Postcards From Rome ~ Friends
I’ve been back from Rome for almost two weeks now. Every minute of each day has been filled with answering emails, taking registrations, planning new workshops, scheduling, writing, recording… I’ve have had very little time to take my camera on the streets and I really miss it. I also miss the friends I left in Rome.
Photography and friends is such a happy mix! I remember the days when I was a commercial photographer, the daily routine of Shoot – Edit – Repeat was not entirely satisfying. Making the decision to quit and follow my true passion to see the world through my camera and inspiring others along the way was the best risk I ever took!
I immediately realized that teaching what you are truly passionate about is the best job in the world. The friendships that developed in the process came as an unexpected gift. I could not think of a more satisfying way to live my life.
Live your dreams!
Speaking of friends…
I photographed this woman on a bench in Rome. As a street photographer, I always look for the extraordinary in everyday life. The fact that she was sitting alone in the middle of the bench struck me as unusual. She looked lonely and a bit sad. I grabbed a shot as she made eye contact.
I waited a couple of minutes, enough time for her to forget I was there and… She was joined by two friends, her body language changed entirely. She became alive!
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust
Shot with the Fujifilm X100T at 23mm, ISO 1250 F/5.6 1/250 sec.
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