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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