We met at Maudie's today, the one on Lake Austin Blvd., and it was packed. We sat in a booth in the back, separated from a neighboring booth by a wall of plexiglass. The food was just as I remembered it. Bountiful and ho hum. But sentimental attachment? Of course. Profound.
We talked about all the usual stuff and then there was a bit of the natural back and forth between photographer and creative director who've been doing projects together for well over 30 years. He was adamant that I revive my Instagram account because, he says, that's how he keeps track of what I'm up to. Since it was coming from one of my oldest friends (and client!) I complied and you can now see new work on the Instagram feed. Warning: I put whatever I want on Instagram, even if it's chancy for some tiny, tiny, part of my audience.
We also discussed a project that might involve wine and travel and portraits and video and other stuff I can't think of right now. It's nice when lunch can bounce from family to politics to work projects and come full circle back to family.
I took a Leica SL to lunch with me and Greg laughed and reminded me of my near obsession with the old film-eating Leica R8....back in the day. His final question: "Do these new, digital Leicas shoot 4K video?"