The Long Road Home
My brother and I made the long journey home from London via Chicago today. I’m now safely back in San Francisco sitting in the studio wondering where to start; so much to do after such a long time away. Always sort of bittersweet to come home after seeing so many beautiful things in so many new places. But it is nice to do some laundry and take a decent shower. My friend Franklin made a good point tonight: traveling somehow makes you at once appreciate your home and long to travel more. Sort a paradox I guess, or wait, is that a Catch 22? I met so many people while I was away who would ask where I was from and when I told them they would almost always say how beautiful it was here or how they had always wanted to visit. It made me realize that I probably don’t get out and appreciate the city I live in as much as I should. I spent every day I had in those other cities trying to cram in as much as I could, to "see it all", meanwhile I probably haven’t even begun to experience half of what San Francisco has to offer. Such is life I guess, the grass is always greener, or perhaps we juts desire the strange and unfamiliar.
I still haven’t posted the shots from London and Prague as the past week has been really hectic moving around a lot with spotty internet access. But I will be sure to get them posted over the next couple days. Prague and London were incredible, so many amazing things to see and photograph. I can’t wait to start sorting through the shots and processing them, but sleep comes first. I don’t think I’ve had a decent night of it in over a month. The shot above is from Prague, they have a really cool street poster scene there, lot’s of great stuff plastered up all over the place….More to come.
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Rodwell says:February 4, 2008 at 3:56 am
I cant wate to see the London photos Scott, did you get to go to Brick Lane? I need to get my self up there next time im in London.
Guillermo Toledo says:February 4, 2008 at 4:22 am
I´m a Graphic designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
i love your work since i discover your website a few years ago… Now i discovered you were travelling for workshops and the way you see the cities is awesome…
I wanna congratulate you for your work, for the journey and for this blog… is excellent!
I hope you could come some day to Argentina, here we have one of the biggest graphic designers international congress.
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Kristian Roebuck says:February 4, 2008 at 5:14 am
Wow Scott that trip seemed to go real fast. I hope you enjoyed London, and fingers crossed you’ll head back to the UK soon. I’d love to see you perform live or do a workshop similar to the one in Stockholm (I’ve just read Joaquim’s blog it sounded amazing!) Alternatively a one on one session for a day would be insane! Keep us informed, and get those pictures of London up I cant wait.
Brad Blackman says:February 4, 2008 at 7:01 am
I’ve been very impressed with your travel photos and it’s inspired me to do something similar here in the States. Nice work. Now get some sleep so you can crank out some more great designs!
David says:February 4, 2008 at 7:07 am
I also live in SF and I’m curious as to what special things you have discovered here. I often feel the same way as you, like there’s probably a million wonderful discoveries I could be making right in my neighborhood.
mike says:February 4, 2008 at 11:59 am
I think sometimes it takes a tourist like view in order to appreciate the city you live in.
harald b says:February 5, 2008 at 7:04 pm
I agree with mike. It sometimes takes a tourist to achieve a better outside perspective especially in your own town. I do believe that you are the one who decides what is interesting though, it is what you make it. Like happiness being a choice every day. Scott’s amazing artwork and especially his music has such a deep level of detail to it. So does SF. When i first moved here from Sweden the city seemed so big, now, 5 years later there is still so much to take in, yet it seems worlds smaller. But maybe the details you notice are what make it so interesting?