An email from Orvis—leading with a Fire Girl image.
Sometimes when we’re waiting on something we get impatient and the days seem to blur together. I’m in that mode right now… mid-April brings the start of a busy few months of assignments, and I’m in prep / plan / production mode right now. After a flurry that lasted a few weeks, plans are pretty well laid out, logistics in place and I’m just damned edgy.
Some people aren’t meant to stay in one place for very long, I reckon. I’ve never done well sitting still. Give me action. Give me work. Give me a camera and an open horizon.
Storytelling copy for Orvis.
And so I plan, work like a maniac in the hours between, and pace my apartment, staring at the skating rink that is my parking lot and cursing temperatures that still aren’t topping out above freezing. A good friend sent me a picture from home country today—Montana’s mighty Missouri River, in fact—and it was green. That wicked green that’s so bright you think you’re eyes can’t really be reading it right. The boys were still swathed in layers; waders and fleece and jackets, but you know spring is coming. Color has arrived in full force, and there’s water to be rowed.
I’ll post a schedule soon about where I’ll be in the coming few months, and the projects that are taking me around and about. There’s some good stuff cooking, and I’m excited to see it come together.
In the meantime, more and more assets from the Orvis shoot last November in Belize are being used—every day I see another Fire Girl image on the website, in an email, in a catalog. More copy pops up; another story told. That’s the best part—the stories being told. Whether with words or with images, it’s those stories that make it all worthwhile in the end, that keep me pacing this damn apartment. It’s a big, big world out there.
So here’s to telling stories, and living them.