Saturday, August 9, 2014

August 9, 2014 (Part 1)

I'm currently sitting at a cafe in Santiago's Plaza de Armas. It's 9 in the morning and two señoras just sat across my table. I think they're having a breakfast. It's almost 9:15, back home my lola would already have clocked in about 6 to 7 hours of work and about 5 cups of coffee.

I just finished a photo walk around this area and I'm having a break I planned to sit and reflect on what has been going on recently in my life on some things, but maybe for this entry, [I'll] try to focus on my photography.

It's been a while since I had my last "shoot". By "shoot" I mean a dedicated, planned and focused time for just shooting. To my recollection it has been over a year - 14 months to be exact is a good approximation. The last one was around Kathmandu and since then a lot has happened.

My now fiancé (I'm engaged) and I has moved to South America, here in Chile, for work and we've been here for the past 5 months. I had been going back and forth to the US but mostly for work of those trips were dedicated for work. I have sold most of my gear the gears I was using a year ago - my DSLR, lenses, bags, filters - the whole lot, and now I'm using a segunda mano Leica M9 with a prime 35mm Summi rangefinder.

[to be continued]