Thursday, April 25, 2013
Closing out the Month of April 2013: Too Many Things to Do
April has always been a hectic month for a cameraman in Okinawa.
This year it didn't get any easier. It's not over, yet and, there's plenty more to do.
This morning, I ran down to the print shop early, trying to stay ahead of the game.
That's not a scrapbook, I'm making. Just some prints I'll be delivering to people.
Magazine editors and some of my best friends, don't always get it.
Sometimes, neither do I but, it seems to work.
When I hear of an event, about to take place, I research, all I can, about it.
Visit the village days, weeks or, months before and meet people.
That way, I'm not a stranger, in town, when it's time to use the cameras.
Most of the places I go, people are friendly.
But, they might not like some foreigner shoving model releases in their face.
So, what I like to do, is forget about all the paperwork and just shoot cameras.
Then, visit, a few weeks later, with some free photos to hand out.
The next few days it's going to get real hectic around here.
There was supposed to be some sort of Pink Full Moon last night and, I missed it.
So, tonight, I'll be looking for the moon.
Sunday, we're going to another island for a ritual in a sea cave.
Monday, will find me in the Orion Beer Brewery, shooting a camera. No drinking.
And, while up that way, I'll see if I can catch that Ryukyu dog, again.
If I get a signed pet release on him, he may become a star !
Then, there's those adorable women from Henza Island, I have to catch-up with.
One, already signed a model release. The other one will, too, I'm betting.
With all the things I have to do, it's best to close out April 2013 today.
Golden Week in Japan is all ready to kick-off !