I did it….I really did it! It took me all week to do though. I did have a few opportunities where I wanted to do it but….I chickened out. Then, at the 11th hour I just asked him if I could take his picture and he said ‘sure, but if I’d known I was going to get my picture taken today I would have put my teeth in’.
My personal challenge – One a Week – has started and in the fist week I have a result. I didn’t get his name but he was walking past when I was photographing a big move day for a client. He stopped for a little look because cars we being towed off the street, a crane was being dropped off, there was heaps of action going on.
Have you seen the council come in a sweep a street clean of unwanted parked cars? They had put up 1 sign, saying next 6 parking spots on the right of this sign are to be kept clear for 24hrs from 7am. I got there at 8am and there were already 2 parking officers writing up tickets and by 8.30 there was a tow truck picking up cars off the street and taking them away. It only took about 30 minutes to clear the street of 6 cars!
Last Friday night I was lucky enough to be invited to a function down on Battersea Barge – What a great venue that is! It’s tucked away so it’s not the sort of venue you will stumble upon but its well worth seeking out. Friday night was a private birthday for Brucey with lots of lovely people and the best music I’ve heard in a long time. Great old (and new) funk/soul tunes mashed into a new raw feel. Couldn’t help but dance with hands in the air and a massive smile on the face – well done Davey, Charlie, James and everyone else that put the night together – and watch this space for more gigs on Battersea Barge.
I also went and checked out Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005 down at the National Portrait Gallery at Trafalgar Square. A lot of shots in there that we have all seen before eg Demi Moore very pregnant for Vanity Fair cover but also heaps of shots including family and friends – well worth a visit. Open now until 1st Feb 2009.
So, what have you been up to? What are you doing this weekend? Leave a comment, let me know, maybe I’ll just be there with my camera ready to go (especially if you’re dressed as a Zombie and heading toward Marble Arch this Sunday)
Until then….Big Bee Love xx