This is the first of an occasional series where I will post one photo. Even when I'm not photographing people, I generally have my camera(s) with me much of the time and photograph the world around me. Get to know your photographer. You never know what you might learn.
First off, I just want to talk about how much I looooove my 35 1.4 lens. I don't always use it, but whenever I pull it out again, I remember why it is that this lens rocks. Anyhow, this tattoo is the second one I ever got, when I was 19. That was a little over 17 years ago, which makes me feel super old . I listened (and still listen to, on occasion) the band Shelter a lot in my teens. I went to go see them at Club Babyhead in Providence (clearly I am dating myself here) and the following day I decided to go get a tattoo of the Shelter fire wheel. I still like Shelter, I still like this tattoo, and I still smile when I look down at my left ankle. I come from a generation where there are probably more of us who have tattoos than don't, so it's not like having a tattoo, especially one this small, is exceptional or unusual to most of society. But that little dime-sized spot that's been with me most of my adult life contains in it quite a few memories that I hope to never forget. That's all that's important to me.