Returning to Normality


Airport, by Jonathan Gayman.

As you can probably tell from my previous posts and also from the silence around the blog that I’ve been hella-busy for the last month. A number of large projects all hit at roughly the same time and I have been on the road more than I’ve been home. I have been to 17 cities since mid-August, and some of those cities I’ve been to multiple times. I am very excited about all of the work, but I am not going to lie, it has been a tough schedule to keep up with.

You never really think about how this much travel can affect you, but one thing I’ve found is that with this much business travel you start to stop thinking of the days of the week as Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc. Instead, you find yourself thinking of the city you’re supposed to be in that day … LA-day, Boston-day, Montreal-day … And don’t get me started on time zones. We are creatures of habits, and your body knows that something is wrong, even if your phone always has the correct time. I saved my clients a ton of money on meals since I rarely ate while I was on the road, mainly because my body couldn’t figure out what time it was.

I was going to put a list of travel-related complaints but then decided that this comic does a much better job than I ever could. Check it out.

I still have a few trips on deck, but the majority of the travel is over for now. I’m working my way back into my normal work routine, which these days is filled with accounting, receipts, invoices and other non-photography related fun. With any luck I’ll find a break in the paperwork to do some real work, behind the lens.*

*Yesterday I went out for a couple hours to explore the city with my Holga. I took a couple of rolls of film which now needs to be developed. I forgot the excitement/frustration of not having instant gratification with your images when working with film.

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