Yes, at the age of 35, I am officially old. You see, here I am in Charlottesville, VA for the Festival of the Photograph and it is just after 9PM and I am in my tiny little dorm room with a glass of wine and soon a good book. There is a huge event with dancing, drinking, and a slideshow of up and coming photographers tonight that goes until 2AM. 2AM? Yikes, I am only up at 2AM if my 3 year old wakes me up. This afternoon, I listened to Sally Mann speak of her current work and she showed for the first time 2 new bodies of "works in progress". She is one amazing woman. She is the reason I came to this event this weekend.
It was a nice 96 degrees and humid today. Lovely for strolling outside weighed down with camera equipment. It's funny seeing SO many people carrying cameras or camera bags all over this little historical downtown mall. Oh, and these cool tags that everyone is wearing. It's like a being in a not-so-secret club.
So, off to bed for me. Tomorrow is a documentary film about Sally Mann's photographic process and probably some shopping.
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