Think fast! Incoming oranges!
Dammit Johnson, now you’ve REALLY screwed up! It was bad enough a couple of weeks ago, when you let a small part of the German Chancellor’s face get in the way of a sky shot, but this one is even worse!
What now, Boss? You sent me out to shoot a profile of French fashion designer Pierre Cardin, and that’s what I did! Look, here are his hands!
Are you an idiot, Johnson? You should know that “profile” means just ONE hand!
Sigh. I thought you knew some photographers’ tricks. That’s why you ALWAYS carry oranges in your camera bag.
You toss them to him suddenly, shout “Want oranges, Mr. Cardin?” and when he catches them, you shoot!
Wow, I should have known that one!
That also explains why so many of the great profile shots I studied on our new photo file show folks holding oranges and looking really surprised!
Above: The hands of French fashion designer Pierre Cardin are seen during an interview with Reuters in Paris October 13, 2009. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Right: Republican presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-AZ) holds a bag of oranges he bought in Plant City, Florida, October 23, 2008. REUTERS/Brian Snyder