354/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.
Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO1600, f2.8, 0.4s, raw
“Maybe I feel overwhelmed, or maybe I just need to lower my head and start working to sort everything out. Because deep down I know that eventually everything will be fine. I just need to put my work on things. Tomorrow I’ll try to be more productive.”
This is how I closed yesterday’s post. So, was I more productive today? Well, in a way yes, but not how I wanted to be. But this is OK, it’s something I learned a couple of years ago, I’ can’t just be what I want to be, I have to be more of what I am. And then, from there, try to work things out.
So, as soon as I figured out that this morning I was already touchier and more stressed than yesterday, I shifted all my morning and afternoon agenda to tomorrow, and I focused on getting ready for the two important meetings I had planned for the evening. At 18.30 I had planned to meet with my curators to present an idea for a new artistic project they might bring me in. At 20.30 I had planned a dinner with an important Italian artist who’s going to make a major exhibition in Spring and who might be interested in having my collaboration.
It was the first time I had such kind of “artistic” meetings, so I went on and got ready the way I learned from my scientific research job. I studied all day long, learning and getting informed, till I felt confident. What I learned in my scientific career is that every idea needs a solid background. I guessed it would work with art too. Immediately before leaving home I was paying a quick visit to the toilet (I was nervous, OK?), my iPad switched on for the constant email checking, the camera hanging from my neck ready to get out with me, when I saw my reflection on the bathroom mirror and took this shot. The light is from the iPad screen.
The two meetings went really well, and as the icing on the cake, Sonyalpharumors published a post dedicated to the close end of this project, which produced (and will keep producing for a few days) the usual insane amount of visits to the blog, the flickr, etc.