Hi everybody. Firts at all : please, send some sun to Paris. It has been raining for weeks, months. And if it doesn’t rain, it’s clouday, cold. Yet it’s spring. June is few days away and as I write you it’s still raining. Hail even interrupted yesterday tennis player Roger Federer practise !! June is juts few days away !!. The bad weather in Paris motivate me to post a new Dose of hppiness with fun, heat and …love of course. It will be my gift for those who don’t know what to to this week end. Very easy : 1- be in love or fall in love or flirt. 2-Invite for a ride on bicycle. 3- Men, make sure to ride faster if you don’t want to be ridiculous. 4- Offer an ice ceam. 5- Make love. Easy, anybody can make it. LOL.
What I love about humanist photography is that you can watch pictures long time after and you still feel something. It’s what makes it so different to boring superficial street style photography where clothes are more important than life, where brands are more important than emotions, where photographer fight to be hired by magazines instead trying to become artists.
Let me share with you a quote from Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson in his Sunday commencement speech at Pomona College. : “I’m going to tell you something different. It ain’t about your passion, it’s about being a part of something larger than yourself. It’s about connecting to your passion, to what’s engraved on those gates, that you will go forth and give benefit to mankind. That you will go forth and be good. Because at the end of your days when you look back — when you come back for your 50th — your family — kids, grandkids — the people you graduated with, come back with you. It’s not just about saying how successful you were, how many toys or trinkets or how much power you accumulated, it’s about what you created, about what you did to make the world a slightly better place because you were here.” And Steve Jobs, when asked by Isaacson what his legacy would be, said that life is like a flow that we get to take great things out of. Things people have invented, ideas or theories they’ve come up with, and so on. But your legacy is what you put into it, not how much you manage to take out of it. “When you leave here, read that gate,” Isaacson said, “and make sure that you, too, both follow your passion but connect that passion to something greater.”
You can watch his graduation speech here. I hope his speech, his wisdom will resonate into you as it resonate into my heart and soul. Have a great week end my friend and don’t forget to love.