A photographer is hired for a wedding and delivers an amazing collection of images. Is this what it is all about? Is the job only about the ability to produce well composed images that tell a good story? That goes without saying, of course, but is that all?
The other day I took a walk on the beach not far from my house, and saw this text written in blue on the rocks. It reminded me of a story. Imagine it is New Year’s Eve in New York City. It’s almost midnight, and the temperature outside is close to freezing, and windy. You are at Greenwich village, inside a local bar, packed with people and smoke. Music is loud. Something from the 80’s. The Joshua Tree perhaps. All the seats at the bar are taken, with two lines of people pushing to get a drink before midnight. You are the bartender tonight. A girl manages to squeeze close to the bar and shouts; “DO YOU HAVE SEX ON THE BEACH?” You know it is a drink, but you just started tending bar and you don’t know what’s in it. What do you do? Read more