Raleigh, NC Commercial Photography
Photographer: Shane Deruise

I found myself free for a couple of hours while shooting client work in Savannah, so I went out, walking the river line. Glancing and taking, rarely leaving anything behind of myself. I came up to a display window of a man shucking hundreds of oysters, and immediately visions of Lewis Carroll danced through my head. It was amazing to me, all the while so far from home, that I felt the same sensation while sitting on my grandmothers front porch, (years and years ago) watching her the same. Her aged hands, cultivating, artistically shucking away bushels of these babbling oysters.

Oh, to feel that way again. When it was all so simple. So I shall read some Hemingway tonight…

Shane Deruise Photography

“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.”
-Ernest Hemingway
A Moveable Feast (New York: Scribner, 2009), restored edition, 18.
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