numbers for today - i've now posted over 1300 photos on this site, they've been viewed over 1 million times this year and i'm now 6 years old. i didn't kick up much of a fuss when i turned 5 last year, actually i was seduced by a beautiful brazilian beach
and kinda forgot. when i turned 4 years old
i mentioned that the photo that inspired my foray into photography, and particularly this website, was ddoi's orange clouds
. well in actual fact it was that photo, and the song that this photo steals a title from, high speed train
by the recently defunct r.e.m.
. i can't explain the hows and whys, or really the connection between the two different mediums. but i remember looking at the toronto skyline, listening to stipe sing about flailing antelopes, and wanting to create. this photo probably isn't the best example of my creativity, but hey, it's got a pretty fast train in it.
here's the original