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reading the good book... by cweeks reading the good book... by cweeks
j and i were in denver. we caught an 8 o'clock flight out of las vegas. it's not a long flight but after retrieving our bags, getting a rental car and all that shit ... it was time to eat.

i don't know denver well.

in l.a. i can show you where to eat at any time of the day or night or whatever ...


not so much.

so ... we picked some diner.

i think it was called "denver diner" but don't quote me.

and, yeah, the mp is almost always on my shoulder.

or on j's lap when we're driving.

but at this time ... it was on my shoulder.

when we came to the diner we saw this old cop.

he was reading the bible.

i'm sure if that should scare me.

i mean ... perhaps that would mean he wouldn't necessarily resort to a beat down at first contact.

then again, all the crazy christian-righties controlling the country at present ... they probably would.

i mean ... isn't that the WWF-crowd?

and i mean ... like the first thing i thought was, "if i were going to rob a diner, it wouldn't be this one."

then again, i don't know what kinda street crime they got goin' in denver.

it was just cold.

we flew in a day after some major snowstorm.

really cold.

it was like sundance at two thirty in the morning cold.

that's how i measure how damn cold it is.

anyway ... the frame of the limo in my last deviation reminded me how i used the frame of this doorway.

and even though i shoot for fancy clients ... my first love is making photographs of moments which mean something to me.

personal work is your own pathway to God.

or reading the bible in a diner in downtown denver at 11:30.

whatever your opiate.

whatever your opiate.

i prefer photography.

leica mp. 35/1.4 summilux ASPH. 1/60th at f/1.4. ilford hp5 400 (normal). minor adj levels. +9 cont. labscan
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MsCrys Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
Your comments have drawn me in like a bee to a flower. I'm so glad I came across your work. :heart:
citizen17 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, you captured a great moment there.
liltrix7 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Student General Artist
I always love reading your artist comments... xDD I like this photo especially.
pachunka Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Professional Artist
Love this photo!

I find active bible-reading eerie. Most people seem reluctant to spend time alone with their heads. I suppose the bible's a big enough mix that you can take from it what you were looking to take anyway, so it's not the worst way to meditate.
ehmaysink Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
i've been looking through your gallery, and i've been pretty amazed...
like, 'man, even if i finally do take those photography classes,
there's no way i can get something this flooring every time i put the camera to my eye.' :D
but this one...
is especially amazing.
it's so quiet.
like he could be anywhere, doing anything...
but here he is.
like something about this means so much to him.
i love it. :]
stilgar Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
Man, you sure are one angry SOB, for one reason or another... But the photo is great...
cweeks Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
dunno about angry but i'm happy you liked the photo!

drewbob Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Don't think I've ever read anything you wrote and came away with a better mood.
hell-on-a-stick Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007  Professional Writer
actually that is a pic of the denver diner. its at colfax and speer. i moved here recently and drive by it all the time. interesting trivia.
cweeks Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
so funny how many people recognize this place!

ya' like denver?
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