The Girl in Trousers

Conversing to Guss

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In my modest and limited experience, photography has some notable side effects.

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When you get the Camera-Serious Bug, several things happen.

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Firstly, all photos you take might be good, but they should be better.

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You start to have a serious and traumatic relationship with the sun and all forms of light.

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You current camera is never good enough.

Darn, incompetent gadget!

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Whoever said perfection was unattainable was a downright twit, because, of course, you’re going to prove them wrong.

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When your camera hibernates in its case for an extended period, you get withdrawals.

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And your eternal gripe is about how you never have anything interesting to photograph.

So you photograph your feet.

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In the course of a few short months, you capture so many flowers on film from so many clients’ gardens that you could practically start a career in botany science.

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But it all comes to a head when the obsession is so strong, even a insect that spends its life with its head in manure is interesting.

You tell yourself it’s something different from another darn flower so that makes it okay.

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When all plant and fly avenues are completely and utterly exhausted, you turn to whatever canine specimen is nearest to you and pour out your heart of woes.

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‘Guss, I want you to be honest with me, okay? Does photographing a fly instead of a flower make me insane?’

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‘Dude, flies are cool. I, like, play this game where I try to catch them in my teeth. Man! Those flies are so fast and awesome. Flowers aren’t half as much fun, y’know what I mean?.’

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‘So you don’t think people will stop taking me serious just because I posted a fly photo?’

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‘Chillax, man. You’re going make that fly awesomely famous. Trust me, man. I know stuff about flies.’

If the side effects of your photography reaches the point where you verbally interact with a photo of a client’s dog, it’s official.

You’ve crossed over.

Welcome to my world!

xx The Girl in Trousers

2 thoughts on “Conversing to Guss

  1. Crossing the line still has meant your photos are lovely and very creative. Conversations with dogs??? Could be seen as weird but I could just imagine that what you said is exactly what that dog was thinking.

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