Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Twice the Money
I was trying to test out a flash with the Monochrome and the wide angle lens. I couldn't get it it fire, but I found this image to have that certain je ne sais quois. That's French for "I don't know what." People use it to mean "flair," I believe. But it is just admitting a certain stupidity about a thing. I really believe the photo has that quality. I don't know what.
But I got the flash to work with the camera now and I am a pain in the ass with it. You'll see some examples in the near future. I am flashing everything and everyone. I'm trying to make some Mark Cohen--style photos. They are not turning out that way which is probably good. They have my own mark and smell to them. First you copy, then. . . je ne sais quois.
I like the phrase as much as esprit de corps and Viva Las Vegas.
Last night was the full moon, I hear. Couldn't tell it here. Rain. Still, the weird dreams and strange sleep evidenced it.
Now for the factory. Only a week before S.F. I got some good advice for the trip. Pack half the clothes and take twice the money.