Well, his shoes at least. Last year, while Googling for interesting places to photograph in San Francisco, I discovered Thomas over @ ThomasHawk.com (read his guide to SF here). I have been following his quest to publish 1,000,000 photos ever since. Because of some strange cosmic event, Thomas was in town the same weekend the 1 Year Anniversary Google+ Photo Walk was happening. Not only did he organize a great event on Saturday, we were able to hang out and shoot all evening Friday. I really felt I owed him one for the San Francisco guide, so it was only fair I showed him around my stomping grounds. I shot a bit, but because I was more curious about his quest for a 1,000,000 (do the math, that is a huge number) photos I just watched and learned. I really believe you can learn something from everyone if you just take the time to listen. I watched for hours on Friday night as we made our way across town photographing old Neon signs along Colfax. I know Thomas is prolific, but it was a spectacle to behold. The dude is fluid! Composition, lens selection, you name it…just a series of fluid motions. Spending a few hours with him was inspiring. I walked away with the a new found creative freedom, and it’s a simple one. Take photos, lots of them! I have found that freedom with my iPhone, but not with the DSLR….at least not to his extent. That being said, the day of the photo walk, I grabbed my Nikons, 2 lenses, and went to town! I’ll share a few of those photos over the next two days. Until then, go out and be creative my friends!