There was a lovely video posted yesterday at A Photo Editor; excerpts from a documentary of Albert Watson, one of the truly great photographers of our time. Iconic fashion, celebrity & fine art photographer Watson's career continues after nearly 40 years in business, the work continues to inspire and the humble, thoughtful man with the impeccable eye portrayed in the documentary leaves you in awe of a great, great talent. Albert Watson IS a legend & hero. See your yourself HERE.
All that said, I'm delighted to be sitting at a temporary, makeshift desk surrounded by four walls that involve no lease, no property manager, no rent... are fresh and smell of new paint and early evening light slips thru tall windows to dance upon. Studio phase of construction is now completed, or nearly so. The past two days have been hectic, compounded by a head & chest full of mucous & a slight fever. There were terse meetings with soon-to-be former property managers to attend to, the packing up and moving of the majority of the office gear, camera cases, lighting & grip cases... the loading of my former darkroom (right down the the sink & copper plumbing) into the pickup bed of it's new owner How I will miss you, morning fixer smell...!
Returning with my load at the new digs, it was time to untangle a Medusa's coif of cables, hard drives, computer bits, then reconnect all of them in a way that they actually would work as carpenters installed the final doors, baseboards & trim, painters prepped said doors, baseboards & trim for tomorrow's final coat of paint... and Oila! Not a moment too soon either, I might add. First shoot in new space is scheduled for friday morning. As soon as the paint brother's leave tomorrow, it will be a quick stashing of accumulated gear piling up in the center of the floor, light set & test tomorrow evening and we can start paying for these new walls!
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