Earn a hundred million dollars at home
Johnson, get your butt into my office! You call yourself a news photographer?
What did I do wrong now, Boss?
I sent you out to take a picture of a hundred million-dollar Gaugin painting and there’s a woman in the shot!
She’s my girlfriend. She likes to be in news photos, and let’s face it. Without her, it’s just a bunch of dead flowers.
Johnson! You didn’t think a painting that is supposed to sell for $114,000,000 to $169,000,000 can stand alone in a photograph?
I’m just jerking your chain, Boss. Actually, we’re not allowed to to shoot copy-quality close-up images of artworks, because of copyright laws.
See, if we did that, folks would be able to paint their own, and then the art market would be flooded with hundred million dollar paintings, and everybody would be rich, and nobody would ever work again, and we’d all starve to death.
Ah. When you explain it like that, it makes sense. Tell your girlfriend thanks for helping to save mankind.
An employee poses for photographers in front of artist Paul Gaugin’s “Sunflower” at Christie’s auction house in London January 7, 2011. Christie’s pre-sale estimate for the 46 lots of its impressionist and modern art sale on February 9, 2011 is from 73,880,000 to 109,060,000 pounds ($114,630,000 to $169,216,000). REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth