Faye’s Fossil.

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.

  1. wedding photographer in cheshire March 25th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Great idea and photos! Love it!

  2. George L Koroneos March 25th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Great black & white work. Love the watch shot.

  3. Lara Eichhorn March 25th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    He seems like an interesting guy. Great shots.

  4. Julie Batterham March 25th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Joe, these are great!

    What an amazing face this man has - great pics and angles.

  5. matt shumate March 25th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    What a great, great project. No doubt you both benefitted from this. I know I did.

    Plus, Zack is my photography hero too. What he's done for me I'll never be able to repay (even though we've never met). His drive pushes me to be a better photographer/person.

  6. Az March 25th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    loving these Mr. Yarrow.
    Keep 'em comin'

  7. William Massey March 25th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Holy cow these are stunning. Real art right here. That bird photo is amazing.

  8. Hannah Lundberg March 25th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    These are beautiful - you have truly told a story.

    I will check out Zack's site. Just when I think I have gotten enough 'idols', I discover more! I think capturing our local area is so important - now i just need to get the confidence to DO IT!

  9. seth goodman March 25th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    These photos are really inspiring. I used to photograph strangers all the time, but I haven't done it ages. Now I think I will. Great photos!

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