Trees at 2811 Maple Springs Blvd (diptych), Dallas, Texas.  Winter, 2013.

Trees at 2811 Maple Springs Blvd (diptych), Dallas, Texas.  Winter, 2013.

A Strange Creature

I walked into a photo equipment store; following the owner and another man through the front door.  I just happened to walk up to the shop as the two of them were exiting the shuttered retail space next door.  As they walked over to the front counter, I overheard them discussing a deal for leasing the space next door that the shop owner seemed to own as well.   

Shop Owner:  ”I purchased that space from a photographer; I got it for a steal.”

Other guy:  ”Really?”

Shop Owner:  ”Yeah.  We negotiated a deal but a few months later, he tried to renege on it and said he wanted it back.  I gave him usage privileges but he still bitched and moaned about losing the space.  So, I had to lock him out.”

Other guy:  ”I hate dealing with photographers; they are a strange creature.”

Shop Owner:  ”I know… always taking stuff personal, and getting their feelings hurt…”

I went to the shop this particular morning after a very politically straining and irritating episode at work.  This was supposed to be some retail therapy.  But instead, after overhearing their rant on photographers, I gave an overt sigh and eye roll in response to their over generalization of my professional brethren and stomped out.

Another round of vintage & #analog gear being uploaded. Check out eBay user: jun303 #synth #Rheem #bass #Alesis #Emu #ModeMachines

Another round of vintage & #analog gear being uploaded. Check out eBay user: jun303 #synth #Rheem #bass #Alesis #Emu #ModeMachines

Lots of vintage #analog electronic music gear being uploaded to #eBay this week. And it’s going fast! Check out user name jun303. #Roland #Korg #Oberheim #SequentialCircuits #Emu #Boss #midi #synth

Lots of vintage #analog electronic music gear being uploaded to #eBay this week. And it’s going fast! Check out user name jun303. #Roland #Korg #Oberheim #SequentialCircuits #Emu #Boss #midi #synth

Dang. This is the third #Pentax67 to jam up on me this year. #dead

Dang. This is the third #Pentax67 to jam up on me this year. #dead