One of the most humorous parts of my job is parking on the side of random roads and people stopping to ask if I’m ok!
I often find the coolest little places to shoot on the side of the road so inevitably I have to park on the side of the road with my hazards flashing.
So before my client arrives I park there sitting in my car waiting for them to arrive.
Since we live in an amazing little community where everyone is willing to help another often people will stop to make sure I’m ok.
Haha sure am! 😜
My favourite story that makes me laugh every time...
So I went to a session on the side of the road again and had left my car running for a while but it was winter so there was frozen ice on my hood. I was on my phone getting inspiration before my client arrived. All of a sudden this truck drives by really slow and I see the guy looking at me, I just smile. All of a sudden I see him turn around and come back and he has his window down. I say hi and explain why I’m there. He responds with something along the lines of “No I think something is wrong, look at how your motor is smoking!” I start to panic imagining my vehicle blowing (Haha yeah I usually just think the worst 🙈) I thank him, and calmly tell him there’s no lights on my dash and I’ll confirm with my husband when I get home. (All the while freaking out in my head)
My client arrives so I don’t have time to check anything and I do my session all the while imagining my vehicle will catch fire any moment behind me. 🙄
I finish the session and head home it’s not as bad anymore so I’m a little more calm.
I run in and explain to my husband.
He starts to laugh at me.
Ok so obviously he thinks my fear that something is wrong with my motor and will probably catch fire any moment now, is silly! But I’m still scared!
He looks at me and says...
“That’s steam hun, the snow was just melting on your hood!” 😳🙄😂 Ok hello smartie pants!
Needless to say I realized that day that maybe all my “fears” aren’t quite as scary and real as I think they are!
I've been staring at my computer screen for what feels like hours. I really wanted to do some meaningful, poetic photo post today but I'm just not up to it. I've been preoccupied with some things, and my neurological crap has been at it's worst for the first time in a while. I guess I'm forcing myself to post this because I've done lots of work lately and I want to share, and I'll never get around to sharing what I want if I don't do so more regularly. So anyway...this seemed like a fitting image; a simple image of a mind full of wonder.
Another image of a beautiful little Liberian girl; eyes fixed on me, obsessed with me, watching my every move. Even more interesting for me was how her mother, knowingly or not, seemed to avoid me. Never quite turning my direction. No curiosity whatsoever what might happen if she glanced my way. Meanwhile her little girl, as I've been today; fixated. Never uttering a sound yet saying so much. Wondering who I am, what I'm doing, where I come from, where I'm going, what I'm holding and why am I pointing it at her; never turning away from my lens. An inquisitive mind full of questions, seeking answers.
My wish for her is that she grow healthy and old; and always be as curious as she was that day on the river bank.