March 25th, 2010
After some serious talking with my SEO expert last night over cider, sambuca and marshmallows, Phil encouraged me to take some Bristol based pictures and post them here regularly.
I'm not sure that this is what the following was what he was thinking of, but I had fun.
I was inspired today by two photographers.
One of them is Zack Arias. Without wanting to sound like all weird, he's a real rock and roll photographer.
"Just how rock and roll is Zack, Joseph?"
"Well, he named his youngest Son, Hawke Danger Arias (yes, Danger is his middle name)"
Awesome baby names aside, Zack is an inspirational person and I highly respect his opinions.
A while ago, Zack set himself the challenge of shooting 10 total strangers in 10 hours.
Today, after months of me thinking "I could do that", I did "it" or something similar.
Before you see any pictures, I'll show you who else inspired me today.
His name is Jonas Peterson, and I've been following his blog quite closely for the past year, maybe?
I read his "About me" page today and watched his slideshow.
I recommend that you also do that, along with very carefully viewing his latest wedding here.
Before I went out to find amazing people to take pictures of in Bristol, I knew exactly who I would start with.
Didn't know his name, I just knew where I could find him.
His name is Julien.
Julien is 65.
He owns a shop or "a sh*t shed" called Garden Trappings
Julien has owned his...ahem...shed for 10 years. He sells plants and flowers.
He like to throw bird seed onto his corrugated roof for the pigeons.
He has managed rock and roll bands, owned a chain of fashion shops and used to work in Saudi.
He believes in respect. He doesn't want people his age to be seen as Racist, he just wants fair play.
Julien is a non practising Christian, believes that someone, or something is up there, but that's about it.
He doesn't believe in global warming, he knows we're not helping but it's just not as bad as the media are making it out to be.
Julien loves his wife of 8 years.
She is called Faye.
She calls Julien "Faye's Fossil"
He gave me some advice.
"Follow your own trail, don't be led by others"
I knew Julien was going to be interesting, I just didn't realise how interesting he would be!
So he's my new friend!
Enjoy getting to know Julien a little.
Thanks for reading.