Episode 20 - "Land of Nod"
Web Series: @followingboston
Music: @jmudrums + @thearcitype
Distribution Hub: Following.Boston
The Land of Nod
BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
From breakfast on through all the day
At home among my friends I stay,
But every night I go abroad
Afar into the land of Nod.
All by myself I have to go,
With none to tell me what to do —
All alone beside the streams
And up the mountain-sides of dreams.
The strangest things are there for me,
Both things to eat and things to see,
And many frightening sights abroad
Till morning in the land of Nod.
Try as I like to find the way,
I never can get back by day,
Nor can remember plain and clear
The curious music that I hear.
I was fortunate enough to meet Andrea in the early days of #FollowingBoston in 2015. His creative mind and kind soul are reserved for a certain few... his photography is a reflection of both. Over the past few years, and on more than one occasion, Andrea has personally filled the creative tank of this project. His belief in my vision to create a “different” kind of community was instrumental in the DNA... because he knew how important is was that the fabric of the #SocialPhotographyExperiment be cut from a specific type of cloth. I am forever grateful for your friendship, support, and most of all... patience... much more to come...
Akshay Kokil's photography reminds me of the old masters... a simple elegance that is profoundly subtle with tones that follow you home. Akshay has been a true supporter of the experiment since it began in July 2015. I found it fitting to present his episode on the anniversary. We met in Faneuil Hall, which to many is the heart of the city. Our conversation, like others in the past, was truly memorable. Pure happiness pours from his soul at the mention of Boston's vibrant photography community - as you can see... he's all in.
If you're ever given the opportunity to stroll the North End with Erin DeFuria, I highly recommend it. Erin's love of the city and the inspiration she receives from it is reflected in her photography... consistently surprising with her range. A true artist totally in control of her imagery. Her tones move between sharp and soft in beautiful ways. She documents Boston with the best in town, and always has fun. With all that, she's still one of the most accessible people I've met in the community. Her dedication and participation in our social photography experiment has taken us to new heights... excited to see what's to come...