Shooting through a glass, darkly…
Johnson, get your butt into my office! You call yourself a news photographer?
Jeez, Boss, I thought I was doing better. What’s wrong?
I send you out to cover Formula One racing over the weekend, and you come back with shots of cars?
Look at this crap! Cars having wrecks, cars on fire, cars flying through the air…
But Boss! There was a 14-car pile-up! It was a bloodbath! Human body parts were strewn like so much shark chum around the track! What was I supposed to shoot?
You simpleton! You go to Formula One to shoot the drivers’ gorgeous girlfriends in aviator sunglasses! Nothing else!
That’s all readers want to see, Boss? But what if they’re not wearing aviator sunglasses?
You dimwit! You take some with you and give ’em to the girlfriends before you start shooting.
Really? I have to take glasses in my camera bag?
Yes Johnson, we get boxes of cheap defective ones from the manufacturers. Do they teach you kids ANYTHING in journalism school these days?
Combo left: Isabell Reis, girlfriend of Virgin Racing Formula One driver Timo Glock of Germany, walks in the paddock before the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang circuit outside Kuala Lumpur, April 10, 2011. REUTERS/Tim Chong
Combo right: Vivian Sibold, girlfriend of Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg of Germany, in the paddock before the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix at Sepang circuit outside Kuala Lumpur, April 10, 2011. REUTERS/Samsul Said
Lower left: Model Jessica Michibata, girlfriend of McLaren Formula One driver Jenson Button of Britain, blows a kiss as she arrives at the Korea International Circuit in Yeongam, South Korea, October 21, 2010. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won
Lower right: d Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger, girlfriend of McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain, ahead of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix at the Marina Bay circuit, September 26, 2010. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash