Florentine Tribe

Seth Godin speaks eloquently on how we group ourselves into tribes. It all starts with his exhortation to “find the others.”

Even though photography is not a collaborative medium, it’s very hard to thrive without feedback from a peer who knows how to use a camera.

Spotting another photographer in the wild is always a thrill to me. I’ve never been shy about chatting up someone who does what I do. These unsolicited interactions rarely disappoint.

Not too long ago when I was wandering around Florence, I passed a door that immediately grabbed my attention. The words engraved on the brass placard aren’t written in my native language but I instantly knew what they meant.

The translation is, “here are the others.”

I knocked but there was no answer. I guess the others were at lunch.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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