This is Laura. She’s 6ft tall and makes me feel like I’m that tall when cruising with her.
I made it back to LA and after a couple days I’m ready to get through mountains of emails and bills.
More notes on travelling.
Anytime you leave the apartment in SF or NY, lets say to meet a friend for coffee, somehow it’s $40.
I brought only a 28mm lense. Normally, it’s all I need but now I think I need a 40mm. I’d do the 40 or even 50 on the body and use my phone as the 28.
I used both my phone and Lumix equally but it’s redundant when both are the same angle of view.
As for work stuff, even though I can sorta “work” from my phone, it doesn’t mean its easier.
On the rainy days or days that I had time to myself where I should be trying to work, I really just wanted to read or catch up on Youtube.
My laptop is like 200 lbs and it has to be plugged in the whole time. It’s cumbersome and I should’ve left it at home.
I’m thinking a $200 Chromebook next time for travelling.
Great blog post, I know.
Also, I had multiple Instagram spazz out episodes. Like 3 of them that I talked myself out of, and then all of a sudden yesterday I deleted all my photos.
I figured out what my problem is. I have always printed my photos first. Either in print form or zine form or book form.
The LA book fair is coming up, so while I’m thinking about making either a new zine series or 1 book from all the photos I been shooting, I’m posting all the photos on Instagram.
Doesn’t seem like that big of a deal at first, but when you start the layout, even just in your head, the photos are now a little deflated since all your people already saw them on the internet.
Even if the photos aren’t really deflated, you are deflated like there’s no wind beneath your photoshop wings anymore.
Overthinking it, for sure. But I think I will reserve IG for photos already published, or for news of new publishings.