon Sinek’s TED Talk “How Great Leaders Inspire Action”. This TED talk is almost 8 years old and continues to be relevant today. The first time I watched it I got goosebumps. Do yourself a favour and make sure you watch this.
What I’m listening to: I love Freakonomics Radio, but this particular podcast I keep returning to “How to be more productive.”
A quote I’m pondering on: “Creativity can solve almost any problem — the creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.” — George Lois
I was walking for hours in the streets of Rome. It was summer and it was hot. I stopped and smiled at this man across the street. He smiled back. I looked down at my camera and took his photo. He was stoked to be photographed and I gave him my spare change.