Sunday, 12 February 2012

Image 52 - Week 6... Chaos ... and waking to the news that Whitney is dead..

Plain ole aethestics... and say it as it is..

Goatees, cuff links and mirrors...

So., this week I trimmed my goatee, woke to learn that Whitney died.. and I took some photographs... Not wanting this to sound 'cruel', uncaring, or cold., but it's how life is.., is it not..? oh.. and the washing machine is on doing it's thing.. 

I have no clue who Whitney Houston is., or was, in private.. however, more than a decade., or two ago, she provided me with a tune that rode the airwaves at the same time as my marraige break down, so naturally this news has reminded me of 'one moment in time'.. and as kinda sad as it is, to be honest, I just wanna move on., ok..? I recognise the importance of her life, acknowledge the break down of my marraige, so let's move onto the here and now..; my goatee for instance.. Ok., that's now been mentioned and recognised too,  so we can move on from that also. 
The reason I've mentioned three sorta unrelated things, is that they're part of me and represent the ole journey to this point.. and the funny thing is., out of those 'deep real life' things., the whiskers are the only thing to survive.., so far..; people die, marraiges fail, hair falls out, but the whiskers live on.. Weirdly superficial eh.? 

I also watched over a shoulder and took a few snaps of a film shoot during the past week..; love, love the whole energy, vibe and generosity that being around a creative  team, offers me.. ; 
The usual understated styling of a goattee..
thanks to director LK for a totally fun day.. 

Hmm, as I think about it., I attended a 'creative' networking event too where I listened briefly to a few 'talkers', witnessed the beginnings of a new comedic double act, watched a couple of movies, chatted about a new project and then rolled up the banner and left...

Later in the week, I sheepishly walked into a boardroom  a 'bit' tardy to the sight of pure professionalism..., which filled me with pride and inspiration., oh and a table full of water bottles before later tucking into and enjoying,  a Hallmark bowl of hot celery soup., albeit a tad salty., apparently.., although it was ok for me..; I couldn't understand why, when ordering a chicken salad, I got ham in it.., but hey.., it satisfied a headache.., but I really do need to keep my dark glasses with me so I can focus more clearly.., no matter how ridiculously uncool it seems to be to wear them in this light..

Not sure how descriptive I can get, but it's been bloody cold this week..and yet, despite the cold, stuff happened.. World wide stuff, like Whitney joining the Eternal Band.., local stuff like my goatee and meetings that I was late for.. ; life eh.! Some graffiti artist turned down a few thousand dollars as payment for a commission  he worked on only several years ago and is now $200 million better off as a result of his gamble.. and a 22 year old former  (?) Iceland employee is about to drive around in an AM DB9 worth more than her former council house.. and to think I've got to find an image that spoke to me  this week to include in my Image 52.. ;)


Fashion statement..

Two long sleeved cotton t-shirts, one being a turtle neck  under a cashmere sweater, a snood, light fleece and heavy duty fleece, gloves, beanie and it's time to get out of bed to put my coat on and head out for today's adventure..; don't ask me how I bent down to tie my boots up.., but I'm ready to attack the day..; a new day eh..? 

Some guy didn't shake hands this week and it makes front page news as did the money woes of Matt's mum.. and apparently men can fix baldness with a scalp tattoo..! Silent movie The Artist is the odds-on favourite to win a BAFTA later today.. and hey.. did I mention that it is bloody cold..? I couldn't care less whether 'Apprentice' lovers Zoe and Glenn split or not.. and it's still cold.. So., how does the front page news really affect us on a cold, frigid day..? NOT one lil' ole bit.!!

I learned how an iphone shot video was done.. and impressive as it is, I still marvel at just how the 'star' of the show knew where the darn camera was..; I also witnessed Whizz splashing around in the cold atlantic seas without a shiver and wondered 'how' she could do that., but put it all down to the stunning image of the day's sun setting behind her..?
Coffee with friends...

.. and today, it's still cold..; did I mention that..? Oh geez., Valentine's Day is around the corner.. and another cold day to look forward to.. and why would someone 'wrap' a perfectly good Range Rover with a totally tasteless Louis Vutton print, including gaudy pink stripe.? 

This week it's about 'stuff' .. and how we look at it all.. and does it really affect us..? Of course, I'm still planning on waking up tomorrow morning and hitting a new day, but I guess then there will be new stuff to read and deal with.. and this past week will become a mere thing of memories...;it'll have  all but gone..except we now have images to help us.... I know what Whitney looks like, I know what Matt's mum looks like..; I know what a tacky Range Rover looks like and I know how cute Whizz is when she splashes about in the cold waters just before a stunning sunset.. I know too how much I overact and all because of an image..

I can take images all day, everyday and they mean something to me..; just like a pop song, I remember the what's and the where's..; it's jus' a load of  plain ole aesthetics.. , or is it..?

Moments that have impacted my life have got me this far and these are the ones that are now part of mine..; people., things who (that) have left their mark, whether in a positive way, or just as a result of a passing moment..

A stranger's eyes...
Thank you for impacting mine.. and whether you're a stranger, or friend.; whether you're young, or an unknown (to me) pop star.,  I appreciate and never take for granted, a single moment..... and that's me saying it as it is.., jus' 'one moment in time'...

Week 6..; done deal...

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