Show us your squeegee, Luigi!

October 31, 2009

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.

Is there really an audience for this stuff?

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.”

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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

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There’s the reason we have so much trouble with transparency in government…. Like sausage, it tastes great but you don’t really want to watch it being made.

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This post was mentioned on Twitter by rbasler: Photos with a touch of glass……

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Thank you for clarifying, Robert. I was having difficulty understanding the debate about transparency, but you’ve made light shine through…

Wait, sorry… My windows have just been done; that’s why there’s suddenly light in my office!! take that back, Robert, sorry.

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