Thursday, February 13, 2014

I could have been someone

Week nights here are more like fever dreams and I need to write them down to remember.

We met someone in Montparnasse, a photographer claiming his recent sobriety had made him "high on life" (who says that?). Incidentally, his pictures were insanely mediocre in a way that makes Terry Richardson look like a genius. It must be the world's worst kept secret that anything that ever mattered was produced under the influence of something.

We're no different, Henry and I. With poison in our blood we're on top of the Eiffel Tower with two options: fly or fall. Without it we're just sad. There's nothing romantic about it, I've tried to do things differently and I always wished it was easier but it's not.














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24 comments:

  1. "It must be the world's worst kept secret that anything that ever mattered was produced under the influence of something."

    Amen.
    (Brilliant)

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  2. Beautiful photographs.

    And as always, enjoyed continuing reading your story.
    Thank you for the comment about my Dior - palettes. It must be every day life for you, luxury I mean :)

    x Satu
    Indie by heart

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  3. The relationship between inebriating substances and good art is only correlative. There are other factors at play.

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  4. Gorgeous photos... I often wish it was easier but it never is... I know this too well Avy... :-/

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  5. wow. this is so beautiful! you are a wonderful writer, I have just found your blog and become a new follower. You have a wonderful style that comes from the heart and connects with me at each post (I've been going back and reading your first ones, kind of following the story)
    They have touched me greatly.
    Keep up the good work :)
    your new friend,
    Abigail

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  6. I would have liked to bump into this photographer you met. I can't tell if mediocrity is a good or bad thing.

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  7. That last line of the second photograph is insanely perfect. Your words always are.

    Em
    Tightrope to the Sun

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  8. Beautiful. The line where you say "anything that ever mattered was produced under the influence of something" reminds me of the Hemingway quote, "Write drunk. Edit Sober". I bought a print of it from Etsy and it hangs above my writing desk.

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  9. life always seems better when you're on something x

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  10. what is love without romance... is it just two people sharing their lives together, functioning and loving one another? but what about the passion... the romance, we need that too.

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  11. It's true. The best kept secrets are developed when we are under the influence of something, even romance.
    XOXO

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  12. "It must be the world's worst kept secret that anything that ever mattered was produced under the influence of something."

    Nice observation. And well put.

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  13. Love that shot of Paris.
    'High on life' haha

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  14. You should put all your posts together and make a book out of it. I would read the hell out of it, over and over. Amazing writing, amazing feelings.
    We are part of you now.

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  15. "It must be the world's worst kept secret that anything that ever mattered was produced under the influence of something." This line sealed the deal for me here. Beautiful.

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  16. Great photos Avy... congratulations

    http://hartinart.blogspot.com

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  17. It's never easier... no matter how much we wish for.it... that's just life..

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  18. Great photos :)

    http://trapeziovermelho.blogspot.pt

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  19. you write so beautifully.

    francesca from Frank Vinyl

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  20. even poison is overrated in this world...

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  21. always fly x
    www.vicariousLA.com

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  22. always choose fly :) those two photos are jus stunning !

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