russell higgs

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Hi again. Nice photo smile I wondered about one thing. How is it, for example when you go for holiday or some vacation. Do you take a camera with you and always have access to the Internet? Well, I gotta go for now. Greets for you smile
russell higgs: To be honest the concept of going on holiday or vacation has never been a high priority of mine.

This is partly because I predominantly live in financial poverty (relative to western lifestyles). But it is also because I don't need to travel far away to have new experiences. There are endless ways to experience my own neighbourhood with new eyes. It's just a matter of altering my perspective and shifting out of habitual mental routines. Plus there are countless wonderful things to do in my own town that I never or rarely take advantage of.

I get an enormous amount of pleasure from Flânerie and the Dérive.... simply walking without purpose and looking, really looking.

And I love journeying more than arriving anywhere, so just getting on a local bus and watching the world go by through the window gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction.

And London is very multi-cultural. There are many varied food shops that are a new experience and I have yet to explore here.

So I don't feel a great need to position myself far away in order to achieve the benefits of a vacation.

But if I were to go away then it would be a simple thing to incorporate that temporary change into my Daily Self Portrait project. And if I didn't have daily access to the internet it wouldn't matter, because the important thing is only that I create each portrait before midnight of each day, but it doesn't matter so much if I'm not also uploading them on each day. I could live with a temporary back log.

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