a teatray in the sky

two years ago

Posted in Defrag, G9, Mexico, Photography by firthefirst on September 13, 2010

every year I find that there are a few moments when I remember where I was at the same time last year, and realize I never could have imagined I’d be where I am now.  for better or worse, that’s the way every year should be: somewhat unpredictable, and unique.  if you find that every year looks like every other, either you are ok with that (that’s alright then), or you’re not looking hard enough (Rule 32: appreciate the little things), or you have a problem (fix it somehow — travel, switch jobs, make some terrible dating decisions, whatever).  this morning I pulled open a folder of old Mexico City trip photos from two years ago and was a little awestruck.  how far we come and go in two years.  two years ago, I was 25 pounds fitter.  two years ago, I was still in grad school.  two years ago, I was still shooting with my first Canon, the G9.  and most of all, two years ago, I didn’t really know Tina at all besides the fact that she always kept plastic forks ready and waiting at her desk, and this was a good thing if you planned to eat constantly in studio. (more…)