365PROJECT – 134 Julie

Pitt Street Mall SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA 2012 Apr
194mm – f7.1 – 1/160 – iso1600.

Oh Julie, You’ve almost made me cry…

I had already taken my photo for this project, but something wasn’t right, something put me in the need to wander around the quiet Saturday in the streets of this city… I’ve walked in empty streets, without music, just with the sound of empty office buildings, with the sound of a camera inside my bag. I believed for a moment that It was just me in this world, the loneliness was just fine.
I’ve felt the need to pass by Pitt street mall, there you were with your soul wearing a hat, in the middle of hundreds of people, but I saw you and you didn’t see me. I really wanted to take a photo of you, but you were busy talking to a man, a young woman and stroking a dalmatian, to my eyes they were your husband and daughter, they were part of your heart and soul… my camera exposure was right for you, but you were still busy… and I waited for a while, until you were alone again.
I’ve never felt so relaxed to come over to somebody and talk so fluent, fluency is not my style, and there I was telling you that I love your hat, the one of a bunch that you make by hand… and then silence came and you were telling me that you just wanted to die, that you felt so lonely… If I didn’t cry then, I am now while I am writing.
Your husband, the young woman and the dalmatian dog, to my eyes, they never existed in your life. They just were people like me, trying to see through you… your real husband died 12 years ago, and there you were begging to the death to take you with him, we’ve changed subject quickly and enjoyed the music coming from a busker and the chances to dance came to your mind…
Sometimes I dare to be a photographer, a writer but sometimes I just want to be there, to listen to understand…
We became friends, and we are going to be forever friends…

With just a name exchanged, with no phone numbers

Julie thanks for giving me one of the most amazing days in this project… I hope to meet you again

Gaston

gastontrussi365PROJECT – 134 Julie

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  • Gilclaus50 - April 14, 2012 reply

    On a clear day you can feel forever Julie a window to our soul ,bless you

    Gaston Trussi - April 15, 2012 reply

    Gil, I know we’ve talked earlier, but I just want to say thanks so much for checking out everyday the project and for had given me the most precious and beautiful woman on earth… without her I would not be who I am today… a happy person 🙂
    good night a lot of love to all there
    tont

    Gaston Trussi - April 15, 2012 reply

    Gil, I know we’ve talked earlier, but I just want to say thanks so much for checking out everyday the project and for had given me the most precious and beautiful woman on earth… without her I would not be who I am today… a happy person 🙂
    good night a lot of love to all there
    tont

  • linsha - April 14, 2012 reply

    Great shot Gaston and beautiful writing !   It makes me think a lot, about the life we are living in, the people who everyday passed  by me, the family and myself.

    Have a great Sunday, enjoy this beautiful sunny weekend:)

    Thanks !

    Gaston Trussi - April 15, 2012 reply

    Hey Lin. Thanks so much! yesterday photo has changed a lot of my attitude towards the project, and I’ve learned a big lesson. I’ve always tried to remind myself to “tell a story” but I came to the conclusion that if you want to “tell the story” you “have to live the story”. Translated to everyday life is almost the same. We love our family and close friends just because we know their story. Otherwise they would be just another person.
    I would love to have my heart in each photo, but at the moment I think it’s not possible. The good thing is that this kind of projects make you aware of a lot of things. I would definitely recommend doing it to anybody who wants to understand better what we do…

    I heard that you are doing a lot of iphoneography. Fantastic . I’m looking forward to find you in instagram or any other sharing photo site where you host your photos.

    have a great night

    Gaston

    Gaston Trussi - April 15, 2012 reply

    Hey Lin. Thanks so much! yesterday photo has changed a lot of my attitude towards the project, and I’ve learned a big lesson. I’ve always tried to remind myself to “tell a story” but I came to the conclusion that if you want to “tell the story” you “have to live the story”. Translated to everyday life is almost the same. We love our family and close friends just because we know their story. Otherwise they would be just another person.
    I would love to have my heart in each photo, but at the moment I think it’s not possible. The good thing is that this kind of projects make you aware of a lot of things. I would definitely recommend doing it to anybody who wants to understand better what we do…

    I heard that you are doing a lot of iphoneography. Fantastic . I’m looking forward to find you in instagram or any other sharing photo site where you host your photos.

    have a great night

    Gaston

    linsha - April 25, 2012 reply

    Hey Gaston, so sorry for the late reply!  I did not check your website again until now.  Yes, i totally agree with what you just said and really admire your brave on this project!  Be honest, i am not sure if i can do what you are doing.  Also the commitment you put on this project !   
    These days i do take a lot of photos, here and there.  I am trying to define my own style, but i am still happy to be a free bird, let the feeling to flow by itself.  It was amazed to see so many talented people in instagram, lots of inspiratons and ideas from them.  Didn’t know you are on there as well, you can add me Linsha.  If you can’t find me, i can add you once you tell me your name on there:)

    P.S  thanks for helping on the interview!  really good writing.. i got a lot from it. For a moment, I even feel like i am reading my own past 🙂

    Thanks again Gaston. 

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