Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/27[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Just thought I would recount what all I have done with my Leicas this past week. Last Monday I spent the day on the phone scheduling photo shoots in Jackson and Hopkinsville, Ky. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I went to Jackson, Tn. and shot around 20 rolls of velvia on things ranging from Miss America 1996 talking to middle school students (she is a very cute and friendly lass, I spent about an hour just hanging out with her...heck I am no idiot I am only a few years older and now single again so why not hang out with Miss America?) to shooting corn growing in fields, to kids working in greenhouses to handicapped students in a bus learning how to make it in a world not set up to deal with handicapped people, and on and on. On Friday I went up to Hopkinsville for a job in a factory for a shoot set up through my agent. It was in a plant who makes parts for cars who has won an award for being one of the best facilities in the industry in the country. It was a very fun shoot. I had to light everything extensively as the plant was those horrible orange lights. I shot welding robots, inspectors checking auto frames, an electro painting process where I was only a few feet from a paint bath charged with 220 volts of electricity....a hair raising experience to say the least. On Sunday I covered the Panthers v Packers NFL game. Quite better than last year. 1. it was a day game with field temps around 100 degrees F instead of the night game with temps of 30 or less last year. (I like it hot MUCH better than cold...I am a true southern boy) & 2. The Panthers only lost by 7 points and were threatening from the 15 at the end of the game, and actually lead for a while. All in all it has been a good week and shows the variety of the interesting things I get to see using my Leicas. I would not trade it for anything. I can think of no other career where you get this diversity in life. I have seen places and met people and gone places people never get to go, or if they do they spend a lot of money to go there, and I got paid to do it. Heck I would have hung out with Miss America for no charge, but to get paid to spend time with her was icing on the cake! Hope everyone else's week were as fun and rewarding as mine was. Next week will be a drag as I will have to edit and caption all of the stuff I shot last week....now where did my weekend go???? Harrison McClary reporting in from Asheville, NC...will be back home tomorrow...FINALLY!