So while I sit with my second cup of coffee and smoking another cigarette I noticed that I freaking hate being unemployed, I’m bored out of my freaking head, which is a good sign, it means that I’m not made to be sitting around doing nothing, but damn it if I can appreciate that as good news.
I want to go out and take some pictures, I’ve been looking at some nice picture books (Annie Leibovitz “A Photographer’s Life”, “Women” and “Olympic Portraits”) and a documentary about Diane Arbus, and I got to say, they’re highly motivating.
I started assisting a professional photographer in the area for no pay (he teaches me the trade, I’ll carry his equipment), and I went to my first photoshoot today (a baby shower), and even though I didn’t get to do much (ran to the car to get more batteries for the flash and kept myself out of the way) I learned a lot just by looking at a professional doing his job, and it was fun, who knows, maybe someday I’ll get to run around with the backup camera taking some shots myself (little word of advice for those who want to work for a photographer as apprentices, if the lens is pointing on your general direction, get out of the freaking way, the client doesn’t want you in their pictures, nor does the photographer).
I’m still looking for a more permanent job, and I have gotten a couple of call interviews, so hopefully by this time next month I’ll be working for real.
And that is all for this week, hopefully I’ll have more to write about on next weeks update.