Evening 23

It’s customary these days to write about how busy we are—I did it a couple of times myself these last few months. Part of it is about sharing our reality, sure...but let’s not kid ourselves that there isn’t a tinge of self-promotion in there as well. Work gives us identity...credibility. At least we think it does. Social media easily becomes a bullhorn.

You know what I did last week? Nothing. I went to Ikea and bought a rug, a coffee table...I rearranged a bunch of stuff around the house. Cynthia was in Mexico so I was alone with the kids. I did the parents/teacher meeting Thursday morning; went to the Profoto launch in the evening. I finished editing a session that was overdue (took me a bit longer due to the C1 transition) but as far as work is concerned, that was it. No talks, no fancy shoots, no meaningful to-do list being checked off...just the tranquil waters of life, dripping away in a steady stream.

It’s a good stream too. Peaceful.

Yesterday I picked up the X-Pro2 and decided to dust off my old XF 23mm f/1.4—probably the lens I’ve least used out of all the ones I own. I wanted a change of pace and I’d forgotten how great this one is. I guess these are an attempt at bottling peace in a few quick frames...

Have a great weekend all—and Happy Thanksgiving to our American neighbours :)


Shot with the X-Pro2 and XF 23mm f/1.4 R


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Patrick La Roque

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