The email came it at 4:06 pm Wednesday, “Call me as soon as you can. Need to discuss something with you.“
You’d think I would’ve gotten the memo.
Hiking a perilous trail (well, perilous to me) and surviving the journey, would alert some people to the fact that maybe sheer cliff walls and tight rock tunnel passageways might be better left to other, more intrepid national park visitors. Especially since I’ve just miraculously reached the end of that trail before lunchtime.
We first spoke via satellite.
Me — a fresh out of college newbie photographer with no prospects — him, a seasoned professional from New York City, now helming a small photo staff up north in Michigan.
“Hello Leonard … I’m calling from Ireland … my dad says you phoned our house?”
A babbling brook on a hot summer’s day turns out to be a 100 degree geothermal creek. Mud bubbles up into pools with the smell of either bean and bacon soup or, more succinctly, farts — as the ladies say. These cracks in our perception of the way the earth should be are magical and meaningful. Welcome to Rotorua.
I’m taking a shower in a Hobbit hole. That’s the lead I came up with as the warm, delicious water washed a day of caves off me. Contenders were The hobbit hole has heated blankets or No wifi in Baggins’ place. The one ring to rule them all is embedded in our bed and I look forward to falling asleep in Middle Earth, or a reasonable facsimile thereof.
Some of my favorite photos from School Life Troy
My year documenting school life in the Troy, Michigan school district has come to a close due to lack of funding. I had a great time sharing their stories and snapping their photos. Here are some of my favorite photos. To see some of my favorite stories from School Life Troy, click here.
(all images are copyrighted by Rodney Curtis)
Some of my favorite stories from School Life Troy
My year documenting school life in the Troy, Michigan school district has come to a close due to lack of funding. I had a great time sharing their stories and snapping their photos. Here are some of my favorite stories. To see some of my favorite photos from School Life Troy, click here.
(all stories and images are copyrighted by Rodney Curtis)