This photo was taken at ‘Dumpling Man’, a little dumpling spot on St. Marks in the East Village. I took Adam’s nephew Tomas there because I think it’s a novel experience… to eat dumplings while you are watching dumplings being made. It’s also a little weird to eat while you’re watching people work right in front of you through a glass window. But, hey – I wanted to give him an experience.
We just got back from the airport where we dropped Tomas off after his week visiting Uncle Adam and Aunt Nell in our one-bedroom apartment. He didn’t want to leave. Job well done. On the way home, we stopped at this bar called Donnybrook on Clinton in the Lower East Side. Adam had mentioned he wanted me to take some photos to become a new background for his company’s website. Donnybrook fit our vision and became an inspiration with its awesome textured wallpaper, rich leather bar stools with gold studded cushions and gorgeous wood everywhere. We ordered a drink and I went to town… photographing every sexy, sumptuous surface I could find. We got some awesome stuff. I love it… because I think Adam’s brilliant – and he thinks I have a great eye, which makes me feel special. 🙂
Isn’t it funny how challenging it is sometimes to believe in your own abilities? It’s so easy to doubt and question yourself – that you have to look outside for confirmation that your work is good. But something I’ve learned while going through this film festival process with Adam is that everything is subjective – and everything has an audience of appreciators… and the most important thing is being yourself and putting yourself out there – just as you are. And that will lead to things. It’s already starting to with my stuff and it’s getting me pumped.