chookooloonks life list update: number 16, photograph 1000 faces (patti gras)
Last week, I was honoured to have the opportunity to do a taping of Houston PBS' show, Living Smart, hosted by Emmy award-winning Patti Gras. Patti is this really awesome force of nature, and when we met a few weeks before taping, she totally blew me away. As I drove away from her office that day, however, I couldn't help feeling that I'd met her before. Her name wasn't familiar to me, but I rarely forget a face.
I couldn't shake the feeling ... and then, about a week later, it came to me: about 12 or so years ago, I used to be a regular at this little South American restaurant in my neighbourhood that served live music and great sangria. One of the more popular bands was a Latin folk group called Barandua.
Patti was the lead singer.
I knew I knew that face.
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Yesterday, my friend Susannah tweeted this quote:
"When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them."
~ Annie Leibovitz
Images: Photographed with my Nikon D300, 50mm lens.