Ode to a forgotten project
I like talking about photography. There are loads of different types of photography and photographers. I'm most drawn to documentary photography, but on most days I'm still trying to figure out what that means.
There have been a couple of times I thought I was on to something, getting close to understanding what a long-term project might look like. The closest I ever got was busking in Pike Place Market. It's a fascinating group of talented, creative, hustling (in the positive sense) musicians and artists. A complex layer that you then add onto an even more complex layer of an iconic city market that is a small city within a city.
The best long-term projects require commitment, discipline, and stick-to-itiveness. Qualities that elude me.
I think it was in 2017 that I tagged along with Claire Michelle as she went to Pike Place Market to apply for her busking permit. My stick-to-itiveness fizzled, but it was a valuable experience. I learned more about busking, and I met Faith Grossnicklaus, a wonderful violinist/fiddler who plays in a band that would become one of my favorites - Roselit Bone.
I'm walking down this memory lane because I came across some of those photos in my catalog. Here's a photo of Amber and Kevin. I've lost track of their last names. That's another thing you need for long-term projects - solid record-keeping. I also cut off the musician on the bass. Katrina maybe? I'll send the photo to some musician friends and get corrected names.