Just been on a photo assignment. It has been a l-o-n-g time since anyone needed me. I felt important. It was for a friend so it was not a paid assignment, but I treated it like one. I was a professional photographer for couple of months, right after WWII. I had three assignments. One for an attorney got me a compliment, but the other two were washouts. I didn't get fired, exactly, but there were no call backs. One was to make record shots of two champion pekenese. I thought they were pretty good, but those little buggers did not sit still for their portraits. For the other job I was to go to the greyhound bus depot and pick up film shot by a touring press agent, process it and make 8 x 10 publicity stills, return them by bus to the agent. It was a hassle, all that meeting busses on schedule and rushing the prints. I was glad when she decided my equipment wasn't up to the standard needed to make the qualtiy she required. After two months experience in photography I went to U.C.L.A. and took up teaching. Teaching was good, but I miss my photos.
Todays assignment was to make a photo record of the graffitti that covers the wall and fence of my friends house. I don't know if the record is to help catch the offenders by identifying their "tags" but my friend wanted a record. I was surprised to find 26 eight foot panels covered with spray painting. That is over two hundred feet of unwanted junk on his house and fence.
Here is just one of the twenty-six record shots. I hope it helps.
How would you like that on your house?