Stand in front of the Harley, Carly!

March 27, 2009

Blog Guy, it’s me again. The guy you’re tutoring to be a photojournalist. Recently you told me about shooting auto shows, and how all people want to see are the chick models. But I presume motorcycle shows are different – surely readers want to see new motorcycles?

Yeah, and surely Bernie Madoff is looking forward to meeting his new roommate, too.

Cripes, kid. No matter what somebody is trying to sell, you want to get the female models instead, because that’s real news. If you have to include a muffler or wheel, sometimes that can’t be helped.

And here’s another tip. Compare the combo below, from the Tokyo Motorcycle Show today, with the photo on the right, from a 2008 show. If you can get the model ON the motorcycle, you’re on your way to a Pulitzer Prize!

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Model poses on a motorcycle at the Autocar Performance Show in Mumbai, November 13, 2008. REUTERS/Arko Datta

Models pose with motorcycles at Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2009, in Tokyo, March 27, 2009. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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Yikes! White shoes before Memorial Day? What is the world coming to?

Posted by KLC | Report as abusive

Yeah, sure. You do know they don’t celebrate Memorial Day in Japan right??

Yeah, that’s right, Japan is weird.

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Robert, are photographers on the way to the Pulitzer because the model on the bike MUST be wearing a mini, really, REALLY mini-skirt?

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Suddenly I’m an avid supporter of unicycle shows…

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