My grandmother took ill recently, so I had to make a sojourn back to Red Bank and pay her a visit. Of course, I brought my digital camera! Here are some “artsy” shots I took of the fields behind her house while my brothers and sisters were caring for her.
Here we are again, a few hours later. I really like the way the light works with the shapes in the foreground. My aunt said Grandma was nauseous, so I wanted to give her some space and went outside again, taking the opportunity to shoot more photos. You know, when you’re given lemons, you make lemonade!
Month: April 2004
Goodbye, Lenin! (and hello, Berlin!)
After all the positive response to my photos from London, I realized I forgot to post snapshots from my February trip to the 2004 European Advertising Conference in Berlin, which has now, thankfully, been free of the infamous “Wall” for more than a decade. Above is a shot of the stoic facade of concrete about which President Reagan so elegantly implored, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down that wall!”
I don’t really know what this is, but my German hosts said something to the effect of it being a relic of East Germany’s attempts at building architectural marvels that could rival the West’s creativity. All I know is, this isn’t something I could safely pitch as an ad concept to Nestle or GM and feel as though they’d get it.
I’m almost sorry to be back…
I just returned from my business trip to London, and wanted to post some “brilliant” photos of the world’s loveliest city! (That’s what all the UK-based ad agency executives I met with said whenever they liked something, or thought it was cool…”Brilliant!”) Anyway, here’s their equivalent of Times Square.
They have all these public restrooms over there, too…really amazing. I didn’t have the need to use one, thankfully, so I don’t know if you need to insert coins to use them, but I bet they cost more than a “quid”.