Sade, Sixty & still a Smooth Operator

Sade, has been part of the soundtrack of my grownup life and at every significant moment, there has been a song of hers in the background. She turned sixty today, but she is timeless, and so is her music. The Nigerian-born songstress is one of five artists that will make me go to live performance. Two of the other four are dead.

I also love her ethos about creativity — something that we forget in our times of fractional attention, multi-tasking and engagement as marketing. I wish more creatives would take a cue from her! I am waiting for her next album — very patiently.

Tuscany on Film

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My most recent trip to Tuscany was a first of sorts. I took along a film camera and some film to understand why everyone makes such a fuss about film photography. With my Konica Hexar AF camera, I knew at least I would at least get the photos right. In addition to my digital photos, I used up four film rolls, shooting at the same time and locations where I was also using my Leica SL camera. (more…)

Make America Love Again

Make America Love Again by Om Malik9/11 is a date that is seared in my memory. Like many millions, I witnessed a horrific and dastardly act on live television. That day shook me to the core. In the years that have passed, it has come to represent what is great about America — its resilience and ability to come together and overcome any challenge. In times of adversity, America finds the strength that only love can breed, forgetting its petty politics and media madness. These are days of incredible challenges – Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the wildfires in California, Washington and Montana – and we need to love each other again, to overcome these challenges.

Into the light

Kayak and the clouds!

Photo made with iPhone7+ and Moment 18mm wide lens at Mendenhall Lake on August 26,2017 in Juneau, Alaska. Edited in Lightroom and Silver Efx Pro.