Show us your squeegee, Luigi!
Hi, Blog Guy, it’s me! That aspiring photojournalist you’ve been mentoring. I’m back!
Oh good. And after I shaved my head and pierced my lip so you wouldn’t recognize me. What now?
Well, I’ve been reading a lot about the need for transparency in journalism, and I’m wondering how that applies to my work as a photographer?
Mainly it means you should shoot a lot of photos through glass. Window washers are a demographic we’re going after in a big way.
Sure. It must be huge, judging from the number of window-cleaning-through-glass shots on our photo file.
I hate to get pushy this early in my career, but I don’t think I want to shoot this sort of material. What’s a polite way to tell my editor?
Just say, “I don’t do windows.”
Top combo: A worker cleans the glass roof of a tunnel linking a building to a subway station in Chongqing municipality, China, October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer
A worker cleans the window of an office building in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China, October 25, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer
Lower combo: Assorted window-washing shots, REUTERS photos