every now and again we take a pic, think “that’s cool,” and maybe we show it to a few friends, post it to our site, etc, but that’s about it; we move on. a few years ago, while traveling home for thanksgiving, adam was driving and it was raining. as i looked ahead, i was inspired to capture the dreary day. as i focused on the windshield wiper, everything in front of us went a blur, including the rain drops and some cars’ tail lights. perfect. i posted the pic to flickr, as i did much more religiously back then. a few people liked and made comments, and one person even stated that he had used it in his blog (with credit of course, thank you!). cool.
fast forward to this past february. someone else saw that pic and thought it was cool too. so cool, in fact, that they asked if they could use it on the cover of their new book! wait. what? am i reading that right? wow. needless to say, being incredibly flattered, i of course said yes. the book, “Atti mancati,” is being published by an italian publishing company, Voland, and it is by a first time author, Matteo Marchesini. how appropriate since this is my first officially published photo in print. if you click on the Voland name, it will bring you to their website. The book with my photo, ”windshield wipers,” is currently the first book listed under the column, “Novita.” You can also go to the book’s page as publishers are constantly adding to their home page. better yet, i put a screen shot below (though i do think you should check out their website too; you never know when you’ll be in the mood for some great italian reads :D … shameless plug, sorry).
so, lesson learned here? sometimes really cool things come along from a pic that you might have otherwise just filed away somewhere and forgot about. you just never know. i am hoping that this is just the beginning of things to come! happy first day of spring!!
(p.s. chrome translated to english…)