Photos on the Brain

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.

4 thoughts on “Photos on the Brain”

  1. I found the perfect place for a sticker! I wanted to put one on “The Suck” sign at the foot of the mtn., but it is gone (stolen?), but the Welcome To Walden’s Ridge Suck Creek Mountain Community will be a very good second choice.

  2. Wonderful! I’ll ship a few decals down there. You have to take a photo of it “in action” so I can send ’em to Simon!

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