I cannot tell you how many times I have shown up at events with a couple of cameras around my neck, a gadget bag full of odds & ends and a lighting kit and have been asked that question. If it happened once every few years, that would be one thing. But it happens a LOT. It's like getting pulled over by the police and he's standing there with uniform, gun, flashing lights and asking him "Are you a cop?" I would love to come back with a witty reply, such as "No, I am Jesus. Don't you recognize my beard?" However, I cannot be that rude.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Today is May first. I left my home in Chaumont, NY this morning at 5:00AM. It was 40 degrees. I had to drive to Syracuse to photograph the 31rst Annual May Day celebration at Thornden Park. It was quite an entertaining event and made for some good photos. The man shown here was among those in the small gathering that showed up for the Sunrise event. From there I shot a small video clip of the annual Mountain Goat Run that takes place in Syracuse. Then I am off to Oswego to photograph a school student that wrote a public service announcement that is being recorded or taped. I'll know more when I get there.