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Keep Your Camera Ready

  • “Keep your camera near your Eye.”

Steve Martin and I were on the beach and we were both like pilots who had lost airspeed, altitude, and ideas all at once. I knew the shoot was just about over.

“This year has gone really well for you,” I said, reaching for anything. “Is there any way you can show me that?”

“Yeeaahhhh, but you know, when you physicalize an emotion like that, you tend to appear self-obsessed,” he replied, grimacing.

A voice in my head was shrieking, yeah, that’s the deal, you are self-obsessed!

And then he gave it to me, mostly because he thought I wasn’t ready. My camera was off my eye, down at my chin, but pointed at him. He gave it to me for a split-second, which was actually pretty generous of him, ’cause he didn’t want to do it. I squeezed off one frame without looking through the lens.

The two major pieces of any picture story are your opener and your closer. I just got the closer.

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