To go along with the Time Machine theme, here's that July 4th Freedom Cooler pic of us in 1996:
And here we are nearly 20 years later:
As always, I had a great time catching up with Dan. He produces, directs, and edit documentary-style shows (like A&E's Parking Wars), and I'm really looking forward to his next series--though I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Criminal Defense would get the green light again. He was telling me about a lecture he recently gave on documentary film-making and his highlights were character, story, and access. The first two were fairly obvious and self-explanatory to me, but I really appreciated articulating "access"--as in, access to information that isn't typically available. To me that really is the part that grips me--I think that's why I enjoy reading biographies a lot--sharing the background, history, and behind-the-scenes that illuminates a person's character.
I also appreciate that as a documentarian, he is down with taking pictures and composing them well. I loved that he was talking about "framing this selfie" to include the Coffee Shop. I totally love the composition!
I did a little walking afterwards and came upon what used to be a dance club called The Limelight. I remember going there a couple times in the early 90s (no, I never saw Michael Alig):
And now it is this:
Limelight Marketplace. Sigh. Now I feel old.