Film… digital… I don’t care, I just love black & white photography. Even a simple photobooth filmstrip holds some sort of nostalgia for me that color just doesn’t. Classic, melancholy, emotional, it all translates so well in monochrome. The need for tonal contrast is a great exercise for your eye, also. Here are some selected recent b&w shots. I know, it’s a short post, it was just bouncing around in my head.
So I had a random dream last night which included a discussion with my dermatologist about business, and how he got to be so blasted popular. See, it takes forever to get in for an appointment… subconscious being overactive? Anyway, he fake told me that to be as busy as he is, all someone has to do is follow his example: specialize in something people really want which has a built-in longevity and repeat business, be excellent at your specialty, cultivate the reputation for being THE one to go to for that specialty. Not bad advice for a dream.
The quest to find a niche and a specialty is one of self-discovery and patient expectation. That’s the polite, artsy way of saying it seems to take forever and I don’t want to wait any longer. Sometimes it takes a step or three back to “see the forest for the trees,” so that part of the plan for this summer. Bottom line is that the imaginary discussion taking place during REM-sleep has actually provided some humorously perfect direction.
Also, if you need a good dermatologist in the Eugene area, Jay Park is excellent – and he gives good counsel, too.