What are the circumstances in which you feel most creative? How about most happy? Are they the same circumstances or completely different?
I’m really into the new U2. Besides the quality of the music, it takes me back to a time where I dissect an album, reconfigure a playlist, add b-sides or even remix some tunes myself… the fun interactive-type album one can make when a band actually has remixes, b-sides etc. which isn’t common these days.
My version of “Songs of Innocence”, based on the template of perfection that was Achtung Baby
1. The Miracle of Joey Ramone
3. Every Breaking Wave
6. Song For Someone
7. Cedarwood Road
8. This Is Where You Can Reach Me
9. Sleep Like A Baby Tonight
11. Raised By Wolves
12. The Troubles
One of two videos where someone who is a huge influence on me, Ibarionex Perello, features one of my photos and gives me a positive critique. It is around the 13 min mark.
Ibarionex hosts a podcast called The Candid Frame which has taught me more about living a photographic life than many years of college did.
Whenever I get props from someone I really respect from afar, it’s the kind of ego boost that gets me over the next hump.