Monday, March 7, 2011

It's Gonna Be One Of Those Days.

Some of this may be cryptic...some of it won't.

I have to be on location by by 1/2-hour early.  Today's crew and equipment consist of one still photographer with his gear, one P.A./I-do-anything kinda guy, me, and a ladder.  We'll be setting up on public property...with a permit...and shooting the same shot every hour or so as the sun moves across the sky and the shadows move.  We'll be shooting the shot at sunset, and dusk and after it's fully dark.

We won't be in anyone's way and we won't be causing anybody any problems.  Except that people will think we are.  They don't like having their block photographed...unless you happen to be a starving artist with no prospects of anybody ever buying your pictures until you're long dead.  Then, it'll be fine, because it'll be ART and you'll be dead, and you won't be sullied by having made a living.  And, they'll be able to say, "I was there when he took that shot!"

And they will be.  I don't expect any kind of actual protest or anything...although more surprising things have happened...but I do expect a steady stream of individuals who are really nice on any given day to come up to me and be really nasty.  Because I'll be standing in proximity to a camera.

I'm not looking forward to today.

And I don't even have to stay there with them all day.  I just have to get them started and be reachable by phone.  And then I'm going to have to kill a bunch of hours so I can show up at another building around 5:45 and take some scouting photos of it as the sun sets so everyone can see what the surrounding city lights look like at night.

Today's not going to be exactly the epicenter of SUCK, but it will suck nonetheless.

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