Today I made friends with a bus driver.
Who has a name, by the way: James. I feel like bus drivers are some of those under-appreciated & misunderstood individuals who have a story, quite often a really interesting one. People just rarely take the time to discover this for themselves.
As it turns out, James was a photographer himself back in the day. This was before digital cameras, he explained, so traditional film photography was an expensive hobby, too. He & his friend had their own dark room in a garage & developed their own photos. When he got married, James sold all his photography equipment & turned to family life.
James & I share the same sentiment about photography. In his words, "You take a picture & you got it all right there."