Tag Archives: fact of the matter

Here, There, and Everywhere

“Thanks for letting me work in so many places.” I say to my Manager one day while calling in for supplies. “Any chance I could work in San Fransisco? Or maybe Seattle?” “We didn’t hire you to be a tourist.” The Manager says angrily. “We hired you to take portraits.” This was the same Manager […]

Training, ReTraining, and ReReTraining

“We had some Passers in a meeting that said flatly they would never become Photographers.” The sort of, but not really anymore, Boss says.  “They said they knew it might limit their work potential.  Well, duh.” “Yeah, I figure they have about a month left.” I say and shrug. Still hanging in there with The […]

Goodbye Cruel World, I’m Off To Join The Circus

“I don’t know how much longer I can do this.” The Passer says as she looks at the Schedule for the Shoot.  “I’m just not making enough money here.” “Yeah, I know.” I say, just as I have said every time I have worked with this Passer for the past four years. “There’s got to […]

Clothing and The Assembly Line Portrait

“Which blouse looks better? The Red one or the Blue one?” The customer says as she holds the two blouses up in front of her. “I like the Red one.” I say with a shrug. “But it’s up to you.  It’s your portrait.” “I know that, but which one will photograph better?” Assembly Line Portrait […]