was standing in the street outside my flat talking to the locals the other lunchtime.
Emerson went past on the back of a Vespa Ė the way he does. Then stopped and came
back to talk. Emerson is an American whoís lived here for probably 20 years, heís
inspired many "projects" including ZIFF. He said he had been impressed with my
photographs and hoped I would be happy to donate some to form the basis for a
ZIFF photo library. He also told me that the new tourist office was wanting to
produce a brochure emphasizing "culture" (rather than hotels and snorkels). If
I had photos they could use they would pay me Ė though probably not a lot. I asked
if there was any theme, style, or shape that the pictures would have to fit in
with. Apparently portrait/landscape didnít matter at all but it was going to have
a "blue-ish" colour theme so any photos strong in blue would be good. Now I donít
usually ask myself "will this picture have a strong blue?" but itís proved to
be an amusing if not interesting challenge.