.. and that’s just what they’ll do..
Hey ya’ll! I bet you’re wondering what’s up with the song choice. Don’t worry, there’s no video link of me singing it. I like you too much for that . It’s all related to the newness that awaits you. T Style has a new series about….shoes! (Who didn’t see that coming?) To be more precise, it’s about where your shoes have taken you in life, where you stand in them today, and where you’re going in them.
So, let’s take a stroll…..
My good friend Mark Teskey of Mark Teskey Photography & T3 Imagery in Chaska, Minnesota is one heck of a Wedding and Fine Art Photographer. Mark recently spent a few days in Nevada doing some Landscape Photography. One of the things I love about Mark besides his creativity and love for adventure is his sarcastic sense of humor. You’ll see what I mean in this email he sent me for the first installment of this series.
“As promised, I’ve got a couple of ‘shoe shots’ for your use on your blog. I’ll have you know that these are no pain / no gain shots – I wiped out while taking these pictures and I badly bruised my left heel since I was barefoot. Fortunately, it was literally 5 minutes before heading out so no impact on the trip. It’s pretty tender today!
These were taken at Valley of Fire State Park about an hour north of Vegas. It’s a crazy place – it’s like if Dr. Seuss designed a State Park. I was going to get a long exposure shot of my boots on a rock in a river in Zion yesterday – but it was below freezing with snow on the ground. It would have been unpleasant to take my boots off.
Details on the shoes? Why of course! They are Vasque hiking boots. They’ll cost about as much as a funky pair of Steve Maddens, but they feel about 10x better on your feet. They are also 100x better for landscape photography. Just sayin’.
Vasques vs. Steve Madden: Fight!
Club or Men’s Restroom Wading:
Advantage: Steve Madden
Smoothin’ on the Ladies:
Advantage: Maddens (unless it’s a Hippie Chick, then the Vasques)
Advantage: Vasque. Three words: Steel Toed Death
So, there you go.. if you intend to go clubbing with Hippie Chicks in the river, Vasques are your choice. Or, if you’re me.. they’re pretty good for landscape photography.”
Mark my friend, I can’t thank you enough for risking the dangers of standing barefoot on a rock so that I could share this awesome post with everyone. This image really makes me want to visit the Valley of Fire. Do those Vasques come in Turquoise with Pink laces?
I’d like to invite ya’ll to send me your “shoe shots” with a note about where you’ve been in them or where they’re gonna take you. We’ll get to know someone through their shoes a few times a month. Please don’t feel like you have to face any environmental dangers like Mr. Teskey or even be a photographer to have your “shoe story” told. You can even send in an iPhone pic.
To send in your “shoe story” or ask any questions, please email me or click the contact link on the menu above.
I’m so excited to hear from you. Until then, remember this..
“The shoe always tells the story.”