Lens: Sony G 70-200mm f2.8
Camera: NEX-7, ISO400, f2.8, 0.6s, raw
Nice Saturday, I spent it mostly doing daddy stuff. The morning I changed, dressed, and fed Agata, then we played to sleep on the big bed. When we woke up it was pap-time, Claudia took care of it while I prepared lunch for the grown-ups, then it was the time to “hit the road” with the stroller. I walked Agata around till she fell asleep deep, then I moved to a sunny bench and I spent a couple of hours reading the last book I received.
It’s a comic book. I was really into comics when I was in high-school, but at the second year of university I was over them. The one I read today, from the first to the last page, without any interruption, is a great, almost amazing, first book of this young, brilliant, funny, sensible, witty, gifted Italian guy. He lives in Rome, not to far from where I live, but I happen to know him from facebook, I found his work from one of the so-many-times-shared links. If you read Italian, you should absolutely check it out. His name is Zerocalcare.
I finished the comic and moved back in, I fed Agata, and played with her to sleep again. The reason why I had to be such a full time dad, today, is that Claudia is working on a presentation. She has a job interview on Monday. It’s her first since three years. Last year she’s been unemployed. It’s an important job. She’s obviously stressed. And I’m too. If this job thing goes through then some major changes will happen around here. Some of these may even affect my job. What my job will be. For sure I’ll have to be much more a daddy than I’ve been so far.
Agata is asleep now. Claudia finished her daily dose of interview-preparation, got Agata a bath, dinner and put her to sleep. I’m breathing the fresh air of Spring in a clear evening in Rome. Looking out of the window. I almost forgot that the daily shot is still waiting for me. But I can’t get out of my head and leave for a walk, let alone set some studio shot. So I grab the tripod, my big tele-zoom, and I shoot the Volkswagen Beetle which is parked in front of our building. It’s always there at night. I always thought about shooting it. Tonight is its night. And I’m back with my thoughts.