Okay here comes the most quickly written blog post! Please don't mind the typos. :)
Becky is second shooting a wedding with Andrea Whittle tonight and she just twittered that the best part was when the dog ran out across the party. Can't wait to see her pics. But in the meantime I am going to go and try to rent Twilight. I have never seen it and she keeps saying I should rent it so maybe I can rent it before she gets home, hence a super-quick post about a little of my last week or two, since I have been ignoring this blog lately.
I went to a class at the SnapFactory . After the class, everyone went to Mill Avenue in Tempe and the teacher Mark Wallace helped us try out some of the stuff we had learned about our flashes for our cameras. As we were walking along Mill, I shot this pic of a guy going by on a motorcycle. I like the ghostly look of it!
Three Cups Of Tea This book is so good. One of the reasons that it is so good is tha the author, David Oliver Relin is an incredible writer. Another reason is that is so incredibly inspiring. It's about Greg Mortenson who was a mountain climber, but now builds schools for the kids in the places where he used to climb, in mountainous regions of Pakistan and all over the country. He is so devoted to bringing schools to kids that don't have schools and it's so inspiring to think of how he has really changed so many lives for the better. Oh yeah, he doesn't just build schools, but medical clinics, bridges, adult education centers and the infrastructure for getting people clean water. Reading about Mortenson makes me feel like eventually I can do something to really help people.
Elvis Perkins I was listening to this guy on the radio. I had never heard of him before but from the first few notes of his music I knew I wanted to hear more. I'm trying to link to this song on youtube While You Were Sleeping, but I can't make it embed. Not sure what I am doing wrong, it usually works! His father was the guy from Psycho the movie and his mother was in one of planes brought down on Sept 11th. Some of the lyrics (this song is really long):
while you were sleeping
the babies grew
the stars shined and the shadows moved
time flew, the phone rang
there was a silence when the kitchen sang
its songs competed like kids for space
Bat Mitzvah : I read this cutest article about the upcoming Bat Mitzvahs of Evelyn, Ann, Eva, Mintsy, Millie, Fay, Belva and Molly. They were girls during the Great Depression and are now in their 90's. They never got to have their own. Love this, from the article:
After Sunday’s ceremony, each woman is to receive a certificate with words from Psalm 92: “They shall be fruitful even in old age; vigorous and fresh they shall be to proclaim that the Lord is Just. He is my strength.”
Lula magazine This magazine is SO pretty and so girly and it barely has ANY ads at all. It's from England and it's mostly just fairy-tale-like fashion, plus a few articles and it's super thick, more like a book than a magazine. I can already tell I am being very inspired by it when it comes to photography.