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Would You Like a 16×20 With That?

“You sell a lot of 16x20s.” The Manager says with a bit of surprise. “Get me a 20×24 sample to point at.” I say with a shrug. “And I’ll sell a lot of 20x24s, too.” This is a tad facetious on my part, as I don’t really think I have the inside track to selling larger […]

It’s a Business, Sort of

“Damn I want this day to be over.” The Passer says as he looks at his phone to check the time. “These people are driving me crazy.” “Yeah.” I say and shake my head. “They’re a lot of sweethearts here.” “I’ve had so many people go through the whole process of picking out their favorites, […]

The Book-Is It Really About The Book?

“We want to retake the one for the Book.” The snooty Mom says. “It’s not exactly the way I want it.” “It will be small in the Book.” I say as I look at the image. “But we can take another couple if you want.” “I just know what I want.” The Mom says as […]

There’s No “I” In Team

“When he turned in his notice, the Boss didn’t even ask him to stay.” The Passer says with a shake of her head.  “I always liked working with him.” “I only worked with him once.” I say and shrug. “He was fun to talk to, but he took even less time with the Subjects than […]

Shouldn’t We All Be On The Same Side?

“If they want it, they will buy anything.” The long time Passer says with a dismissive wave of his hand. “I only need two pictures and I can sell a package.” “But we’re supposed to be taking all these poses and changing the lighting and the body angels and the background.” I say as I […]

Brave New World

“A monkey can do this job.” the Manager says as we chat between sits on a slow Shoot. “All you have to do is show up and follow the Manual.” “I think there’s a little more to it than that.” I say, not that fond of being compared to a monkey. “Not much more.” The […]

Snapshots and Portraits

“Do you mind if I take a picture of that pose with my phone?” Dad says as he runs around behind me and snaps a photo of the kids I have just posed. “Have a sit in the waiting area.” I say and stand in front of Dad as I shoo the kids out of […]

The Bait and Switch

“I know what your doing.” The Man says as he sits to have his portrait taken. “Your going to try and sell me something.” “Well, our business is selling portraits.” I say with a smile. “Yeah, but that’s not what you told me to get me in here.  You said I was here to have […]

It's All About Volume

“How far behind schedule are they?” A man demands as he walks in the door. “They seem to be pretty much on time.” The little old lady signing people in for us say. “Good. Than I’m next because my appoint is 6 o’clock and it’s 6 o’clock now.” The man pointedly ignores the two family […]