As someone who used to draw frantically, finding any surface I could put a sharpie to, the art of sketching has been dead for me for some time. Most would probably call me crazy, given the advent of digital sketching, hell I can draw with my fingers on my iPhone now. Okay, that IS pretty convenient. But you know what made putting pen to pad such a viceral experience for me? It wasn’t easy. I had to have those tools readily accessible to me. Nowadays, I don’t draw at all. My outlet is, and realistically always been, photography. Oddly enough, one day while shooting in New York, I had to take down a critical idea, and like everyone else would, I reached for my phone. No phone to be found- I had left it in the hotel. What to do now? I asked someone for a pen, and the look of utter confusion washed over her face; as if I had asked for her hand in marriage. Seriously? No one had a pen? Not ONE? It’s safe to say, ever since that day, I will not leave my house without one. Here is my favourite. Not that you asked or anything.
It’s not for everyone, but sure as hell makes an impression every time I pull it out.