07 Mar

Sony RX1, 35mm f2 Carl Zeiss
ISO125, f/3.5, 1/80, raw

She’s my (current?) best girl-friend. We were friends at high-school, for a while, then we lost track of each other, for some reason I can’t happen to remember, or just for no reason at all. Even if we lived for years quite close to each other, we never met again, till a few years ago, at a new year’s eve party. That wasn’t the night of “re-bounding”, actually I think I spoke more with her husband rather than with her, just because we had the same dslr model. He liked my photographs, and we stayed in touch for a while. A couple of years later, they were both attending my first (and till now only – I hate not to have the the time to do everything!) workshop. That time we spoke a little more. Plus, she became “one of my students”, a very important attribute, because I happen to like all of my studentsโ€ฆ
Then, one year later, she called me to offer me a photographic job. I had just started the 365(+1) Days of NEX-7 and getting really serious about a drastic change in career, and at the same time she had just left her position at the faculty of architecture to start working on communication strategy, web design, and many other things. The economic crisis had just put us on colliding tracks.
We did that job together, and we fell in love. The four of us, luckily. Me, she, my wife, and her husband. Since then, we share as many jobs as possible, and we see each other quite often. She’s creative, dynamic, and a fearless optimistic. She’s fighting the crisis by doing many different jobs and being constantly on the move. You just can’t beat her. Best to be a friend of hers.

5 thoughts on “23/365 – “Myself” nr.23”

  1. This is an interesting entry, perhaps more for what’s written then the picture itself, still trying to understand exactly what or how you mean what you are describing here…

    Hope you are feeling better!

    E

    1. Hey Erich, yes I’m feeling better, thanks for asking!
      Regarding the meaning of the photo, I guess this one is a little less clear than the others. You have a market shut down, deserted, a sign that reads (in Italian) “total selloff”, and then the girl, with her bike (eco-friendly or cheap transportation?) that stops for a call (business?), her bag hanging full (documents?)… I guess this is the story I was trying to tell ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You’re lucky you have a wonderful wife who makes it possible for you to have such friends. I think this is a rare privilege because I know many women who would go into a jealous rage if another woman entered their husband’s world. Especially one he knows from before. Actually most guys I know are only “allowed” to have male friends. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. You’re right, Miran, my wife is great ๐Ÿ™‚ Fact is, she would rip my head should she find me cheating on her, so it’s not that she isn’t jealous, but she happens to trust me (luckily) ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hey Luca I was actually referring to what Miran was talking about and with all the following in love with several people ๐Ÿ˜‰ I didn’t realize you were trying to show so much in yours photos so I enjoyed that description, I saw a lady on a bike who was late to the market which had closed and then she called someone to say they would have to go out for dinner now ๐Ÿ™‚

    E

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