A Porsche, a gun, and one very angry husband

Doug Menuez has been writing about his life as a photographer in a series of posts called “Blur: A Memoir,” at his blog, Go Fast, Don’t Crash. And though a lot of photographers blog about stuff like their influences or their gear, Doug has gone way deeper than that, especially in his remarkably candid dispatches about his life with his wife, Tereza. Here’s a taste of his most recent post:


Photograph by Doug Menuez.

“I should not have been surprised to see her husband rushing out the door of our house as we pulled up with the groceries.

He’d been calling us for months from New York at all hours, threatening and harassing Tereza until she refused to answer the phone. Six months back he’d convinced her to marry him, then kicked her out after a month to get back with his previous girlfriend. Tereza was devastated and not eating. She was down to 85 pounds when I asked her to move to San Francisco and start over with me.

Now he wanted her back and had secretly planned this trip for weeks. Before I could even park, he was pulling Tereza from our car and pushing her into his. He hauled ass down the hill, going the wrong way, toward the bottom of the hill and a dead end. I knew I had a few minutes before he would discover his mistake and come back past me. I called my friend M. who skidded into my driveway less than two minutes later in his new Porsche. I hopped in bringing M’s 38 caliber revolver which he had forgotten at our house weeks ago. Frankly, I was scared of Tereza’s husband and made a clear, conscious decision that whatever it took, she was going to be safe.”

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