Just one photo • Shelter

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.