Remember the photographer we met in Santa Fe? Well, as a refresher, his name was Simon Biswas, and I’ve been following his journey. I dropped him an e-mail Friday to see if he’d be interested in stopping by in St. Louis. As it ends up, he was in Chicago, and was coming to St. Louis anyway. Through a flurry of e-mails, we figured out that he would be in St. Louis last night.
Beck pulled out all the stops — steaks, baked beans, corn on the cob, and a homemade apple pie. And we waited. And waited more. As it ends up, it took Simon a little longer to get here than he thought. I fired the grill up at 10.30pm. 🙂 Dinner was great, conversation was great, and it was a hoot to hear about his travels. I think we overwhelmed him with our late-night hospitality, and we all finally crashed about 1.30am.
Today, it was a late sleep in, and loads of conversation over breakfast, image backups, laundry and some story swapping. I learned a lot about life in New York City (where Simon hails from) and the world of a freelance photographer. There’s surely a lot of day-to-day security in a 9-to-5 job, but man does freelancing sound good… at times. I definitely recognize it’s a ton of work, and likely not in my sweet spot.
After an afternoon of talking shop, Simon left, and left for his next destination. I really enjoyed talking shop with him, and am looking forward to following his journey to its conclusion in a week.