Saturday, October 2, 2010
Galas and parties and balls, oh my!
Most of my photography "work" comes in the form of covering local events for a magazine. Most of the events are in the form of charity auctions and fundraisers; those fancy gatherings where the well-to-do of the city get together and give away their money. Regardless of the state of the economy, I still see a crap-load of money being given away.
I have set images that I have to deliver, so the photographic aspect of these events isn't all that interesting. More interesting is getting to travel around New Orleans attending events that I would otherwise lack the pecuniary depth to witness. As interesting as that can be, most of the time I'm in and out in less than an hour. Every so often I get to go to fun things with celebrities and and athletes and politicians and I do my best to catch them making stupid faces.
October is going to be a busy month. There were 18 events up for grabs and I took 13 of them. It's going to be a lot of running around in addition to other travel and real work that I have, but I'm happy that photography has become a self funding activity. I smell shiny new glass before Christmas :)
(For those of you not from New Orleans or not into the NFL, that's Saints head coach Sean Payton in the picture.)