Wednesday, September 16, 2009


I don't know why, but sometimes I get in a flash-happy mood. When I'm in that mood, everything I shoot has to be lit somehow, no matter the assignment. Remote flash, hand held, bounce, it doesn't matter. I just need to jolt the hell out of everything.

I was in that mood today, but by the time I got near the end of my third assignment, I (and my batteries) were exhausted. That's when I got this shot, a mix of museum lighting and the glow from the hot light on a TV camera. I like it. It reminded me why I try to avoid firing up the flash in the first place.

Oh, and this is Cheech Marin, in case you didn't know. The actor/comedian was in town to unveil his "Menudo" exhibit, made up of his personal collection of Chicano art. Nice guy, and I was surprised that he looked exactly the same in real life as he does on TV.