This will amaze…

I often wish I had all the time in the world and/or was more obsessive about realizing an idea like this woman…

I love old photos. I admit being a nosey photographer. As soon as I step into someone else’s house, I start sniffing for them. Most of us are fascinated by their retro look but to me, it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… A few months ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future.

via BACK TO THE FUTURE : Irina Werning – Photographer.

On work and employment

Three years ago, while my business partnership stood on the precipice of implosion, I had a little conversation with the young woman we had hired as my design assistant. My partner and I hired her fresh out of college, giving her her first real job in her chosen career. Along the way, our young business would develop something of a split personality, and the divergent paths would soon wrench both the partnership and our friendship apart. What started as a consulting and design business had more or less become a construction company — and one completely strapped for cash.

Because of the greater demand on resources imposed by the construction side, my partner drafted my assistant into service as our de facto office manager and bookkeeper. Thankfully, she had already proven her organizational skills, and I considered her wise beyond her years. Still, I felt bad for her, because we used her less and less for anything creative. She never complained, but I knew she couldn’t be happy. My partner and I had already begun the negotiations for splitting up the company, but they weren’t going well. He wanted to go full bore into construction, and I didn’t.

When I had a moment alone with her, knowing that my partner had left for the day, I pulled her aside for a chat.

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