It’s amazing how much of a blessing it is to have good friends. For about a year now, I’ve been slowly trying to get back into the habit of spending time with friends while balancing it out with schoolwork. It has worked out for the most part. There’s just something about being around people who genuinely care about you. It’s got somewhat of a stress relieving effect.
Reminiscing about things that seem to have happened only yesterday is always nice. You look back at the little things and realize they had the most significant impact on your life.
It’s truly amazing where life takes you over the course of a couple of months. I feel like I’ve changed quite a bit. Not for the worse but rather in good ways. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to cross paths with many people from different walks of life. This has benefited me greatly. I think I’ll write about how people have impacted me in a future post.
My Photo I professor assigned us to shoot photos of strangers: one roll with permission and one without. I like photographing people but I’m horrible with strangers so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to force myself to do it. Little did I know how nerve-wracking of a task it would be.
I went down to the Village twice in hopes of asking strangers for their photos. As I went on rainy days, people were rushing to get to dry places. This made it hard to stop people for photos.
I was forced to rush things as I’d fallen behind on my assignments. I went to Central Park this time. It was packed since it’s a Saturday. It was also hard to single out strangers as most of them were in groups.
So Radiohead decided to release The King of Limbs a day early. They also released a video for “Lotus Flower” off the new album. Though it’s shorter than I expected, the album sounds great. The sound is different from their other albums, as one can expect from Radiohead. They’ve made a blend of rock and electronic music that’s seems very familiar but is still a refresher from their older albums. I’m glad they released it earlier. I can now listen to it on the way home from school.
It’s hard to pick out which songs I like better but I know I’ll be listening to the album over and over this weekend. We’ll see how it goes. The video for “Lotus Flower” is hilarious. Thom and his dance moves, ha.
I’ve been wanting to take a formal class on photography for years now. My high school didn’t have the resources or space to offer anything more than a studio art class, let alone a darkroom. So I waited for years hoping to take a course somewhere else when I’d have the time or money to do so.