I came across another of many seagull photos from my trip to Australia in February and March of this year. It doesn’t matter where I am, I’m usually making images. I travel a lot for work and the contents of this blog reflect that. But whether I’m far from home or restlessly awaiting my next trip, I’m almost always photographing. I look for excuses to get in the car and drive somewhere new, even if it’s just down the road a short way. Simple, everyday moments like this are all around us, near or far. I get a lot of joy just searching for them.
I chose this image to mark our trip to Frankfurt. We got back over a week ago and I’ve been so busy in the office I haven’t had time to post much. The building featured near the middle of the frame is the MesseTurm, a 55-storey skyscraper in the Westend-Süd district of Frankfurt. It’s the second tallest building in Frankfurt, the second tallest building in Germany and the third tallest building in the European Union. Locals often call it Bleistift (pencil) due to its shape.
“He put on a little knapsack and he walked through Indiana and Kentucky and North Carolina and Georgia clear to Florida. He walked among farmers and mountain people, among swamp people and fishermen. And everywhere people asked him why he was walking through the country.
Because he loved true things he tried to explain. He said he was nervous and besides he wanted to see the country, smell the ground and look at grass and birds and trees, to savor the country, and there was no other way to do it save on foot.”
― John Steinbeck, Cannery Row
I shot this in Sydney for my ongoing project entitled Perfect Days. I’ll be adding this, as well as some additional new ones to my website soon. I’m looking forward to possibly taking this work in a new direction in the coming months.
“Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It’s all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.” – Susan Sontag