1.12.2022

Photography can be a very fun pastime. It's a nice blend of craft and content. Me? I like taking portraits best.

 


I was trying to wrack my brain to find something somber and forlorn to write about this evening. But B. suggested that I get out of the office and come into the house to watch a movie called, "Ford Versus Ferrari." It was about car racing and the famous race car driver, Ken Mills. It was a well done racing movie. I always like Matt Damon, even when he's trying to pull off a southern accent. After the movie was over I went back through the last 20 years trying to find something that I could leverage for writing drama.

Then it came to me... 

I did have a flight delayed for a few hours during a job in 2018. It was at the Atlanta airport. I had to wait three hours for the actual flight. But I was flying on a corporate job so I got to spend my down time in the Admiral's Club having drinks with the client. And then the airline upgraded me to first class for the trip home, so I guess I'm not going to get much sympathy for that one... I'll keep trying so my loyal readers have something to read that doesn't have to do with the red dot company. I swear. 

Or maybe I should just re-tell the actual story of my Delta flight crash-landing in 1995 on the snow covered tarmac, in the middle of a blizzard, in the dead of night in St. Petersburg, Russia. In the middle of February. Not too concerning; none of the cameras or lights were damaged.... 

I'll keep working on it. But in the meantime....how do you like the portraits? This one was done with a Samsung Galaxy NX camera in NYC. I think the lens was their very, very good 60mm macro. It's a pity the line of cameras didn't make the cut. 

5 comments:

David said...

Out of the recent 3 female portraits, I think I like this one the most. Softer tone and eyes nearly looking straight at you.
The others ate looking up.

Mike Marcus said...
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Anonymous said...

I knew Carroll Shelby, an extremely nice person.

I've flipped racecars. Some of my friends died in racecars. The nineteen sixties were not kind to drivers. I'm sure that I could write stories based on my adventures.

Kirk, have you seen the 1968 movie "The Swimmer"? https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/amzn1.dv.gti.fea9f751-719a-8803-91c7-a551197c34b6?ref_=imdbref_tt_wbr_pvt_aiv&tag=imdbtag_tt_wbr_pvt_aiv-20 starring Burt Lancaster? I'm sure that with your knowledge of swimming you could write captivating stories based on swimming.

Michael said...

I really enjoy your portraits.

Greg Heins said...

After Cheever, writing a story about a swimmer would be like photographing a pepper. I know that fortune favors the brave but that would be VERY brave.