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November 07, 2011

What Wonders We Witnessed When We Went To South Beach: 2011

Written by The Lennon Bus


How was your weekend? Was it well?
Over the weekend, we at the Lennon Bus had quite a bit going on.
We really did!
Our tour season is winding down with only a few more days to go before we begin the trek back to California and what could be a more strange and fantastic way to end the year besides being in South Beach in Miami. The weather is not too far off from San Diego in the summer time, so I felt rather at home. Palm trees were abound and adorable pups scrabbled around s the bus sat parked on the beach front by the Betsy Hotel. Tours were given both days but the highlight of it all was the unveiling and birthing of the Wish Tree that will be on permanent display here in Miami. The amazing photographer Rob Zuckerman was there to make portraits of the first 100 people that hung their wishes.

“Wait, one second.”
“Make portraits? That is a strange phrase.”
Let me explain.

This was a phrase that Rob used when he was taking portaits that evening. Something that he had said that had failed to cross my mind was the way we use language when talking about photography. TAKE portraits. SHOOT pictures. CAPTURE photos. It is all very aggressive and a proactive alteratation of our discourse can alter the way the entire action of photography is seen. MAKE portraits together, not SHOOT them.

“Ahh, okay.”

At the ceremony, the excessively talented bassist   Kate Davis played her rendition of imagine for the crowd and recorded a version of it on the bus that near brought us all to tears. We’ve got to say “salutations and thank you” to Young Arts for helping us set this musical aspect of the ceremony.

“And now?”
Now we get ready to head back out west for the winter and prepare for the next year.

Next entry: Getting Technically Creative with iPad Wireless Control

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