“Except for that one thing,” he added. “You know that habit all photographers seem to have, where they desaturate a shot and only leave one bit in colour? It’s so cliché.” He sighed. “Especially when that colour is red.”
“Oh,” I said.
It’s funny how pets – never mind cats – are among the most overused photo motifs in photography, yet you just can’t get enough of them. Face it, we all love them. I’ll admit I try to eschew the temptation, but this little guy I shot at a friend’s place back in 2008 has remained a favourite over the years.
A print of this photo is up on the wall in my room, and whenever I have people over, they comment on it. So, so here it is for the world to see!
For years, I tried to ride the elevator all the way up to cloud 9. Whenever it stopped, I would get excited as a little kid about finally reaching that great place: and I grew more and more frustrated when all I ever reached was the 9th floor.
These days, I am following a new strategy.
I am taking the stairs, and every single step feels amazing.
The friends gathered in the morning. The girls had brought fruit and caringly arranged it into a small sensual masterpiece. Its mere sight broke through the haze of a grey November day like tree roots through concrete.
A Touch of Nature.
In a dignified old building in the heart of Montréal’s Old Port, a table is set up with fruit and vegetables. Its colours bring life to the room long before the first guests arrive: apples, leaves, pumpkins, bananas, lemons. With all the technology and urban worlds they’ve created, humans retain that sense of natural beauty, that desire to create colour, a hint of the great outdoors, to bring it into the labyrinths of the cities.
Soon, the wedding will begin.
We all spend time out of mind. It’s a state where time itself loses its meaning, where boundaries and spaces give way to a steady, even flow of sensation. It steals control of the body away from the mind and ego. When I put on these headphones to mix the tracks, and I watch the crowd move to the music, I become one with the world, and the world dissolves.
The music pulsates and drives me ever forward.
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