HEY GUYS - Guess what I had the honor of doing? Taking Ratone’s ‘promo shot’! (In other words, the picture that goes in their press-packets and advertising.)
It’s not a huge deal as a photographer, but it’s kind of a big deal to me, because photographers are a dime a dozen in Traverse City and Ratone has a decent sized cluster of girls with cameras following them around/fawning over them, and it was just really excellent to be chosen.
I am not the prettiest, sexiest, loudest, or coolest, Ratone fan, and that fact that I was chosen based on my skill and ability (and because they like my work) and not my looks (average), sexiness (negative sexiness - I don’t do sexy), volume (quiet), or popularity (negative 50), is just beyond awesome. It makes me feel like I am doing something right, like I am good at what I do, and like I am not just some quiet creep with a camera, like I matter as a person and a photographer, ya know?
Lord almighty, my emotions are running high and this got real sappy real fast, I should quit while I am ahead.