It was busy at the Satellite Store yesterday, now that the pressure of Christmas (gifts and the meal) are behind us, I’ve noticed that everyone’s much more relaxed.
Someone left their new blank note-book “Cat’s Paradise” on a shelf at my satellite. It was blank except for this page:
a time there
was a vill
so good BUT one…
Unfortunately, that’s all. I hope whoever lost the book can remember her story and start it again, I’d love to know what “Duck vill” does…
All these years I’ve worked at the Museum, and especially since I started this blog, there have been many occasions I wanted to photograph the people, I don’t know why I didn’t, perhaps I just assumed I wouldn’t get permission, and many times I wished I had a hidden camera under my jacket, you know like Walker Evans used on the New York subways in the 1930’s and 40’s, but I never thought of simply asking, “Could I take your photo?” In the past few weeks I’ve discovered folks are delighted to not only tell me their stories, but to pose for me.
Jason is eight years old. I told him I could see he was very smart and asked him what his favorite subject was at school.
“P.E”, he said looking at his Mom who laughed. He bought the same artist’s mannikin as Chelsea, so I know he likes art.
Frank saw a puzzle on my shelf earlier but when he came back I’d sold it, and unfortunately it was the last one. I tried to find a substitute for him and even though he didn’t buy anything, he was grateful for my help and said he’d like to give me a hug.
“I’ll take your photo instead,” I said. “So I can show Mr F someone wanted to hug me.”
He pulled out his cell phone and took my photo.
Pedro, originally from Spain, but now lives in San Fran, told me he always sews his own pants, including these pantalons. Aren’t they great?
I know we’re going to see his name in the fashion industry one of these days… so remember you saw him here first.