He, as he often did, sat alone under the oak tree behind the school building. The unusual thing about it was that he used to be busy with his camera while relaxing there. At the moment, the camera was replaced by something that I assumed as a sketchbook and a drawing pen, or mechanical pencil? Not sure about that but let me guess… He must be sketching something, more likely something that most people won’t think about as he always did with his unusually stunning photograph of random objects.
His name is Ace, at least that’s how his friends call him, but most teachers call him with his ‘real’ name, Andrew, for Ace, or ACE, is an acronym of his full name which is actually Andrew Carlton Eissenberg. Well, I guess Ace is more than just acronym if I consider his talents, though.
Messy hair, glasses, camera and or sketchbook with drawing kit are his default items to bring everywhere. The camera and those drawing kits seems to be the extensions of his eyes for what he captures and sketches using all of those are extremely stunning that school does not need to hire professionals to run the photography club and arts club. More than that, Ace is also known as an avid traveler who regularly writes on a blog about his travelling experiences. Some friends always ask why he does not want to run a Youtube channel consisting the video logs of his adventure to many places? His answer is always the same: “I don’t think that I am ready with such things.”
That is always his problem: He is not confident enough about being popular and showing off what he has to the wider world. He has School as his limit for now. At school, no one is unfamiliar with Ace the travel blogger, photographer and artist, but out there, people do not know who is Andrew or Ace for he writes under pseudonym. I remembered how he struggled to introduce his travel blog with his beautiful collections of pictures to everyone at school. First, only his inner circles, then some weirdos who cling around him, Iris is included and has been his biggest supporter I believe, until finally everyone notices him. So, it is just a matter of time until he is ready to go out and find more fans of his work.
One thing about him, he seems to avoid any big responsibility related to being a chief or leader by any means. I think he feels that being involved in such responsibility will rob his freedom.