Thursday, January 11, 2007

What NOT to Wear

(To coincide with Mr. Blackwell’s list that has just come out for 2006)

I was beginning to feel a lot of self-pity because of the lack of new work I’ve created over the past few months. When I heard about a “Sportsmen’s Show” coming to the area, I thought I’d go check it out.

I had forgotten one of my cardinal rules to making photographs: “Always dress in the manner of those to be photographed.”

I stood out like a bloody, swollen, sore thumb. This was a Sportsmen’s Show. Sportsmen. Think olive drab. Carhartt beige. Camo jackets with matching pants, gloves, hat, and boots.

That was not me today.

I was wearing a striped lime green polo shirt, which was bad for 2 reasons: 1, I stood out too much; and 2, it’s not nearly my favorite shirt in the closet, so I wasn’t 100% comfortable in it.

I spent half the day there, but only used my camera once. It wasn’t a great day. I talked to a lot of people, but I forgot that I am not able to work as slowly as I was during my residency. Oops. Too many new friends, not enough work to show for it.

That makes 2 lessons learned today: wear the right clothes, and get out the damn camera.

This is all I’ve got.
Too cutesy, I know.


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