Erik has this way of shaping a room with his presence. He's a constant storm of energy and ideas; it can be a little intimidating sometimes. But most of the time, he's actually this really fun, happy dude.
Last night, I dreamt my hands and knees where crusted with red clay and I could smell the musty sweet of tall grass in the air.
I sometimes think that if we lived in a more "tame" world, then the rugged cameras and over built gear would not be necessary and we could all run around with the latest consumer grade gadgets. The world is not a very soft place as it turns out, and so we haul around 20lbs cameras with bulky tripods. National Geographic's Bob Poole is a guy I admire a lot. It's not just that I envy his hair (which I do), or that I hope to have that instinctive eye that he has despite carrying around a huge 2/3" ENG kit, I admire his willingness to experience something that civilization has spent a lot of energy trying to avoid for the last 4000 years.
While in California last week, we went to the Getty Villa with my in-laws. While we were there, a pond with Lotus flowers caught my eye.