It was my first time doing the red carpet as a professional photographer. You can just imagine how exciting it was.
Doing something the first time is special. You know, getting your drivers license, kissing, making love, giving birth and you get the picture.
Today I had the privilege and pleasure of shooting 'The Next Three Days', a drama staring my friend Russell Crowe.
The shoot wasn't without incident either, such is the often the case in the world of photography.
Oh, I got my own 'get out of jail' cards too, pun intended. My flash malfunctioned during the shoot and another photographer helped fix it. I also fell behind schedule, and once again my very good friend and agent, Greg Tingle came to the rescue, helping me edit my article, while I edited photos. Then we relaxed for the night, phones off, and no, there's no photographs of us relaxing either. Even in the life of a photographer (or media person in general) some things are always supposed to remain private and not be exploited by the press, as happened to me at a very sensitive gathering I went to a couple of months ago. You will have to read my upcoming book for the full story on that. Just ask Russell Crowe about privacy, or lack there of. Crowe is indeed a person who has also had quite the love - hate relationship with photographers over the years, as if you didn't know.
That's right, you also want to know about the movie!
A normal married couple's life is turned upside down when Lara Brennan (Elizabeth Banks) is accused of a murder. Three years into her sentence, Lara's husband John (Russell Crowe) is struggling to keep their family together and, realizing his wife's deteriorating condition, he decides to break her out of prison. That's where the real action begins.
Oh, some people ask me of what media film I like... 'One Hour Photo' starting Robin Williams... it's one classic example of what photography is not supposed to be about. Paparazzi staring Cole Hauser and directed by Paul Abascal is also highly recommended. Rest assured I'm trying my best to set an example of what photography is supposed to represent. See you back on the red carpet soon.