6.22.09 — Salinas, Calif.

Athletes of the year. A couple portraits, in-studio. Happens every year. What to do?

Some newspapers do amazing things with these portraits. They set people on fire, throw them off buildings, amputate limbs … I exaggerate. We’re a smaller operation, so I have to work within our means.

My shift starts at 11. The assignment is at noon. Gotta think of an idea. What can I do with all these lights I have in our studio? I know — I’ll put them in the picture.

Here’s a setup shot:

And why should all the cool lighting be used only on my subjects?
Here’s a self-portrait:

  1. You look like such a hardass. Nice light though.

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