50 Portraits – 11

Exposure: 1/200 sec – Aperture: F1.4 – ISO: 200 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

Exposure: 1/250 sec – Aperture: F1.4 – ISO: 200 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

Exposure: 1/30 sec – Aperture: F1.4 – ISO: 200 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

Exposure: 1/30 sec – Aperture: F1.4 – ISO: 200 – Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.4 – Camera: Canon 5D

| currently listening to: All World Cowboy Romance, Mission of Burma, Signals, Calls And Marches EP, 1981 | LINK

the photography:

Portrait #11 is lisse

lisse and i have known each other since she was an old girlfriend of mine’s roommate almost ten years ago. since then we have lived in the same dilapidated triple-decker (boston speak for three flat) and visited each other in such strange places as cape cod, raleigh NC, and brooklyn. this past week we had an opportunity to spend a good chunk of the day running around williamsburg, bushwick, and back to williamsburg together. through the years, we have spent a ton of time together riding the train, eating at restaurants, and drinking in bars. again, it’s good to see old friends. it’s also good to take photos of them. lisse was kind enough to know me before i become a photographic-maniac so when i started clicking, she at least was comfortable enough around me to let her guard down. this trip to new york was enlightening. the whole 5 days were invigorating for my karma, chi, creative juices, and for my soul. to run around a new place (i haven’t spent that much time there) and to get to see the sights while still feeling carefree, amazing. it’s also amazing that i didn’t take a lot of photos. sometimes when i have my camera up to my eye i forget to enjoy what is in front of me. it’s nice to not be busy documenting. so this trip, i took in much of brooklyn camera-less. the view from the pulaski bridge that gaps queens and greenpoint? i’ll snap you one day. when i grow up, i’m gonna own a box factory building under the pulaski bridge…

the music:
someone mildly famous once said that they would either cover a burma song on one of their records or get a burma tattoo. well… i’m still looking to release my first record and i’m still looking to get that burma tattoo. these guys are the reason i can’t stand chamber indie pop crap like Antony and the Johnstons. rock and roll should never die. as mission of burma moves into their late 40’s and early 50’s, they still make ear splitting, foot stomping, back breaking rock and roll. proof that growing old and growing up never means you have to compromise. top ten bands of all time. no joke. top ten. boston may be defined by the pixies in many peoples minds, but it is also the birthplace of burma, the cars, and the modern lovers. never forget that. (you can forget that aerosmith is even a band though…)

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