It is nice to be old, to have grown up in the 60's and 70's, and to be young at heart to enjoy those times of old. I never had known what I wanted to be when I grew up. I do not think it was until these last couple months that I realized what I want to do, and that is photography. So does this mean I am no longer 19 for the last 36 years now, that I have to grow up now? I hope not. I have enjoyed life so far, so let's keep on truck'n . . .
Tonight The Robots hit the calm that I needed today. One that greatly relaxed me. They started early in their show with some Beatles music. The Beatles were the fad of their time. Everyone wanting Beatles hair cuts, Beatles shoes, and what ever would set you apart from society. To be recognized. Well, The Robots, along with their Beatles songs tonight, did me the honor of recognizing me in front of their friends, fans, as a photographer. I humbly had to put my hands together and bow to them, for I have never thought of myself in that way. Have I finally found what I want to do when I grow up?
Friends and family have come up to me smiling, liking what I do, and wondering, will I make a break for it? I have made photography my own, something to run with, to improve upon, to see, have voice, and for others to see that voice. There is so much more. It is a felt passion. Is this what I want to do when I grow up?
I was a bit taken back tonight. I do the photography for me, for others to enjoy, to see what I see. To have people come up to me tonight, asking for a photograph, for the address to this blog site, took me back a little. I was not prepared for such recognition. To be humbled already, how do you be more humble? So, I did my best with what I do, which is to shoot photographs without a flash. Well, sorry to say, I should have used a flash when shooting the groups of people. Obviously I have some learning to do . . . good, because I would hate to think this was the end already!
All I can say is, The Robots are a great bunch of guys, having a great time, doing the same as I do with their internal "voice", which they have chosen musical instruments and for me my camera. Okay, enough writing, and more photos. If you have not read my other blog posts on The Robots, I do recommend you start with the first post and work your way up. Here are the earlier links.