Monday, July 26, 2010
My idea was to knit this in March when I started a series of trips to shoot the new book project, and by April-June I'd be wearing it on chilly planes, and on cool nights on the west coast, in the NW, everywhere I went, and I would look tres chic.
Plus the nerdy satisfaction of the pattern name matching my life. Like so many of my good intentions , it didn't spool out as planned. Instead I traveled like crazy and now, back at the ranch, finished it in time for a July heat wave.
To underline that sometimes the payoff comes when you're close to home, here's one of the best locations I've shot at in a flurry of interesting and odd locations. It's the mammal archives at the natural history museum at Yale. Above, the view before we set up to shoot a researcher working in this room.
How great to have this lineup watching us work. Every few minutes I looked up, and there they were, staring. Most were on display when my sons were little and we were regulars in the exhibit rooms. It was a reunion with old friends. A lucky one; I doubt they are meant to stay in a jumbled lineup in an otherwise sealed & controlled storage facility.
As for my travels, I'm not exactly staying put. New Jersey for a shoot Tuesday & Wednesday.