It's the second day of open studios in New Haven, aka City Wide Open Studios (CWOS.org), and a steady stream of interesting people stopping in with good questions. I'm tired though, still fighting the head cold I've had for a week, and more than a few nights of substandard sleep isn't helping. But the energy it takes to do this I get back x10 from the interest of the people who come through with their own unique perspectives: Young people who've never used a film camera, older people who remember their own experience with oatmeal box pinhole cameras, photographers who "know all about it" but there's actually much more to "it," and fellow artists and friends with encouraging feedback.
All year I'm alone with my work and then I get two days (12 hours) of steady feedback and questions from 100s of people. It's something I look forward to.
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